Psycho (1960) History of Horror

Mike Matei / October 14th, 2007

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  • April 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Definitely Hitchcock’s best film in my opinion! I gotta get the DVD!

    For your next Monster Madness, you should talk about the infamous 1998 color remake by Gus Van Sant because of being known as a “shot-for-shot” carbon copy of the original.

  • lynxy

    May 23, 2010 at 9:58 am

    fun fact: the actress jannete lee who is stabbed to death in the shower is the real life mother of famous actress jamie lee curtis

    • LJNGameDesigner

      February 4, 2013 at 4:17 am

      Here’s another fun fact: her name was actually Janet Leigh. Who the fuck is jannnnete lee?

  • danny664220

    May 31, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    fun fact: the blood in the shower scene was actually chocolate syrup.

  • hotpotat0wned

    June 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    fun fact : alfred hitchcock makes a very brief apearence in the backround in every one of his films.

  • Sinima

    July 11, 2010 at 3:55 am

    favorite hitchcock movie

  • WatchmenFTW

    August 17, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I’m suprised you didn’t mention the Gus Van Sant remake, James or that this was based on the murderer and graverobber, Ed Gein.

  • GialloHorror

    October 4, 2010 at 8:14 am

    When you think of horror films, this has to be one of the 1st ones anyone would think of. Hitchcock was a fucking GENIUS! His films are amazing, and this film is right at the top of his list.

    One of the GREATEST films ever made! Those shrieking violins are amazing. 50 years old, and still, holds up today

  • yetifarmer09

    October 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I’m 15 yrs old and I can’t wait to watch this film on DVD.

  • Gin

    November 17, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Watch Les Diaboliques (1955)

  • Ckru91

    November 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    hitchcock himself BEGGED everyone to not reveal the ending because how much of a twist it was

  • I Made This 2 Comment

    March 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    My favorite is the fosters home for imaginary friends parody

  • CamTheWoot

    May 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    hears a fact Hitchcock surprised Janet lee with icy water when she was in the shower to make the scream realistic

  • BHOverdos

    July 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Did u know that the cop that guards over norman bates at the end is actually Ted Knight

  • penpan

    August 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I finally saw this masterpiece a couple of years ago and was transfixed. There was alot more “nudity” shown than at the time, and I could appreciate the editing of the shower scene after having seen its parodies over the years. And the end was truly frightening!

  • SpeedyEric

    September 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Good thing I got this film on 2-disc DVD.

  • Kaandorpius

    October 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    If anyone is seeking to buy Hitchcock’s Psycho, make sure it has the original trailer. Its a 6 and half minute guided tour of the Bates Motel, with Mr. Hitchcock as your personal guide. Its wonderful to see “the Master of Suspense” not only as an amazing storyteller, but as a man with great sense of humor.

  • December 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    One of Hitchcock’s best.

  • Sarrells

    March 2, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Okay, Hitchcock is also fucking great. All fucked up in the head too.

  • jacko wacko

    July 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Who would win in a fight:Norman Bates vs Patrick Bateman

  • Alex Krajci

    September 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    1960′s Psycho Is One Of My Favorite Films, The Shower Scene Is One Of My Favorite Scenes In Motion Pictures.

  • Allegra

    October 5, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Well…Patrick Bateman killed more people then Norman Bates. If I remember right.

    And by that, I would have to say Patrick would win.

    • SUP3RFLYSAMURA1

      September 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Norman killed 6 people in total. Patrick killed around 8, maybe less. Not including the dog.

  • Dan Davis

    January 30, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Amazing film, Next Monster Madness you should review the rest of the series. Psycho 2, 3, and 4 are very under-rated and overlooked.

  • June 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    James Rolfe, if you really love the original 1960 Hitchcock classic then you gonn love 1983′ Psycho II today it is considered a cult classic by hard core fans of the Psycho films.

  • Nick Beaman

    August 26, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I understand Psycho’s place in film history, but the film doesn’t hold up well in my opinion. The whole opening sequence leading up to her murder renders that entire portion of the story meaningless. You could literally watch from after her death and miss NOTHING. And Hitchcock’s best film? To call it that is a fucking insult to his legacy.

    • SUP3RFLYSAMURA1

      September 26, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      That’s what made her death crazy was knowing about her and her personality and even caring. If nobody cared than it would be jus sum dead chick. That’s why her death shocked audiences everywhere.

  • sbru96

    October 2, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    my favorite movie of all time. there’s nothing like your first time seeing psycho.

  • Iron65

    October 13, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I’ve just watch it yesterday twice, One alone and another one with my yonger sister… It’s kind of disturbing once you know the plot and how the principal characters manage to act.. People who did watch know what i mean

  • vetle hafstad

    November 13, 2013 at 3:40 am

    James ore Mike. Make a review of that horrible remake of Psycho. It was ASS. And i actually would like to see your opinion of that movie.

    • SUP3RFLYSAMURA1

      September 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Yeah that shit would b hilarious.

  • SUP3RFLYSAMURA1

    September 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Man what can you say about Psycho? It’s jus that. Crazy fuckin good. It was the beginning of a whole new type of horror film. “The Slasher” it started off with a bang too. I love this movie. Alfred Hitchcock is an insane genius. He knows suspense and horror. The camera work and all the different shot are brilliant. All the characters are interesting and are easy to care about. Norman Bates, well he’s just out of his goddamn mind, he probably freaks me out more than any killer in a mask. Of course you can’t forget mother. A great movie and one of the best of all time.

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