Psycho

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Alfred Hitchcock's landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better than Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), the ill-fated traveler whose journey ends in the notorious shower scene. First a private detective, then Marion's sister (Vera Miles) searches for her, the horror and the suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed.
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Media Format DVD
Genre Horror
MPAA Rating R (Restricted)
Actors Anthony Perkins/ Janet Leigh/ Martin Balsam/ Vera Miles/ John Gavin
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Studio Universal Studios
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Psycho
5 Star Review  Rotten Tomatoes - Dec 31, 1969

Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it.

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Psycho (1960)
5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Psycho (1960) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.86 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #17 movie of all time, #1 movie from 1960 and #5 Thriller movie of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 86 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the movie ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other movies ranked, click on the link below.

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5 Star Review   By member XAgent - Jul 20, 2008   

Its amazing what a little chocolate syrup down a drain, a knife and a strange music choice did to showering women everywhere.

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5 Star Review   By member traditionalist - Jul 4, 2008   

This is what I call suspense.Brilliant key scene.Loved it.Absolutely must for if you like Hithcock.

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5 Star Review   By member Spike65 - Jun 29, 2008   

One of the best suspence-thriller movies ever. Hitchcock's finest piece. Anthony Perkins best movie role. The sequels are to be ignored.

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5 Star Review   By member BigFatBurt - Jun 27, 2008   

This flick is some ****ing scary ****. I wtached it last year and I didnt' take a shower for 3 days afterwrads. The wife blackmailed me into tkaking 1 in the end.

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5 Star Review   By member uncnc08 - Oct 26, 2007   

I Finally saw this movie this week,and I was not at all disappointed.Janet Leigh was great in her part. Over the years I knew alot of facts about this movie like the shower scene,and the Bates Motel and such,but after watching it all the way through I was surprised by a few things.First I never knew Marion was going to: for the lack of a better work "steal" the money from her boss and skip town. And I never knew she got killed so early in the movie,so when I saw the bathroom door open I was shocked she was about to get it.which makes it even more tragic because a few minutes earlier she had told norman bates she leaving very early i the morning,to turn around and try to get herself out of a "trap" as she put it.but of coarse she never made it out,but this really was a great movie.I can't wait to see it agian tomorrow.

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4 Star Review   By member Loerke - Aug 17, 2007   

Widely misinterpreted as a horror picture, Psycho is really a laugh riot, and Hitchcock knew it, throwing in a lot of jokes and picking a below-average cast to convey a portrait of some obsessive, one-dimensional characters. After seeing Vertigo, you can't possibly think this is scary. Hitchcock hitched his wagon to Sigmund Freud, and took a long, funny ride.

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5 Star Review   By member lion in winter - Mar 7, 2007   

Anthony Perkins plays creepy and wacko Norman Bates superbly. Hitchcock's most controversial film. Supporting cast of Janet Leigh and Martin Balsam are also top notch. Subtlety is the key here- which makes this film all the more frightening.

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4 Star Review   By member CanadaSucks - Mar 7, 2007   

Dated. . .but just about all Hitchcock films are worth a look. . .one of the first films to show a toilet (bizarre fact) as well as show a woman dressed that provocatively and then kill her off quickly- it's the grandaddy of slasher exploitation films. . .and it has a brain as well. . .a weird cinematic ride. . .

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4 Star Review   By member kissmeback - May 13, 2006   

AM AFRAID OF THIS ONE,WHEN THE KILLING STARTED I TURN MY FACE.

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5 Star Review   By member GenghisTheHun - Aug 29, 2005   

Hitchcock made an absolutely terrfying film, and Janet Leigh is a great scream queen although her role is cut short! Hitch builds up the Manichean conflict between good and evil and then trumps it all by showing us that the evil is the wimp, Norman Bates!

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Alfred Hitchcock's landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better than Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), the ill-fated traveler whose journey ends in the notorious shower scene. First a private detective, then Marion's sister (Vera Miles) searches for her, the horror and the suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed.
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Genre Horror
MPAA Rating R (Restricted)
Actors Anthony Perkins/ Janet Leigh/ Martin Balsam/ Vera Miles/ John Gavin
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Studio Universal Studios
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Psycho
5 Star Review  Rotten Tomatoes - Dec 31, 1969

Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it.

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Psycho (1960)
5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Psycho (1960) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.86 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #17 movie of all time, #1 movie from 1960 and #5 Thriller movie of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 86 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the movie ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other movies ranked, click on the link below.

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5 Star Review   By member XAgent - Jul 20, 2008   

Its amazing what a little chocolate syrup down a drain, a knife and a strange music choice did to showering women everywhere.

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5 Star Review   By member traditionalist - Jul 4, 2008   

This is what I call suspense.Brilliant key scene.Loved it.Absolutely must for if you like Hithcock.

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5 Star Review   By member Spike65 - Jun 29, 2008   

One of the best suspence-thriller movies ever. Hitchcock's finest piece. Anthony Perkins best movie role. The sequels are to be ignored.

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5 Star Review   By member BigFatBurt - Jun 27, 2008   

This flick is some ****ing scary ****. I wtached it last year and I didnt' take a shower for 3 days afterwrads. The wife blackmailed me into tkaking 1 in the end.

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5 Star Review   By member uncnc08 - Oct 26, 2007   

I Finally saw this movie this week,and I was not at all disappointed.Janet Leigh was great in her part. Over the years I knew alot of facts about this movie like the shower scene,and the Bates Motel and such,but after watching it all the way through I was surprised by a few things.First I never knew Marion was going to: for the lack of a better work "steal" the money from her boss and skip town. And I never knew she got killed so early in the movie,so when I saw the bathroom door open I was shocked she was about to get it.which makes it even more tragic because a few minutes earlier she had told norman bates she leaving very early i the morning,to turn around and try to get herself out of a "trap" as she put it.but of coarse she never made it out,but this really was a great movie.I can't wait to see it agian tomorrow.

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4 Star Review   By member Loerke - Aug 17, 2007   

Widely misinterpreted as a horror picture, Psycho is really a laugh riot, and Hitchcock knew it, throwing in a lot of jokes and picking a below-average cast to convey a portrait of some obsessive, one-dimensional characters. After seeing Vertigo, you can't possibly think this is scary. Hitchcock hitched his wagon to Sigmund Freud, and took a long, funny ride.

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5 Star Review   By member lion in winter - Mar 7, 2007   

Anthony Perkins plays creepy and wacko Norman Bates superbly. Hitchcock's most controversial film. Supporting cast of Janet Leigh and Martin Balsam are also top notch. Subtlety is the key here- which makes this film all the more frightening.

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4 Star Review   By member CanadaSucks - Mar 7, 2007   

Dated. . .but just about all Hitchcock films are worth a look. . .one of the first films to show a toilet (bizarre fact) as well as show a woman dressed that provocatively and then kill her off quickly- it's the grandaddy of slasher exploitation films. . .and it has a brain as well. . .a weird cinematic ride. . .

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4 Star Review   By member kissmeback - May 13, 2006   

AM AFRAID OF THIS ONE,WHEN THE KILLING STARTED I TURN MY FACE.

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5 Star Review   By member GenghisTheHun - Aug 29, 2005   

Hitchcock made an absolutely terrfying film, and Janet Leigh is a great scream queen although her role is cut short! Hitch builds up the Manichean conflict between good and evil and then trumps it all by showing us that the evil is the wimp, Norman Bates!

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3 Star Review   By member randomoscity - Jun 13, 2005   

Heeheehee...chocolate syrup in the shower. Those silly geese...

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5 Star Review   By member genghis the hun - Jun 5, 2005   

Hitchcock made an absolutely terrfying film, and Janet Leigh is a great scream queen although her role is cut short! Hitch builds up the Manichean conflict between good and evil and then trumps it all by showing us that the evil is the wimp, Norman Bates!

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4 Star Review   By member underspin - Mar 30, 2005   

While clearly well-directed, I liked this movie primarily for it's first half, as it reflects the well-honored classic tradition of a timeless, suspense-filled thriller. In particular, I enjoyed seeing early film footage of downtown Tucson, as well as the protagonist's getaway shenanigans as she flees her hometown, as it breeds an spiraling aura of fear, distrust and tension. However, IMO the second half is not only a bit too creepy for me, but the character is also quite unrealistic. I like films in part for their general plausibility - as if I am really there and it is actually happening - so this one scored low on points for me from midway on. Four stars.

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4 Star Review   By member joiu - Mar 24, 2005   

good movie one of hitchcocks best.

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5 Star Review   By member Three - Mar 3, 2005   

I must have been about five when I first saw Psycho. That shower scene scared me then and still trips me out a little.

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5 Star Review   By member SAPA - Feb 23, 2005   

Oh geez, no more showers for me after I saw this movie at age 8. Well I'd shower but my mom would always yell at all the water on the floor (I was showering with curtain drawn). A first class psycho-drama that upped the ante for horror.

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5 Star Review   By member vfern - Feb 23, 2005   

Oh geez, no more showers for me after I saw this movie at age 8. Well I'd shower but my mom would always yell at all the water on the floor (I was showering with curtain drawn). A first class psycho-drama that upped the ante for horror.

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5 Star Review   By member GoneAway - Jan 18, 2005   

It it's time, I guess this was one of the most suspenseful and frightening movies of the day. You never expect a main character to be so brutally killed in the very first part of the movie. I still don't want to think about this movie when I shower. This is without a doubt a Hitchcock masterpiece.

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5 Star Review   By member Sheridan44 - Nov 15, 2004   

The master movie from the master himself - Sir Alfred. Being a lifelong movie buff, I can honestly say that no movie has caught me so off guard by its sheer jolt power. Just when you think the movie is taking you in one direction - it does a complete 180 - and does it several times. Psycho is the holy grail of all suspense/horror/thriller films. The portayal of Norman Bates by Anthony Perkins is incredible - once you see it, it's totally inconceivable that anyone else could possibly played the role. Not only my favorite horror movie, but my favorite movie of all time. If Hitchcock was Van Gogh...Psycho would be his "Starry Night".

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5 Star Review   By member tototoo - Oct 4, 2004   

Kudos to Janet Leigh who just died today. Her acting in this film was magnificent. Loved the ending; this is a masterpiece of a pyschological thriller.

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5 Star Review   By member Groovy - Aug 26, 2004   

Excellent movie. The only time it falters is the overly long explanation scene at the end with the psychiatrist. Anthony Perkins is suitably creepy as Norman Bates. There are several outstanding scenes including those with Mother, the parlor scene with Marion and Norman, Lila looking for Mother, etc. Janet Leigh is sexy and very sympathetic. I remember seeing Psycho for the first time on TV when I was about 13. I was totally shocked when the movie takes a complete u-turn. I had no idea what was in store, so I was stunned. Nowadays, the whole plot is given away by reviewers and descriptions on dvd or video cases. This is a shame - It has much more of an impact if you don't know anything about the plot. The acting, editing, writing, directing and cinematography are all first-rate. However, the music score by Bernard Herrmann deserves a special mention. This odd score with shrieking violins drives the film and keeps the viewer interested. It also provides an ominous tension throughout the film. One of the most memorable films ever and the best by Hitchcock!

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5 Star Review   By member Badunsgirl - Jun 26, 2004   

This is a good movie! I love the music and The bond between Norman and his mother is very interesting. It's the one that started all the great slasher flicks we have, it just has this effect on you that I don't know just makes you wanna watch this movie! I LOVED it!

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5 Star Review   By member Enkidu - Apr 26, 2004   

Heck, I think it belongs on the comedy list. This has got to be the funniest Overbearing Mother joke of all time. By the way, look hard when they pull Janet Leigh out of the shower--she's wearing underwear. Hitchcock always puts little laughs in for the attentive.

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5 Star Review   By member VirileVagabond - Apr 26, 2004   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, "Psycho" (1960) is often considered the first modern film, as it breached previously taboo subjects (eg premarital relations). For the uninitiated, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is on the run after embezzling some money. She ultimately seeks temporary shelter at the Bates Motel run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his unseen mother. Crane soon finds out that things are not as they seem and quickly meets her demise in the now famous shower scene. The film is an excellent example of how Hitchcock used suspense, rather than immediate gore and surprise to build tempo, plot and horror. The bottom line is that "Psycho" had aged extremely well due to the art that went into the direction and cinematography.

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5 Star Review   By member irishgit - Feb 29, 2004   

A brilliantly done film, easily one of Hitchcocks best. Full of mordant humour in addition to the horror. Hitchcock makes full use of symbolism in the movied, note particularly Janet Leigh's underwear and the stuffed animals.

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5 Star Review   By member tvtator - Feb 29, 2004   

A brilliant Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece. Dynamite script. Hooks the viewer from Bernard Hermann's excellent opening strings. Norman Bates is not just a one dimensional psycho, he's complicated, vulnerable, and the viewer almost feels sorry for him. Fantastic performance by Anthony Perkins. Marion Crane(played wonderfully by Janet Leigh) is not just an innocent victim either, the fact that she's embezzeling money makes it even better. The famous shower scene, no matter how many times one watches this movie, it still manages to shock. The scene where Martin Arbogast is murdered is actually more heart pounding, a testament to Hitchcock's genius. A classic thriller/horror that many others don't even compare to.

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5 Star Review   By member lukskywlkr. - Nov 2, 2003   

Hitchcock knew how to scare you without stabbing three quarters of the cast to death. He knew how to build suspense and make it pay off. Things he did in this movie have been copied so many times, it's not even funny.

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5 Star Review   By member JimmyInAtlanta - Jun 23, 2003   

This movie was excellent - I saw it when I was very young, but this movie is a must-see whenever it's on in reruns. There are 2 classic scenes: the shower scene and the scene where the car slowly sinks to the bottom of the lake. Both have been copied more times than I can count. Hitchcock's masterpiece, in my opinion. It was way ahead of its time, which makes it modern. The psychological, sexual, and violent aspects were a first in movie history. The forerunner to the slasher film.

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5 Star Review   By member ozzymaniac - Jun 17, 2003   

My second favorite Hitchcock movie, next to North By Northwest. Amazingly suspenseful, scary, and well-directed, acted, and shot.

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5 Star Review   By member norman bates - Mar 28, 2003   

THE BEST OF ALL TIME DAMNIT THE SCARIEST OF ALL TIME NORMAN BATES KICKS ASS OH GOD MOTHER BLOOD BLOOD STOP IT MOTHER STOP IT I WONT KILL U DIRTY DIRTY BOY ARE U SASTSIFIED WITH UR CABIN

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5 Star Review   By member Noerf Spacey Carter - Dec 21, 2002   

Not only is it wonderfully done and incredibly suspenseful, it has an extremely deep story and the script is witty and wonderful. Perhaps best of all, Tony Perkins shines like no other performance in cinema as Norman Bates.

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5 Star Review   By member Medgar Evers - Sep 6, 2002   

I knew the novel before I saw the movie, so when I saw Norman Bates I was a little fearful that I wouldn't be able to accept him as a psychotic. The book described as being plump and red-faced, but Mr. Perkins did a great job of being charming but quirky. The musical score is great and this is absolutely one of Hitchcock's best.

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5 Star Review   By member Jumping Jack Flash - Jul 17, 2002   

Hitchcock's best film, and the movie that started a new genre of film. The slasher movie would not exist without this gritty, disturbing, surprising and utterly terrifying masterpiece of obsession, schitzophrenia, lust, and perversity. There is no Halloween, no Texas Chainsaw Massacre, no Friday the 13th, no Nightmare on Elm Street, and no Scream without this film. And believe it or not, this is still the best one of them all. The Citizen Kane of horror films, and one of cinema's greatest directors greatest achievment.

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5 Star Review   By member Load - May 22, 2002   

What can one say? This is the most suspenseful movie ever made! Alfred Hitchcock pooled together all of his knowledge of pure cinema and rolled it into on big, black-and-white exploitation thriller. A very influential film, to say the least.

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5 Star Review   By member antondatree - May 18, 2002   

Back in 1959, no one could believe that Alfred Hitchcock was going to shoot a movie for a mere $800,000 in just 30 days using the crew from his TV series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Moreover, they couldn't understand why he was adapting a pulp novel by Robert Bloch inspired by the gruesome career of the Wisconsin serial killer, Ed Gein. The reaction must have been much like the bewilderment at news that Gus Van Sant intended to direct a shot-for-shot remake of this very masterpiece.Everyone must be familiar by now with the events at the Bates Motel. Indeed, folks tend to overlook the biggest and most glorious macguffins of Hitchcock's career - the life and crime of Marion Crane (Leigh). Her illicit hotel rendezous with marriage-shy lover Sam Loomis (John Gavin), the theft of $40,000 and the tortuous drive to the outskirts of Fairvale take up a goodly portion of the picture. Indeed, it seems like business as usual for the Master Of Suspense, until Marion takes a shower . . . With Psycho, his blackest, most cynical and most manipulative feature, Hitchcock introduced the American Nightmare strain into the genre. He also revived the fast-fading art of montage with the now legendary shower sequence. To the accompaniment of Bernard Hermann's shrieking strings, Hitch (and "visual consultant" Saul Bass) packed 87 cross-cuts into a frenzied 45 seconds to create the most perfectly timed visual shock since the Odessa Steps massacre in Battleship Potemkin. Throw in some fluid camera movements, the odd technical flourish, superb performances (notably from Leigh and the remarkable Perkins), the occasional heart-stopping jolt and a trick ending (the rarely seen Norman/Mother superimposition) and you have a timeless classic - which needed a remake as much as does Citizen Kane.Summary: A FRIGHTENING CHILLER, ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL THRILLERS.

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4 Star Review   By member Errol - Feb 22, 2002   

This is the way a scary movie should be done. I love the way Hitchcock was able to evoke shock without actually showing any gore or graphic violence. Even in the most shocking scene, the knife never touched the girl. The whole scene was carried with imagery. But it worked! It is so tastefully done in contrast with the slasher films that became popular later. This movie is good because the the thrill is based on suspense, not special effects or gore (whicih goes for other Hitchcock movies as well).

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5 Star Review   By member Molfan - Jan 10, 2002   

A very good movie. Alfred Hitchcock at his best. janet Leigh plays Marion Crane who steals money from her place of work and takes off. She ends up at the Bates motel.BIG MISTAKE! An odd man named Norman runs the motel.along with his "mother" who lives in a very eerie house on the hill.Halfway through the movie Norman stabs Marion to death in her shower.this is a shock since i did not expect the main character to die halfway through the movie.Relatives worried about Marion's missing come looking for her. end up at the same motel.Anthony Perkins is great as the strange Norman. The very end is terrific about Norman and his Mother.A movie that was not predictable. Just very well done. and without all the goriness that sometimes comes with suspensful movies.A real classic.

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5 Star Review   By member thevirus07042 - Jan 9, 2002   

WHAT??? Psycho is a masterpiece! Psycho is probably the best movie of all time and destiny23 calls it dull!!! To everyone who did not say Psycho was a great film, I have a defense. Anubis, you say "this film is really great" and then give it a 4, which = good! Anyway, u say that its really great considering how old it is. What movies do u watch??? It came out in 1960! Have u never seen Ben-Hur, Rebel without a Cause, 12 Angry Men, anything by Chaplin, most any Hitchock or Wilder??? As to Callmetootie, the first half is very suspenseful and brilliantly done. The fact that the shower scene was done 50 minutes into the movie is amazing - the director killed off the main character in the middle of the film - that is shocking if u dont know if its coming and very daring since it was never done before. Read some analysies about the movie and study it and u will like it more, u seem literary, the movie reeks with symbollism and foreshadowings, it's a dark dark comedy, and recurring images. domilyn, add a star. for me. i dont find init's joke funny, i would if it were for any other movie but dont bring down psycho's rating!!! revote! And baci, add a star.

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5 Star Review   By member pineywoodsslim - Jan 5, 2002   

Suspense and terror, but not gore. Hitchcock created a must-see movie. Only those with poor imaginations will find this film dull. Hitchcock's swinging lightbulb and use of shadows throughout the film is amazing.

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5 Star Review   By member ellajedlicka21 - Jan 1, 2002   

One of Hitchcock's masterpieces. Psycho is a really scary movie and probably one of the best of its genre to ever be made. A staple for all people, no matter if you're a movie fan or not.

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5 Star Review   By member MARKONO - Dec 22, 2001   

Hitchcock's masterpiece of suspense

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5 Star Review   By member Stud_in_America - Nov 29, 2001   

Simply a fantastic piece of work. One of the best acting roles in the history of movies, is done in this film, by Anthony Perkins. I have never seen someone who can so fully play a part. What a magnificent job. The action is exciting, the horror is intense, and in general, this is total 5 star stuff. Definitely see it, for anyone.

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5 Star Review   By member David Warren - Nov 29, 2001   

This is on my Top 10 list.

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5 Star Review   By member Waz22 - Nov 10, 2001   

The American Film Institute has chosen PSYCHO as the scariest (er...most heart-pounding) movie of all-time. I would certainly agree. Although I am not too fond of the sub-genre that this film spawned (the slasher flick), I am a fan of Alfred Hitchcock, and what he has done is created one of the most famous and influential motion pictures EVER! PSYCHO's technical brilliance is rarely matched and it's entertainment value is undeniably great. Although conceived as somewhat of a "black comedy," PSYCHO is without question the most sophisticated "horror" movie ever made.

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4 Star Review   By member Chaotician23 - Oct 7, 2001   

This movie is really great considering how old it is.

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5 Star Review   By member joeAwaz - Sep 27, 2001   

PSYCHO is the greatest suspense thriller (not horror movie) of all time, without question! Sure, it does move along at a slow pace, but such is necessary in order to build suspense. The first half hour builds up to the shower sequence, while the rest of the movie moves at the same pace in order to keep the apprehention in the minds of the audience. This is certainly one of the few times where a movie is made for the audience, while at the same time being absolutely spectacular!

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5 Star Review   By member liddlebopeep - May 25, 2001   

Don't even bother with the inferior (and unecessary) 1998 Psycho remake with Anne Heche and Vince Vaughan. The 1960 original shot in black and white remains a testament to the cinematic genius of director Alfred Hitchcock. That shot of Janet Leigh's staring dead eye after the shower scene still gives me jitters! Just don't expect a visit by Freddy Kruger if you haven't seen Psycho already. The only startling scene her is where Janet Leigh's character ismurdered by Norman Bates. The rest of the movie is entirely predictable but is well-written and acted.

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5 Star Review   By member cman2099x - May 5, 2001   

Chilling... Hitchcock's darkest and (in my opinion) his most mysterious and possibly his best (a close race w/ Vertigo). Recommended to all.

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3 Star Review   By member callmetootie - Apr 5, 2001   

Psycho is an extremly overrated movie. When you hear about Psycho, you think scary, scary thoughts, but you haven't seen the movie yet. You are really waiting for the shower scene, wheich is like 1 hour into the movie, and it starts out extremly slow and nothing really happens until that scene, which is pretty disppointing. It is visually well done, and the scripts are nice and thick, but I was very disappointed.

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5 Star Review   By member bigdawgRob2k1 - Mar 7, 2001   

I made a huge ,istake and saw the remake first. I thought that it was so terrible that I didn't even want to see this one, but when I did watch it, I was surprised at how superior it is. It is very creepy and scary, without all of the blood-splatter of recent horror films. This is probably the 3rd scarriest movie I've ever seen.

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5 Star Review   By member angiepoos - Jan 13, 2001   

Seeing it as a little girl,I really didn't like psycho, it was too freaky. But now I understand it better, and I think its great!!!

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5 Star Review   By member Jami10489om - Dec 8, 2000   

One of the greatest horror fils ever right behing the Exorcist. This film may not appeal to kids, who think horror should be nothing but special effects with lots of gore. The story is well written and most people can't forget the shower scene. Terrific horror movie, back in the day when horror films were well done

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3 Star Review   By member destiny23 - Dec 8, 2000   

dull

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4 Star Review   By member domilyn - Nov 14, 2000   

This movie was very interesting. I thought the plot was really creative. Alfred Hitchcock did a good job with this movie, and because of that he is one of my favorites.

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5 Star Review   By member crash - Nov 13, 2000   

This movie defined what scary movies should be like. Alfred Hitchcock was a genius for his time. He set the standard for these types of movies. The shower scene is and will always be the best scene in any movie. The way they made it was great.

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5 Star Review   By member cheri - Nov 8, 2000   

This movie is the best horror movie I've ever seen! It isn't gory, but it is so creepy. The real effect is after the movie when you think back.

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5 Star Review   By member Johnny Roulette - Oct 30, 2000   

Inspired by Ed Gein, this movie is still very intense. The remake absolutely sucks!

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5 Star Review   By member menem80 - Oct 25, 2000   

Psychologically interesting. Scary and tense. Characters are interesting. I got into the main character. Could happen... ha!

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1 Star Review   By member init9859om - Sep 5, 2000   

Amazing how this movie holds up. The atmosphere alone makes it a "must see". Alfred was in top form on this one. A true classic.

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5 Star Review   By member wesk10089om - Aug 23, 2000   

What can I say... Hitchcock was a genius when it came to suspense and horror. Psycho is a masterpiece. This is as good as classic movies get.

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5 Star Review   By member amco7735du - Jun 23, 2000   

Hitchcock was master of presenting the most important scenes and allowing the viewer to form their own opinions. As he did not have to show the murder, all he had to show was the shadows. And by doing this he actually made the scene scarier. There are somethings that will forever remain classics, and Hitchcock's Psycho is one of them.

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5 Star Review   By member IOAl7465du - Jun 17, 2000   

I find most of Alfred Hitchcock's work to be masterpiece material. Psycho was a work of art and displayed the carnal nature that exists beneath the threshold of consciousness that often times flourishes in the overt actions of man.

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4 Star Review   By member Baci7390om - Jun 13, 2000   

Great movie. Such a revolutionary movie. It must be given praise simply because it set the stage for future horror movies.

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5 Star Review   By member Jyps5354et - Mar 19, 2000   

i only saw it in french, which was pretty fun, so i got to make up what they were saying, twas cool... oh, and the music was cool too....

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5 Star Review   By member Eric the Federalist - Dec 14, 1999   

The best horror movie I've ever seen [!!], though it was not as funny as Scream... :o)

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5 Star Review   By member Ponu2862et - Dec 10, 1999   

I still can't take a shower, annother good head trip

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