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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

Cast: Anthony Perkins , Janet Leigh , Vera Miles , John Gavin , Martin Balsam , John McIntire , Simon Oakland , John Anderson

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Psycho (1960)

Release Date: June 16th, 1960|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • November 16, 2011 muzicfreak54
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    Psycho is one of those classic movies that never get old. The renowned shower murder is always going to be the whip cream of the sundae for the movie. Hitchcock use of camera angle, music and precise editing turned this movie into unforgettable tale. What i love most about the film is that touch of humor and horror mixed in that twisted way. Compared to films in this generation many would classify this film as a bit of a comedy. During the shower scene they don\'t show you Marion getting stabbed but the stabs missed. Also, nudity was never show however having the murder scene in the shower made it a very intimate scene. Showing her seductively removing her towel but only showing her legs and back *************\'s brilliant use of shots. Also, after Marion dies and Hitchcock does an intense zoom of Marion open eye. As some say the eye is the window of the soul. His little tricks and techniques and a movie from that time is remarkable and applaud to Hitchcock work, highly recommending the movie to movie lovers.

  • March 30, 2010 kidzzone04
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    Loved this movie!!!!!!!

  • July 25, 2008 jellybelly7878
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    This is a fantastic movie. Such a creepy, psychological thriller, that even manages to frighten us today in the jaded age. The guy who plays Norman Bates is superb; his is the best psychopath performance I've ever seen.

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