May 8th, 2011: Psycho (1960)

Cast and Crew: Robert Bloch (Novel); Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland

What It’s About: Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) hightails it out-of-town after stealing $40,000 she was supposed to deposit for her boss.  On her way to her lover Sam Loomis (John Gavin) she stops at the Bates Motel on a deserted strip of highway, where she meets the strange owner, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins)…

Why Watch it Today?: Today is Mother’s Day, and if I need to explain why Psycho is perfect, then you really do need to watch it today.  For now let’s just say that it is one of the all time great thriller/horror films, that it changed the horror film forever and that it features a very memorable mother.

Where to Get It:   Libraries,  iTunes, Netflix (rental), Amazon

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One comment on “May 8th, 2011: Psycho (1960)

  1. […] twist I didn’t quite have right but now realize I really should have seen coming.  Like Psycho this has dated poorly and is a cultural artifact, but if you can get past that it’s an […]

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