Another worthy inclusion on the list of the 31 Scariest Movies of All Time. Psycho is legit scary. But I think it’s another case of being a product of its time. I suppose I can’t spoil it for people? Can I? I guess I can after the jump, right? WTF am I asking you for? I’m the boss of this! So to be considerate, I will not spoil anything until after the jump. But I will post this review excerpt from Roger Ebert. I don’t care how much god hates him. I like him and respect his opinion.
What makes “Psycho” immortal, when so many films are already half-forgotten as we leave the theater, is that it connects directly with our fears: Our fears that we might impulsively commit a crime, our fears of the police, our fears of becoming the victim of a madman, and of course our fears of disappointing our mothers.
I am with him right up until the mother part. I disappoint my mother all the time. Like right now. Am I calling her? Nope! Take that, society!
Trailer after the jump. Also the spoiler that matters.
The spoiler that I was yapping about before was that Hitchcock (you do know who he is, right?) kills off the big star of the movie 1/3 of the way in. I guess to put it in perspective, it would be like if Luke Skywalker got killed by one of the chunks of Alderaan before he even got onto the Death Star. That’s a weird way to make a movie. Then again, Luke Skywalker didn’t really steal 40,000 credits from the farm before he left his planet. Damn. I’m a nerd.
Seriously? Nobody has anything to say about Psycho? Not even about the shitty remake? Vince Vaughn rubbing one out? Nothing?
Psycho is scary because it takes the everyday and stands it on its head. Seems like a normal movie, chick steals from the bank, takes off, all very ‘normal’. Then she stops at the hotel… leave it to Hitch to turn a movie on its head, a master of it.
Redrum Danny. Redrum!
I actually saw this one! The psychological disturbance was pretty icky.
pst: dina lohan was in it………..
I have to admit that this is, sadly, on my list of shame. I have never seen it, but I’ll make an effort to.
Janet Leigh is worth watching.. she was smokin hot.
This one is an oldie but a goodie. Still one of my favorites. I think this was one of the first black & white movies to be colorized too.
I’ve seen the remake. Not the original. I can’t remember if I liked it or not.