Psycho Overview:

Psycho (1960) was a Horror - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Robert Bloch published in 1959.

Psycho was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressJanet LeighNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Joseph Hurley, Robert Clatworthy; Set Decoration: George MiloNominated
Best CinematographyJohn L. RussellNominated
Best DirectorAlfred HitchcockNominated
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4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Psycho

By Devon Powell on Jun 4, 2021 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2021 Region ? 4K UHD: Region Free Blu-ray: Region A Length ? Original Theatrical Version: 01:49:04 Censored Re-release Version: 01:48:51 Video? 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio ? 4K UHD: English DTS X Blu-ray... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: Psycho ? 60th Anniversary Edition

By Devon Powell on Nov 1, 2020 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: September 08, 2020 Region: Region A Length ? Psycho (Original Theatrical Version): 01:49:04 Psycho (Censored Re-release Version): 01:48:51 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: English DTS X 7.1 English DTS-HD Master Audio Alternate Audio: 2.0 Mono Spa... Read full article


The Directors’ Chair: Psycho

By Theresa Brown on Mar 21, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Directors’ Chair: Psycho (1960) Some directors specialize in comedy, others in suspense. Still others delve in horror, romance or westerns. There are directors known for many films and some known only for one. Directors can put their stamp all over their films, while others get the ... Read full article


So Crazy It Works – Psycho II (1983)

By Michael on May 25, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Okay, here’s the short version of this review: Psycho II is a much better movie than any movie calling itself Psycho II should be. Alright, let’s go a bit deeper, then. When a movie calls itself Psycho II and opens with the classic and infamous shower scene from the 1960 original, it is ... Read full article


Review: Psycho (1960)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 20, 2018 From 4 Star Films

For all intent and purposes, Psycho could be an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Hitchcock knew that better than anyone else. Foregoing the more lavish Technicolor tones he had used in Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959) and lacking the same type of studio backing, he shot this film... Read full article


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Quotes from

Norman Bates: Mother! Oh God, mother! Blood! Blood!


Sam Loomis: You never did eat your lunch, did you?
Marion Crane: I better get back to the office. These extended lunch hours give my boss excess acid.
Sam Loomis: Why don't you call your boss and tell him you're taking the rest of the afternoon off? It's Friday anyway, and hot.
Marion Crane: What do I do with my free afternoon? Walk you to the airport?
Sam Loomis: We could laze around here a while longer.
Marion Crane: Checking out time is 3 P.M. Hotels of this sort are interested in you when you come in, but when your time is up... oh Sam, I hate having to be with you in a place like this.
Sam Loomis: Married couples deliberately spend occasional nights in cheap hotels like this.


Norman Bates: [while in drag, screaming] I'm Norma Bates!


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Facts about

Alfred Hitchcock tested the fear factor of Mother's corpse by placing it in Janet Leigh's dressing room and listening to how loud she screamed when she discovered it there.
The first scene to be shot was of Marion getting pulled over by the cop. This was filmed on Golden State Freeway (number 99).
An early script had the following dialogue: Marion: "I'm going to spend the weekend in bed." Texas oilman: "Bed? Only playground that beats Las Vegas." (This discarded dialogue was resurrected for the Gus Van Sant remake Psycho, but was subsequently cut.)
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