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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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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


Psycho Circus Triple Feature Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 18, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Mill Creek Entertainment has released a Blu-ray triple feature consisting of three horror films from the late 60s-early 70s. Two of the films, TORTURE GARDEN and THE CREEPING FLESH, make sense being bundled together, since they are both British productions and they each star Peter Cushing. The third... Read full article


Psycho (1960)

By Beatrice on Mar 6, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Psycho Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Joseph Stephano from a novel by Robert Bloch 1960/USA Shamley Productions Repeat viewing/My DVD collection One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I would give anything to have seen this, uncontaminated, on opening night. ?I knew the ending be... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: Psycho IV: The Beginning

By Devon Powell on Aug 22, 2016 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Shout Factory Release Date: August 23, 2016 Region: Region A Length: 96 min Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English Ratio: 1.78:1 Notes: This title is available in various DVD editions of the film from Universal Pictures. ?It was a grea... Read full article


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Quotes from

Norman Bates: Hate the smell of dampness, don't you? It's such a, I don't know, creepy smell.


Marion Crane: Do you have any vacancies?
Norman Bates: Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.


Marion Crane: Oh, we can see each other. We can even have dinner but respectably in my house with my mother's picture on the mantel and my sister helping me broil a big steak for three.
Sam Loomis: And after the steak, do we send Sister to the movies? Turn mama's picture to the wall?


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The MPAA objected to the use of the term "transvestite" to describe Norman Bates in the final wrap-up. They insisted it be removed until Joseph Stefano proved to them it was a clinical psychology term. They thought he was trying to get one over on them and place a vulgarity in the picture.
One of the reasons Alfred Hitchcock shot the movie in black and white was he thought it would be too gory in color. But the main reason was that he wanted to make the film as inexpensively as possible (under $1 million). He also wondered if so many bad, inexpensively made, b/w "B" movies did so well at the box office, what would happen if a really good, inexpensively made, b/w movie was made.
As part of publicity campaign prior to release of the film, Alfred Hitchcock said: "It has been rumored that 'Psycho' is so terrifying that it will scare some people speechless. Some of my men hopefully sent their wives to a screening. The women emerged badly shaken but still vigorously vocal."
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