They don’t call Alfred Hitchcock the “master of suspense” for nothing, 1960’s Psycho is considered one of the all time greats. Hitchcock’s style of filming was so unique that it has been a clear inspiration for other directors down the years such as horror guru Wes Craven as made famous by the Scream movies.
Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is a real estate worker, who one day gets asked to bank $40,000 in cash; severely depressed with her current life situation she acts on impulse and decides to “run away” with the money. At night she takes refuge at the Bates Motel run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a creepy loner with an apparent “ill” mother and an amateur taxidermist. However all is not as it seems at the Bates motel, and with an excellent twist at the end Psycho cements itself as landmark in cinematic history.
I absolutely loved Psycho; the acting, direction, and cinematography is all to a very high standard, as is the amazing soundtrack responsible for giving this film its memory shower scene.