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Anthony Perkins as Normie Bates
Janet Leigh as Marion, the shower girl

You remember Psycho, and if you don’t I’m sure you’re familiar with most of the scenes. So much of Psycho has been ripped by other horror movies, and so much of it has been parodied in countless movies and TV shows. Psycho is the granddaddy of the intense, psychological horror movie. Marion (Janet Leigh) steals $40,000 so she and her boyfriend can elope to Las Vegas, catch a few shows, and embark on their new careers as slot jockeys. As she drives, it begins to rain, so she stops off at Bates motel, so she can SHOWER. In a conversation with Norm, she discovers that he’s an even bigger loser than she is, and decides she will turn herself in tomorrow. But before that can happen, she gets hacked to death in the shower, in the movie’s most famous scene. From there it’s a whirlwind of suspense, intensity, psychological, dramatic plot twists and cross dressing, that an episode of Cops can’t supply. In fact, when the movie came out in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock (the director for you mulyaks) guaranteed that you’d pee your pants. Since then, a lot of theatres have sticky floors.

Psycho (1960) COVER A  Psycho (1960) COVER B

Psycho (1960) COVER C

Psycho (1960) poster 01  Psycho (1960) poster 12  Psycho (1960) poster 13



A Clockwork Orange

Starring Malcolm McDowell as Alex Patrick Magee as Frank Alexander Anthony Sharp as Minister of the Interior Michael Bates as the Chief Guard As far as I’m concerned, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is about Alex and his droogs that … read more

The Birds

Starring Jessica Tandy as Lydia Brenner Suzanne Pleshette as Annie Hayworth Rod Taylor as Mitch Brenner Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels Veronica Cartwright as Cathy Brenner Birds are going crazy man, I mean like far out wacko man, like real … read more

Village of the Damned

starring: George Sanders as an old guy Barbara Shelly is a 30’s-ish women and a dozen freaky kids The film starts with haunting imagery of a village, no noise save for the ringing of church bells, the streets strewn with … read more


starring: Jessica Harper as Susy Banyon One of the more visually striking horror movies, Suspiria tells the tale of a German dance academy and the horrible secret hidden within it. Susy Banyon has come from America to study at one … read more


Starring: Donald Pleasence – John McGregor Jennifer Connely – Jennifer Patrick Bauchau – Rudolph Geiger Young girl is left behind when her bus takes off without her and so walks down a side road to a house where she is … read more