What is Psycho (1960) about?
Psycho is a horror film (Directed by Alfred Hitchcock) which is about a woman named Marion Crane, who steals $40,000 from her place of work, to run off with her boyfriend with. On her travels of escape, she stops at a motel, who’s owner is Norman Bates. He welcomes her and is very friendly. She soon realises that he has a rather strange relationship with his Mother, and that their behaviour with all of their arguments and disagreements is not healthy. The question is, was it the right move stopping at this motel? Is Norman Bates really a friendly guy, or is this just an act? Watch the horror film Psycho to find out these answers!
What would horror lovers think about this film?
Psycho is a truly fascinating film. Without this movie, it is a debatable topic on whether or not some horror films, camera angels, storylines, directors and much more would even exist. When watching Psycho, you can get a true sense of how far horror in general has come, and to how common it is to use the same types of shots, storylines and much more that was once first created by Alfred Hitchcock.
If this film was released today, then of course it would not live up to the expectations that we hold to horror, however, if this film was not released over 50 years ago, then we would not have anywhere near the quality that we have today. In my opinion, Psycho, is a pivotal film for any horror lover to watch.