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Psycho

Horror, Mystery, Thriller 1h 49m 1960

Hailed by many as the greatest horror film of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho has shocked generations of new audiences and influenced countless imitators. George Tomasini’s revolutionary editing and Bernard Herrmann’s terrifying score combine to intensify the shocking effect of its terrific storytelling, at the centre of which is a chilling performance by Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, the murderer who appears as harmless as the boy next door.

‘Psycho should be seen at least three times by any discerning film-goer.’ Andrew Sarris, Village Voice

‘It was Anthony Perkins’s maternally obsessed misfit in Psycho who most perfectly distilled the modern fear of the monster who looks just like you.’ Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Country

USA

Studio

NBC Universal