Chris Pirri’s Top 30 Horror Movies: #5 Psycho (1960)
It’s October and that means Halloween is almost here. In honor of my favorite holiday of the year I give to you my top thirty horror movies. Now some of these films might be on every list, but some might not. I might even have a film or two that you have never heard of. Just remember this is my top thirty. In other words these films made me cringe or just sent chills up my spine. So with no further ado here is my list.
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock say no more. The master of suspense and horror is back in my countdown with the superb film Psycho. Fifty five years later and this film is still fun to watch. Anthony Perkins who portrays Norman Bates was born to play this role. He gives you an uneasy feeling just watching him interact with the other members of the cast. With the movie being in black and white you get a better feel for its creepiness and can feel the tone Mr. Hitchcock was looking for.
Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) a secretary from Arizona steals $40,000 dollars from her employer. She wants to run away with her lover and start a new life together. On the way to the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with she becomes tired. It just so happens she finds the Bates Motel.
The Bates Motel is just like any other motel found on the many interstates throughout the United States. Well except this one is managed by a real shy reclusive man named Norman Bates who happens to be controlled by his Mother.
One of the most famous scenes in all of movie history takes place in this film. In a shower no less. I’m sure to this day people can still see this movie in their heads as they draw their shower curtain closed.
Well done Alfred Hitchcock you have made people afraid of Birds
now a shower you are truly a master of horror.
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