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Psycho (1960) – Review 1

Grade: A

Movie Poster for PsychoWe’ll get the pleasantries out of the way first: Yes, it’s been a while since the last post.  Yes, I loved this movie (and you should see it).  It’s a classic for a reason: Psycho has a gripping story, devious plot turns, murder, intrigue, heck, it has it all.  The film is a stark departure from the horror films of previous decade: you no longer have to worry about the supernatural monster, but the monster within yourself.  Psycho doesn’t use any of the previous horror tropes and clichés: it creates a world in which everything appears normal, but if you dig deep, you’ll realize how wrong it all is.  Continue reading