I finally got my mitts on the Psycho Blu-Ray and to celebrate Norman Bates's Maniac Madness victory over Leatherface, I checked it out last night. Hatchi matchi, it melted my eyes with beautiful! It was like seeing the film for the first time. I saw details I ain't never seen before, such as this startling second during the shower scene, where the glint of Mother's eye is visible through the curtain:
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I don't want to get too academic over it, but gol dang, Psycho is such a great movie. Don't you think? You probably do. But hey, not everyone does. Including this Amazon.com reviewer, who thinks the revolutionary film is worth but one Amazon star!
this is so stupid i could puke! a movie based on the exploits of ed gaines. hes also the inspiration for red dragon and some other silence of the lambs. hes the guy in texas chainsaw massacre. norman bates is only created from ed. norman runs this hotel and kills whoever comes there. his dead mom is in his head encouraging him all the way. he thinks hes a chick and even dresses up like one to kill. not for the kids unless youd like them to have aids. cross dressing and prison can both point you in the right direction if thats something youre interested in. im not. f!2k that! its obviously a horror film. in fact, theres the famous shower scene where he hacks this chick up in a shower. dont get your hopes up, theres no nudity, only a silloutte of the 2 bodies and tiny little spatter of blood. it was the most violent scene in the world at the time. theres a quote that kind of got some recognition. morman says"we all go a little crazy sometimes". thats scary to think about. theres plenty of sequels. the last one i saw showed norman as a child abuse victim as a kid. it just doesnt get any better does it? it is considered by many [not me i think it sucks] to be the greatest horror film ever. well, i can name many way better ones like childs play, a nightmare on elm st, friday the 13th, halloween, hellraiser, the all time greatest -the shining-truckloads of zombie movies.........it just sucks.(...)
You have to admit, he does have some points. First of all, while history says that Robert Bloch got the idea for Psycho's "murderer next door you'd never suspect" conceit from the case of Ed Gein, it was in fact from the story of Ed Gaines. And yes, this notorious Ed Gaines did inspire some of those other Silence of the Lambses. That's just fact.
Also, it's been proven by science that anyone under the age of 18 who watches Psycho is stricken with AIDS. A terrible thing, but we all know that Alfred Hitchcock was very much against the notion of children watching horror movies. At least he did something about it instead of just blogging and yelling!
While these are solid points, I think the final argument is perhaps the most persuasive: it just sucks. Geez, now I don't know what to think about Psycho! I guess it's like Morman says...we all go a little crazy sometimes.