I’m not going to argue that this is anything less than a masterpiece, but it’s far from my favorite Hitchcock for the second half. The frigid Miles and dull Gavin just can’t match the electricity Hitch caught between Leigh and Perkins, and though the film ends with some classic moments, the narrative is slack and the denouement is sullied by that almost unbearably pedantic psychiatrist. Still, the highs are seminal.
The first and best slasher movie that ever was made. It started a genre on it's own. A film that reminds me of a time when movies still could surprise and scare people without tending to cheap gore scenes or violent "in your face" scare moments. See the original and best and be surprised how well it still holds up. Everything else in this genre is still inferior copies.
Placed in the annals of cinema's history, this remarkably prescient film about the weight of the world as the oppressive 'debt' owned to the mother, is masterfully transformed into entertainment of first order, stretching its psychoanalytical asumen to a sharp critique of US idols: the automobile, the blonde and money. Metonymically still resonant this filmic matricide of cinema's paranoia is unsettling and profound.
I was able to see the Psycho (1960) finally! The tense was in another level when I focused to Marion. And then the famous shower scene was showed at the middle of the movie. It looked more cruel because of black and white film. I was able to expect how the ending is gonna be, but I cannot forget the eyes and quotes. I think a lot of people might be frightened after seen this movie.
Ideally one of the most renowned classics in cinema, Psycho pushed the limit for the horror genre. Films today can only aspire to reach the heights that this film did as Hitchcock set a bar for future filmmakers to come. Between the psychological aspects and the loosely based story of Ed Gein as inspiration gave a chilling feeling. By far one of my favorite movies in general to date.