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DUST OFF THE REEL: ‘Psycho’ (1960)

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DUST OFF THE REEL: ‘Psycho’ (1960)

GABI HUTSON

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I believe Alfred Hitchcock was deemed The master of suspense after his 1960 slasher flick Psycho. For anyone who is familiar with Hitchcock and his style you’d agree.

There are so many things that make this movie iconic like the shower scene with Marion Crane that still makes me afraid to close my eyes when I wash my hair. Or the “Norma Bates is dead??” Scene.

Anthony Hopkins as Norman Bates is one of the best on screen performances I have ever seen. He made a mad man lovable. I mean it couldn’t have been just me that felt a little bad for him in the end? I also have to give props to Freddie Highmore who plays Norman in the spin-off series Bates Motel.

And don’t get me started on Janet Leigh as Marion Crane. She had about 30 minutes of screen time (scream time?) and yet she is still the second most iconic character of the film. Now Rihanna is playing her in the final season of Bates Motel. If that doesn’t say iconic I don’t know what does.

Speaking of Bates Motel I think it’s safe to say that it’s one of the best shows on TV currently. Watching the movie after having a deeper knowledge of Norman mind it makes Psycho that much more thrilling. But I feel as if the show lacks authenticity. Vera Farmiga plays a very loving and understanding Norma Bates and had that actually been the case I feel as if Norman wouldn’t have become the enigma he is.

What’s really so odd about Psycho is how it’s terrifying with a minimum of jump scares and slashing for a so called slasher flick. It gets to you in a psychological manner which I suppose the names suggest.

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GABI HUTSON, A&E EDITOR

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Gabrielle Hutson has been in Eye of the Tiger since her sophomore year. She currently works as the A&E editor.
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