Favorite Horror Films of the 1960s: Psycho

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This post continues my series on horror films, this one on Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho.

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Psycho_(1960)

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It is time to both revisit and move forward with my series on horror films. Psycho (1960) is a Paramount Film that was both produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock and was based on the novel Psycho by Robert Bloch.  This movie stands as one of the best, not only horror but American, films as a whole. Hitchcock is, without a doubt, an auteur, one of the great Masters of American cinema, and this film had huge influence on the creation of slasher films and psychopathic villains in films.

The film revolutionized the way the public viewed evil; it did not have to be supernaturally based nor a radiation caused event; rather, Hitchcock established that the human mind and life experience could create more frightening monsters than vampires and werewolves. These are people who suffered horror, and their creators were other people, at least in most cases of psychopathology.

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14 thoughts on “Favorite Horror Films of the 1960s: Psycho

  1. In the very early 70’s I was sleeping on the couch at my girlfriend’s parent’s house when this came on. I was fine right up to the shower scene then I had to move the settee so I could watch he door to the lounge as well as the TV. Sleep was hard to come by.
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