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  • Psycho - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Sunday, Sep 13, 2009

    In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released Psycho and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), Psycho announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before, and on that score what followed would hardly disappoint. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is unhappy in her job at a Phoenix, Arizona real estate office and frustrated in her romance with hardware store manager Sam Loomis (John Gavin). One afternoon, Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life with her purloined nest egg. 36 hours later, paranoia and exhaustion have started to set in, and Marion decides to stop for the night at the Bates Motel, where nervous but personable innkeeper Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cheerfully mentions that she's the first guest in weeks, before he regales her with curious stories about his mother. There's hardly a film fan alive who doesn't know what happens next, but while the shower scene is justifiably the film's most famous sequence, there are dozens of memorable bits throughout this film. The first of a handful of sequels followed in 1983, while Gus Van Sant's controversial remake, starring Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche, appeared in 1998. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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    An 18-Film, Step-By-Step Guide to Turning a Friend on to the Horror Genre

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

    A lesson in terror.
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    An 18-Film, Step-By-Step Guide to Turning a Friend on to Horror Movies

    Type: Gallery | Date: Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

    Reason for placement: One of Martin Scorsese's 11 scariest films of all t...
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    My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 3

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

    This promises to be the final entry in the trilogy.
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    'Bates Motel' teasers conjure up that 'Psycho' feeling

    Type: Article | Date: Saturday, Dec 1, 2012

    A&E series will act as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic
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    Watch: Kanye's 'Yeezus' meets 'American Psycho' in new album release promo

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Jun 16, 2013

    Spoof clip stars 'Kardashian' regulars Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban
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    From 'Braindead' to 'The Babadook': A history of horror at Sundance

    Type: Gallery | Date: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

    Year it premiered: 1989 Victor Salva's debut feature, a horror film abou...
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    Horror at Sundance: From 'Braindead' to 'The Babadook'

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

    Highlighting 17 notable fright films that debuted in Park City
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    Scarlett Johansson goes 'Psycho' in new 'Hitchcock' photos

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Oct 8, 2012

    Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and James D'Arcy also feature in latest images
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    Watch: 'American Psycho' director tackles a sad and soapy 'Anna Nicole'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013

    This quick clip promises stripping, clown make-up and more