Changed My Personal Grooming Habits.
Personal hygiene is important but so is making sure the door is locked and barred. American Film Institute’s Ranking: #18/100
Awards: Nominated for Four Academy Awards including Best Director.
If this movie made me paranoid in 2019, I bet this made folks have schizoprhenic-like breakdowns in 1960.
An early (or perhaps earliest?) example of the slasher genre, Pscyho is still unsettling. Like any good Hitchcock film, there are many layers to enjoy: an extraordinary crime by a normal, everyday secretary; the perturbed hotel owner; the unseen “mother;” the unraveling of two mysteries by a private detective.
This is what makes the film still good today. While the ending is a bit tired, there are so many things going on that you want resolved. The gore could never match today’s standards, but the story telling still does.