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One of the most shocking films of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho changed the thriller genre forever. Join the Master of Suspense on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim (Janet Leigh) visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema's' most notorious psychopaths - Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). Named #1 on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills list, this notorious film has become a cultural phenomenon. Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in film history - the famous "shower scene", Psycho is "still terrifying after all these years" (Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide).
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Critics Consensus: Infamous for its shower scene, but immortal for its contribution to the horror genre. Because Psycho was filmed with tact, grace, and art, Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it.
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Classic Hitchcock horror masterpiece still thrills.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Psycho is one of the scariest movies ever made, even though it's far less explicit than a lot of what's in theaters now. Still, this is a frightening movie, and judgment should be used about which kids will enjoy it and which will find it disturbing. The famous shower scene never shows the knife touching flesh, but it's still terrifying. There are also several very frightening scenes involving a corpse. On a less scary note, a character steals money from her boss' client, and a couple is shown post-sex, though they are clothed. There's some drinking and smoking. That said, this is a classic of filmmaking, one of the most influential and respected films ever made. It's terrifying and brilliant, and families with teens can enjoy the scares together.
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- Genre:Horror, Thriller
- Release Date:September 4, 1960
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
If purchased in:4K
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