Psycho (1960) Movie Review

Psycho (1960) Movie Review - Quick Movie Reviews by Haris

An office worker from Phoenix, Arizona, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is fed up with the way her life turned out to be. She has to meet her lover Sam in secret and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away as alimony for his ex-wife. One day her employer trusts her to bank $40.000, but, she sees this as an opportunity to start a new life and leaves town and heads towards her lover’s store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into the Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) who seems to be dominated by his mother. And from there on out, this movie is a thrill-fest. I’m not going to spoil anything about this movie, only going to praise Anthony Perkins’ performance. Really great. You’ll just have to see this movie for yourself. Even Alfred Hitchcock himself was being very secretive about this movie. The trailer for this movie back then was just him walking through the filming location and talking about the movie for 6 minutes (I’ll leave the link to that trailer in the comments). At the end of the trailer it said if you were late for this movie, you wouldn’t be allowed into the theatre. And he also had to ask the theatres to tell people not to talk about the twist ending of this movie. That’s how secretive and genius the marketing campaign was for this movie. This is yet another classic movie I would gladly pay to see in cinemas.