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January 03, 2007

Psycho - 6

This is a great and classic film. The ranking is in comparison with Hitchcock's films. I didn't enjoy this one as much as some of his other films. It is a much more complex film than its reputation give it credit for. It is also a true horror film in that it focuses more on the psychology of killing and fear, than on blood, guts, and death. The story starts as a love story, turns into a crime drama, and then horror as the Bates motel turns into a death trap. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) steals some money from her work at a real estate office, and is on the run to escape with her lover, when bad weather means stopping for a night at a motel, run by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). The rest of the film is the search for the money, and by default Marion. By the time the truth is revealed, it is weirder than anyone suspected.

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