Psycho (1960)

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.”

Norman Bates is devoted to his madre, and if that means dancing a bloody tango with those who dare to threaten family bonds, so be it.

By now, everyone knows the twists and turns of Alfred Hitchcock’s slasher, and it doesn’t matter.

It all still works, from Anthony Perkins subtle twitches and tortured looks, to Janet Leigh’s realization she should have taken a bath and not a shower.

North by Northwest is still my favorite Hitchcock, but you can’t deny this film’s power.

It carved out a deserved place in movie history.

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