Understanding Psycho: The Uncanny
“Psycho completely revolutionized the horror and thriller genres!”
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is a masterpiece of cinema, and even today, we find ourselves picking apart the film, studying it from a psychoanalytic point of view, in the hopes to uncover new insight. Many believe that Hitchcock was not only a great filmmaker, but a master of manipulation, forcing audiences into becoming voyeurs and framing shots to maximise anxiety and fear. Is This Just Fantasy? posted this little gem a few years ago, that breaks down just how clever the film is and how Marion Crane ( Janet Leigh) and Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) are actually just reflections of one another. Fantastic stuff…enjoy!