Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
110mins   1960   US   15   English   

Part of our Hitchcock: The Final Years season

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the run after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm.

Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

'After half a century of terror, Psycho is still ensuring that no one feels safe in the shower' - Mark Kermode, The Guardian


Wed 23 March