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Monday, October 31, 2011

For Halloween, Revisiting Hitchcock’s Creepy Classic ‘Psycho’

Actress Janet Leigh in the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic thriller “Psycho.” (AP)

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr and Here & Now pop culture critic Renee Graham examine Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic, “Psycho” to see if the film still packs a wallop.

The two replied with a resounding yes. Ty Burr adds that the simplicity of the film helps it to not feel dated. Renee Graham says that the film was the first horror movie she saw where the villain wasn’t a zombie, a Frankenstein monster or a Dracula and that fact made her contend with the fact that people were capable of doing horrible things to each other.

Ty and Renee also debate whether or not the film has a negative or sympathetic portrayal of the heroine, Marion Crane, and talk about watching the film with their own families.

This story originally aired on 8/13/10.


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