image from the film Psycho

image from the film PSYCHO

The most financially successful picture ever directed by the Master of Suspense, Psycho redefined the psychological horror and suspense genres.

Norman Bates is a psychotic motel proprietor who lives under the domineering influences of his invalid Mother, who's bent on keeping her son free from corruption, particularly when it shows up in the form of an attractive, single woman named Marion — hack, spurt, and splash! in one of cinema's most renowned scenes.

Psycho, in its dark and sordid extravagance, remains utterly contemporary…” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)