Film Review: Psycho II (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude… but the specters of his crimes — and his mother — continue to haunt him. REVIEW: “Goodnight, Mary.” The original film (directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1960) was essentially the first slasher film and, in turn, initiated a new avenue of horror that has, by now, become passĂ© (though, nonetheless, commercially successful). The manipulative nature of Hitchcock’s first … Continue reading

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The Original Psycho’s Anniversary

The Original Psycho’s Anniversary by Margo Smith June 16th is the anniversary of the theatrical release of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. A ground-breaking and disturbing horror-thriller, the movie has spawned a hoard of sequels and remakes, and inspired creepy graphic novels, television series and Halloween costumes since 1960. You have to appreciate a man in a gray wig and house dress, on October 31st! There is no denying that Norman Bates and his mother have made … Continue reading

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An Interesting New Way To Watch PSYCHO

Here’s an unexpected little treat. Director Stephen Soderbergh has done something incredibly cool. He took Alfred Hitchcock’s amazing original and spliced it together with the Gus Van Zant remake and created something that is oddly mesmerizing. He calls it PSYCHOS and and it’s available to watch for free by heading on over to Mr. Soderbergh’s website. You can do that by CLICKING HERE right now. It’s the full film so settle in for a and … Continue reading

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Go Inside BATES MOTEL And Get Ready For The Show Premiere

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Monday brings the premiere of A&E’s BATES MOTEL and early buzz is very strong. The premiere episode bows at 10 PM Monday night and the network has made available a nice little behind the scenes clip titled Directing Bates Motel. Give it a view, they talk about recreating the iconic PSYCHO sets and lots of other cool stuff. I dug it!

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Dial “H” for HorrorNews.net – Hitchcock Giveaway

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Enter to win your FREE copy of HITCHCOCK on Blu-ray in this really psycho giveaway from HorrorNews.net!  Email joyhorror@horrornews.net and put “Hitchcock” in the subject line.  In the body of the email, please give your full name and complete address along with your favorite Hitchcock movie. HITCHCOCK – AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY & DVD ON MARCH 12TH Oscar® winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren* are spellbinding in this provocative story about the making of one of … Continue reading

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New Teaser Art And Clip For BATES MOTEL

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Well, all I can say is that Mrs. Bates is looking a hell of a lot hotter than last time I seen her. Of course last time she was in black and white and oh yeah, a corpse. If you’ve been paying any attention at all then you already should be well aware of A&E’s new show this spring based on NORMAN BATES and the classic PSYCHO. It’s entitled BATES MOTEL and will premiere at … Continue reading

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Seth MacFarlane Goes A Little Psycho

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In a bit of a gutsy move ABC has tapped Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane to host this years Oscars ceremony which will air live on the channel on Sunday Feb. 24th. I’m a huge MacFarlane fan and looking forward to seeing what he manages to get away with. Just to wet our appetites ABC has released our first look at a TV spot that features a film you may just recognize.

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Film Review: Curio (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A young American widow named Lauren (Jennifer Bryer) and her daughter, Emily (Sydney Wade) return to England to inherit a country home of a distant relative of her late husband. Alone in the Yorkshire countryside, Lauren finds her life turned upside down when a neighbor dies in her new home during a tarot reading. Suddenly on the run with her daughter in tow, Lauren first wounds her ankle stepping into a burrow and then … Continue reading

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Some Nice New Artwork for HITCHCOCK

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Love retro poster art so as you can imagine the new poster for HITCHCOCK is just my cup of tea.  It showed up over at EW today and I thought you all might like to steal a peek. There are a few different Hitch related films heading our way so lets make sure you know the one I’m talking about. This is the theatrical film that will star Sir Anthony Hopkins as Hitch and will … Continue reading

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“Midnight Hour” sets off its own fireworks in July

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Thriller-genre television shows may be on hiatus for the summer with one exception as July ushers in the latest entry of the cult TV series, “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour.” “Bad Boys Go to Hell” tells the offbeat story of young Tracey (Amerie Novosad), a high school misfit who is bullied by day and ostracized by her own family at night (with one unfortunate exception). Little do her hateful classmates suspect that Tracey is in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho (1960) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: “Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. … Continue reading

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Still ‘Psycho’ after all these Years – a movie overview

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WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS NUMEROUS DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PLOT Peripherally based on the real life character of Ed Gein, who killed two people in the 1950s and kept their body parts, the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho still resonates as one of the greatest horror films of all time, even 50 years after its 1960 release. Published shortly after the discovery of Gein’s misdeeds, Robert Bloch’s novel partly inspired Joseph Stefano’s screenplay which would become the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where twitchy manager Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine … until Marion decides to take a shower. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-nominated shocker has been terrifying viewers for decades — and for good … Continue reading

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho 50th Anniversary Edition

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See Alfred Hitchcock’s Masterpiece Debuting on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and Featuring 5.1 Surround Sound for the First Time Ever PSYCHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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The horror genre gets blueray treatment

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Check out the latest release dates for the following horror movies, some classic and some more recent. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) 50th Anniversary Edition – Oct 19, 2010   Plot Marion Crane goes on the run after stealing $40,000 from one of her employer’s clients. Taking a wrong turn in a storm, Marion arrives at the isolated Bates Motel, run by the twitchy Norman, who is constantly at the beck and call of his unseen … Continue reading

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