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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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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Book Review: Psycho: A Novel – Author Robert Bloch

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PSYCHO: A NOVEL Author Robert Bloch Published by Overlook TP Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 208 pages Price: $13.95 A girl stops in for the night at an out of the way motel on a remote stretch of road. She seems frazzled and a little road weary but converses politely with the motel clerk before heading to her room. After some time to reflect on her plans she readies herself for a nice hot … Continue reading

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The Villain Of The Piece (A-K)

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We have all been touched by fictitious persons at numerous points in our lives. They have moved or amused, horrified or inspired us since early childhood. Story-telling is one of the most fundamental of human activities, probably as necessary to our mental health as eating, drinking and breathing are to our physical well-being. Story-telling is almost inconceivable without villains. In some cases those villains are scarcely human, and take the forms of supernatural beings or … Continue reading

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