Alfred Hitchcock gives a solemn tour of the notorious Bates hotel and mansion, site of the grotesque events that takes place in the movie.PSYCHO is the horror film that spawned a thousand imitations, not to mention three sequels. An ambitious blonde pockets $40,000 in stolen cash following a tryst with her divorced lover. Afterward, she heads up to a remote rural motel run by psychotic mama's boy Norman Bates. The stage is now set for a classic tale of terror and depravity that includes a cross-dressing murderer, stuffed corpses, the ultimate Oedipal conflict, and, of course, the most notorious shower scene ever filmed. Based on the novel by Robert Bloch, PSYCHO is generally considered the progenitor of the horror genre--and an unmitigated masterpiece.
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