I don’t know about you, readers, but I recently saw for the first (and I hope, last) time the cult movie Psycho, directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock in 1960.
First, it’s not for the light-hearted. I had to close my eyes when I sensed it was going to be violent/scary/unwatchable. My imagination can perfectly work by itself, thank you.
This movie is a thriller. It’s not my ultimate favourite genre of movies (too much stress) but I can appreciate an excellent thriller that isn’t axed as much on violence but on tension.
It was based on a novel by Robert Blotch. The author himself was inspired by a fait divers that happened not far from where he lived.
I had originally no idea what the movie was about, except that it was maybe a bit scary.
Correction: it was terrifying.
I can say the same about the filming: magnificent traveling shots as well, especially in the beginning.
Fourth, the soundtrack keeps your heart beating. It makes everything so sinister. The strident sounds can make you have a heart attack so, take your precautions before watching.