September 28, 2019
Everyone knows all about Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho”, but few people know how it changed cinema forever.
If you’re like me, you love the movie Psycho. It’s a perfect film. It’s one of the first slashers and a movie Hitchcock made on a shoestring budget after the insane success of North by Northwest.
No one wanted to make a tawdry murder movie with the first scenes of a woman and man in bed…pre-marital sex implied. The horror! Lucky for us, Hitch was kinda sick in the head.
The movie, based on the book of the same title, was an insane gamble by Hitchcock, who was (and still is) possibly the most famous director of all time. His name was a brand. It turned out millions if not billions of people to the box office. His movies were must-sees. Social events.
But if Psycho had gone wrong? He’d have been written off instantly. He’d have squandered everything he worked so hard to get.
However, when Psycho came out in theaters, people lost their damn minds. The movie made millions over its budget and solidified Hitch’s place in Hollywood history.