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Films 

Special BONUS Episode Of The INSIDE PSYCHO Podcast Drops!

Attention fans of Norman Bates and Alfred Hitchcock – did you have a chance to check out the excellent 6 episode podcast series INSIDE PSYCHO, which we first told you about right here? Brought to you by Wondery, and hosted by Mark Ramsey, the series covers the entire history and inspiration behind the making-of Hitchcock’s […]

Films 

The Power Of Expectation: New Video Series Breaks Down PSYCHO!

When it comes to horror history, I love analytical videos and essays that break down the classics! The You Tube page Splendid Dimensions have just launched their first in a series of proposed videos that will shine the spotlight on specific cinema classics. And what better movie to focus on for their premiere than Alfred […]

Films 

THE BIRDS is Alfred Hitchcock’s Best Horror Movie

THE BIRDS is a pea soup horror movie – you either love it or you hate it. There’s no in between. But if you’re in the “hate it” camp, I’m here to help swing your pendulum the other way. Because THE BIRDS is Alfred Hitchcock’s best horror movie. Now, before you start scrolling to the bottom […]

TV 

How BATES MOTEL Restored The PSYCHO “Legacy”

There was a very distinct reason I took it upon myself, with no actual filmmaking experience, to make THE PSYCHO LEGACY documentary. And the finale for A&E’s hit series BATES MOTEL solidified that reason. Plain and simple, I wanted the PSYCHO “legacy” to continue and I feared that, at the time that I started it, […]

Real Life Scares 

Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE was Based on Real Murderers Leopold and Loeb

In 1948, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock released his classic noir crime thriller ROPE, the story of two brilliant Harvard students who murder a former classmate. Performed as an act of intellectual curiosity, Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan strangle David Kentley to see if they can pull off the perfect crime. After hiding the body in […]

Films 

Let’s Take A Tour Of The Original PSYCHO House and BATES MOTEL!

When it comes to historic horror film locations, I can think of no other house that’s as instantly recognizable as the PSYCHO house (and Bates Motel) from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece. And with A&E’s recent BATES MOTEL wrapping up its 5 season run, I thought it’d be fitting to take a tour of where the […]

Films TV 

5 Best Additions That BATES MOTEL Made To The PSYCHO Mythos!

What’s been fun about BATES MOTEL for me as a life-long PSYCHO fan is trying to guess how and when certain threads from the original mythos will present themselves. Pretty much since the very beginning, we knew this modern remake of the story of Norman Bates and his Mother would eventually loop into the events […]

Films 

We’re Building Our Own MONSTER SQUADs On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they discuss all the latest horrors! First up, in books, Rob recommends SLASH OF THE TITANS: THE ROAD TO FREDDY VS JASON and Lois Duncan’s original I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. Movie wise, Elric revisited THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER and UNCLE […]

Films 

New Audio Podcast Brings You INSIDE PSYCHO!

I’m going to get personal for a paragraph or two here, if you guys don’t mind. Back in 2007, I began work on a extensive documentary about the PSYCHO movies, in particular the sequels which all starred Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, a role that made him famous. In a time of special edition box […]

Films 

Plight Of The Platinum: The Impact of Blonde Women in Classic Horror on Society

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted. It’s easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able […]

Films 

You Are What You Eat: Food in Horror Cinema

Horror films exploit the things we fear not only by the use of the horrifying creatures of our imaginations, but also at the most basic levels. Everyday occurrences that we often see as meaningless activities are quickly turned into something only our nightmares would think to torture us with. JAWS made us fear the beach […]

Films TV 

Meet 4 Fellows That Unfortunately Happened To Be Named Norman Bates!

This is great! As a life long PSYCHO fan, I’m both excited yet slightly saddened that BATES MOTEL on A&E will be wrapping up with their upcoming 5th and final season. However, in honor of their grand conclusion, they’ve been putting together some fun promotional videos for their Facebook page, and here’s an idea I […]

TV 

BATES MOTEL Unveils 4 Creepy Posters For Final Season!

This is it. On February 20th, A&E will begin airing the fifth and final season of BATES MOTEL, the hit series loosely acting as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic PSYCHO. In fact, if this previously released teaser tells us anything, it’s that the show will be taking liberties and retelling their own version […]