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Continuity Check! Is Sheriff Hunt In The Original PSYCHO?

As horror fans, we tend to pick apart and analyze every single little detail of our favorite movies. And if that movie happens to be a part of a franchise, well then it’s only natural for us to try to find the common threads that connect the pieces of the series together. Case in point, here’s […]

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From The Director Of OLDBOY, Check Out This Bold Teaser For THE HANDMAIDEN!

We’re big fans of director Chan-wook Park and the news that his latest film, THE HANDMAIDEN (aka MADEMOISELLE, aka Ah-ga-ssi), is premiering at Cannes meant we’d soon have a new trailer to gush over. And sure enough, the teaser is here and it’s frenetic, intriguing and bold! All of the director’s Alfred Hitchcock influence, including a […]

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Have A Look At This Long-Lost PSYCHO Deleted Footage!

This footage has been floating around the internet for years, but as someone who cites the original 1960 Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, PSYCHO, as one of my all-time favorite films, it’s always good to revisit, analyze and discuss. When PSYCHO originally played on the big screen back in it’s initial run, the following extra frames were […]

Films Music 

Hear The PSYCHO Theme Played On Piano… With Knives!

When you think of famous horror themes for classic genre movies, you can’t get more famous than Bernard Herrmann’s indelible music for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece, PSYCHO. Whether you’ve seen the movie or not, as soon as you hear those first few notes, you know exactly what it’s from. And those screeching violins? Often elicit chills and […]

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Rob’s 5 Fondest Episodes Of Killer POV

Last week, myself and my co-hosts, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane, wrapped up our time as the Killer POV podcast for the Geeknation network. And although we’re planning to relaunch with Shock Waves later in the month, it’s going to be an extremely difficult act to follow. We had a lot of incredible guests on […]

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#RESPECT For Sam Loomis… The Original One From PSYCHO!

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And here’s one that often gets overlooked, and doesn’t get […]

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Five Underrated Alfred Hitchcock Thrillers

Forty years ago, Alfred Hitchcock’s last movie hit theaters, after the master filmmaker spent over 50 years directing ambitious, influential features. You don’t have to be a classic cinema snob to know Alfred Hitchcock. Even people who have never seen his films can name a few off the top of their head: PSYCHO, REAR WINDOW, […]

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The Exploitation Of Anthony Perkins’ PSYCHO Connection

In today’s modern age of moviemaking and celebrities, it doesn’t seem that typecasting is as big a worry for actors the way it used to be. Sure, if you’re someone like Elijah Wood, it’s fair to assume that someone on the street would probably recognize you as Frodo from the LORD OF THE RINGS movies since, […]

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The Return Of Robert Bloch’s Norman Bates In PSYCHO: SANITARIUM!

Because of his incredible, indelible performance, it’s impossible to not immediately think of the visage of Anthony Perkins when you hear the name Norman Bates. Even Freddie Highmore’s casting on A & E’s hit series BATES MOTEL was intended to evoke the appearance of the famed actor that originated the role. But for those fellow […]

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HUSH Director Mike Flanagan’s Five Favorite Thrillers

When you first hear the concept for Mike Flanagan’s HUSH, your first reaction is probably, “Why haven’t I seen that before?” The new home invasion thriller stars Kate Siegel (who also co-wrote the screenplay) as a deaf woman being stalked by a masked killer, her disability affecting her plight in ways which may get her […]

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Even Horror Film Locations Can Get Bad YELP Reviews!

Often in horror it’s hard to understand how a certain place can stay in business for so long. One would think establishments that prey on vulnerable guests or hotels that are ridiculously haunted would be hard pressed to find patrons. But, business is always booming in the horror genre because if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t […]

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Got To Give Our #RESPECT To The One & Only Morgan Stewart

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And once again, I’m dipping into a comedy that features […]

Films TV 

Did You Catch This PSYCHO Easter Egg In The BATES MOTEL Season 4 Premiere?

Last night, A&E kicked off the 4th season of their hit series BATES MOTEL and wasted no time in getting straight to the shocks. At the top of the episode titled “A Danger To Himself and Others,” Norman (Freddie Highmore) is found wandering a field, talking to himself and then gets knocked out and dragged […]