Psycho

Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20, 2019

**Please note the late-night screenings on Fri Apr 19 – Sat Apr 20 begin at 12:20am, not 11:59pm!**

“A dark night at the Bates Motel, in the horror movie that transformed the genre by locating the monster inside ourselves. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece blends a brutal manipulation of audience identification and an incredibly dense, allusive visual style to create the most morally unsettling film ever made. The case for Hitchcock as a modern Conrad rests on this ruthless investigation of the heart of darkness, but the film is uniquely Hitchcockian in its positioning of the godlike mother figure. It’s a deeply serious and deeply disturbing work, but Hitchcock, with his characteristic perversity, insisted on telling interviewers that it was a ‘fun’ picture. With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, and Janet Leigh.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Part of our Spring 2019 season of “Waverly Midnights: Parental Guidance.”

  • Country USA
  • Year 1960
  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Distributor Universal
  • Director Alfred Hitchcock
  • Writer Robert Bloch (novel), Joseph Stefano (screenplay)
  • Editor George Tomasini
  • Cinematographer John L. Russell
  • Cast Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles

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