My Current Top 25 Favorite Horror/Suspense Movies starting with #25

  • XXV. The Omen (1976) (Directed by Richard Donner)
  • XXIV. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  • XXIII. Se7en (David Fincher)
  • XXII. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  • XXI. Scream (Wes Craven)
  • XX. Hellraiser (Clive Barker)
  • XIX. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Wes Craven)
  • XVIII. The Descent (Neil Marshall)
  • XVII. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973) (Tobe Hooper)
  • XVI. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (George A. Romero)
  • XV. The Thing (1982) (John Carpenter)
  • XIV. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • XIII. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  • XII. Misery (Rob Reiner)
  • XI. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)
  • X. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson)
  • IX A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)
  • VIII. Halloween (1978) (John Carpenter)
  • VII. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • VI. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero)
  • V. Alien/Aliens (Tie) (Ridley Scott/James Cameron)
  • IV. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
  • III. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
  • II. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  • I. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

We all go a little mad sometimes: A closer look at "Psycho"

"Psycho" is one of two Alfred Hitchcock films that was given an "R" rating. "Psycho" which is Hitchcock's best film in my opinion will always be best remembered for the shower scene in which Janet Leigh's character gets stabbed to death by Anthony Perkins iconic Norman Bates. Bates is one of the most infamous villains in cinematic history. The film is filled with typical Hitchcock suspense and mystery. This film just happens to have the most suspense and scares of all his films. His direction and camera angles are masterful in this film. The acting by Leigh and Perkins is exceptional. The music by longtime Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Hermann is timeless. "Psycho" is a horror/suspense masterpiece film that will be imitated and studied for decades to come. What are your thoughts on "Psycho?"

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