Thursday, October 18, 2012

Psycho Article at Criminal Element

Is there such a thing as too much Psycho? With all of the various sequels, remakes and various other re-imaginings over the years I got to thinking so. I put forth my arguments in an article for Criminal Element.

(Please Let) Norman Bates, Rest in Peace
By William I. Lengeman III

I liked Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho as much (and perhaps even a bit more) than the next person. When I watched it again a few years back I found that it didn’t pack quite as much of a punch as it had all those years earlier when I first saw it, but it was still worth watching to admire Hitchcock’s skill in creating it.

As I recall I didn’t find the idea of Psycho II (1983) particularly appealing but I watched...

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