|Fig.1. Psycho poster|
|Fig.2. One of the most iconic murder scenes|
After a suspense packed sequence in which she is tailed by the law, she runs into a small motel, a motel that is Hitchcock's chosen destination in which the rest of the story will unfold. Creating one of the most iconic horror scenes of all time Hitchcock does what he does best and hands out the information that is needed to hold the suspense in the upcoming moments, that by no means halt the progression of suspense.
Hitchcock spared no expense at throwing in tension, horror and mystery into this film. With quick edits, overhead camera shots and long pausing sequences, Psycho is varied in it's delivery, but gives the same thrilling results. David Jenkins pointed out that "it was the first movie to show a toilet flushing, so we might also credit it with spawning the entire gross-out genre" (Jenkins, 2010), though however childish it may seem now, but was deemed "too disgusting" to show.
|Fig.3. Psycho(logically deranged)|
Figure.1 Alfred Hitchcock (1960) Psycho poster. At: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b9/Psycho_(1960).jpg/215px-Psycho_(1960).jpg
Figure.2 Alfred Hitchcock (1960) One of the most iconic murder scenes. At: http://www.weeatfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/1960-PSYCHO-0011.jpeg
Figure.3 Alfred Hitchcock (1960) Psycho(logically deranged). At: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/pictures/2010/10/21/1287675746424/Anthony-Perkins-in-Psycho-005.jpg
Peter Bradshaw (2010) Guardian. At: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/apr/01/psycho-review
David Jenkins (2010) Time Out. At: http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/71535/psycho.html
R.L. Shaffer (2010) IGN. At: http://uk.bluray.ign.com/articles/112/1129323p1.html