With Halloween coming up I think scary movies are a must discuss. I really don't like horror or scary movies in general however Psycho is the exception. This movie holds up despite time and a change in technology but it is not alone. I recently showed a group of teenagers the original Poltergeist expecting them to think nothing of it. I expected them to laugh at it with its old school special affects and 1980s clothing but I was surprised by their reaction: THEY WERE SCARED! Their reactions were a testament to the great horror films out there.
When it comes to Psycho the same holds true. No nudity, no excessive blood, no language, and no need to play up the gore factor. Despite all that it still scares audiences to this day. Even audiences that are used to gore being used to scare them. The film Psycho is truly a classic and stands the test of time. If you haven't watched it you need to add it to your must watch list, if you have then you know how great it is. I plan to terrify some teenagers on Halloween with Psycho :)