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Sneak Peek At The Bonus Features For Arrow Video’s PSYCHO II Blu-Ray!

For our U.K. based readers, you’re in for a treat. On July 31st, Arrow Video will be releasing a brand new Blu-Ray collector’s edition of PSYCHO II, Richard Franklin’s excellent sequel to the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece! This isn’t the first time it’s been available on home video, but this version will definitely boast the largest amount […]

Films 

The Power Of Expectation: New Video Series Breaks Down PSYCHO!

When it comes to horror history, I love analytical videos and essays that break down the classics! The You Tube page Splendid Dimensions have just launched their first in a series of proposed videos that will shine the spotlight on specific cinema classics. And what better movie to focus on for their premiere than Alfred […]

TV 

How BATES MOTEL Restored The PSYCHO “Legacy”

There was a very distinct reason I took it upon myself, with no actual filmmaking experience, to make THE PSYCHO LEGACY documentary. And the finale for A&E’s hit series BATES MOTEL solidified that reason. Plain and simple, I wanted the PSYCHO “legacy” to continue and I feared that, at the time that I started it, […]

Films 

Let’s Take A Tour Of The Original PSYCHO House and BATES MOTEL!

When it comes to historic horror film locations, I can think of no other house that’s as instantly recognizable as the PSYCHO house (and Bates Motel) from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece. And with A&E’s recent BATES MOTEL wrapping up its 5 season run, I thought it’d be fitting to take a tour of where the […]

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5 Best Additions That BATES MOTEL Made To The PSYCHO Mythos!

What’s been fun about BATES MOTEL for me as a life-long PSYCHO fan is trying to guess how and when certain threads from the original mythos will present themselves. Pretty much since the very beginning, we knew this modern remake of the story of Norman Bates and his Mother would eventually loop into the events […]

Films 

New Audio Podcast Brings You INSIDE PSYCHO!

I’m going to get personal for a paragraph or two here, if you guys don’t mind. Back in 2007, I began work on a extensive documentary about the PSYCHO movies, in particular the sequels which all starred Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, a role that made him famous. In a time of special edition box […]

Films 

Moody, Scary Clip From Osgood Perkins’ THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER

We’ve been talking about Osgood Perkins’ directorial debut THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER, aka FEBRUARY, for quite a while now. Are you ready for another little taste? Personally, I thought this was one of the moodier horror films I’ve ever seen, and any scene out of context will take you out of the flow. It’d be like […]

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From BATES MOTEL To PSYCHO: The Sad Existence Of Norman Bates

Although considered a disappointment upon its initial release, both critically and commercially, I look back on 1986’s PSYCHO III in retrospect as the linchpin of the entire franchise. Helmed by Norman Bates himself Anthony Perkins, the sequel picked up immediately following the events in PSYCHO II, but did something that the franchise hadn’t really ever attempted before […]

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Meet 4 Fellows That Unfortunately Happened To Be Named Norman Bates!

This is great! As a life long PSYCHO fan, I’m both excited yet slightly saddened that BATES MOTEL on A&E will be wrapping up with their upcoming 5th and final season. However, in honor of their grand conclusion, they’ve been putting together some fun promotional videos for their Facebook page, and here’s an idea I […]

TV 

BATES MOTEL Unveils 4 Creepy Posters For Final Season!

This is it. On February 20th, A&E will begin airing the fifth and final season of BATES MOTEL, the hit series loosely acting as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic PSYCHO. In fact, if this previously released teaser tells us anything, it’s that the show will be taking liberties and retelling their own version […]

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Watch The Infamous Shower Scene From PSYCHO… With LEGOS!

When you hear the word PSYCHO, one image immediately comes to mind. Shower. There’s probably no more notorious scene in horror, or even cinema history; whether you’ve seen PSYCHO or not, you know the “shower sequence.” Countless essays have been written about it. It’s been spoofed in everything from PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, to THE SIMPSONS, to […]

Films 

Oz Perkins Talks Horror, TOXIC AVENGER & How He Almost Directed FRIDAY THE 13TH On The New Shock Waves!

This week’s episode of the Shock Waves podcast is a good one! We welcome to the show very special guest Oz Perkins. He’s appeared as an actor in things like DEAD & BREAKFAST, LEGALLY BLONDE and REMOVAL, but more recenly has delved into writing and directing some of the most unique and intriguing horror films […]

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The Other PSYCHO? Will The Real Norman Bates Please Stand Up?

Did you know there was another inspiration for Robert Bloch’s famed PSYCHO killer Norman Bates? While Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein gets the lion’s share of real-life inspiration for the fictional slay-crazed mamma’s boy, Bloch fully admits he wasn’t aware of the full details of Gein’s murderous intent until years later. At the heart of […]