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December 11, 2018

Episode 394: Psycho (1960)

Special Guest: Alexandre Philippe
Guest Co-Host: Christine Makepeace

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, an unmarried woman who’s in love with Sam Loomis (John Gavin), a man under the debt of his deceased father and living ex-wife. In a move of desperation, she sees an opportunity to change her circumstances and takes it in the form of 40,000 dollars.

Christine Makepeace (The Feminine Critique) joins Mike to discuss Psycho and its legacy, sequels, Turkish remake and more. Alexandre Philippe, the director of 78/52, talks about his fascinating documentary which takes apart the famous Psycho shower scene.

Listen/Download Now:

The Psycho Series:

Buy The Psycho Legacy on DVD
Buy Psycho by Robert Bloch
Buy Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello
Listen to the Inside Psycho podcast
Listen to John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee: Psycho
Listen to our Homicidal episode
Read Marion, Venus, and Susanna in the Mirror: The Paintings in the Parlor of The Bates Motel by Katrina Powers
Read about Psycho II's unexpected success
Read about the German version of Psycho
Watch Steven Soderbergh's comparison of the Hitchcock and Van Sant Psychos

"Herrmann: Psycho (A Narrative For Orchestra)" - London Philharmonic Orchestra & Bernard Herrmann
"Norman" - Sue Thompson
"Psycho" - Eddie Noack



  1. https://www.steynonline.com/8736/what-left-to-say-about-psycho

  2. Really enjoyed this episode, just finished watching 78/52 and what an insight to the shower scene and the phenomena of Psycho and Hitchcock. Thanks for making such a great podcast!