Alfred Hitchcock is one of the greatest filmmaker of all time and Psycho his greatest masterpiece.
Not only does it contain one of the most iconic horror scenes of all time but it also changed forever the way that movies were made.
Yes Hitchcock showed that you don't need your leading lady from beginning to end as he killed her off in the first act.
Never before had a plot structure like this been seen before as Hitchcock showed that you didn't need a traditional story of beginning, middle and end.
This was truly shocking for audiences back in the sixties as the character of Marion was played by one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Janet Leigh. Of course today killing of big names early in movie is something or a regularity.
The shower scene is widely regarded as one of the most terrifying horror scenes in movie history as Hitchcock wasn't afraid to show the violence.
He used never before seen editing techniques as well as a rousing score to really deliver a chilling three minutes of cinema.
Not to mention that the scene is so violent, which is something that was no common on the big screen at the time.
Hitchcock really did break the mould as well as convention with Psycho when it was released back in 1960.
The movie cemented him as a filmmaking great as well as an experimenter and a forward thinker.
His movie has influenced filmmakers for decades and Psycho remains one of the greatest horror movies.
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