For Halloween, Revisiting Hitchcock's Creepy Classic 'Psycho'Play
Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr and Here & Now pop culture critic Renee Graham examine Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic, "Psycho" to see if the film still packs a wallop.
The two replied with a resounding yes. Ty Burr adds that the simplicity of the film helps it to not feel dated. Renee Graham says that the film was the first horror movie she saw where the villain wasn't a zombie, a Frankenstein monster or a Dracula and that fact made her contend with the fact that people were capable of doing horrible things to each other.
Ty and Renee also debate whether or not the film has a negative or sympathetic portrayal of the heroine, Marion Crane, and talk about watching the film with their own families.
This story originally aired on 8/13/10.
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic and author of "The Best Old Movies for Families"
- Renee Graham, Here & Now pop culture critic
This segment aired on October 31, 2011.