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Psycho 1998

  • Gus Van Sant
  • December 4, 1998
  • 105 mins
  • English
  • Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A new vision of a classic nightmare.
Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister and a private investigator. They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious "mother" at the Bates Motel. Relive the terror in an all new version of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of suspense… Psycho.


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If they really had to remake Psycho; then they should have just adapted the book more closely. With Norman older and Marion's head cut off in the shower.
Otherwise a shot by shot remake is just a waste of our time and Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) only testing his abilities as a filmmaker. Just because Sant was nominated the previous year; I guess he thought that meant he was as good as Hitchcock.
The casting is just awful. Vince Vaughn looks lost on what to do with the part of Norma. Anne Heche looks just as lost on what to do with Marion. The rest of the cast do better but are mostly mis-cast as well. Just stick with the original.

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