Aroview: Only Mr. Hitchcock could plunder B-movie conventions and turn in the biggest box-office success of his career.
A plethora of sensational ingredients, arguably highlighted by Anthony Perkins' creepy benevolence, Bernard Herrmann's tormented score and that shower scene, have all themselves since been subjected to extensive plundering.
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5 stars (Exceptional) Perkins is brilliant, and the Norman Bates character is still intensely creepy. Hitchcock proves himself a master of more than one genre and cements certain horror elements for all time (think groundbreaking shower scene).~Tom H