Psycho is a 1960 suspense/thriller directed by auteur Alfred Hitchcock, from the screenplay by Joseph Stefano about a psychotic killer. It is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, which was in turn inspired by the crimes of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein. The film depicts the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), who is in hiding at a motel after embezzling from her employer, and the motel's owner, the lonely Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), and the aftermath of their encounter. Regarded today as one of Hitchcock's best films and highly praised as a work of cinematic art by international critics, it was a genre-defining film. Almost every scene is legendary, including The Shower Scene .
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