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Psycho Beach Party
This campy send-up of surf and slasher movies uses Gidget movies as its comic template.
"...solid sender. Using Gidget movies as its comic template, Psycho Beach Party camps up the details with knowing abandon...."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Sound of One Psycho Cracking
John Cale talks abut composing the original soundtrack for American Psycho
"...American Psycho, which opens nationwide this week, is a movie that..."

April 14, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Psycho
"...“re-creation” (Van Sant's word) of Hitchcock's 1960 movie sensation Psycho. Unleashed to the public without advance screenings (since that's..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Psycho
"...Lucas and Guinevere Turner. Don't believe the hype: American Psycho is no more “the most disgusting film of the..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

PG: Psycho Goreman
Splattertastic creature feature flips the evil script on Power Rangers goody-goodies
"...glorious middle ground between those two archetypal stories, PG: Psycho Goreman asks what happens when a couple of kids..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

'Psycho Beach Party'
Coming soon to theatres near you will be two productions of Charles Busch's camp classic 'Psycho Beach Party' – but despite having the same title, they'll be surprisingly different
"...longest-running plays in off-Broadway history, and the similarly popular Psycho Beach Party, a pastiche of beach movies, psychological thrillers,..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Psycho Analysis
An interview with Psycho scribe Joe Stefano
"...was tapped by Alfred Hitchcock to adapt Robert Bloch's psychological horror novel Psycho for the big screen. That film..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Teenage U.f.O. Psycho Sex Monster Show

March 26, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hitchcock
Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren keep things interesting but there's more here about the marriage and partnership of Hitchcock and Alma Reville rather than a good backstage look at the making of Psycho.
"...Stephen Rebello’s book, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of ‘Psycho’. Yet, as written by John J. McLaughlin (Man of..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The World of Kanako
In this bloody Japanese thriller, a father searches for his daughter
"...(Komatsu, a lovely cipher) has gone missing. Once a psycho cop, always a psycho cop, and so it goes..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Knight Moves
"...Isobel. Chess is the operative metaphor in this new psychological thriller, though the movie could have stood a few..."

Jan. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

78/52
An effusive doc on the shower scene from Psycho
"...Imagine, if you will, witnessing Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho upon its initial release back in the fall of..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

'Bates Motel' Re-Opens for Business
A&E takes a stab at psychoanalyzing Mrs. Bates' baby boy
"...at the old publicity shots of Anthony Perkins in Psycho: Meek, mild, horrified by some unseen terror just out..."

March 18, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Demolition Man
Stallone and Snipes blow things up real good.
"...blow everything up. What a great film idea.” When psycho criminal Simon Phoenix (Snipes) is accidentally released from cryogenic..."

Oct. 15, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Upstairs, Downstairs: The Metaphors of Parasite
Bong Joon-ho on his obsession with stairs, Psycho, and how we eat
"...was a little kid in elementary school I watched Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock's [film]. The Bates Motel is fascinating, but..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

Greta
Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert play cat-and-mouse in this glorious potboiler
"...in New York City, and Greta Hideg (Huppert), the psycho stalker who insinuates herself into and then dominates Frances’..."

March 1, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tyler Perry's Acrimony
Tyler Perry takes on the "woman scorned" trope.
"...should, unless we can categorize them as “crazy” or “psycho” and then their tragic fates become acceptable (a concept..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
The director of The Lobster returns with another salvo
"...fall into place, Sacred Deer becomes a taut family psycho-thriller along the lines of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games. The..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Happy Death Day
Living your death over and over again
"...few “aww” moments, not to mention plenty of by-the-book psycho slasher action (though nothing too bloody or gory –..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

When the Bough Breaks
A surrogate mother goes psycho
"...have come before it. This latest iteration in the “psycho third wheel” genre offers up absolutely no surprises, and..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Knock Knock
Keanu Reeves stars in Eli Roth's latest horror film
"...de Armas strike the right chord between sexy and psycho. Reeves, on the other hand, doesn't quite fare so..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Before I Go to Sleep
Nicole Kidman stars as a woman who has amnesia and fights to uncover a big mystery from her past.
"...further into mediocrity. Imagine if at the end of Psycho, Norman Bates' mom turned out to be a sweet..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Ron Burgundy is back – and the legend continues, at least in his own mind.
"...Co-scripted by Ferrell and Adam McKay once again, the psycho-pompous Burgundy and his San Diego news team – disco-licious..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

High School
You come in hoping to toke on a big ol' fattie, but instead you find yourself wallowing in seeds and stems – again.
"...tests. Their high jinks involve a drug dealer named Psycho Ed – played by Brody, in a twitchy, heavily..."

June 1, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

How Good Do You Look in the Shower?
Annie Ray sets up a Psycho-themed photo booth
"...Paramount Saturday night to coincide with the screening of Psycho...."

Aug. 5, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Roommate
A college student grows fearful of her new dorm mate in this thriller which costars Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester.
"...point where it is no longer customary to depict psycho killers as frustrated homosexuals. But first-time screenwriter Sonny Mallhi..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Terribly Happy
This Danish import is a wonderfully unhinged and a painstakingly constructed meditation on a place where good and evil meet, mate, and make sour times sublime.
"...moment Ingerlise (Christensen), the beaten-down blonde wife of town psycho Jørgen (Bodnia), sashays into his new office with hungry..."

March 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Waltz With Bashir
This Israeli filmmaker creates a dreamy, animated psycho-documentary about his attempt to recall buried memories of his participation in a massacre while serving in the military.
"...concomitant guilt. Waltz With Bashir is a dreamy, animated psycho-documentary about the attempt of director Folman (Saint Clara) to..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Vacancy
Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale play a couple who try to escape from the snuff-film motel at which they're stranded.
"...get its paws on. Vacancy, which mixes bits of Psycho with Sliver (Stone! Baldwin! Berenger! Remember?) and still manages..."

April 27, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Black Dahlia
Brian De Palma returns with a new crime thriller drawn from James Ellroy's fictional account of the notorious Los Angeles murder of a would-be Hollywood starlet dubbed the Black Dahlia.
"...L.A. Zoot Suit riots, the movie goes into a psycho-noir tailspin and never recovers. Working from Josh Friedman's adaptation..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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