Hitchcock used the lower budget from his anthology TV series to shoot this shocking horror movie that caused a sensation when it was released in 1960. Much controversy erupted from the murder of the film's "star," Janet Leigh, in a craftily shot shower sequence midway through the film. Hitchcock asked that theaters not admit anyone to the auditorium after the film had started. The Bates house, shown here, still stands on the Universal backlot.
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