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From the number seven film on the list, Frankenstein, we move forward nearly 30 years to another monster created by an overbearing master bent on control. However, Norman Bates' psychotic genesis didn't require lightning rods or stolen body parts, just a domineering mother.


"We all go a little mad sometimes… haven't you?"

"A boy's best friend is his mother." With this quote, we were launched into the completely twisted world of Norman Bates and the haunting Bates Motel. Released in 1960, Psycho is an easy choice for inclusion on any top 10 horror movie list.

Unfortunately, as modern viewers we find ourselves in a similar predicament as we do with Frankenstein. We know everything about the film before the opening credits roll. Psycho is such a powerful, historic piece of filmmaking that it has become part of our everyday lives. Every rundown flop house on the interstate can easily be referred »

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