A serial killer is in the area where some private nurses have locked themselves in a large house, except for one basement window.



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
T.C. Jones ...
Louise Latham ...
Maude Isles
Glendon Baker
E.J. André ...
Stephen Roberts ...
Boris Crispis
Cathie Merchant ...
Frieda Little
John Willis ...
The Newscaster
Lew Brown ...
Al Ruben
Len Hendry ...
The Man


A third murder in the last two weeks is reported over the television, and police confess they have a psychotic madman on the loose, preying only on live-in nurses. One dark stormy night, Nurse Stella Crosson (Dana Wynter) and Nurse Betty Ames (T.C. Jones) are tending to their employer, a man with a heart condition who resides in a creepy old mansion just outside of town and needs constant attention. A phone call from the murderer informs the women that he knows they're alone, and intends to pay them a visit before the night is over. Checking to make sure all the doors and windows are locked, Stella finds that she overlooked a basement window, a mistake that might prove all too costly. Written by alfiehitchie

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Plot Keywords:

nurse | killer | house | voice | raspy voice | See All (7) »




Release Date:

15 February 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "Psycho" house on the Universal Studios lot is used for the house's exterior. See more »


In a brief exterior camera shot outside the Psycho house, we see Stella looking out into the stormy night through a ground-floor window. The window pane she looks through contains TWO sections divided in half horizontally. When the scene shifts indoors, the same window pane suddenly contains FOUR sections divided horizontally and vertically. See more »


Referenced in Psycho's Sister: Making the Name of the Game Is Kill (2013) See more »

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The best hour-long episode of Hitchcock ever.
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was 21 years old and still living at home when I saw this. My parents were out to dinner. I was alone in the house except for our Scotch Terrier Missy, and it was a rainy night. I was gripped by the story from the start, and didn't move until it was over. Right before the ending, I was reminded of a quotation from Sherlock Holmes which to paraphrase very roughly said if you've eliminated all other solutions, the one remaining answer, no matter how seemingly impossible, is the correct one. I've been looking for this for almost 43 years, and I'm delighted to tell you all that it's available at fancast.com. Try to watch this with someone you love; it's not something you should watch alone. (P.S. I should add that I've always read a lot of mystery and horror, and this STILL got to me. And it still does.)--arnie113 (Have fun!) P.P.S.--I happen to be a woman, but I think this would scare the hell out of me even if I were a 6'3" fullback!

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