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The Psycho Legacy (2010)

Video  -  Documentary  -  19 October 2010 (USA)
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The cast and crew of all four Psycho films recall their time working on the influential horror series as today's masters of horror reminisce on what the movies stirred in them.

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This documentary is a collection of interviews with various producers, actors and directors connected with the Psycho franchise. All give appropriate credit to the original Psycho (1960) for setting the stage of modern slasher films, with only limited information on other aspects of film's originality. Most of the documentary is spent discussing the three subsequent sequels, which produced diminishing returns with respect to quality. Written by garykmcd

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Richard Franklin was originally slated to be interviewed in this documentary, but unfortunately died before said interview could be filmed. See more »

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Alfred Hitchcock: Good evening, I think it would be interesting to talk about fear.
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Nice look the PSYCHO sequels
19 November 2010 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

It seems every major horror franchise is getting the documentary treatment and this one covers the PSYCHO films. Well, I should say the PSYCHO sequels as the first film is covered just briefly. A lot of major players are assembled to give their thoughts on PSYCHO II-IV and each sequel gets about 25 minutes of coverage. PII - obviously missing are the thoughts from Anthony Perkins and Richard Franklin (their brief thoughts on it are archive footage), but there is also no Meg Tilly (she can't be that busy). Screenwriter Tom Holland reveals the relationship between Tilly and Perkins went sour during production, so maybe that is why? PIII - we get most of the major cast (Jeff Fahey sporting a GRIZZLY ADAMS beard) and they all talk about Perkins' professionalism as the director. PIV - director Mick Garris, Olivia Hussey and Henry Thomas are all interviewed. Garris mentions how Perkins was very difficult to work with, thinking he probably wanted that gig. In addition to the filmmakers, you get lots of talking heads, mostly horror filmmakers (thankfully, no Eli Roth to embarrass himself with some PSYCHO goof). I wish the makers had been a bit more thorough though as they don't talk about Bloch's sequel novels at all or mention the TV pilot BATES MOTEL starring Bud Cort. Sure, it is awful but it is part of the history and an interesting footnote.


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