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Under The Knife: Dissecting The Slashers

Written by David Boyle. As a horror fan I’m grateful for the long line of films that have drawn me to the most unyielding sectors of reality— and my imagination.  Every time I go to see a scary movie, I find myself reliving the exact moment when I first felt a cold surge of fear […]

Mother isn’t very well: Robert E. Howard’s connection to Norman Bates

Robert Bloch claimed the exploits of Ed Gein, Wisconsin murderer and grave robber, inspired him to write Psycho. After reading Bloch’s landmark novel for the article “The Forgotten Norman Bates”, I believe I’ve uncovered another inspiration for one of  Norman Bates’ personalities.  The Norman Bates who steals his mother’s body, dresses in her clothes, and murders Mary Crane […]

The Psycho Legacy DVD Artwork

Here is the artwork for The Psycho Legacy 2-Disc DVD, arriving October 19th from Shout Factory. For the whole story on this highly anticipated doco (come on, we all know Psycho is the granddaddy of the slasher film), you’ll want to check out our Interview with Robert Galluzzo, conducted last year when the director was […]

Psycho 2 (1983) Review

Throughout his half a century career, Alfred Hitchcock had always resisted directing a sequel.


Norman Bates, Leatherface… they’re just characters, iconic villains from popular movies. But their genesis lies in truth

A BOY’S BEST FRIEND pt.2 – Psycho 2 (1983)

Director: Richard Franklin Writer: Tom Holland Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia Rating: R (USA), 15 (UK), M (Australia) Every sequel has a certain amount of expectation to live up to. The fanbase and familiarity that has built up around the original movie always causes both high expectations and brutal criticism when […]