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Psycho 1998



Psycho - 1998
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The remake of Psycho will be more thrilling to moviegoers who haven't seen the original. All the remarkable shocking parts weren't shocking to me (I'd previously viewed the original Psycho) because this remake was done exactly like the first, scene for scene, and I knew just what was coming.

Anne Heche plays the secretary who steals a large sum of money from her boss - so her boyfriend can pay off a debt and they can live happily ever after- then she drives away with it. And, she just happens to stop at the Bates Motel, where she meets the classic nutcase, Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn). That's where the famous shower scene, even gorier than the first one I think, comes in.

But what scared the wimps sitting in front of me into screams was the scene where private eye Arberghast (William H. Macy) meets a bad end in Norman's happy home.

Vince Vaughn makes a better Norman Bates than Anthony Perkins - he just seems creepier and more quietly deranged. As for which movie I preferred, they were about equally entertaining. I suggest renting the old one after seeing the new Psycho, and you can decide for yourself. Both films are definitely worth watching.

My Rating = Four Stars

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