Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
When you look up the phrase “Horror Film” in the dictionary a picture of Janet Leigh screaming in a shower should appear next to it. Undoubtedly, Psycho is the greatest horror film ever made, bar-none in my opinion. The story is incredible. The acting is near perfection. The cinematography is godly. The soundtrack is perfect. It’s hard to find anything wrong with Psycho. Perhaps the only imperfection I can find with Psycho is the inability to stand the test of time. One of the reasons the shower scene has become so notorious is that it’s not only filmed to perfection, but because the elements of sexuality and murder are so surreal. In 1960, seeing a nude woman being murdered in a shower was something that no-one had experienced yet, and was quite shocking. Nowadays, seeing Jason double-spearing two lovers having sex is nothing uncommon. I envy those who experienced Psycho in 1960 in the theatres.. Those experienced the full terror of Psycho.