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Another witless adaptation of Bloch's novel.
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2018
Gus Van Sant had an opportunity here to go back to Robert Bloch's novel, the source material, and give us the Psycho that Alfred Hitchcock failed to deliver. Norman Bates was a middle aged, overweight, balding occultist and infernal necromancer who invoked something he could not control. Psycho is much more bizarre than the cinematic adaptations have led us to believe. We still have not met the real Norman Bates on the big screen.