The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Author: Robert Bloch

Norman Bates run a motel off the main highway. He also cares for his mother. One night a mysterious woman on the run checks in. She doesn't check out. Mother didn't like her and left Norman to clean up the mess. Soon a private investigator, a sister, and a boyfriend start looking for her. And what they find is far more twisted than they imagined.

My Take:
The novel, originally published in 1959, is a tad mild compared to other works of today but it still packs a punch. Bloch creates a fascinating character and story. In the process also created a horror icon.
I can only imagine the impact the story had fifty years ago, much like the movie.

The Hitchcock movie follows the novel closely. It elaborates on the robbery parts and holds out the big secret till the end.

Rating: So Good

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