Psycho (1960) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock, 1960

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Psycho
Robert Bloch, 1959

Psycho is a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1960 and based on the book of the same name by Robert Bloch, first published in 1959. The movie features Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, and others.

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RATING

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Movie Poster: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)

8.2

/ 10

Book Cover: Psycho (Robert Bloch, 1959)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Psycho, the 1959 book by Robert Bloch.

Psycho

Read by: Richard Powers

Storyline

Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank forty thousand dollars by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into the Bates Motel.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Psycho, the 1960 movie by Alfred Hitchcock

Year

1960

Minutes

109

Movie Rate

8.50

Source: IMDb

Movie

Psycho

Country: USA

Year: 1960

Length: 1h49m

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Cover of Psycho, the 1959 book by Robert Bloch

Year

1959

Pages

208

Book Rate

8.20

S: Goodreads

Book

Psycho

Country: USA

First published in: 1959

Length: 208 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Psycho (1998)
Movie by Gus Van Sant
TV Series poster
Bates Motel (2013-2017)
TV Series by Anthony Cipriano

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Poster of Psycho, the 1960 movie by Alfred Hitchcock

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Cover of Psycho, the 1959 book by Robert Bloch

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