‘Psycho’: The First Great Psychological Thriller

I’m not a fan of scary movies. In fact, I can barely watch them. These are the horror movies that I have watched in my life. The Exorcist (once and only once), The ShiningHalloweenJeepers CreepersCujo, and Poltergeist. And that’s pretty much my limit.

Then there are psychological thrillers like The Silence of the Lambs and The Sixth Sense which can be just as frightening as horror movies but aren’t exactly horror films.

Psycho, made in 1960 by the genius filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, is a masterwork blending three elements; horror, mystery, and the thriller aspect. I watched it for only the second time in maybe five or six years yesterday and I forgot how truly terrifying this movie can be.

Norman Bates, played by Anthony Perkins, is as creepy as they come. Yeah, he seems harmless but after watching the movie the first time and knowing that he is the psychotic creep the entire time I found my second viewing to be far more frightening than my first.

Being someone who is very much a scaredy-cat I was jumping, screeching, and at times barely able to watch the film as I covered my eyes with my hands. This movie is the epitome of great writing, great directing, and great acting. The film would go on to be nominated for four Oscars. The only actor be nominated for an Oscar was Vera Miles who played Lila Crane, Marion Crane’s sister, but I honestly believe Anthony Perkins should’ve been nominated as well.

He did SUCH a remarkably creepy job as Norman Bates that it almost seems preposterous that he wouldn’t get nominated.

The movie is rated #40 on the top #250 movies on IMDb and deservedly so. It’s a perfect film from start to finish.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

Fan Art Wednesday

Another Fan Art Wednesday has arrived. Enjoy!

A Cool Comic Cover

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My sister has been doing this collaborative thing on Instagram where she takes people’s suggestions for what they want to see her draw and, well, brings those suggestions to life. One person had drawn a comic called Rebirth of the Balance featuring Rey going to the World Between Worlds and my sister took that concept to the next level. Here they are, side by side.

Amazing! Continue reading Fan Art Wednesday

Zorii Bliss: A Day in Kijimi: Chapter Thirteen

What had happened to the day? Like a thick blanket of tension, nighttime had crept upon Kijimi swiftly, leaving Zorii feeling a bit anxious as she climbed out of the valley toward Kijimi City where, to her great surprise, Gibble and a few other Spice Runners were waiting for her.

Their bodies were slumped as if they had been through a war. Gibble’s stance was rigid and when he saw her he raised a hand in clear relief. A course of relief ran through her as well. They had both lost friends today but there was still hope for them after all. Hope that maybe all of this stress of the day would end in a sense of joy.

When she reached them she said, “Let’s find Babu.”

Gibble placed a hand on her shoulder. “We’ve got other things to worry about.”

She stopped. Not again. Not more trouble!

“What trouble?”

“Dameron…he’s back.”