Psycho 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Sunday 30 September. Presented by the Saffron Walden Young Film Programmers’ Group.
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DIRECTOR Alfred Hitchcock
CAST Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller unfold on the big screen, presented by the Saffron Walden Young Programmers’ Group.

For over 50 years, this story of a young secretary on the run, and the strange motel owner she encounters, has haunted audiences. Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrmann proved themselves masters of suspense with this classic thriller and its iconic score of shrieking strings. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to watch it unfold on the big screen, complete with career-defining performances from Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, an uncomfortably weird mother-son relationship, and that infamous shower scene…
(1960 USA 109 mins)

It blazed a bloody trail for the much-loved slasher cycle, but it also assured us that a B-movie could be A-grade in quality and innovation… Bernard Herrmann’s greatest score and more than 70 edits to push the envelope of screen violence… It offers perfect case studies of suspense, paranoia and montage for lazy film-studies tutors. And, of course, it was the first movie to show a toilet flushing, so we might also credit it with spawning the entire gross-out genre. ‘Psycho’: we salute you.  David Jenkins, TimeOut

BBFC advice: Contains strong violence
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