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Psycho is an American horror film of the pyscho-thriller subgenre. It is a remake of the classic 1960 suspense thriller Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based upon the 1959 novel by Robert Bloch. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and produced by Universal Pictures and Image Entertainment. It was released theatrically in the United States on December 4th, 1998. The film stars Vince Vaughn in the role of mentally disturbed hotel manager Norman Bates. The other main characters from the film include Anne Heche as Bates' infamous shower victim, Marion Crane, Julianne Moore as her sister Lila Crane and Viggo Mortensen as Sam Loomis.

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  • Based on the 1959 novel Psycho by Robert Bloch.
  • Psycho '98 has been critically panned by both reviewers and movie audiences and is universally reviled; often because it is believed to be an unnecessary remake of an iconic, beloved film, but also because of director Gus Van Sant's decision to copy every single frame of the original in his homage to the Hitchcock classic.
  • This is largely considered the first of what will become many remakes of classic horror films, though the trend doesn't really begin taking off for several more years.
  • Roy Brocksmith is uncredited in this film.
  • Gus Van Sant makes a cameo appearance as a man talking to another man in a cowboy hat. This is a nod to Alfred Hitchcock's cameo in the original Psycho as a man walking across the street. Van Sant is uncredited in the film in this capacity.
  • Rose Marie provides the voice for Norma Bates in this film.

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