The great filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock had a profound insight into the workings of the human mind. “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it,” he once said, and the shower scene from Psycho, demonstrates this perfectly.
This scene is one of the most shocking ever filmed. Yet, it does not include any shots of the knife penetrating the flesh of Janet Leigh’s character, and the only hint of blood comes right at the end, when it flows into the plughole.
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