Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Something Nobody Wants To Celebrate: Gus Van Sant's PSYCHO Remake Turns 15 Today
Whether we're willing to admit it or not, the much maligned Gus Van Sant remake of Alfred Hitchock's Psycho from 1998 has left a legacy. You don't have to be favorable or liked to have made an impression or leave your mark. When discussions happen about remakes-their quality, their necessity, what to do and what not to do-you'll be hard pressed to find the remake conversation where this movie DOESN'T come up. Today, I've decided on its 15th anniversary, to take a look back at the film that terrified people and made them scared for different reasons than the original film. It opened film lovers' eyes and frightened them of the reality this film was the gateway for. That NO MOVIE, no matter how perfect the first time around or how loved and adored was safe from being remade or retooled.