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Hitchcock’s Brilliant Psycho Trailer

You may have noticed mentions of Alfred Hitchcock on the AMC site this week, as AMC is in the middle of a weeklong festival of the master’s works.  Psycho, one of the greatest horror films of all time, is airing Saturday night at 8pm EST.  What will not be airing with it, sadly, is the famous trailer that Hitchcock shot for Psycho, which is often called the single greatest trailer of all time. 

After the success of his Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series, Hitchcock made a habit of appearing in the trailers to many of his own films, playing on his comic macabre persona, and no one could sell a Hitchcock film better.  With this famous clip, Hitchcock gives the audience just enough information on the plot while not giving away Psycho‘s many twists or revealing the film’s dark and violent tone.  Audiences weren’t truly prepared for Psycho, but you couldn’t say Hitchcock didn’t warn them.

Enjoy the master at work!

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