How well do you know Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho?

You know the movie, but do you know the details?

The iconic strings. The legendary shower. Everything about this movie has been elevated to mythological levels. Its place in pop culture is forever cemented. Its been parodied endlessly. There are countless homages. This is Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

How well do you remember the movie that changed the course of horror history? Are you a bigger fan of horror movies BP (Before Psycho) or AP (After Psycho)? Either way, this film is a turning point in cinema. Let's take a few moments to pay tribute with this loving quiz.

Be sure to shriek (oops, share) your score and your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. Psycho is the first American film to show a(n) _________ onscreen.
  2. Alfred Hitchcock anonymously bought the rights to the novel Psycho, written by author ___________ ___________.
  3. What is the first crime depicted in Psycho?
  4. Hitchcock was notorious for his extended working relationships with leading ladies. How many movies did he make with Janet Leigh?
  5. Where does the movie begin?
  6. Who was Janet Leigh's body double?
  7. What's the name of the character who is stabbed and falls backwards down the stairs?
  8. Which artist designed the title sequence?
  9. Which actor from the Mary Tyler Moore show plays a uniformed police officer in Psycho?
  10. What is Hitchcock's trademark cameo in Psycho?

How well do you know Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho?

Your Result...

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Beatlespud57 15 days ago
5 out of 10. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched it.
JLTitus72 18 days ago
One of my favorite horror movies.
trogg888 20 days ago
Seems like i remember janet leigh had some unfabrable things to say about mr hitchcocks unwanted advances toward her
BorisK 20 days ago
Way EZ. Knew all answers before finished reading the question! Psycho-file here.
LibraBaby0921 21 days ago
Ten out of ten, since Psycho is one of my favorite movies of all time and my favorite Hitchcock film.
retro6 21 days ago
3/10. I didn’t do as well as I thought I would.
MrsPhilHarris 21 days ago
4/10 Some rather obscure questions.
BorisK MrsPhilHarris 20 days ago
lol ... ok.
Stoney 21 days ago
9 for 10...can't believe I missed #4
KJExpress 21 days ago
7/10. I haven't seen it in a long time, so I'm not too disappointed with my score.
RelicHominid006 21 days ago
It turns out that I am a scholar. Also, it just so happens to be shower day. Wait a second, let me check just to be sure. ….Nah. Not today. I am RelicHominid. I live alone.
Big3Fan 21 days ago
Only two. Haven't watched it in a while. I love Hitchcock, but I'm more into SoaT, RW, TMWKTM, NbN, TWM, SoaD, The Birds, Vertigo, Rope....
MrsPhilHarris Big3Fan 21 days ago
For me Rear Window, Dial M For Murder and To Catch A Thief are my favourites. I like most of his movies.
Big3Fan MrsPhilHarris 21 days ago
I like the Jimmy Stewart ones a lot, but my favorite is Strangers on a Train.
MrsPhilHarris Big3Fan 21 days ago
That’s a good one!
BorisK Big3Fan 20 days ago
Those are my favorites too.
daDoctah Big3Fan 20 days ago
Best for me is North by Northwest, because of how much geography it covers, and because of the way Hitch subverted the usual cliches by such dodges as having the crop-duster chase scene in broad daylight instead of the usual dark alleys where suspense chases tend to take place.

Worst is almost certainly Family Plot.
Big3Fan daDoctah 19 days ago
That's a good one. And my home state gets a cameo. The Wrong Man with Henry Fonda and Vera Miles and Shadow of a Doubt with Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright are two of his films that I discovered more recently and I really enjoyed. It's hard to pick a favorite when you like pretty much his whole body of work.
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