Long before Fight Club, there was Psycho. Norman Bates was completely unaware that he and his mother were one and the same.

Psycho, the movie, offers several keen insights into the 1960s. Firstly, it was an era when society was beginning to experiment with mental health drugs, likely heightening fears of ‘psychos’ in neighborhoods. Additionally, the film hints at the secretive and hidden activities (prostitution) that were believed to occur in motels during the 1960s, which added to the public’s anxieties.

Norman eats candy as he watches Marion’s car and body sink in the swamp.

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