Summary: A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Bloch: “Many times I’ve been asked whether or not I would have liked the opportunity to do my own adaptation of the novel. Perhaps I could have added a few touches; I most definitely would have fought for a final explanatory scene only half the length of the one used in the picture. But the blunt truth is that it’s just as well for me—and the film—that I wasn’t asked. Without any previous experience, I doubt I had the ability to have done a satisfactory screenplay, and at the time the thought never crossed my mind.”
Category: Motion Picture
Script: Screenplay by Joseph Stefano adapted from Bloch’s novel Psycho.
IMDB page: Psycho