Friday, October 02, 2009

Anatomy of a Psycho

Today is the first day of October, and my effort to see more horror films gets a renewal this month. This was the first one on my list, so I'm starting with it. Anatomy of a Psycho is (reportedly) a 1961 crime drama/horror film directed by Boris Petroff and starring Ronnie Burns. This turns out not to be a horror movie. Not even close. And it's slow. And boring. I didn't watch all of it, skipping bits here and there. Yawn.

TCM has an overview, as does AMC. 1000 Misspent Hours gives it 1 star. (Hey, at least it got a star. They give some movies negative stars.) They warn against it, saying
For despite having been promoted as the horror movie it sounds like not only by its original producers, but by a succession of subsequent distributors as well... it is instead an appallingly dull juvenile delinquent film in the style of the mid 1950’s.

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