Theme Of Violence In Psycho

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The movie was filmed in black and white in order to manage the graphicness of the murder scenes. Hitchcock was very aware that the movie would not have gotten shown if it was in color, showing blood splattering the walls and floors. However, even though it was in black and white, the film seemed more graphically violent than it actually was. It is said that it’s was not the graphic violence in film that created the horror, but that it was something subconscious within the minds of the audiences that identified with the characters in the film. It is the hidden levels of violence in Psycho that places it amongst the most reputable and profound horror films ever made, which influenced the subgenre: the slasher
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