"Mother... isn't quite herself today." Fleeing thief Janet Leigh lives to regret checking into the lonely motel owned by twitchy mummy's boy Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). But not for long. Hitchcock's lesson in cold-blooded suspense moved horror out of the B-movie and fantasy ghetto and into an all too believable modern day America. The result was a seismic blockbuster that grossed over 32 times its cost, and influenced everything from Pulp Fiction to The Simpsons. A masterpiece - even after the curtain falls.