‘Psycho shower music voted scariest movie theme tune’

Posted: June 4, 2012 in Unit 4: Award Specific Taught Unit


This article in The Telegraph newspaper votes Psycho’s shower music as the scariest movie theme tune. It’s most famous scene in all of cinema. Khairy (2010, p. 1) states that ‘by exposing the audience to forty-five seconds of nonstop violence without actually showing any, Hitchcock leaves it up to our imagination. We never actually see the knife enter the woman’s flesh, but we’re convince we do through the sight of stabbing (hand motion), sound effects, the musical score (horrible animalistic screeching), and of course the careful editing’.

The Telegraph., 2009. Psycho shower music voted scariest movie theme tune. The Telegraph, [online] 28 October. Available at: <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/6456025/Psycho-shower-music-voted-scariest-movie-theme-tune.html> [Accessed 4 June 2012]

khairy, Wael., 2010. Hitchock’s Sympony: Psycho A shot by Shot Commentary. The Cinephil Fix [blog] 17 June. Available at: <http://cinephilefix.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/hitchcocks-symphony-psycho-a-shot-by-shot-commentary/>[Accessed 19 June 2012]

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