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A deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho.

Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history--and it nearly didn't happen!

Inside Psycho Wondery

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    • 4.6 • 960 Ratings

A deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho.

Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history--and it nearly didn't happen!

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    • 6 min
    Interview with Psycho documentary creator Rob Galluzzo

    Interview with Psycho documentary creator Rob Galluzzo

    Time for a deep dive into all things “Psycho” with Rob Galluzzo, Sr. Editor at Blumhouse Productions, co-host of the SHOCKWAVES podcast, and creator of the documentary “The Psycho Legacy.” Rob and host Mark Ramsey swap some stories, including things that didn’t make the cut for Inside Psycho and tidbits about other films in the series. It’s a great way to generate chills even in the steamiest of summers. 

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    • 33 min
    She Wouldn’t Even Harm a Fly

    She Wouldn’t Even Harm a Fly

    Psycho fever overtakes America, and Alfred Hitchcock is suddenly a very rich man. And with this stunning success comes one haunting fear: What will I do for an encore? That question plagues Hitchcock for the rest of his career, through only six more films, a humiliating defeat at the Academy Awards, the specter of young directors vaulting past the old master, and a final appearance to accept a life achievement award that’s too little and too late. Meanwhile, critical admiration for Psycho grows, and the film’s legacy spawns sequels and remakes and a web of pop culture signposts, even today. We leave you in the cellar of terrifying old house on a lonely hill. Do you hear something?

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    • 31 min
    Shock and Awe

    Shock and Awe

    Hitchcock’s nightmares haunt him as he readies Psycho for release. He tussles with the censors to keep his precious shower scene - the one which does or does not contain nudity, depending on which censor’s opinion you’re listening to. Hitch maps out an elaborate and unprecedented publicity strategy and in the process reinvents the way America goes to the movies. He suffers a rash of scathing reviews from big name critics, one of whom calls Psycho “a very minor work.” Then, Psycho opens - and the world will never be the same. Hitchcock marvels at the lines around every block all across the country. Perhaps his fears were all wrong...or maybe this will be the huge success from which he will never recover.

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    • 26 min
    Men Do Kill Nude Women You Know

    Men Do Kill Nude Women You Know

    It’s the inside story of the legendary shower scene, from the nudist on set, to Janet Leigh’s unending efforts to maintain some decency, to the answer to the longstanding question: Do you actually see the knife disappear into a body or not? We review the sounds of stabbing, the practical jokes that had everyone in stitches (except Janet Leigh), the novel introduction of a toilet to an American movie, the did-she-or-didn’t-she blink moment, and the very real possibility that the entire shower scene could have played in silence. Plus, you meet the famous child actor from the 1950’s who helped glue hairs into the head of Norman’s mother’s corpse. All the while, Hitchcock is convinced that the picture he’s making is, in a word, awful.

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    • 25 min
    Time To Shoot

    Time To Shoot

    What do you do when your studio hates your next picture? If you’re Alfred Hitchcock, you put up your own money and risk everything on it. Psycho was a movie everybody in town said couldn’t get made - it would be the movie that would ruin Hitchcock’s career, they said. Or would it? Hitchcock casts his Norman Bates and his “perfectly ordinary” Marion Crane. Hear how the voice of Norman’s mother evolves from a series of hilarious celebrity prank calls, how Hitch navigates the performance of one actor he called “the stiff.” Then, he swears the cast and crew to secrecy, and production begins on the biggest bet of Hitchcock’s career.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
960 Ratings

960 Ratings

ToneJones ,

So so good!

This was a very entertaining podcast from the 3 min trailer to the finish of Ep 6. Any fan of Hitchcock and/or true crime will appreciate this podcast. Oh, and the narrator sounds like a bit of a psycho himself (and that’s a compliment to him AND a complement to the story).

Shay12321 ,

Love

Completely binged in one sitting. I love this movie and the story behind it was so interesting!

ArwenEvenstar0761 ,

Background music is unnecessary and far too loud

I listen to podcasts while at work so I have to wear headphones. I'm only on the first episode but the audio is inconsistent and the background music is far too loud, often coming close to drowning out the narration. If the subsequent episodes are like this, I won't be finishing the series. And the parody of "The Night Before Christmas" poem twisted to describe murder(s) committed by Ed Gein is awful.

This could have been a really good podcast but it's over-dramatic and stuffed with conjecture that is unrelated to the topic.

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