Psycho (1998)

Psycho was released into theaters on December 4th, 1998. Filming locations include Phoenix, Az. and Gorman and Pasadena, Ca. It was directed by Gus Van Sant. The female lead of Marion Crane was played by Anne Heche, who also appeared in I Know What You Did Last Summer, one year prior. The male lead of Norman Bates was played by Vince Vaughn. The majority of the movie was filmed shot for shot with the original. The score was composed by Bernard Herrmann. The films first DVD release was on August 24th, 2004.

Opening - 618 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, Az. 85004
(Westward Ho)
Rather than honing in onto the Heard Building, as the original did, the remake honed in on the Westward Ho. The sixteen-story building was constructed in 1928. The view is facing north. The structure, with it's recognizable antenna, can actually be seen in the distance in the original Psycho, when Marion is waiting at the traffic light.


George sees Marion at the traffic light - Raymond Ave. and Union St. Pasadena, Ca. 91103

The view is facing north. The St. Andrew Catholic Church tower can be seen in the distance. The same scene in the original was filmed in Phoenix, Az.


Marion is sleeping - Gorman Post Rd. Gorman, Ca. 93243

This scene was filmed in the exact spot as the original.


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