‘Psycho’s’ famous shower scene just got more terrifying

07.21.15 2 years ago

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I'm generally not a fan of movie mashup videos, but this one's interesting: a score swap between Alfred Hitchcock's “Psycho” and David Robert Mitchell's 2015 box-office sleeper “It Follows.” I found the “Psycho” portion the most successful, with Disasterpeace's pummeling, synth-driven scare theme transforming the film's famous shower scene into something altogether more gut-churning.

It's a fascinating experiment that demonstrates how different music can completely change the feel of a classic film — all the more apparent in this case, with Bernard Herrmann's screeching strings being arguably the most crucial element of Hitchcock's most endlessly-analyzed scene.

[House by the Video Store via Consequence of Sound]

(The shower scene portion comes about 3:00 in.)

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