Title: Psycho (1960)
Why it’s lazy: Okay, we get that it plays right into the sleazy/classy thriller genre of which Hitchcock was the master, but come on! Psycho
It’s like changing A Nightmare On Elm Street to Stripy-Sweatered Paedophile, or Halloween to Knifey Mike.
Where the name came from: The bestseller on which the film is based, written by Robert Bloch, is also called Psycho.
The book was first published in 1959, two years after the arrest of serial killer/woman-skinner Ed Gein, who lived just 35 miles from Bloch.
What they should have called it: Mother Is A Boy’s Best Friend, Stormin’ Norman Strikes Again, Motel Murder.
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