Psycho is a 1960 horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. The film stars Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, the owner of a remote motel who has a troubled relationship with his mother and becomes embroiled in a series of murders. The film also stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, a secretary who becomes Norman's victim in the infamous shower scene.
Psycho was a groundbreaking film in the horror genre and is widely considered to be one of Hitchcock's greatest achievements. It is known for its suspenseful direction, iconic score, and enduring legacy in popular culture. The film was a commercial and critical success and has been widely imitated and parodied. It has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."