Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose "old dark house" and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better than Janet Leigh, the film's ill-fated heroine who is victimized in the now-notorious "shower scene." Trust us, the tension in this film has never been duplicated, thanks to the master's superb direction, the crisp black and white cinematography and Bernard Herrmann's unsettling score. Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John Gavin and John McIntire co-star. Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel by Robert Bloch.