Alfred Hitchcock's best film: 'Psycho' or 'The Birds'? | The Tylt
Alfred Hitchcock will forever be regarded as the master of suspense. Many of his psychological thrillers have been included in Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." "Psycho" is remembered for its iconic shower scene, and creating the horror icon Norman Bates. "The Birds" is a pioneering film that thrilled moviegoers with deadly animal attacks long before the creature feature horror sub-genre existed. But which film is Hitchcock's best? 🎥
Alfred Hitchcock's best film: 'Psycho' or 'The Birds'?
Below is the synopsis of "Psycho," per IMDB.
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
"Psycho" is an Academy-Award nominated classic. It's not only the template for all thrillers but was the inspiration for so many slasher horror films that followed in its footsteps.
Watch the iconic shower scene below.
Below is the synopsis of "The Birds," also thanks to IMDB.
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the worst when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Compared to sharks, snakes, and alligators—birds don't seem terrifying. But the difference is that they can fly, and "The Birds" definitely succeed in making moviegoers scared of birds. "The Birds" was another standout for Hitchcock and was literally in its own lane at the time. Heck, it still kind of it is—the film neither a full-on creature feature nor a straight-up thriller.
Watch a scene from the film below.