Psycho (1998) Macabre month of horror #10

The Psycho remake is one of the worst remakes of all time, and that’s really saying something.

A remake of psycho was completely unnecessary. The original is a timeless classic. It has had an audio upgrade, a picture upgrade, it has even been colorized. So why was a remake made? Money? Or maybe just to piss off fans.

Not only does the psycho remake lack all of the suspense and mystery of the original, but it also has the worst casting decisions ever. I’m not talking about one miscast person, the entire cast is dreadful. There are some good actors in the film, like Robert Forster, and James Remar, but they are just horrible in the movie.

Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates made my head explode
Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates made my head explode

But nothing can forgive perhaps the single worst casting decision of all time; Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates.

Who the hell thought this was a good idea?! Norman Bates is such a complicated character and Vince Vaughn can barely pull off the one character he plays in everything. I would say that this ruined the movie, but it was already ruined before he even shows up. He’s just the final nail in the coffin.

There is absolutely  no reason to watch this movie. It’s a shot for shot remake which makes it even more pointless. You would think with better technology the effects would be improved, but they are worse as well. This is not one of those “so bad it’s good” movies that you can laugh at.  This is a “burn before viewing” type of movie that should never have been made.


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