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TSR Movie Madness: Group E QF4: Psycho V Alien Watch

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    3. Psycho
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    6. Alien
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    Movie Madness is an event pitting 64 films against each other in a tournament where only one will triumph (to find out more, click here).
    Who will progress to the next round? You decide.

    Psycho (1960)
    One of Alfred's Hitchcock's defining works, Psycho could be argued to be the starting point for slasher films. Focusing on the crossing paths of an embezzling secretary and a disturbed motel owner, it manages to create a situation that stays with you days later. Often imitated but never bettered, Psycho is a masterpiece of the horror genre.

    Alien (1979)
    Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi horror film is a true masterpiece, seamlessly blending together ideas into one cohesive whole. As an extra-terrestrial being kills off the crew of a spaceship the tension ratchets up to a thrilling finale.
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    Two absolute corkers here. Love both, Alien just about edges it for me.
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    I will be devastated if Psycho doesn't win, because it will just mean most people haven't seen it :sad:


    Everyone thinks of the shower scene for Psycho. I hope you don't mind me throwing this in here in the hopes that even those who haven't seen it realise it's not just that one scene; the entire film is an absolute masterpiece.


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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    I will be devastated if Psycho doesn't win, because it will just mean most people haven't seen it :sad:


    Everyone thinks of the shower scene for Psycho. I hope you don't mind me throwing this in here in the hopes that even those who haven't seen it realise it's not just that one scene; the entire film is an absolute masterpiece.
    But Alien is also a masterpiece.

    And a better one too.
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    But Alien is also a masterpiece.

    And a better one too.


    I don't know if it is really, I'd argue it was just better received due to marketing and good timing. Psycho will definitely be remembered long after Alien is gone.
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    I don't know if it is really, I'd argue it was just better received due to marketing and good timing. Psycho will definitely be remembered long after Alien is gone.
    I think they'll both be remembered tbh.

    For me, Alien is a much more enjoyable watch.
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    I think they'll both be remembered tbh.

    For me, Alien is a much more enjoyable watch.

    That's fair enough, I can't really rewatch Alien without it seeming comical. Aliens though, I can rewatch that over and over.
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    I haven't watched Psycho, so might give it a watch tomorrow..
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    Can we just agree that they are both terrific?
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    (Original post by Black Rose)
    I haven't watched Psycho, so might give watch tomorrow..
    You are in for a treat.
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    Psycho hands down for me.

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    Psycho - one of the best suspense films ever, never mind one of Hitchcock's best.

    Alien - .. but the only bad bit about this is the 'man in suit' reveal at the end.
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    We watched Psycho in school and it had no effect on me whatsoever.
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    Alien Ftw. It's just such a classic film.

    I like the quietness of the opening sequence.

    Also, there's that chest moment...
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    Argh, this is probably the most difficult selection of this half!

    Alien: second best scifi-horror of all time, the world created, the worn out looking ship, builds the suspense up perfectly, Ian Holm as Ash, John Hurt in that scene..

    But Psycho is one of the best horrors of all time! And with that narrative device that unfortunately most go into the film knowing of. Hmmm. Will go with Psycho.

    Edit: Looks like Alien is going to win anyway so can vote for it next round
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    (Original post by Prandtl)
    Argh, this is probably the most difficult selection of this half!

    Alien: second best scifi-horror of all time, the world created, the worn out looking ship, builds the suspense up perfectly, Ian Holm as Ash, John Hurt in that scene..

    But Psycho is one of the best horrors of all time! And with that narrative device that unfortunately most go into the film knowing of. Hmmm. Will go with Psycho.

    Edit: Looks like Alien is going to win anyway so can vote for it next round
    Yea, it had quite the lead atm.

    Psycho would have beaten lesser films but alien is just awesome.

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