Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Deliberate mistake: When Norman picks up Marion's body to carry it to his trunk, a bra is visible through the shower curtain. Gus Van Sant included this goof in his 1998 remake.
Deliberate mistake: After being stabbed, Arbogast falls down the stairs in an impossible manner. He is standing tilted backwards all the way down the stairs.
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Norman Bates: A boy's best friend is his mother.
When Janet Leigh is shown lying dead on the floor of the shower, there is a close-up of her open eye. The pupil is contracted to a pinpoint (obviously due to the bright lighting) where it should have been dilated. After the film was released, Hitchcock heard from several ophthalmologists who pointed this out and suggested he use belladonna eyedrops in the eyes of "dead" people in future films, as the chemical prevents the pupils from contracting.
The blood in the infamous shower scene is actually chocolate syrup.