release year: 1998
genre: horror
viewing setting: theater, 12/13/98
what I expected: the same old shit
what I got: a 1990s remake of a 1950s classic

synopsis: Weird things are afoot at the Bates Motel.

impressions: It's been a long time since I saw the original Psycho. I didn't expect much from this one, but to be honest, it was thoroughly entertaining. Essentially a scene-for-scene remake, it was newer, but not different. By today's horror movie "standards", the original was pretty tame - only two murders. This one is, of course, identical in that respect. My two hours wasn't wasted, but I will not need to see this again.

acting: William Macy, as Inspector Arbogast, seemed to do a better job than anyone else.

final word: Worth seeing, but it's a rerun.

rating: C

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