Icons Of Fright Productions has begun shooting The Psycho Legacy – an independently produced documentary project, which chronicles the entire PSYCHO franchise – including the original movie, but focusing on the sequels, as well as the TV movies, the Robert Bloch novels and the Innovation comic books, we’re told via press release. It’s meant to examine and look at the complete history of a pop culture icon. Norman Bates. And more importantly… Mother. Read on for more details.
Interviews include several people involved in the making of all the PSYCHO films, as well as various professionals currently in the horror industry whom were inspired by PSYCHO and its sequels. The object of the film (Being produced by ICONS OF FRIGHT co-creator Robert Galluzzo) is to both reflect and remind people that the PSYCHO films have their set place in horror history and are still relevant and loved by genre fans of today.
Rob explains, “I was inspired to start this documentary for a number of reasons. The main one being a lack of one. Like many current horror filmmakers out there now, I was at the ideal age when all the sequels came out, and there’s very little material out there documenting the stories behind the making of those Psycho sequels. I will cover the original movie, but there’s already so much out there about Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. I’m really interested in answering all the burning questions fans have had through out the years about the sequels. And I can confidently say that I’ve already uncovered never-before-heard stories from the filmmakers involved.”
Completed interviews to be featured in THE PSYCHO LEGACY thus far include MICK GARRIS (Director of PSYCHO IV, Creator of Masters Of Horror), TOM HOLLAND (Writer of PSYCHO II, Director of Fright Night & Child’s Play), LEE GARLINGTON (Myrna of PSYCHO II & PSYCHO III), KATT SHEA (Patsy in PSYCHO III, Director of Poison Ivy, The Rage: Carrie 2), CYNTHIA GARRIS (Ellen Stevens in PSYCHO IV), Coming Soon.net journalist RYAN “ROTTEN” TUREK, Filmmakers & PSYCHO fans ADAM GREEN (HATCHET, SPIRAL), ROLFE KANEFSKY (There’s Nothing Out There, Nightmare Man), DAVE PARKER (The Dead Hate The Living) and Author HAROLD SCHECHTER (DEVIANT: The Shocking True Story of ED GEIN, The Original “PSYCHO”)
Also scheduled to appear – HILTON GREEN (Assistant Director on PSYCHO, Producer PSYCHO II & 3, Executive Producer on PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING), JULIETTE CUMMINS (Red in PSYCHO III), SHAREN CAMILLE (Holly in PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING), TONY TIMPONE (Editor of FANGORIA Magazine), “SPOOKY” DAN WALKER (Bloody-Disgusting, The Macabre Show), GREG NICOTERO (KNB FX), DAVID SCHOW (Screenwriter The Crow, Texas Chainsaw 3 and mentored by Robert Bloch and Joseph Stefano), JEFF BURR (Filmmaker – Texas Chainsaw 3, Stepfather 2, Straight Into Darkness), TIM SULLIVAN (Filmmaker – 2001 Maniacs, Driftwood), JOE LYNCH (Filmmaker – Wrong Turn 2), STEVE NILES (Writer of 30 Days Of Night, Freaks Of The Heartland) and many, many more.
Expect several more names through out the next few months to be announced as the production continues.
Check out the official My Space page of THE PSYCHO LEGACY at WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEPSYCHOLEGACY. “I encourage fans to get in touch and send along photos, artwork or stories they think might be worthwhile in the doc.”
“Psycho Movies.com is relaunching this month and that site has been one of my biggest influences in starting this project. On top of the official My Space page, I’ll be working closely with Psycho Movies.com site manager Jay Allentoff to deliver clips, messages and fun stuff from The Psycho Legacy to the fans.”
Currently, this documentary is a completely independent production and a labor of love for filmmaker Robert Galluzzo. “I’m doing this because I love these movies and it’s something I’d personally want to see. All the other famous horror franchises have gotten either box sets or the special edition treatment, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t be celebrating the PSYCHO movies as well. The sequels in particular are very underrated and often looked upon as footnotes to a masterpiece. It’s really time to examine ALL the films again and show their relevance. Everyone I’ve spoken to so far has shown such an affinity for PSYCHO and the prospect of a documentary about the series, so I can’t wait to share this with the fans.”
Christopher Garetano (Horror Business, Cottonmouth) will be acting as an associate producer on The Psycho Legacy.
Check out: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THEPSYCHOLEGACY