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the psycho house

from psycho, alfred hitchcock posted in movies by pete_nice

Although Psycho was a film for Paramount Pictures, by 1960 Alfred Hitchcock had already signed a new deal with Universal, and the filming for Psycho took place on the Universal lot.

Both the house from the Psycho and the Bates Motel were built on the lot. The original house was to be moved to make room for Amblin Entertainment, but it fell apart due to termite infestation. A new house was built from the original plans.

The house construction was based on the 1924 Edward Hopper painting, "The House By The Railroad."

Alfred Hitchcock purchased the film rights to the book "Psycho" anonymously for $9,000.

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