We’re a week into October, and that means leaves are starting to fall, the smell of autumn is in the air, and horror movie marathons are on TV almost every night. When you’re watching your favorite horror films, it’s safe to say you’re likely not thinking too much about windows. Windows are more of an “in the background” element of movies, but they can portray a more powerful statement than you’d expect. Since it’s nearing Halloween, we’re showcasing some iconic windows in horror movies. After this blog post, we bet you’ll notice windows a lot more during scary scenes.

Psycho’s Glowing Windows: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

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The movie Psycho is about a woman named Marion Crane, who works at a bank and steals money from a customer. She skips town and ends up hiding out at a place called Bates’ Motel. The owners are a man named Norman Bates and his mother Norma. Norman is a creepy guy with a fascination for taxidermy. As the movie progresses, you’ll realize things aren’t always what they seem at Bate’s house.

The windows in the Bates’ house play a major role in the movie. There are many shots throughout the movie that show the lone light with Norma gazing out the window.

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