★★★☆☆ USA. 1h44m. Horror. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Written by Joseph Stefano (screenplay) and Robert Bloch (“Psycho”). Cinematography by Christopher Doyle. Edited by Amy E. Duddleston. Music by Bernard Herrmann, Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek. Starring Anne Heche, Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy.
A modern remake of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in which an embezzler running from the law arrives at an old motel inhabited by an insane killer. Both films are adapted from Robert Bloch’s 1959 novel of the same name.