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  • AS Film Studies FM2: Section C US film comparison Psycho (1960) Halloween (1978) ‘Horror in the Home’
  • Contexts of production
    • Psycho: studio picture (Paramount)
    • High production values ($1,000,000)
    • Successful director (Alfred Hitchcock)
    • Star cast (Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins)
    • Gross: $32, 000,000
  • Contexts of production
    • Halloween: Independent production
    • Low production values ($320,000)
    • A then largely unknown director (John Carpenter)
    • No star leads (apart from Donald pleasence)
    • Gross: $47, 000,000
    • Influenced heavily by Psycho: casting, character names, themes, shots
  • Representation
    • The Monster
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