Peeping Through the Holes: Twenty-First Century Essays on Psycho (2013) edited by Eugenio M. Olivares-Merino & Julio A. Olivares-Merino
The essays here presented focus on Psycho, both the novel by Robert Bloch (1950) and the film by Alfred Hitchcock (1960). Therefore, the different approaches range from film studies to literary criticism. Norman Bates has become an icon of late twentieth century horror and the movie he starred set the basis for later cinematic developments. Over 50 years after the release of the book and the movie it inspired, new readings, revisions and adaptations of the domestic tragedy of Norman Bates and his mother are still been produced, the latest to date being Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock, released on November 2012. Now the curtains (either on the stage or in the bathroom) are about to open and a most peculiar house - with its silhouette and endorsement of doom - is awaiting up on the hill. No cameras or pencils are allowed; you're invited to a ritual that only your eyes will view and your imagination will embody. Leave all hope behind and enter at your own risk. The Bates' terrifying rollercoaster welcomes you. Nothing is over here...not at least until it overcomes you.
- Hitchcock and the Hollywood Production Code: Censorship and Critical Acceptance in the 1960s — María del Carmen Garrido Hornos
- "I Don’t Hate Her. I Hate What She’s Become:" Possession, Transgression and Self-Reconstruction in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho — José María Mesa Villar
- Robert Bloch through the Looking Glass: Psycho, Doubles and Narrative Technique — Jesús M. Nieto García
- "There Was the Ghost of Hamlet's Father:" The Shakespearean Subtext of Robert Bloch's Psycho (I) — Eugenio M. Olivares Merino
- "There Was the Ghost of Hamlet's Father:" The Shakespearean Subtext of Robert Bloch's Psycho (II) — Eugenio M. Olivares Merino
- Within the Cellars of the Mind: Blinking, Scopophilia and Other Camera Perversions in Psycho (1960) — Julio A. Olivares Merino