Hard to believe it was fifty years ago today that Alfred Hitchcock changed the face of modern horror cinema forever with the release of Psycho. I wasn't alive when it premiered back in 1960, but as a horror fan it has been a part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. The effect Hitchcock's film had on horror and suspense cinema is undeniable and has been well documented -- so rather than rehash ground already covered, we've decided to celebrate Psycho's birthday in a different way.

Website Classic-Horror.com decided the coolest way to mark the film's anniversary was to make a tribute video -- but it isn't some goofy YouTube clip. Instead, it's a genuine homage to the film's most memorable sequence: the shower scene.

Nate Yapp decided to remake the seminal sequence by splicing together footage from the various rip offs and homages featured in film and television over the years. The result is amazing. Yapp has managed to edit together dozens of different scenes in a way that almost perfectly mirrors the original. He notes in the accompanying article that the Gus Van Sant remake wasn't nearly as close to the original as most people believe and that the web short The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon was the most accurate recreation in terms of camera angles and shot duration.

Stick around for the end of the clip -- which you can find after the jump -- for a complete list of all the films and shows used in the video. When you're done there, share your favorite Psycho memories with us in the comments section.



[via Classic-Horror]