It’s true, the famous house from the Alfred Hitchcock classic film, Psycho, is in terrible shape and in danger of becoming extinct. That is, of course, unless we horror fans rally together to save it. There’s a petition at Change.org for you to sign: It’s so effortless to do, that I shouldn’t even have to insult your lazy ass to do it.
But if you need some convincing, consider that our American Historical Association has preserved lesser buildings. Also consider that this is not just a horror film monument, it’s important to all of cinema. Psycho was and remains an iconic film that changed the game in many ways. And I lost my virginity in this house and I hope to find it again some day.
Read the plea that appears at Change.org and then go there to sign the petition!
Rock Hard \m/
“‘The Psycho House’ as it has come to be known was constructed in 1959 on the Universal backlot for Alfred Hitchcock‘s most famous film and the grandaddy to all modern horror movies, ‘Psycho‘ (1960). The house was home to ‘Norman Bates’ and his overbearing Mother and stood menacingly on the hill behind the “Bates Motel.”
Over the years the house has made hundreds of appearances in Movies, TV Shows, Documentaries, Music Videos and even Cartoons! So much so that the ‘Californian Gothic’ house itself is now as famous the movie it featured in and has become an iconic piece of movie history.
Through the years the house has had several upgrades (It went from being just a two sided facade to three then four and finally it was given a roof to top it off!) and has gone through at least two renovations and twice it moved location completly!
Sadly however, it has been over a decade since the Hollywood legend last had a nip n’ tuck or a fresh slap of powder and paint and the old girl is starting to look her age. Visiters to the house today will see evidence of warped, rotting timber, gaping holes in the woodwork with large sections of missing planks of wood, decorative woodwork damaged and some sections missing completly from around the porch, shingles rotten, damaged and missing from the roof. All in all it’s not a pretty sight and if something is not done soon to help stop the decay, we feel it may pass a critical point of no return!
We urge Universal Studios Hollywood to listen to our pleas to undertake a complete and total restoration of the building and in the process preserve an iconic piece of Hollywood history.
Save the greatest surviving movie set in the world… Save The Psycho House!
Click here to sign the petition: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/universal-studios-hollywood-we-ask-universal-studios-hollywood-to-undertake-a-complete-restoration-of-the-psycho-house-and-in-the-process-save-the-greatest-surviving-movie-set-in-the-world-save-the-psycho-house
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