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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock | 1960 | 1h 49m | Rated R

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O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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• Adults – $11.00
• Older Adults (62+ years old w/ valid ID) – $9.50
• Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) – $9.50
• Children (12 years old & under) – $9.50
• Military (w/ valid ID) – $9.50
• O Cinema Members – $7.50
• Wolfsonian Members – $7.50
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What’s the scariest place you can imagine? Shark-infested waters? A dark cave? An abandoned spaceship? All have set the stage for scares on screen, yet the most common backdrop for cinematic horror is much closer to home. Actually, it is home.

Every second Sunday this summer, join us at O Cinema South Beach to see and talk about homes as key characters in American horror movies. From the iconic Overlook Hotel to Chicago’s housing projects, each of the four films represents a unique take on the haunted house and offers a closer look at the ways interiors, architecture, and other features of a residence can inspire dread. Stick around for post-screening discussions led by local experts to think together about what the movies have to say about the American way of domestic life—and how they find fear where we’re meant to feel safest.

Co-presented with O Cinema South Beach as part of The Wolfsonian’s Mark Mamolen program series on
American homes, investigating how the design of living space powerfully expresses individual personality
and social values.

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O Cinema is proud to partner with The Wolfsonian–FIU for a series of special summer film screenings & post-film discussions in which we explore how the “Haunted House” theme has become a mechanism through which we view the inner spaces of society.

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.


Andrew Strycharski, FIU Film Studies Program Director

Andrew Strycharski, who earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, directs the film studies program at Florida International University. He teaches courses in film history, new media, and writing about film, as well as advising the student film club and co-organizing the annual Panther Film Festival.