The book didn t receive much critical acclaim as did bloch s first psycho installment. The psycho house became an iconic symbol of eerieness and has appeared in countless films including two psycho sequels television shows and advertisements.
The set still stands on the universal backlot fifty years later although modified and twice relocated over the years.
Psycho house. Haines faces resistance from the community when she enlists the help of a group to investigate the murders. The actual locations may have changed. The front of the house and the distinctive tower was the same as that used in the harvey house on colonial street.
Psycho house if interested in utilizing this location as the house from psycho or referencing the film for a production shoot license clearance from the hitchcock foundation is required. Over the years the building has been expanded relocated renovated and. Design the psycho house was built from a number of universal s stock units to save money.
Originally it consisted of just the left wall and the front of the house. Since 1959 the bates mansion better known as the psycho house has stood on the universal studios hollywood backlot. The psycho house on the universal studios back lot.
Amy haines travels to the infamous psycho house to write a book about bates when mysterious murders begin to occur. When an enterprising businessman rebuilds the bates house as a tourist attraction a young girl is found murdered in it on the eve of its grand opening bringing a crime novelist to town to cover the story which gets bigger as more bodies pile up. Not much as it turns out in the third installment psycho house.
The psycho house was one of the big draws of the universal tram tour back in 1964 and continues to be the subject of much interest even now. Please note the backlot photos are to be used as guidelines only. The set for the house in psycho was actually assembled from parts of the harvey house a universal studios set that had been used in the jimmy stewart film harvey in 1950 but the design was heavily influenced by the hopper painting.
Over the years the house has been through a number of alterations and has even completely moved location twice after construction.