There's a reason why Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, as well as a number of his films, have stood the test of time. His attention to even the most minute detail and filming shots over and over played an important part in the method to his madness. The fine folks over at Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, have announced the release of the documentary 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene on Blu-ray and DVD. But, that's not all we can look forward to this February. The two companies will also release Welcome to the Willits on Blu-ray and DVD as well.

From Scream Factory: "We are pleased to announce that we have a new IFC Midnight film planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this February! (And it is a MUST-HAVE for every fan of the film Psycho!)

78/52: HITCHCOCK’S SHOWER SCENE: The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the movie-going experience. Aided by a roster of filmmakers, critics, and fans — including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, Danny Elfman, and Peter Bogdanovich — director Alexandre O. Philippe pulls back the curtain on the making and influence of this cinematic game-changer, breaking it down frame by frame and unpacking Hitchcock's dense web of allusions and double meanings. The result is an enthralling piece of cinematic detective work that's pure nirvana for film buffs.

Streets 2/27/18. Pre-order now @…/78-52-hitchcock-s-shower-sce…"

From Scream Factory: "We also have another new IFC Midnight film planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD coming this February!

WELCOME TO WILLITS: Aliens, burnouts, and clueless campers collide in this bloody and bonkers slasher freak-out! Deep in the woods of Northern California lies the off-the-grid town of Willits … a haven for marijuana growers, meth addicts, and conspiracy theorists. When a gaggle of vacationing teens unknowingly set up their campsite on the property of Willits' most disturbed resident — a psychotic, drug-addled pot farmer who's convinced that extraterrestrials are out to get him — they’re in for one hell of a bad time. The feature film debut from director Trevor Ryan is a no-holds-barred pileup of carnage, twisted comedy, and pure crazy!

Streets 2/6/18. Pre-order now @…"

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).