Cancer Bites – MMU 34

On this week’s episode we have two very special guests to help us talk about the 1960 horror classic Psycho. Tracy, Val, and Jake welcome Brandon and Heather from Cancer Bites, SLC. If you hate walking but you also still hate Cancer, then Cancer Bites it the organization for you. They started as a 5K alternative. Each year around Halloween they host a screening of a favorite scary, spooky movie to raise money for Cancer research. This year they are hosting a double feature for their 10th annual 5K alternative. Psycho and House on Haunted Hill. You can check out more information and purchase tickets to the 6:30 screening on October 24 at Brewvies in Salt Lake City, by going to

In this episode, we break down why Psycho has endured all these years, and why it is still scary, even without the gore. How did Hitchcock use angles and sound and music to set the tone? We also discuss some of the inspiration for the main character and why Hitchcock did some of the things he did in this film.

We also have some tangents that go to some weird places, like nipple belts. So it’s a typical episode for us. If you are a fan of this film, or if you have never seen it and want to find out what the big deal is, this is a great episode to listen to as our month-long spooky movie series marches on.

Have feedback for this episode, or a previous episode? Have a suggestion for a movie we should discuss? Let us know by sending an email to We would love to hear what you think.

And be sure to get your tickets for the 10th annual Cancer Bites 5K alternative movie screening double feature of Psycho and House on Haunted Hill at  

Jake Dietz

President Jake is a blogger, podcaster, and all-around geek/nerd. He enjoys all sorts of different “fandoms,” but more than anything he loves movies. Movies have always been a big part of his life. From escaping into them as a child and teenager to working in the business as a concessions worker at his local theater, movies have always been there for Jake. In addition to his extensive DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes movie collection, Jake is also a loving husband to one wonderful wife and father to six amazing children.

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