Tap into what makes 'Psycho' so scary at Chris Vognar's Screening Room series Wednesday

Starting tonight at the Angelika Dallas, you can begin to see exactly what movies really scared DMN culture critic Chris Vognar in his formative years.

Chris Vognar's Screening Room, presented by The Dallas Morning News and Dallas VideoFest, will screen the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho, at 7 p.m. at the Angelika Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane.

"As with all of these series -- so far I've done '70s Hollywood, film noir, comedy, international classics, sci-fi and Westerns -- the selections are very subjective," Vognar wrote last month.

"These are movies that fit the theme, but, more important, they're movies I really like, that have haunted my dreams and my waking life over the years. It's my personal horror show, and you're invited."

Admission is free, but RSVP is required (first come, first serve). RSVP at dallasnews.com/film. Please arrive at the theater by 6:45 p.m.

Chris Vognar's Screening Room will also take a look at What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Sept. 20), Rosemary's Baby (Oct. 4), The Exorcist (Oct. 18), Don't Look Now (Nov. 15) and The Silence of the Lambs ( Jan. 17). Vognar is still working on booking Dec. 20.

In the most recent Big Screen podcast on KERA-FM (90.1), Vognar discussed Pscyho with co-host Stephen Becker.

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