Day 1: Psycho (1960)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Martin Balsam, John Gavin, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Anthony Perkins
Runtime: 109 minutes
Up until 1960, horror films had not been too diverse or subtle; and after the initial explosion in the 30s, the genre largely stagnated. In the 50s, a revival started, but it was mostly infected by science fiction elements, and one-dimensional, unsympathetic antagonists (aliens, irradiated insects, etc).