If thereâ€™s anything more iconic than the themetune to Alfred Hitchcockâ€™s Psycho (we know you can hear it nowâ€”youâ€™re welcome), itâ€™s the Bates Motel and mansionÂ where the filmâ€™s horrors unfolded. So what if we told you you could visit for the day? Donâ€™t worry, this isnâ€™t the start to your own personal horror movie; weâ€™re 85% sure Norman Bates isn’t actually in this replica of the Psycho house hiding ready toâ€¦well, yknow. Cue the music.
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Itâ€™s this iconic 1960 movie that inspired British artist Cornelia Parker to design “Transitional Object: (PsychoBarn)”, an installation based onÂ Psychoâ€™s mansion with influences from Edward Hopper’s paintings, which has been constructed on the roof of New Yorkâ€™s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The structure isnâ€™t quite a full house, instead made up of two facades and lots of scaffolding, but weâ€™re sure it still has the same desired effect, and has theÂ Geek Girl Riot seal of approval. Go see for yourselfâ€”the installation is open to view on the Iris and B Gerald Cantor Roof Garden until October 31st.