Joseph Stefano

Born May 5, 1922
Died August 25, 2006

Film credits: The Black Orchid (1959), Psycho (1960), The Naked Edge (1961), Futz (1969), The Kindred (1987), Blackout (1988), Psycho (remake, 1998). Television: The Outer Limits (1963), Revenge (1971), Swamp Thing (1990), The Outer Limits (1990s).

Horror Film Interview

PSYCHO SCREENWRITER

The man who adapted Robert Block's novel discusses his contribution to Alfred Hitchcock's classic film.

As told to Steve Biodrowski

Joseph Stefano has a long list of credits of various shapes and sizes (including his work as a songwriter), but he will always be fondly remembered by genre fans for two outstanding projects: he produced and wrote many episodes of the original version of the television show THE OUTER LIMITS, and he adapted the screenplay for the Alfred Hitchcock film PSYCHO from the novel by Robert Bloch. (Stefano's screenplay was re-used, virtually word for word, in director Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of the film.)

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