‘I Don’t Have A Backup Plan’: How MaXXXine’s Director Pulled Off A Shoot At One Of Cinema’s Most Iconic Locations

'I Don't Have A Backup Plan': How MaXXXine's Director Pulled Off A Shoot At One Of Cinema's Most Iconic Locations

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains minor spoilers for MaXXXine. If you have not yet seen the film, proceed at your own risk!

MaXXXine at its most basic is a horror film set in 1980s Hollywood, but the larger truth is that it’s a love letter to the art of cinema. Detail and inspiration from movie history can be found everywhere in the work, from costuming to production design to cinematography. One of its great highlights in this regard, of course, is the fact that it actually shoots in and around Norman Bates’ iconic home from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (one of the greatest horror movies of all time) – and it turns out that filing at the location was a make-or-break detail that required key behind-the-scenes moves to pull off.

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