So you might not think that the movies Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho have anything in common, but that’s where you are wrong, my friend. One film has a chocolate river, and the other has Hershey’s hemoglobin. Um…say what now?
In the unforgettable shower scene of 1960’s Psycho, chocolate syrup was used to simulate Marion Crane’s blood, making for some very sweet sanguinity. Maybe Norman Bates’ motives weren’t actually all that bad; maybe he was just looking to top off his sundae? Next time you watch the film, I bet you’ll crave ice cream.
Check out the shower scene from Psycho below.