Psycho scared me stiff! It took me a very long time to feel happy about drawing the shower curtain - or even having a shower. Felt a lot safer in the bath!
I saw it in the theater when it was re released. Too young to see it when it first hit the silver screen. I was OK that night, but totally fear-stricken the day after. Hitchcock was the master of scaring folks silly. On some level, I think we all like a good scare, especially on the screen and not in our life.
Hitchcock also made Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart, the scary villian in that flick was Raymond Burr, who later starred in the Perry Mason series. Raymond Burr had the most beautiful eyes apparent in extreme close ups. Wow