"Ext. A HOUSE ON A HILL. NIGHT.|
We are looking up at a house. It stands some distance away, on a hill. From the moment we see it we know
that it is a house of terror - imposing, Gothic, gloomy, menacing. Perhaps it is reminicent of the house in Psycho,
perhaps - though not a castle - it has the deserted soulless empty quality of Kane's house
when seen first through its gates.
The MUSIC we hear is as old-fashioned as the house. Thriller music, urgent strings, suggesting
panic, suggesting unspoken evil. Bernard Hermann sort-of-music."