Different thriller movies are inspired by each other. There are a variety of film makers that have used different elements from the movie 'Psycho' in an attempt to make their movie successful, we call this method intertextuality. Intertextuality is a term used to describe films with visual similarities and narrative conventions, film makers take different elements from different movies and place it within theirs. This could be camera angles, sound, mise en scene and characters used.
There are three movies that have used intertextuality, they have 'borrowed' different elements of mis en scene , sound, camera angles and characters fromt he movie 'Psycho. The 'Fatal attraction' is a film about a woman who is mentally unstable, un-stability is a personality trait used in many thriller films, this was taken from the movie 'Psycho' being that we normally associate the word with someone who is mentally unstable.