Speaking before the N.Y. Film Festival press corps this morning via projected video, Antichrist director Lars Von Trier called Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho “a classic, but not because it was scary. In horror films, the scary things are not what I remember. I remember a style or a mood. I didn’t find The Shining very scary, I must say. But today, I’m rather involved with it. I think that, as with all other films, it has to do with a personality that you feel in it as you watch what happens in it.” — as reported by Movieline‘s Stu Van Airsdale. (I was at home at the time, writing about Awards Daily‘s Oscar Poll and whatnot.)