Is Billy Crystal Afraid of the Dark?

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on July 5, 2013
Billy Crystal

Since Billy Crystal does some of the scaring in “Monsters University,” I was wondering what things scare him?
—Larry Boneau, Greenwich, Conn.

The native New Yorker, 65, who provides one of the voices in the new animated movie comedy “Monsters University,” goes back to a classic as his scariest flick: “Psycho.” “[Director] Mr. Hitchcock knew what he was doing,” Crystal says. “To this day, it is still terrifying. The lighting, the shooting, all of that.” One of the other things that scares him is the dark. “I still don’t love the darkness, though I have learned to smile in it a little bit now and then. And the unknown is always a little scary, especially as you get older.”