Earlier this year, the first footage emerged of Rihanna in “Bates Motel,” the A&E series that serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic thriller Psycho. Rihanna plays Marion Crane, the character who is famously stabbed and murdered in the shower in the original film. Show More Summary
Last night, A&E aired the season premiere of Bates Motel, the show that serializes Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Usually, we wouldn't have much to say about this. But for this fifth and final season, Rihanna has joined the cast, playing Marion Crane, the character who Janet Leigh played in the original Psycho. We already posted an…
Bates Motel co-creators Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse have consistently kept the prequel story to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho exciting and full of twists that even the most devout Hitchcock film buffs couldn’t have seen coming. Even so,...Show More Summary
Since the middle of last season, Bates Motel has been hurtling toward the direct action of the Alfred Hitchcock film that inspired it. This week, we arrive at a key point in that journey: the arrival of Marion Crane, played brilliantly by Rihanna. Series co-creators Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse ... More »
On Monday’s episode of Bates Motel, A&E’s reimagined story of Norman Bates will introduce its latest iconic character borrowed from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho: Marion Crane. When Hitchcock originally cast Janet Leigh for the role, he intended to shock audiences by killing off a famous Hollywood star. Times have changed, but ... More »
The Psycho franchise’s second most iconic character is back. Portrayed by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the character Marion Crane memorably met her demise in a Bates Motel shower; she was of course repeatedly stabbed to death by Norman Bates, in a scene that nobody will ever forget. For A&E’s prequel series “Bates Motel,“ which […]
Rihanna is finally checking in to "Bates Motel." The music superstar makes her highly anticipated TV acting debut in Monday's episode of the A&E drama as Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film "Psycho." And by all accounts, she more than delivers. "She...
There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever. - Alfred Hitchcock
A self-styled celebrity photographer who lived in Boston, Peter Warrack took thousands of candid snapshots of artists and actors over several decades. He took intimate pictures of Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly, Diana Ross and hundreds...Show More Summary
"In the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie. There's only expedient exaggeration." Fathom Events has officially announced an event for Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller North by Northwest, first released in 1959. Fathom and Warner Bros are showing North by Northwest on the big screen for two nights only - April 2nd and April 5th. Show More Summary
Fans of the legendary Alfred Hitchcock know that the acclaimed suspense director was known for his sense of humor and for poking fun at himself. His introductions to his 1950s to 1960s CBS and NBC series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, for...Show More Summary
In 1957, Alfred Hitchcock spoke to interviewer Collin Edwards for Pacifica Radio about his upcoming movie, tentatively titled From Amongst The Dead, which the next year turned out to be Vertigo. Subjects covered include dead bodies and humor, as you might expect. Show More Summary
Blank on Blank dusted off a classic 1957 interview with the late, great master of psychological horror, animating Hitch’s pontification on fear, suspense, and death, and maintaining a sense of humor about all of it.
"We all have fear in us and we like to enjoy a vicarious, shall we say, toe in the water of fear," said Alfred Hitchcock in 1957. (Blank on Blank)
In a amusing episode of the lost interview series Blank on Blank, the late great Alfred Hitchcock spoke with journalist Colin Edwards in 1957 about his upcoming film (Vertigo), his penchant for creating fear and how he enjoyed using his distinctly British sense of humor to relieve the tension within a scary scene. Well, yes, […]
"There's humor in a graveyard," he says in an interview with Colin Edwards, animated for PBS' Blank on Blank.
It was announced back in January that IFC had acquired U.S. rights to 78/52, a documentary that isn’t about Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, but quite specifically the shower scene that lies within. Bloody Disgusting has learned that the film has been pulled out of the upcoming SXSW Film Festival. No reason was given, although this happens […]
1. "Why 'Get Out' Is The Best Movie Ever Made About American Slavery": An amazing essay penned by Esquire's Steven Thrasher. “‘Get Out’ is a kind of taut Universal romp, as if Alfred Hitchcock had finally contemplated the existential terror of race. Show More Summary
Nothing focuses a film like the threat of a bomb going off. From Alfred Hitchcock's "Sabotage" to the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," explosive devices that can detonate at any moment are intrinsically dramatic. "Land of Mine" makes good use of that plot mechanism, but it has a whole lot more...