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Terrified cyclist rides into nightmare hoard of zombie kangaroos

This is the creepiest bike ride you'll ever see on tape. It's basically Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds replicated with a mob of kangaroos. I was born in Australia. I lived the first 18 years of my life in Australia. I have never, ever see eastern grey kangaroos act like this. Show More Summary

Norman Bates To Return In Novel Form In “Psycho: Sanitarium”

In 1959, Robert Bloch released the novel “Psycho“, which Alfred Hitchcock would adapt into one of the most famous horror/thrillers. Then, in 1982, Bloch returned to the world of Norman Bates with “Psycho II“, which followed Bates as he escaped a sanitarium disguised as a nun and began slashing his way to Hollywood. A third […]

Hachette Audio’s Daphne du Maurier Collection

When I was an undergrad, I took a film class that I hardly remember. I do remember was the movie I was assigned to write three class papers about: Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock. What does this movie have to do with Daphne du Maurier? Well, after falling in love with that film, I wanted […]

Review: “Phoenix,” “Marlon” and especially “Apu Trilogy” offer potpourri of films worth seeing

Imagine Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo as seen through the eyes of Madeleine/Judy, the Kim Novak role(s) and you’ll get a sense of the intriguing but flawed

It's Hitchcock's Birthday, Eat 3 Steaks At The 21 Club To Celebrate

Alfred Hitchcock would have been celebrating a birthday today, had he lived into his centenarian years. While in New York City, the director enjoyed dining out the 21 Club. He wasn't the only old school A-lister to frequent the restaurant...Show More Summary

New York Today: Hamilton’s New York

Thursday: Honoring Hamilton, good weather, and Alfred Hitchcock's eating habits.

Conversations with Christian Petzold’s “Phoenix”

All right class, what’s your first thought when analyzing Christian Petzold’s “Phoenix”? That’s right, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” anointed in 2012 as the Sight and Sound poll’s number-one film. The plot alone guarantees it. Petzold’s...Show More Summary

The Action Movie Legacy of the Lincoln Assassination

Many are likening the opera house sequence in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to a similar scene in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much. But the former's roots go back much further, to a certain historical event.

VERTIGO Obsession Pt. 2: The Judy Room

Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned. My last post was over two years ago. You find me still obsessed over the subject of that post, the artwork Vertigo, by Alfred Hitchcock, which in recent years has come to be considered the Greatest Film Ever Made. “Stand in line,” you say? Yes, there are all […]

None of the Angry Birds 2 Angry Birds look like happy birds

Like a story Alfred Hitchcock once told, our fine, feathered friends aren't in a good mood today. The aviary community is up in wings over the launch of Angry Birds 2 on Android and iOS. They're irritated, upset, pissed off, and every other synonym for angry. Show More Summary

H.G. Lewis's Blood Feast, the original splatter movie, is being remade

Fifty-two years ago, independent filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis shocked audiences with BLOOD FEAST, in which he responded to the subtlety of Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO by splashing blood and gore across the screen - a sight its 1963 viewers had never seen before. Show More Summary

Why DARPA is paying people to watch Alfred Hitchcock cliffhangers

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funds a lot of weird stuff, and in recent years more and more of it has been about the brain.Its signature work in this field is in brain-computer interfaces and goes back several decades to its Biocybernetics program, which sought to enable direct communication between humans and machines. Show More Summary

Killer Seagulls Terrorize The U.K. Killing Pet Dogs, Eating Rats Whole — Residents Fear Babies May Be Next

In a nightmare scene right out of the mind of Alfred Hitchcock, residents of Cornwall in the U.K. are being overrun by killer seagulls that have so far killed two pet dogs, a tortoise, and have attacked a senior citizen. In May, Devon resident Nikki Wayne found the body of her Chihuahua, Bella, in a Killer Seagulls Terrorize The U.K. Show More Summary

Researchers identify neural signature of tunnel vision

A new study measured brain activity while people watched clips from Alfred Hitchcock and other suspenseful films. During high suspense moments, the brain narrows what people see and focuses their attention on the story. During less suspenseful moments of the film clips, viewers devote more attention to their surroundings.

Why Alfred Hitchcock grabs your attention

The movies of Alfred Hitchcock have made palms sweat and pulses race for more than 65 years. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have now learned how the Master of Suspense affects audiences' brains. Their study measured brain activity while people watched clips from Hitchcock and other suspenseful films. Show More Summary

David Fincher's Adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Strangers on a Train' Delayed

Vulture recently interviewed "Gone Girl" screenwriter Gillian Flynn at the premiere of "Dark Places." The site asked the author about the current status of Director David Fincher's adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" remake starring Ben Affleck. Show More Summary

Don’t Expect That Strangers on a Train Remake Anytime Soon, Says Gillian Flynn

Last January, a major movie package was announced with some high-profile principals attached: David Fincher had come onboard to direct Ben Affleck in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, this one casting Affleck as an Oscar-campaigning movie star who gets embroiled in a murder plot. Even better,... More »

From Clint to Orson: A Conversation with Biographer Patrick McGilligan

The Milwaukee-based cultural journalist and author Patrick McGilligan has published biographies on semifinal figures of film, from Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang to James Cagney and Jack Nicholson. None of his books caused the professional...Show More Summary

Nova Pilbeam, British teen star of 1930s Hitchcock films, dies at 95

Once heralded as one of the most promising actresses of the 1930s — when she was in her teens — British star Nova Pilbeam made an impression in two early Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Young and Innocent.”Read full article >>

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