Headed out to a screening of Hitchcock this holiday weekend feeling painfully uninformed about the work of the British auteur? No worries. We’ve got a plan that will give you enough Alfred Hitchcock experience in less than eight hours to join in on the conversation about the director’s movies. Eight hours isn’t enough to make a newbie an expert, but watch these movies and feel confident in your ability to get through a cocktail-party conversation about the director. See the list of Flicks that will make a newbie Conversant in Hitch >> Posted 11.26.12 by Mandy
After watching a truly frightening horror movie, we're often comforted by the knowledge that it was "only a movie," that the twisted, psychotic killer that kept us on the edge of our seats was only a creation of a screenwriter's active imagination. Sometimes, however, truth is stranger — and more terrifying — than fiction. After the demented fantasies of a quiet, unassuming man in rural Wisconsin were brought to light in the 1950s, his heinous crimes traumatized the country and he became the prototype for psycho killers for decades to come, ultimately inspiring three of the greatest horror movies of all time. what's the strange truth behind the fiction? >> Posted 10.31.12 by BrentJS
Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson has been cast to play Janet Leigh in Fox Searchlight's Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. Director Sacha Gervasi brings light to Alfred Hitchcock's journey and struggles in the making of his classic, Psycho.
Sources have informed Variety that the Hitchcock flick will have considerable similarities to that of My Week With Marilyn and with the recognition Michelle Williams received in her role as Marilyn, Making of a Psycho could make Johansson a future Oscar contender.
Also starring are Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as Hitchcock's wife, Alma, and James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins. Posted 03.02.12 by reelz
If Robert Rodriguez's Machete is even half as good as the trailer, the pic will certainly be the best movie featuring the knife named in the title. Meanwhile, the title character's knife-adorned wardrobe — and the clip of Danny Trejo swinging a bladed morning star and bungee jumping with entrails — begged the question: What are the most memorable movie scenes where a knife plays a leading role?
see the 10 scenes that made our list >> Posted 09.03.10 by reelz
This year Hitchcock's Psycho turns 50 — half a decade later, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh)'s visit to the Bates Motel continues to terrify. Events are being held around the country to honor this spine-tingling classic, including a free anniversary screening this weekend during the Atlanta Film Festival. We honor the occasion with a list of equally horrific bathroom scenes. Continue to 7 Other Reasons to Stay Dirty >> Posted 04.16.10 by reelz
Film Blog Daily Film Dose has put their own twist on AFI's revised Top 100 American Films as released earlier this year. Using their own semi-scientific formula similar to the guidelines applied in AFI's own voting, Daily Dose has determined what they believe to be "The Fanboy 100."
The Godfather takes over the top spot followed by Psycho and Pulp Fiction. Psycho makes a decent jump from 14th to 2nd, while Pulp travels all the way up the list from 94th to 3rd place. Casablanca drops a spot from 3rd to 4th and Citizen Kane drops all the way from the top spot to number 5 in fanboy land.
Check out the full list from Daily Dose right here. Posted 10.12.07 by reelz
You know them, you love them and tis the season to get into the spirit.
Today we count down our favorite murderous whack jobs from the movies, be it the monster variety (Frankenstein's Monster and Dracula), the torture pornsters (a little Jigsaw) or the classic 80's slashers (good old Fred Kruger and cute little Jason Voorhes).
We've got our favorite 13 from top to bottom complete with memorable quotes from each pic. Check 'em out and let us know who you would include on your whack job list! Posted 10.10.07 by reelz