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Bates Motel: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on A&E?

18 July 2017 8:28 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWhen will Norman's madness end? Has the Bates Motel TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on A&E? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Bates Motel season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?A prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's feature film, Psycho, airing on the A&E cable channel, Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell, with Kenny Johnson recurring. Rihanna will guest as Marion Crane, a role originated by Janet Leigh in the 1960 movie. At the end of season four, Norman Bates (Highmore) murdered his beloved mother, Norma (Farmiga). Season five kicks off two years later, with Norman living a double life. He appears to be a »

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Funko’s new horror range includes Carrie, Psycho, It, The Shining, Gremlins, The Conjuring and Bride of Chucky

16 July 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Funko has revealed a new line of horror movie themed merchandise which includes Pop! Vinyl figures for Carrie in her iconic bloodied prom dress from the 1976 horror, Norman Bates dressed as Mother from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho, Tiffany from Bride of Chucky, and possessed doll Annabelle from The Conjuring. Also included is a new range of Dorbz featuring Beetlejuice, creepy clown Pennywise from 1990’s It, Jack Torrance from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, and the adorable Mogwai Gizmo from Gremlins; check them out here…

These characters are horrific! Our newest series of Pop! Horror is here and ready to terrify you. This series features Carrie in her iconic bloody prom dress; From the horror classic Psycho, the infamous Norman Bates, dressed as mother; Tiffany, Chucky’s frightening partner in crime from Bride of Chucky; Rounding out the series, from the Conjuring franchise, is the evil possessed doll, Annabelle! Look »

- Amie Cranswick

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Crypt of Curiosities: Boundary-Pushing British Psychological Thrillers of the 1960s

7 July 2017 3:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it comes to discussing ’60s British horror, most conversations usually begin and end with Hammer’s gothics and their sleazy derivatives. Mind you, it’s not hard to see why—the studio practically revived the genre in the UK during the late ’50s, and competitors would have to be fools to not want to ride their coattails, creating their own bloody (and occasionally brilliant) gothics chock-full of sex and violence. But the ’60s also saw the rise of a different, darker sub-genre—the modern psychological thriller, birthed from Alfred Hitchcock’s visual vocabulary and directors focused less on the supernatural and more on the depths of human cruelty and depravity. These thrillers are violent, sexual, and no stranger to controversy, and on today’s entry of the Crypt of Curiosities, we’ll be looking at three of the best and most noteworthy films.

The first big British thriller of »

- Perry Ruhland

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1960s Movie Posters: See the Best Art of the Decade

3 July 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s no question that the 1960s introduced seismic cultural changes around the world, which trickled into fashion, politics, music and of course, filmmaking. As a new generation came of age, films began to push boundaries like never before, exploring drugs and sex, gender roles and even gore. The films of the ’60s forever changed the industry, catapulting risk-takers and innovators like Jen-Luc Godard, Stanley Kubrick and Federico Fellini into the spotlight and ensuring that we would remember their names for decades to come.

Read More: Watch: 6-Minute Video Essay Explores The Themes And Beauty Of 1960s Jean-Luc Godard

French New Wave films like “Breathless” oozed with sexuality and perfected the art of cool, while in Italy, Fellini crafted one of the greatest films of all time with “8 1/2.” In the U.S., Roman Polanski and Alfred Hitchcock elevated horror to iconic and sophisticated new heights with “Psycho” and “Rosemary’s Baby. »

- Jamie Righetti

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‘Besetment’ Review

3 July 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Abby Wathen, Marlyn Mason, Michael Meyer, Max Gutfreund, Greg James, Hannah Barefoot, Lindsae Klein, Douglas Rowe, Sonya Davis | Written and Directed by Brad Douglas

Besetment stars Abby Wathen (The Bay) as Amanda Millard, a young woman who takes a hotel position in a small town where she ends up fighting for her life…. Struggling and desperate for a job, Amanda takes a position at a hotel in a small town in Oregon. It’s a creepy, back country kind of town but owners Mildred Colvin and her son Billy seem nice enough at first. It’s not long before Amanda discovers their real intentions, and her struggle to make a living becomes a nightmarish fight for her life.

The tone of Besetment is set straight away during the films opening credits: creepy imagery of blood running down shower drains, fluids being injected into… something/someone, and stitches being removed, »

- Phil Wheat

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Psycho Looking Mother Prop Rocks Your Halloween!

29 June 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There are few images more striking than that of Mrs. Bates’ corpse grinning with decay at the end of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho. This Halloween you’ll be able to bring Mother home like never before. Via FrightProps: Perfectly preserved! This… Continue Reading →

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- Steve Barton

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This Amazing Animatronic ‘Psycho’ Prop is Coming Halloween 2017

29 June 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

She’s still perfectly preserved, after all these years. Who could ever forget Alfred Hitchcock’s reveal in Psycho that Norman’s mother had been dead all along? Her loving son has set up her corpse in a rocking chair, and he’s even dressed her up in a gown and wig. That image of a mummified Norma Bates […] »

- John Squires

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David Reviews Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog [Criterion Blu-Ray Review]

27 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Of all the individuals ever assigned the task of sitting alongside the camera operator to direct a motion picture, I feel confident saying that none have been subjected to closer analytical scrutiny and more widespread popular acclaim than Alfred Hitchcock. Routinely considered one of the greatest, if not the preeminent, cinematic geniuses of all time, the “Master of Suspense” boasts an unparalleled litany of superlative achievements dating back to the silent film era and continuing over the course of five decades. His career can conveniently be broken down and digested in a handful of different eras, with most Hitchcock fans beginning their acquaintance with his work based on the legendary run he enjoyed through the 1950s in perennial “greatest film of all time” candidates like Vertigo and Rear Window, then moving either forward in time to classic shockers like Psycho and The Birds from the 1960s, or backward into his »

- David Blakeslee

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More Gay Stars and Directors and Screenwriters on TCM: From psychos and psychiatrists to surfers and stage mamas

22 June 2017 6:51 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

On the day a U.S. appeals court lifted an injunction that blocked a Mississippi “religious freedom” law – i.e., giving Christian extremists the right to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, etc. – not to mention the publication of a Republican-backed health care bill targeting the poor, the sick, the elderly, and those with “pre-existing conditions” – which would include HIV-infected people, a large chunk of whom are gay and bisexual men, so the wealthy in the U.S. can get a massive tax cut, Turner Classic Movies' 2017 Gay Pride or Lgbt Month celebration continues (into tomorrow morning, Thursday & Friday, June 22–23) with the presentation of movies by or featuring an eclectic – though seemingly all male – group: Montgomery Clift, Anthony Perkins, Tab Hunter, Dirk Bogarde, John Schlesinger, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Arthur Laurents, and Jerome Robbins. After all, one assumes that, rumors or no, the presence of Mercedes McCambridge in one »

- Andre Soares

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The Man from Planet X

16 June 2017 4:05 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The first visitor from outer space in the ’50s sci-fi boom is one very curious guy, dropping to Earth in a ship like a diving bell and scaring the bejesus out of Sally Field’s mother. Micro-budgeted space invasion fantasy gets off to a great start, thanks to the filmmaking genius of our old pal Edgar G. Ulmer.

The Man from Planet X

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1951 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 71 min. / Street Date July 11, 2017 / 27.99

Starring: Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Raymond Bond, William Schallert, Roy Engel, David Ormont.

Cinematography: John L. Russell

Film Editor: Fred R. Feitshans, Jr.

Original Music: Charles Koff

Written and Produced by Aubrey Wisberg, Jack Pollexfen

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

 

One of the first features of the 1950s Sci-Fi boom, 1951’s The Man from Planet X set a lot of precedents, cementing the public impression of ‘little green men from Mars’ and »

- Glenn Erickson

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Blu-ray Review: Psycho (1998)

16 June 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While I’m never going to consider it a “good” movie, I’m strangely glad that director Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot 1998 remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho exists. It only serves to make the original movie that much better (as though such a thing was possible) by demonstrating all the things Hitchcock does so perfectly that the remake gets perfectly wrong. Think of it as a $20 million experimental film; now that is has been tried and failed, we know that the experiment doesn’t need repeating. That alone has to be worth something.

Coming off the enormous box office success and a bunch of Oscar nominations for Good Will Hunting, indie director Gus Van Sant suddenly found himself with a great deal of studio clout. Ever the outsider artist, Van Sant decided to cash in all of that goodwill by finally realizing a long-held desire to do a shot-for-shot remake of Psycho—which, »

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'Psycho': THR's 1960 Review

16 June 2017 8:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On June 16, 1960, Alfred Hitchcock premiered his iconic mystery thriller Psycho in New York, with secrecy as the theme when it came to the plot. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below:

New York — The great filmic talents of Alfred Hitchcock, his superb artistry, technical mastery, skill and planning are very much in evidence in Psycho, his new Paramount release which opened here yesterday in a special engagement prior to its general release in August. This is a first-rate mystery thriller, full of visual shocks and surprises which are heightened by the melodramatic realism of the production. It »

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The Lodger (1927)

13 June 2017 12:32 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Hitchcock’s first self-professed ‘Hitch’ picture is still a winner. Many of his recurring themes are present, and some of his visual fluidity – in this finely tuned commercial ‘shock’ movie with witty visual tricks from Hitchcock’s own background as an art director. And hey, he secured a real box office name to star as the mysterious maybe-slayer, ‘The Avenger.’

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

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1927 / B&W + Color tints / 1:33 Silent Ap / 91 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date June 27, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Ivor Novello, June Tripp, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, Malcolm Keen.

Cinematography: Gaetano di Ventimiglia

Film Editor + titles: Ivor Montagu

Assistant director: Alma Reville

Written by Eliot Stannard from the book by Marie Belloc Lowndes

Produced by Michael Balcon and Carlyle Blackwell

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

 

Alfred Hitchcock became the most notable English film director for all the right reasons — he was talented and creative, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Six Decades and 54 Movie Posters That Define His Career

12 June 2017 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With a career spanning six decades, Alfred Hitchcock remains the most influential filmmaker of all time. And while many of his later films are well known, there are also numerous titles to explore during the earliest part of his career in the 1920s.

Read More: How Alfred Hitchcock, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and More Influenced Wes Anderson — Watch

While Hitchcock started making a name for himself in the 1930s with films like “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “The 39 Steps,” he really hit his stride during the 1940s with “Rebecca, “Foreign Correspondent” and “Suspicion.” By the next decade, Hitchcock was creating some of the most iconic films of all time with “Rear Window” and “Vertigo.”

In the 1960s, Hitchcock showed no signs of slowing down, transforming the horror genre with “Psycho” and “The Birds.” Even in one of his final films, “Frenzy,” Hitchcock still showcased his ability to shock audiences. »

- Jamie Righetti

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Secrecy Surrounding 1960’s ‘Psycho’ Went Off Without a Hitch

9 June 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” opened on June 16, 1960, the subject matter was shocking. By today’s standards, the most shocking thing about the film was its distribution — a slow rollout that lasted for months, even though Paramount and Hitchcock wanted to maintain secrecy. When Robert Bloch’s novel was published in 1959, Hitchcock bought all copies to keep the plot twists under wraps. Similarly, studio execs and theater owners were given no details about the film.

Psycho” opened on two Manhattan screens and in three other cities June 22. It bowed on 20 L.A. screens in August. These days, when viewers tweet film details during the first screening, months of secrecy would be unthinkable. But in 1960, most people cooperated. Hitchcock insisted no one be allowed to enter the theater after the movie started. His goal was to maintain suspense, but it became a marketing hook — and eventually became standard behavior for moviegoers. »

- Tim Gray

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Rita Riggs, Costume Designer for Alfred Hitchcock and 'The Jeffersons,' Dies at 86

8 June 2017 9:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Rita Riggs, the costume designer and wardrobe specialist who worked on Psycho and The Birds for Alfred Hitchcock and on TV's All in the Family and The Jeffersons for Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin, has died. She was 86.

Riggs died Monday in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson said.

In 2003, Riggs received the Career Achievement Award in Television from the Costume Designers Guild, and last year, the guild's legacy committee honored her with another lifetime award.

Riggs' estimable resumé for the big screen also included work for directors John Frankenheimer »

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Rita Riggs, Costume Designer for Alfred Hitchcock and 'The Jeffersons,' Dies at 86

8 June 2017 9:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rita Riggs, the costume designer and wardrobe specialist who worked on Psycho and The Birds for Alfred Hitchcock and on TV's All in the Family and The Jeffersons for Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin, has died. She was 86.

Riggs died Monday in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson said.

In 2003, Riggs received the Career Achievement Award in Television from the Costume Designers Guild, and last year, the guild's legacy committee honored her with another lifetime award.

Riggs' estimable resumé for the big screen also included work for directors John Frankenheimer »

- Mike Barnes

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You’ve Never Heard the Psycho Theme Quite Like This

7 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Psycho theme by composer Bernard Herrmann is one of the most iconic and classic examples of brilliant horror music. From it’s percussive stabbing opening to the haunting urgency presented throughout, it has withstood the test of time and rightfully… Continue Reading →

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- Jonathan Barkan

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Movies to Show My Son: ‘Alien’

29 May 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to another installment of Movies to Show My Son. This is the blog series were I discuss movies I can’t wait to show my son in the future. I’ll be covering my own personal experience with the movie, movie and life lessons I hope he will learn, and lastly my concerns about showing said film. This week’s film is Alien.

Personal Memories:

I came very late to the Alien franchise. I am not sure why, but for some reason it was not until a decade ago when I first sat down to watch them. Oddly my first introduction into the franchise happened when I watched the Mel Brooks’s comedy Spaceballs. At the very end at the movie there is a spoof of the infamous chest bursting scene. At at the time did not understand why the horrific act I saw was so funny to a »

- Dan Clark

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Detour review

23 May 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Hannah Woodhead

The latest in the proud American tradition of road trip movies, Detour sees Tye Sheridan’s despondent Californian teen Harper bullied into a misguided mission to Las Vegas by the nefarious Johnny (Emory Cohen) and his wide-eyed accomplice Cherry (Bel Powley). Harper suspects his stepfather (Stephan Moyer) has had a hand in the accident that’s left his mother in a coma, and in a drunken moment of madness, hires Johnny to kill him. It’s a fairly formulaic plot that at first could be mistaken for Fargo in the desert – and although it lacks the nuance and brilliant dialogue found in the Coen Brother’s classic film, in Detour, director and writer Christopher Smith works hard way to breathe new life into a road oft-travelled, but there always feels like something’s off.

Combining the sluggish feel of the vast Californian highway with a sense of impending dread, »

- Hannah Woodhead

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