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In the middle of the 20th century, Alfred Hitchcock made a career out of generating fear from the mundane. Psycho made us afraid to shower. The Birds had us looking toward the skies for more than just the pigeons looking to crap on our heads. And I’ll be damned if Rear Window didn’t get me to stop spying on my neighbors with a telescopic camera.
Those familiar with Hitchcock’s work likely know that his ability to instill dread stems from his knowledge about the difference between surprise and suspense. According to Hitchcock, to surprise, you simply need to set off a bomb in the middle of a scene. To create suspense, however, the audience needs to know the bomb is there. Suspense is the knowledge that two people are living their lives blissfully unaware that each moment could be their last. That’s why many of Hitchcock »
- Bryan Christopher
Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin court disgrace (and each other) in the first trailer for Roger Michell’s “My Cousin Rachel,” an adaptation of the 1951 novel by Daphne du Maurier, most famous for penning “Rebecca” and “The Birds.” A lesser known work, the last time “My Cousin Rachel” made it to the big screen was in 1952, starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton.
The novel centers around a young man named Philip (Claflin) as he plots against his mysterious and beautiful cousin, Rachel Ashley (Weisz), whom he suspects of poisoning his guardian. Philip falls under the beautiful Rachel’s spell, losing his resolve as his infatuation grows — and maybe even endangering his own life in the process.
The trailer shows Philip peering at Rachel from around corners and sneaking up on her in a dimly lit manor house, »
- Jude Dry
Author: David Sztypuljak
With Denial in cinemas this week starring the fabulous Rachel Weisz as Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt it comes as no surprise that Fox Searchlight have released the first UK poster & trailer for My Cousin Rachel starring Weisz and her co-star Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games). For anyone unsure, this is most definitely not a sequel to the 1992 movie My Cousin Vinny starring Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio and Marisa Tomei… as nice as that would be!
My Cousin Rachel is a dark romance about a young Englishman who plots revenge again his mysterious beautiful cousin believing that she’s murdered his guardian. His feelings becoming rather more complicated when the finds himself falling for her. »
- David Sztypuljak
Because of his work, you might not be able to step into the shower without thinking of screeching violins, and maybe you flinch when you see a flock of birds pass overhead. Alfred Hitchcock's influence is undeniable, and Fright Rags celebrates The Master of Suspense with their latest shirt collection.
Featuring shirts that pay tribute to Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Birds, and Psycho, Fright Rags' Hitchcock collection features four shirt designs, with "The Shower Scene" artwork also available on a baseball tee and zippered hoodie.
You can view all of the designs below (priced at $27.00 apiece for the shirts, $37.00 for the baseball tee, and $47.00 for the zippered hoodie), and to learn more, visit Fright Rags' website.
From Fright Rags: "Our Officially Licensed Alfred Hitchcock Collection is Now Available! Four new designs in Guys (S-5X) and Girls (S-2X). Includes a Baseball Tee and a Hoodie! Grab 'em now before they disappear! »
- Derek Anderson
13 phobias on film for Friday the 13th13 phobias on film for Friday the 13thSasha James1/13/2017 9:05:00 Am
Did you know that “paraskavedekatriaphobia” is the fear of Friday the 13th?
Instead of the usual breakdown of the Friday the 13th movies that you’re probably used to, we decided to celebrate this Friday the 13th with a write-up of phobias and the movies that we most associate with them. Yes, we could have picked Arachnophobia for arachnophobia, but we tried to be at least a little bit more creative.
Check out our list below, and let us know if you can think up better movies to represent the below phobias.
Panphobia (Fear of Everything) – What About Bob?
You can’t talk about phobias without talking about Bob Wiley. In Frank Oz’s 90s classic What About Bob?, Bill Murray plays the multiphobic patient of Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). He’s afraid of everything: buses, »
- Sasha James
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