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Revisit the Psycho shower scene with the 78/52 documentary trailer

Alfred Hitchcock was horrified to find that people were actually taking his movie PSYCHO seriously. With the new documentary 78/52 , director Alexandre O. Philippe is taking the film's shower murder sequence very seriously. Although the sequence only lasts 45 seconds, Philippe has built an entire feature around it, examining the 78 shots and 52 cuts that were used to put the...
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10.05.2017
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Remake of Hitchcock's The Birds coming from BBC

There has been talk for years now that we would be seeing a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's killer classic THE BIRDS hitting screens. Usually, the news came with names such as director Martin Campbell (CASINO ROYALE) and Naomi Watts attached, but not this time. Turns out that the BBC is looking to remake THE BIRDS into a "contemporary TV drama." The BBC take on the classic...
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08.16.2017
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78/52 (Fantasia Review)

PLOT: An in-depth examination of Alfred Hitchcock’s approach to filming his 1960 masterpiece, PSYCHO, specifically, the infamous shower scene. REVIEW: One can’t help but feel the influence of ROOM 237 on director Alexander O. Philippe’s 78/52. No mere PSYCHO making-of, territory that’s been (too) well-mined over the years with books, docs and even a feature-film, HITCHCOCK,...
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07.28.2017
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Psycho shower scene documentary 78/52 lands distribution

Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO is one of the greatest horror movies ever made, with the shower murder of Janet Leigh's character Marion Crane being one of the most talked about scenes in cinema history. Even though this scene only lasts 45 seconds in the finished film, shooting it took up an entire week of PSYCHO's four week production schedule. It was brought to the screen...
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01.30.2017
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Top 10 Horror Movie Schizophrenics!

So, how many of you went and checked out SPLIT last weekend? Judging by the whopping $40 million it culled at the U.S. box-office, it would appear a whole lot of you guys and gals got down with M. Night Shyamalan's latest bona fide hit. Which, of course, got us to wondering... What is about schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder that's so damn unnerving? After-all, these sorts of...
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01.27.2017
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It's the Booze Talkin': Controversy is a great way to sell horror!

M. Night Shyamalan appears to be back. His latest feature SPLIT not only received critical praise, but the low budget thriller managed to pull in an especially impressive 40 million opening. That’s pretty fantastic considering the director has had more than a few detractors. Yet it isn’t all sunshine and puppies for Shyamalan. There was a time when the twist-happy filmmaker...
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01.24.2017
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Face-Off: Psycho vs. Dressed to Kill

There have been a lot of characters with multiple personalities in the horror genre over the decades, and M. Night Shyamalan is adding another one into the mix with this weekend's release of SPLIT. With that film coming out, this seemed like the appropriate time to take a look back at perhaps the most popular film about split personalities in the genre, Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic PSYCHO ....
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01.18.2017
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Top 10 Horror Movie Birds!

What is up friends and fellow Arrow in the Headers...we're less than a week away from Turkey Day. You believe that sh*t? What are your plans for the holiday? Booze, food, football, movies, more food...rinse and repeat? Damn fine plan if you ask us. So too is our scheduled Top 10 ahead. You see, in honor of the American past time that revolves around eating a stuffed bird, we're doing similar...
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11.18.2016
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Universal is developing a brand new Alfred Hitchcock anthology series

Alfred Hitchcock is a film legend, for pretty obvious reasons. Even teens born in 2000 (that's is a real thing, because time is horrifying) would recognize the name of the iconic, prolific director whose works have timeless thrills and chills. Universal realized they're sitting on a gold mine of Hitchcock history, so they have just made a deal with his estate,...
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09.28.2016
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Cool Horror Videos: Psycho and Jaws animated as old school games

Last July, YouTube user Toon Doom (a.k.a. Fernando Rangel) posted a video that condensed the story of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film PSYCHO down to just under four minutes by animating it as if it were an old school 16 bit video game. It's such a cool video that I'm including it in this article even though it's a year old, along with Toon Doom's latest release,...
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07.27.2016
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Top 10 Terrifying Movie Trains!

A quick show of hands, how many of you have ever traveled by train? It can be a pretty harrowing if not thrilling endeavor, no? Sure it can! Which is why the speeding locomotive has for decades been a fraught cinematic setting. And no, MONEY TRAIN doesn't count! In fact, opening next week is a cool sounding Korean zombie flick called TRAIN TO BUSAN, which obviously employs the titular track...
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07.15.2016
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The Test of Time: The Birds (1963)

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they remain must see? So…the point of this column is to determine how a film holds up for a modern horror audience, to see if it stands the Test of...
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05.19.2016
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