A Hitchcock Halloween
The Fearfulness of Suspense
There is no director who can give you a chill up your spine and keep you on the edge of your seat like Alfred Hitchcock. So, I thought who better to feature in spooky month's film club than the master of suspense himself.
I'm not a fan of horror movies - and by not a fan, I mean I will actually be ill if I have to watch a horror film. Although his films focus on dark themes, Hitchcock isn't a horror director. Instead, he masterfully crafts his films by intermixing elements of suspense, horror, and intrigue to entice the audience into his worlds. Once you get grabbed by a Hitchcock film, you just can't look away. Hitchcock isn't a horror director, he's a psychological director, playing with your mind and your eye, forcing you to believe the unbelievable.
The films of A Hitchcock Halloween are some of the director's most iconic work. From the hit British mystery to cinema's most written about feature, these films capture the art of suspense and the feeling of unease it brings with it. If you the hair on the back of your neck isn't standing up or you haven't gotten a sharp chill down your spine while watching a Hitchcock movie than you're doing something wrong. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to watch this collection on All Hallow's Eve!
The films of A Hitchcock Halloween are:
The 39 Steps
North by Northwest
The Man Who Knew Too Much
|So, here's how The Film Club works. Each month I curate a collection of films that demonstrate the best of filmmaking. Over the course of the month, you watch as many films on this list as you can, and, with your help, we can discuss how these films work together as a collection and how they reflect the artistry of filmmaking. At the end of the month, come back here to read my review of the films in this month's collection. If you want to take part in this month's film club, leave a comment Tweet me, Tumblr me, or Email me discussing your thoughts on this collection!
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