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Top Ten Tuesday: The "Used-to-be-Scary" Movies (that maybe might be possibly still are)

This week’s prompt from the Broke and the Bookish is a Halloween-themed Freebie, so here we go!

Top Ten Used-to-Be Scary Movies

These are the movies that creeped me out or just outright terrified me when I was younger. 445 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

The Birds

31 Days Of Halloween

In my post of Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare On Elm Street” (1984) I said it was one of a very few horror movies that have ever genuinely scared me. 330 more words

Full Movie

Celebrating "The Birds" with its Iconic Heroine

Last Friday, October 16, I had the great pleasure to emcee for legendary actress, Tippi Hedren, upon her return to Detroit’s historic Redford Theatre… 294 more words

Audition - Slow Boil Feminism

Audition (1999) dir. Takashi Miike

I love horror films with a slow, patient build. Audition is the best at this I’ve ever seen. It follows the same basic pattern as Hitchcock’s  222 more words

Movie Notes

The Birds (1963)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock (directing God).  Screenplay written by Evan Hunter and story by Daphne Du Maurier.  Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright and Suzanne Pleshette. 329 more words


Hitchcock in California

Bodega Bay, CA (2014)

Not quite like the place it was in the movie, where Tippi Hedren stubbornly stalked Rod Taylor, but got rebuffed by maternal jealousy instead, metaphorically in the form of rapacious birds. 86 more words


Feed The Birds

Nesting within the Leicester Square Theatre, The Birds was a short, sharp pecking performance for 60 minutes. Flocking into The Lounge, a small cast, set and audience created the desired post-apocalyptic hideaway. 699 more words