By Lara Gabrielle Fowler

Today is the day, folks! It’s a spooky Halloween morning, and I have already received several entries for Backlots’ Hitchcock Halloween blogathon! The entries will appear here as I receive them. To those of you with entries to submit, please either send them to my email address or comment under this post (or the original announcement post, as you prefer).

So without further ado, here are the entries for Backlots’ first annual Hitchcock Halloween blogathon!


Diana and Constance over at Silver Scenes gives us a peek into an episode of “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” entitled “The Unlocked Window.”

Backlots’ longtime pal Patty at The Lady Eve’s Reel Life gives us a thorough examination of 3 different Hitchcock killers.

Jeff at Midnight Only explains the background of Frenzy, and why it is such an unusual Hitchcock movie.

Stacia at She Blogged By Night provides us with an excellent rundown of Shadow of a Doubt, analyzing it in historical perspective and in the framework of Hitchcock’s career.

Margaret at The Great Katharine Hepburn gets to the lighter side of Hitch with a presentation of Hitchcock’s appearance on Dick Cavett.

Barry at Cinema Catharsis takes apart the similarities and differences between Psycho and its sequel Psycho II.

Le at Critica Retro takes a look at the newly-restored Hitchcock silent The Lodger. If you don’t speak Portuguese, be sure to click Le’s handy “translate” button on the right side of her page!

Backlots’ good friend Dorian at Tales of the Easily Distracted gives us a look at Kim Novak’s duality in Vertigo

Monty at All Good Things writes about a rare Hitchcock comedy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Aurora, another good friend of Backlots’, chimed in over at Once Upon a Screen with a wonderful post on Rear Window.

Holly’s Horrorland joined the fun with a highly entertaining post on the “Lamb to Slaughter” episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Emma at Let’s Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood gives us her look at Hitchcock’s earlier, lesser known version of The Man Who Knew Too Much

Girls Do Film takes a look at Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels in The Birds.

Crystal over at Love is a Fire gives us some background on Hitchcock’s life.



  1. Lara, I’m looking forward to everyone’s Hitchcock entries! Hope you’ll enjoy my post THE TWO FACES OF VERTIGO!

  2. Looks like a great line-up! What a wonderful idea of hosting a Hitchcock blogathon on Halloween day. 🙂

  3. I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂

  4. It’s a cavalcade of movie blogger stars here at the Hitchcock Halloween Blogathon! I’m diving eagerly into all these posts! Thanks for including me in the Hitchcockian fun, Lara! 😀

  5. Hey enjoying the posts. A little later than I thought, but here is my link to a review of ‘A Man Who Knew Too Much’:

  6. Sorry my post is late, but hopefully it’s worth the wait!

    Thanks for hosting and happy Halloween!

  7. It may take some time, but I’ll be reading every fascinating contribution. Great blogathon, Lara.

  8. Thank you, Patty! I think it turned out pretty well, it will definitely be back next year! 😀

  9. Wonderful! You’re in!

  10. My pleasure, Dorian! Thanks for participating and including your wonderful contribution!

  11. I posted yesterday but never got round to sending it to you! Looking forward to reading all the entries over the weekend, I loved writing this post

  12. Lara, I’m glad you caught the link from my tweet, when I came here it was already showcased in a post. I had a lot of fun yesterday and I’m really happy because there are more entries for me to read in the weekend!
    Thanks for the wonderful event!

  13. Lovely efforts from all your participants, Lara! Thank you!

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