Tag Archives: horror


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.” http://silverscenesblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-alfred-hitchcock-hour-unlocked.html

Backlots’ longtime pal Patty at The Lady Eve’s Reel Life gives us a thorough examination of 3 different Hitchcock killers. http://eves-reel-life.blogspot.com/2011/01/cmba-hitchcock-blogathon-three-classic.html

Jeff at Midnight Only explains the background of Frenzy, and why it is such an unusual Hitchcock movie. http://www.midnightonly.com/2013/10/31/frenzy-1972/

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. http://shebloggedbynight.com/2013/hitchcock-halloween-blogathon-shadow-of-a-doubt-1943/

Margaret at The Great Katharine Hepburn gets to the lighter side of Hitch with a presentation of Hitchcock’s appearance on Dick Cavett. http://thegreatkh.blogspot.com/2013/10/alfred-hitchcock-cavorting-with-cavett.html

Barry at Cinema Catharsis takes apart the similarities and differences between Psycho and its sequel Psycho II. http://cinematiccatharsis.blogspot.com/2013/10/double-take-psychopsycho-ii.html

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! http://criticaretro.blogspot.com.br/2013/10/the-lodger-story-of-london-fog-1927.html

Backlots’ good friend Dorian at Tales of the Easily Distracted gives us a look at Kim Novak’s duality in Vertigohttp://doriantb.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-two-faces-of-vertigo.html

Monty at All Good Things writes about a rare Hitchcock comedy, Mr. and Mrs. Smithhttp://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com/2013/10/hitchcock-halloween-blogathon-mr-and.html

Aurora, another good friend of Backlots’, chimed in over at Once Upon a Screen with a wonderful post on Rear Window. http://aurorasginjoint.com/2013/10/31/rear-window/

Holly’s Horrorland joined the fun with a highly entertaining post on the “Lamb to Slaughter” episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. http://hollyshorrorland.blogspot.com/2013/10/hitchcock-halloween-food-fight.html

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 Muchhttp://letsmisbehaveprecodefilmtribute.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/hitchcock-halloween-man-who-knew-too.html

Girls Do Film takes a look at Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels in The Birds. http://girlsdofilm.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/the-birds-tippi-hedren-as-melanie-daniels/

Crystal over at Love is a Fire gives us some background on Hitchcock’s life. http://crystalcrawfordblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/the-life-of-alfred-hitchcock-hitchcock-halloween-blogathon/