Friday, September 11, 2009

An interview with the Master: Alfred Hitchcock

We are past Labor Day, and we will hit the Horror/Scary movie season in the theaters (one or two are already out). As a fan of classic scary movies, I am usually dismayed at the rot that passes for Horror films these days. Blood and guts everywhere and special effects that simply put most Horror films over the top, and thereby render them more absurd than scary.

If you are a devotee and critic of Horror films, I recommend watching the following two Youtube clips. Its a very well done BBC two part interview from 1964 with the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. His thoughts on film making in this genre are really thought provoking.

After watching this, see if you can stand Jason v. Freddy flicks or other such bad horror films anymore without feeling a loss in the overall quality of film making in the genre. A good suspenseful, scary movie comes along every so often still, but they are few and far between.

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