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The Alfred Hitchcock Head-fake

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The Alfred Hitchcock Head Fake

In 1960 Alfred Hitchcock broke the rules and nothing’s been the same since thank God. He gets the audience invested in his beautiful lead actress and then unexpectedly kills her off in the first part of the film. He then brings in an entirely new cast of characters to bring the film home. In 1980 Brian De Palma pays tribute to this crafty Hitchcock technique in his brilliant suspense slasher Dressed to Kill…

…fast forward to 1995 when Drew Barrymore and Wes Craven were working on the first Scream. They also thought it was time to reach into the Hitchcock bag of tricks and pull the same stunt in one of the greatest and most cleverly written open scenes in horror history. Thanks Hitch!

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All things Frankenstein and the mad scientist that created him are discussed and dissected on this blog. This is clearly the most iconic monster.

No shortage of content to blog about here. The vampire genre was launched by Bram Stoker’s novel and is the most explosive, prevalent, and diverse in the history of Horror.

The werewolf genre comes from no story or novel but an ancient lore used by 1930’s Hollywood writers. The rest is history and there is much to discuss and celebrate.

In 1922, the tomb of the ancient Egyptian King Tut was discovered- and the world was riveted. And for us horror fans- a new monster was born!

The least amount of content to discuss. But, the only American Gothic short story devoted to Halloween. This monster is Halloween and cannot be left out of the discussion.

And finally our most crowded field. Any other monster, creature, ghost, or maniac that does not fit in the Big 5 monster catagories falls under this one.