Latest Alfred Hitchcock Stories

Toxin Linked To Incident That Inspired Famous Hitchcock Movie
2011-12-29 05:42:11

Scientists have determined what triggered a crazed bird flock that helped inspire Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 hit movie "The Birds". Dan Vergano of USA TODAY reports that seabirds rammed themselves into homes across California's Monterey Bay in the summer of 1961, which sparked Hitchcock's interest and eventually helped birth a classic movie. The scientists wrote in the journal Nature Geoscience that the birds of the 1961 incident were poisoned by toxin-making algae. They found that 79...

2011-07-28 14:18:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: Known for his chilling genius, Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most brilliant directors of all time. From the dark allure of the voyeur (Rear Window) to the danger of falling for the wrong woman (Vertigo) to the thrilling mistaken identity chase (North by Northwest), to the horror of inescapable evil (The Birds), and the most terrifying and shocking film of its time (Psycho), Hitchcock's films send a shiver up any spine....

2010-12-06 14:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- When: Dec. 8-10 Conference 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., last day ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 (Life Planning Network gathering) 5-8 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive St., Los Angeles Where: Center for Nonprofit Management 1000 N. Alameda St., Ste. 250, Los Angeles Fielding Graduate University's Institute for Social...

2010-05-10 04:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailed as one of the most influential suspense movies of its time, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho had a profound effect on how future filmmakers made movies and shaped audience expectations for generations to come. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of one of Universal Studios' most treasured and prestigious films, Psycho will debut for the first time ever on Blu-ray(TM) on October 19, 2010. Fans can now enjoy a superior quality, hi-def...

2009-10-21 12:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter, hosts its inaugural "Alfred Hitchcock Legacy Tribute Gala," honoring Dr. Elizabeth Daley, Dean, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Saturday, November 7 at the Globe Theater at Universal Studios, home for more than 40 years to the iconic filmmaker. The Hitchcock family, including daughter Pat and granddaughters Mary and Tere serve as Honorary Chairs and will present the award to Daley. George Lucas,...

2009-06-17 16:55:36

New York authorities said a man donned a dress, wig and makeup to impersonate his dead mother and collect Social Security and rent subsidies. Thomas Prusik-Parkin, 49, allegedly took a page from Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho to pose as his mother and collect $115,000 in benefits from the government, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. I held my mother when she was dying and breathed in her last breath, so I am my mother, police quoted Prusik-Parkin as saying at the time of...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'