North By Northwest (1959) – Alfred Hitchcock

North By Northwest is my favorite of all of Hitch’s films. I was quite delighted to come across it on the 101 Action Movies list. It’s fun, charming, and races along full tilt right to its climax. It has an iconic score by Bernard Herrmann, and a top-notch cast featuring Cary Grant (I love his…

Hitchcock (2012) – Sacha Gervasi

Good evening. I love movies. I love movies about making movies. I also quite love Hitchcock movies. So this one seems like a winner all around, and I was not disappointed. Featuring a script by John J. McLaughlin working from the book “Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello, Gervasi, marking his first…

Re-Animator (1985)

The 101 Horror Movies strikes again, with this cult classic, featuring genre favoourite Jeffrey Combs. Based loosely on the original tale by the always chilling work of H.P. Lovecraft, the film, directed by Stuart Gordon, is a wonderful over-the-top gorefest. We follow Herbert West (Combs) from an interesting experiment in Sweden back to the States…

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

I’m not quite sure how this film was missed in my upbringing, but I never saw it, though I do love Jules Verne. The man had a brilliant imagination and even today, his stories can fire us up, instill in us that sense of wonder and exploration that for me is the height of adventure….

The Birds (1963)

As I continue through the 101 Horror Movies, and get closer to present day, there tend to be more and more films that I have already seen, but am happy to revisit. The Birds falls into that category. The man was a master storyteller, and while some of the contemporary horror films can barely hit…

Serial Killer Double Feature – Peeping Tom (1960) & Psycho (1960)

Last night I watched two serial killer films that both seem to have voyeuristic fetishes. Both come from 1960, but are two completely differing films, dealing with murderers. I’ll be honest, until I read the title in that wonderful little book, 101 Horror Movies, I had never even heard of  Peeping Tom. I’ll be honest…