Last year we had a couple of Halloween Movie Night suggestions for you. They were Amityville Horror and Peacock. This year we decided to add two more to the list: Hitchcock (2012) and The Pact (2012). Both movies would be great to rent for this October 31st, and they also feature Hannah's Treasures' vintage wallpaper.
I watched Hitchcock yesterday and first I must confess three things:
1. I don't like scary movies.
2. I have not seen Psycho.
3. And I most likely won't work up enough courage to see it either.
That being said, Hitchcock is an intriguing glimpse into the making of Psycho (1960), and a film about the making of a horror movie is definitely more my speed. For those of you who have seen Psycho and who are fans of Alfred Hitchcock's films, I'm sure that you would appreciate and enjoy Hitchcock all the more, but even as someone who has never seen an Alfred Hitchcock movie, I found this film to be quite entertaining.
Hitchcock tells the story of the famous filmmaker and his quest to find, fund, and film a new, cutting edge production that will reinforce his status as "the master of suspense". Anthony Hopkins' performance as Alfred Hitchcock is masterful, and Helen Mirren as Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville proves equally marvelous.
Besides getting a behind-the-scenes look at the set of a horror film and the mind of a filmmaker, perhaps the most compelling aspect of the movie is the relationship between Alfred and Alma. If you're a fan of Alfred Hitchcock or if you're like me and don't want to watch scary movies but would still like to take part in the Halloween fun, Hitchcock is a must-see.
Hannah's Treasures wallpaper appears in a few scenes of Hitchcock as well. The wallpaper in the bedroom is the most prominent, receiving lots of screen time as Alfred and Alma discuss Psycho before falling asleep.
There are a couple of other quick scenes featuring Michael Wincott as Ed Gein (the mass murder whose story Psycho is based upon) that also briefly show Hannah's Treasures wallpaper on the walls.
These scenes go by fast and are dimly lit as Alfred meditates on the story of Psycho and his own internal condition, but these are the two papers that help set the scene:
If you're a fan of Alfred Hitchcock, you should definitely check out the blog we wrote last year about the movie Peacock and consider watching it too. Peacock follows in the footsteps of Hitchcock's movies, especially Psycho, and it is certainly a thrilling story of its own.
Now for those of you who are interested in scary movies, The Pact would surely be a frightening one to see. Hannah's Treasures wallpaper also finds prominent space in this film, and you can spot it throughout the trailer.
That trailer terrifies me enough, so I think I'll skip the full-length movie, but if horror is your thing, I hope you watch it. You can tell me how it is and maybe, just maybe, I'll dare to watch it myself. Maybe.
Have a Happy Halloween!