What's the greatest MacGuffin in science fiction or fantasy?

As coined by Hitchcock, a MacGuffin is an object that drives the plot of a story forward — even if it's intrinsically meaningless. Often, it's the object everybody wants to get their hands on. Like a treasure map. Or a tesseract. But what's the greatest MacGuffin in all of science fiction or fantasy? » 3/12/14 3:20pm 3/12/14 3:20pm

Blood is the new black at this deranged horror-themed fashion show

Amongst all of the fashions debuting on the runways of New York fashion week, The Blonds' 2013 fall line was especially Psycho. It was also a bit of The Shining and more than a dash of asylum-chic. It was a fun, if utterly demented show, complete with shower stabbing patterns, a bloody PVC raincoat, and a fur… » 2/16/13 2:00pm 2/16/13 2:00pm

Vertigo soundtrack makes the Joker's bank heist extra creepy

Christopher Nolan's movies have often been compared to Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers, and this video, which places the score from Vertigo beneath the opening scene from The Dark Knight, shows what a nice match Hitchcock's audio tastes are with Nolan's visuals. It also amps up the tension of the clown-faced bank heist. » 6/02/12 1:30pm 6/02/12 1:30pm

What if Roger Corman or Alfred Hitchcock directed The Hunger Games?

Gary Ross is getting rave reviews for his faithful adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, but what if a different director imposed his or her own peculiar vision on the dystopian murder competition? These movie posters imagine how Katniss and company would fare in the hands of some very different moviemakers. » 3/25/12 11:00am 3/25/12 11:00am

My Own Worst Enemy Fails To Live Up to Admittedly Meager Expectations

My favorite episode in the 10-year run of Alfred Hitchcock's famous anthology series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents » 10/12/08 1:00pm 10/12/08 1:00pm, is "The Case of Mr. Pelham." It concerns a man being stalked by a person who he believes to be his double. By turns frightening and utterly insane, the drama builds with just a few sets and actors. And…