THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE ANTHONY HOPKINS STARRING HITCHCOCK HAS ARRIVED

The first retro official trailer for the Anthony Hopkins starring HITCHCOCK has hit the web and it looks like it’s going to be an outstandingly amazing film. Check it out after the break below. HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie PSYCHO.

Along with Academy Award winner Hopkins as Hitchcock, the film stars another Oscar winner, Dame Helen Mirren, as his wife, Alma. Sacha Gervasi, whose big screen debut Anvil! The Story of Anvil won the 2010 Best Documentary Feature prize at the Independent Spirit Awards, directs from a screenplay by John McLaughlin, revisions by Ryan Murphy, Stephen Rebello, and Sacha Gervasi, based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Joe Medjuck of Montecito Pictures are producing along with Tom Thayer and Alan Barnette. Ali Bell and Richard Middleton are executive producers. The film is co-financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Cold Spring Pictures.

Hitchcock will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Claudia Lewis, President of Production, and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production, are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The film also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary, Peggy, Michael Wincott as Ed Gein, Kurtwood Smith as Geoffrey Shurlock, Richard Portnow as Barney Balaban, Ralph Macchio as Psycho screenwriter Joe Stefano, and Danny Huston as Whitfield Cook.

KEEP READING FOR A LOOK AT THE NEW OFFICIAL HITCHCOCK TRAILER AND MORE!

NEW RETRO POSTER AND FIRST STILLS FROM HITCHCOCK STARRING ANTHONY HOPKINS

The first retro PSYCHO-esque poster for the Anthony Hopkins starring HITCHCOCK has hit the web along with 4 new stills from the film. Check ’em out after the break below. HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie PSYCHO.

Along with Academy Award winner Hopkins as Hitchcock, the film stars another Oscar winner, Dame Helen Mirren, as his wife, Alma. Sacha Gervasi, whose big screen debut Anvil! The Story of Anvil won the 2010 Best Documentary Feature prize at the Independent Spirit Awards, directs from a screenplay by John McLaughlin, revisions by Ryan Murphy, Stephen Rebello, and Sacha Gervasi, based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Joe Medjuck of Montecito Pictures are producing along with Tom Thayer and Alan Barnette. Ali Bell and Richard Middleton are executive producers. The film is co-financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Cold Spring Pictures.

Hitchcock will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Claudia Lewis, President of Production, and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production, are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The film also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary, Peggy, Michael Wincott as Ed Gein, Kurtwood Smith as Geoffrey Shurlock, Richard Portnow as Barney Balaban, Ralph Macchio as Psycho screenwriter Joe Stefano, and Danny Huston as Whitfield Cook.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE RETRO STYLE POSTER AND STILLS FROM THE FILM

ANTHONY HOPKINS IN FULL MAKEUP FOR THE UPCOMING FILM ‘HITCHCOCK’

Source: Dread Central

“A behind-the-scenes shot of Sir Anthony Hopklins in full makeup as Alfred Hitchcock is here and it lands smack in the middle territory of the actor looking like the director and well… not so much.

Along with Academy Award winner Hopkins as Hitchcock, the film stars another Oscar winner, Dame Helen Mirren, as his wife, Alma. Sacha Gervasi, whose big screen debut Anvil! The Story of Anvil won the 2010 Best Documentary Feature prize at the Independent Spirit Awards, directs from a screenplay by John McLaughlin, revisions by Ryan Murphy, Stephen Rebello, and Sacha Gervasi, based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Joe Medjuck of Montecito Pictures are producing along with Tom Thayer and Alan Barnette. Ali Bell and Richard Middleton are executive producers. The film is co-financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Cold Spring Pictures.

Hitchcock will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Claudia Lewis, President of Production, and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production, are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.

The film also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary, Peggy, Michael Wincott as Ed Gein, Kurtwood Smith as Geoffrey Shurlock, Richard Portnow as Barney Balaban, Ralph Macchio as Psycho screenwriter Joe Stefano, and Danny Huston as Whitfield Cook.”

 

RYAN MURPHY SPILLS DETAILS ABOUT SECOND SEASON OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY

AMERICAN HORROR STORY series creator Ryan Murphy, interviewing with New York Magazine’s THE VULTURE, spoke at length about some of what we can expect from the upcoming Season 2 (as well as blathering on ad nauseum about Glee, of which I couldn’t give two shits). Thankfully, the boils ‘n ghouls over at Dread Central separated the wheat from the chaff, cutting out the Glee nonsense to get to the good stuff (below).

“It’s set in an institution for the criminally insane that Jessica Lange’s character runs, which is a really, really, really fun thing to do because you can write all these people locked up in it,” Murphy says of the plot. “And I guess if the first season was about infidelity, the second season is about sanity. What makes someone sane or insane? Sometimes the people you think are insane are actually the most sane of all. It’s fun to write about people who society throws away.

He continues by revealing the time period and how that translates to “real” horror: “I haven’t said this publicly, but the new season is set in the Sixties, and Chloe Sevigny, for example, plays a character who was put in an asylum because she was a woman who likes sex so her husband sends her away. At the time you were able to put people away for that. Another character is institutionalized for being a lesbian. To me there’s nothing more scary than somebody coming to you and saying they’re going to take you away and put you in a mad house and you have no legal rights and there you shall stay till the end of your days. That is a real horror. Everybody has felt people thinking, ‘You’re fucking crazy.’ Even somebody saying that to you is scary.”

Murphy continues, “I actually had the idea first. I knew the first season was about a very contemporary haunted house, and I knew the second season was gonna be — if we were lucky enough to be picked up — about an insane asylum done in a very different way. I pitched it in the very beginning, and FX said, ‘Good. We hope the first season works ‘cause we love the second season.’ I even know what the third season would be. There are very, very many different kinds of haunted houses in our culture. And there are a lot of different social topics that you can weave through that sort of prism.”

Keep it tuned right here to Backwoods Horror, faithful readers, for more information concerning AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s Second Season starring Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Adam Levine, Lizzie Brochere, Chloe Sevigny and James Cromwell.

FIRST FIVE MINUTES OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY

Source: AOL TV

Below is the first five minutes for the upcoming FX original series American Horror Story. From the minds of Ryan Murphy (of ‘Nip/Tuck’ fame) and his ‘Glee’ co-creator Brad Falchuk, ‘American Horror Story’ has been labeled as “psychosexual thriller” genre thanks to the many murders, inexplicable phenomena and haunted happenings in the Harmon family’s new L.A. home. Hmmmm, Nip/Tuck and Glee, eh? Not the greatest pedigree for horror, but we’ll see. Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy star.