One of the movies that really was memorable for me as a kid was Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds. This film, set in a small Northern Californian coastal town, scared me. I attribute my dislike of large groups of birds to this film. It’s brilliant the way the movie sneaks up on you. Unlike the horror films of today, this film, centered on birds gone wild, has a slow pace that culminates in a climax. While the action is not constant, it creates a sense of psychological terror and wonder that make it a classic.
What is your favorite classic Alfred Hitchcock film? Why? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.