Watch these Alfred Hitchcock Movies for Some Halloween Scares

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Alfred Hitchcock movies inspired generations of filmmakers because of his unique style and attention to detail. Hitchcock truly was the master of suspense. If you are looking for some old-school Halloween scares, check out these classics.

Strangers on a Train (1951)

“Strangers on a train” plays perfectly with the concept of psychological suspense. Furthermore, it takes the psycho-killer theme and turns it on its head. A double-murder plot, blackmail, and mental torment abound in this gripping film.

Rear Window (1954)

One of many iconic roles for James Stewart, who also notably starred in other Hitchcock films like “Rope” and “Vertigo” this classic definitely still holds up today. While so many suspense films fixate on the actions of the villain, this one sits with the protagonist and incorporates themes of loneliness and paranoia.

The Birds (1963)

“The Birds” was a perfect example of one of the things Hitchcock did best. Creating an atmosphere of terror in a world that felt real was one of his greatest skills as a director. Of course, we have to give credit to the screenwriter, Evan Hunter, and Daphne Du Maurier who wrote the story on which the film was based. However, making birds scary on the big screen was a great accomplishment for the film’s director.

Psycho (1960)

Hitchcock’s most famous film, “Psycho,” was based on the 1959 novel by Robert Bloch and followed the story closely with mostly minor changes. Hitchcock’s eye for the use of shadow and light as well as the unforgettable soundtrack makes this one of the scariest films ever made. The story became so popular that it spawned multiple sequels, remakes, and a television series. Non, however, comes close to the original.

These are just a few of the great Alfred Hitchcock movies that thrilled audiences and continue to inspire. What’s your favorite Hitchcock film? Let us know in the comments. For more like this, follow The Greatest Generation on Facebook and Twitter.