Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast includes: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor
Hitchcock weekender
119 mins / 1963 / USA

In this classic horror directed by Alfred Hitchcock, spoiled socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) pursues lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) to his Bodega Bay home after they meet in a bird shop. Melanie sails across the bay to deliver the gift of a lovebird to Mitch's young sister, only to be attacked by a gull on her way back. Soon random attacks on humans are taking place all over Bodega, as birds of all varieties mass in their thousands overhead.

Proving once again that build-up is the key to suspense, Alfred Hitchcock successfully turned birds into some of the most terrifying villains in horror history. 

Resident Electric Palace cinephile Ben Newell will provide a short introduction to the screening.

Find out more about our upcoming Hitchcock week of Hitchcock-related films and events! Book now:

My Name is Alfred Hitchcock - Friday 6 October, 7.30pm

Wait for Me - Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm

Rear Window - Sunday 8 October, 11am

Everything you ever wanted to know about Hitchcock (but were afraid to ask!) Interactive talk - Wednesday 11 October, 7.30pm

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