Monday, November 14, 2022

Give yourself the bird

By G.I.V. Thebird Staff Thanksgiving Writer

Let’s face it, Thanksgiving places heavy emphasis on a bird. And filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock cooked up one heck of a film about birds — “The Birds” from 1963. 

It’s only fitting, then, that Thanksgiving and Hitch come together this month for a movie marathon to fill your appetite for a tasty helping of mystery and murder.

Those interested in marathoning Hitchcock films this Thanksgiving season can do so on the day or throughout a number of days leading up to Thanksgiving.

The following is a lineup of Hitch films we at Jack-o’-Lantern Press put together with both the programming schedule for the day (should you choose to devour your meals by the plateful) and also for the days leading up to the day of the bird (should you choose to cherish each small bite by the spoonful):

1946’s “Notorious” at 6 a.m. (or the Friday before Thanksgiving)

1951’s “Strangers on a Train” at 7:45 a.m. (or the Saturday before Thanksgiving)

1954’s “Rear Window” at 9:30 a.m. (or the Sunday before Thanksgiving)

1958’s “Vertigo” at 11:30 a.m. (or the Monday before Thanksgiving)

1956’s “The Wrong Man” at 1:40 p.m. (or the Tuesday before Thanksgiving)

1959’s “North by Northwest” by 3:30 p.m. (or the Wednesday before Thanksgiving)

Main course on Thanksgiving Day for sure: Not one bird, but many -- 1963’s “The Birds” at 5:50 p.m. 

Dessert: 1960’s “Psycho” at 7:50 p.m.

So, there you have it. Bon app├ętit. Mangia!

For more about Hitch for Thanksgiving and other fun freaky traditions for all you creepy kooks out there looking to infuse all your holidays with monsters and Halloween, check out the “Jack-o'-Lantern Press Podcast” Thanksgiving episodes linked below:

-Episode 21. Thanksgiving Monsters

-Episode 78. Monster Mondays: Tom the Turkey Terror

And look for a special helping of Thanksgiving horror coming soon to the podcast ...