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Alfred Hitchcock Day

Get ready for some suspense and thrills on Alfred Hitchcock Day - honor the master of suspense with a movie marathon or creepy themed party!
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March 12
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, on March 12 for Alfred Hitchcock Day! This day commemorates the birth of one of the most iconic and influential directors in cinema history. Known for his thrilling and psychologically complex films, Hitchcock has left a lasting impact on the world of film and continues to be celebrated by movie buffs around the globe. So grab some popcorn and settle in for a movie marathon featuring some of Hitchcock's best works in honor of this special day.

History of Alfred Hitchcock Day

Alfred Hitchcock Day Dates

Alfred Hitchcock Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1899</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Alfred Hitchcock's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Born on August 13, Alfred Hitchcock would grow to become one of the most influential directors in cinematic history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1925</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Directorial Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hitchcock directed his first feature film, 'The Pleasure Garden', marking the beginning of his iconic career.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>American Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hitchcock made his American debut with the psychological thriller 'Rebecca', which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1955</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hitchcock began hosting the television series 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', further cementing his status as a master of suspense.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>'Psycho' Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The release of 'Psycho', now considered one of Hitchcock's finest works, significantly shaped the modern horror genre.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hitchcock's Death</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alfred Hitchcock passed away, leaving behind a legacy of films that continue to influence filmmakers and delight audiences today.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Hitchcock movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and spend the day watching some of Alfred Hitchcock's best films. Create a cozy atmosphere with dim lighting and snacks to set the mood for a suspenseful movie marathon.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as your favorite Hitchcock character</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it's Norman Bates from Psycho or Melanie Daniels from The Birds, dress up as your favorite character from a Hitchcock film and have a costume contest with your friends. Bonus points for recreating iconic scenes!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a tour of famous Hitchcock filming locations</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you live near any of the locations where Hitchcock filmed his movies, take a trip and see them in person. It will add a whole new level of appreciation for his films and their settings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Hitchcock-inspired menu</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and make dishes inspired by Hitchcock's films. You could have "The Birds" chicken wings or "Rope" licorice ropes for snacks, and "Vertigo" twisted pasta for dinner.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit an Alfred Hitchcock exhibit</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many museums and film festivals have exhibits dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock's life and work. Take a trip to one of these exhibits to learn more about the master of suspense and his impact on cinema.</p></div></div>

Why Alfred Hitchcock Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He was a pioneer in the film industry</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Alfred Hitchcock is known as the "Master of Suspense" and his impact on the film industry is still felt today. He revolutionized the thriller genre and his techniques are still studied by filmmakers around the world.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He created some of the most iconic films of all time</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Alfred Hitchcock's name is synonymous with classic movies like Psycho, Rear Window, and Vertigo. His works continue to be celebrated and referenced in pop culture, cementing his place in cinematic history.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>His influence can be seen in modern media</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Even as newer forms of media emerge, Alfred Hitchcock's influence remains strong. Elements of his style and storytelling can be found in TV shows, video games, and even music videos. On Hitchcock Day, we celebrate not just his films, but his lasting impact on the entertainment industry.</p></div></div>

5 Thrilling Facts About Alfred Hitchcock Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hitchcock Made Cameos in His Own Films</h3><p class='facts-content'>Alfred Hitchcock became known for making brief appearances in most of his films, often appearing in crowds or as an unassuming passerby, much to the delight of his audience.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hitchcock has never won a Best Director Oscar</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite being one of the most respected and influential filmmakers, Hitchcock never won an Oscar for Best Director, though many of his films were nominated. He was however awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the 1968 Oscars.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hitchcock was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 1980, the same year he died, Alfred Hitchcock was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, earning him the title "Sir."</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hitchcock Frequently Used the “MacGuffin” Plot Device in His Films</h3><p class='facts-content'>A MacGuffin is a plot device that drives the characters' actions, but has no real importance to the storyline. Hitchcock often used this technique to maintain suspense in his films.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hitchcock was Afraid of Eggs</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite his mastery in creating fear and suspense in others, Hitchcock himself had a pronounced fear, known as ovophobia, of eggs. He once stated, "I'm frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me."</p></div></div>

Alfred Hitchcock Day FAQs

When is Alfred Hitchcock Day?

Alfred Hitchcock Day is celebrated on March 12 every year. In 2024, Alfred Hitchcock Day will occur on a Tuesday.

Alfred Hitchcock Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Mar 12

Sunday

2024

Mar 12

Tuesday

2025

Mar 12

Wednesday

2026

Mar 12

Thursday

2027

Mar 12

Friday

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