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Snapshot: Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock

Anthony Hopkins is gearing up to play Alfred Hitchcock and from the looks of things so far, he is spot on. Production on the film began just last week and the above snapshot has already been making its rounds. Well done, sir, well done. "Hitchcock," about the making of Psycho, also stars Helen Mirren as Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville; Jessica Biel as actress Vera Miles; Scarlett Johansson as actress Janet Leigh; and James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins.

Snapshot: "The Moth Diaries" (2011)

Rebecca is a young boarding school student whose close friendship with the popular Lucy is shattered upon the arrival of creepy new student Ernessa (played by Lily Cole, pictured above). Rebecca starts to suspect that Ernessa is a vampire and Lucy is falling under her spell. The movie, which is based on a 2002 novel by Rachel Klein, is directed by none other than Mary Harron of "American Psycho" fame. "The Moth Diaries" is set to hit theaters May 17, 2012 and is currently available on Video on Demand.

Netflix Instant Watch: "Melancholia" (2011)

Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" is one of those movies that you either love or hate. We here at the BGH offices had mixed opinions. In fact, while it made a some of our "Best of 2011" lists that we featured on the site back in December, it also appeared on a few of our "Worst of 2011" lists. Now you can weigh in on the action by checking it out on Netflix Instant Watch this weekend.

Netflix Instant Watch: "Videodrome" (1983)

Who doesn't love "Videodrome", a sci fi horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods and Blondie's own Debbie Harry. Set in Toronto, James Woods plays Max, the CEO of a small cable station that stumbles upon a broadcast of a television show airing extreme violence and torture. As Max presses further into the Videodrome signal, he begins to lose touch with reality in the form of violent, bizarre hallucinations. The movie is jam packed with beautiful camera shots, great set design and the seamless blending of the characters' hallucinations with their realities.

Netflix Instant Watch: "Mum & Dad" (2008)

Polish immigrant Lena accepts a ride with her cheerful co-worker Birdie, only to find herself knocked unconscious and imprisoned by a deranged family of murderers. Now Lena must find a way to appease the demented clan or suffer an agonizing death. This is a sick and twisted little gem that just recently became available on instant watch and is definitely worth a watch. Acting, set design and sound direction are all top notch in this oddly different slasher flick.

A Look at "The Dead Hour" Web Series

In the same vein of horror favorites "The Twilight Zone" and "Tales From The Crypt", comes "The Dead Hour", a horror anthology web series that will bring new and original webisodes every other week from the horror, science fiction, thriller, slasher and fantasy genres. Brought to us by creators Daniel Iske and Scott Coleman, each episode runs approximately 15 minutes in length and features an introduction by our host, DJ Raven.

Retro Poster: "The Screaming Skull" (1958)

I love the movie poster for "The Screaming Skull," which promises free burial services to anyone who dies of fright from watching the movie. In addition to the free burial gimmick, it also features artwork in the form of a gruesome skull and a scantily clad woman, as well as a warning that: "this ghost will haunt you forever!" The movie focuses on a woman who believes that she is being haunted by the ghost of her husband's dead wife. I'd caution those who are interested in watching this one to stick with the "Mystery Science Theater" version, otherwise you're in for a snoozefest.

Snapshot: "House at the End of the Street" (2012)

Fresh off her success in "The Hunger Games," the first photos have surfaced of Jennifer Lawrence starring in the upcoming "House at the End of the Street", a new horror movie scheduled to be released this fall. The film centers around a mother (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) who move in to a new community and find themselves next door to a house with a terrible past. Years ago, in a notorious incident, a psychotic young girl murdered her parents.

Clips: "The Cabin in the Woods" conjures "The Evil Dead"

A new clip has been released for the highly anticipated horror movie due out next month, "The Cabin in the Woods," brought to us by genre favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. The film, which has already played at the SXSW Film Festival with rave reviews, promises to take on the classic horror genre with some fun twists and turns along the way. The below clip, in which a group of teens play truth or dare, definitely has an "Evil Dead" vibe going for it.

Trailers: Danielle Harris' "Among Friends"

With recent rumbling's that Danielle Harris' directorial debut "Among Friends" may be starting to see the light of day, I thought we'd take a look at the teaser trailer that was released. The film, which is described as a horror movie, with dark comedy elements, about a dinner party gone wrong. Set against an 80's backdrop, good times take a dark turn when one in the group hijacks the evening in the name of integrity. Through an attempt to help the others come clean about secret betrayals against one another, it’s revealed who's willing to cut through the bone to expose the truth.

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