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Frenzy

Released 1972
Distributor Universal

Hitchcock’s first London-based production since Stage Fright is also one of his most surprisingly modern. A recent screening in Hollywood as part of Edgar Wright’s “The Wright Stuff” film series delighted a packed house of 20-somethings who had never been exposed to it before. The dinner scenes between Vivien Merchant and chief inspector Alec McCowan killed.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.