Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me

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  • Paperback
  • 223 pages
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • English
  • 27 February 2018
  • 0440182905

About the Author: Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an iconic and highly influential film director and producer, who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres.Following a very substantial career in his native Britain in both silent films and talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood and became an American citizen with dual nationality in 1956, thus he also remained a British subject.Hitchcock directedthan fifty feature films in a career which spanned six decades, from the silent film era, through the invention of sound films, and far into the era of colour films For a complete list of his films, see Alfred Hitchcock filmography.Hitchcock was among the most consistently recognizable directors to the general public, and was one of the most successful film directors during his lifetime He continues to be one of the best known and most popular filmmakers of all time.


Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told MeEven When Alfred Hitchcock Was Just A Tiny Tot, His Parents Sensed There Was Something, Well, Odd About Him The Only Kind Of Fairy Tales That Brought A Smile To His Childish Lips Had The Ogres And Dragons Winning, And Instead Of Wanting To Know About The Birds And The Bees, He Kept Asking About The Vipers And The Vultures Since Then, Hitchcock S Taste For Terror And Appetite For Evil Has Than Made His Parents Nightmares Come True And Now He S Out To Share His Satanic Knowledge And Pleasure With You In These Thirteen Super Shivery Spellbinders By John Collier Gerald Kersh F Scott Fitzgerald Andrew Benedict Grace Amundson Robert Arthur Shirley Jackson George Hitchcock George Mandel Jane Rice Don Stanford Richard Matheson Richard Edward Wormser

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10 thoughts on “Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me

  1. Bev says:

    Part I Starting on a new book what a surprise This time I m going for Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories My Mother Never Told Me 1st Edition, Dell Pocket size, 1965 another library book sale coup I love these little pocket size books that came out from the late 1930s to 1960s I went through a major Hitchcock collection phase when I was in late elementary school I read anthologies with titles such as Stories Not for the Nervous and Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked My mom got a l Part I Starting on a new book what a surprise This time I m going for Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories My Mother Never Told Me 1st Edition, Dell Pocket size, 1965 another library book sale coup I love these little pocket size books that came out from the late 1930s to 1960s I went through a major Hitchcock collection phase when I was in late elementary school I read anthologies with titles such as Stories Not for the Nervous and Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked My mom got a little worried about me and my spine tinglers especially when it came time for the Young Authors conference for which all 5th 6th graders had to make books and I submitted a collection of short stories featuring ghosts and swamp monsters and things that go bump in the night She didn t think that quite the thing.So, full of nostalgia for those days of freaking my mom outthan the stories ever freaked me outI ll be settling in with my Hitchcock tonight With the lights on full and hoping that the scratching noise at the window is just the neighbor s cat and not whatever creepy crawlie is featured in the latest story Part IIYou knowthese stories are really pretty creepy Maybe my mom was right to be worried about her 11 year old after all I haven t quite finished the collection 4short stories , but almost to finish line I think my favorite is The Secret of the Bottle by Gerald Kersh It s a pretty interesting take on what could have happened in Ambrose Bierce s last days There s also Just a Dreamer by Robert Arthur What would happen if all your dreams quite literally came true It certainly would make for some interesting times.I also have the feeling that I ve read some of these stories before in other collections Summer People by Shirley Jackson and An Invitation to the Hunt by George Hitchcock being two of the most familiar Didn t stop me from getting a brief case of the chills down the spine, though.This was posted on my blog My Reader s Block click above Please request permission before reposting Thanks

  2. Cameron Trost says:

    If you love everything Hitchcock, suspense, strange, and spine tingling, you ll love this anthology.

  3. Allison says:

    I was particularly creeped out by the story of the man who gets revenge on another man by locking him in a soundproof room He provides a constant drip of water which collects in a pitcher and a loaf of bread a day Will he ever escape I m sure there were other stories, but it s been long enough since I read this that I don t remember.

  4. Sherry says:

    I love theses books, have since I was a kid and got them out from the library I got this one out from the library too, as it was a volume I hadn t read Quite a few treasures inside If you appreciate quality writing with an edge, pick up this volume if you see it I m always surprised what they could get away with by putting Alfred Hitchcock s name on the book Like it waspermissible to go over certain lines or something Whatever, I loved it when I was younger, and I still do

  5. Ruth Wilson says:

    I didn t read EVERY story in this collection Those that I did were quite enjoyable I recommend.

  6. Inrisrini says:

    Few stores are very good, but most them are lack to keep my interest, it might be due to their content, or writing style or character development.

  7. Kelly says:

    Could be the fact all the stories are from the sixties, but I just found too many confusing boring By now, I ve already read similar or same plots But I did enjoy Hitchcock s intro

  8. Phil Giunta says:

    If my mother ever told me the stories included in this collection, half of them would have put me to sleep After reading two excellent Twilight Zone anthologies in December, I came to this Alfred Hitchcock collection expecting stories of similar quality Regrettably, I was underwhelmed.Oh, there were a few gems among the 13 tales, but some, such as Smart Sucker by Richard Wormser and Hostage by Don Stanford, built up to anti climactic endings Witch s Money by John Collier began with an i If my mother ever told me the stories included in this collection, half of them would have put me to sleep After reading two excellent Twilight Zone anthologies in December, I came to this Alfred Hitchcock collection expecting stories of similar quality Regrettably, I was underwhelmed.Oh, there were a few gems among the 13 tales, but some, such as Smart Sucker by Richard Wormser and Hostage by Don Stanford, built up to anti climactic endings Witch s Money by John Collier began with an interesting plot, but seemed to lose momentum and wander off.My favorites from the collection include When a young woman commits suicide from a broken heart, her father decides to exact a long, slow revenge against the man responsible in The Wall to Wall Grave by Andrew Benedict.American author Ambrose Bierce vanished in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1914 However, his final tale was found inside an unusual bottle found in the obscure village of Oxoxoco Will The Secret of the Bottle by Gerald Kersch reveal the mystery of Ambrose Bierce s final days Ellen Baker returned from a train ride a very different person distant, cold, aloof Worse, she found an unsavory new boyfriend who is prone to violence and seems to have Ellen mesmerized Determined to protect his best friend, Eddie follows Ellen aboard another train, only discover the eerie truth about her boyfriend during A Short Trip Home by F Scott Fitzgerald.When Fred Perkins receives an invitation from wealthy socialites to join them on their next hunting expedition, his first impulse is to decline However, his wife and friends convince him that it would be a step forward for him socially When the big day arrives, however, Fred wishes he followed his instincts and ignored An Invitation to the Hunt by George Hitchcock.Every morning before breakfast Caroline s husband Pete isthan a bit surly, he s literally murderous As such, Caroline often finds herself making Adjustments by George Mandel.When Robert and Janet Allison decide to remain at their country cottage during the first month of autumn instead of leaving at the end of summer as they typically do, the locals seem strangely taken aback Worse, bizarre calamities begin to occur that make the Allisons wish they had continued to be The Summer People by Shirley Jackson.Traveling through Maine on what was supposed to be a sightseeing tour, Mr Ketchum is pulled over for speeding in the seaside hamlet of Zachary, Maine After being detained overnight, the police take Ketchum to the judge s house where he expects to pay his fine and finally be released, until he learns a horrible truth at the hands of The Children of Noah by Richard Matheson

  9. Williwaw says:

    This book contains 25 short stories and a short novel With a few exceptions, I found the stories satisfying Many of them are by acknowledged masters of the form Gerald Kersh, Ray Bradbury, John Collier, Roald Dahl, Avram Davidson, F Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Matheson, to name a few.I sought out the hardcover edition because it contains Some of Your Blood, which is a short novel by Theodore Sturgeon Some readers have billed it as a vampire novel, but I don t think it fits that descript This book contains 25 short stories and a short novel With a few exceptions, I found the stories satisfying Many of them are by acknowledged masters of the form Gerald Kersh, Ray Bradbury, John Collier, Roald Dahl, Avram Davidson, F Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Matheson, to name a few.I sought out the hardcover edition because it contains Some of Your Blood, which is a short novel by Theodore Sturgeon Some readers have billed it as a vampire novel, but I don t think it fits that description Instead, it s about a psychotic fellow who just happens to drink blood He has no supernatural powers there s no indication that he fears sunlight or garlic or that he is immortal George the psychotic man s name does, however, have an unusual talent he is an expert at trapping small game In a long, diary style passage that makes up the heart of the novel, he explains his hunting techniques down to the smallest details While reading this passage, one gets the sense that Sturgeon must have been intimately familiar with the woods and its denizens It is truly evocative and absorbing The diary style passage could practically stand on its own, but it is sandwiched by some letters between an army psychoanalyst George s doctor and his superior In the letters, one learns how the analyst unlocked George s secret For me, this was all somewhat gimmicky and nearly spoiled the whole thing So I don t rank this piece with Sturgeon s best work.A few of thememorable short stories for me were The Secret of the Bottle in which Kersh gives a fantastic explanation of how Ambrose Bierce disappeared The Child Who Believed about a dying magician who bequeaths his power to a young girl Grace Amundson wrote this one I Do Not Hear You, Sir, in which Avram Davidson depicts the last moments of a swindler who has unexpectedly discovered a way to communicate with America s Founding Fathers A Dip in the Pool, Roald Dahl s hilarious tale of a dull witted gambler who risks everything to win, and loses Adjustments by George Mandel , who takes morning crabbiness to a whole new level The Summer People, by Shirley Jackson a truly eerie tale about the year when a couple from the city overstay their welcome in a small, rural community where they own a summer home.So if you like short stories in what might be called a dark fantasy vein, you might enjoy this book But it s definitely much easier to find the abridged, Sturgeon less paperback version, which has been printed several times but probably not recently by Dell

  10. Sharon says:

    Halloween inspiration.