Humour with Hitch

I can’t help but love Alfred Hitchcock, despite the rumours of his bullying treatment toward some of his female stars. Quite aside from being the best director never to win an Oscar, I love his lugubrious demeanour and black sense of humour. I’ve just read a greeat anecdote about him. Apparently, after Psycho was released, he received a letter from an angry father who told him that his daughter was now too scared to take a shower. To make matters worse, she had previously stopped taking baths after seeing the French horror classic Les Diaboliques. Hitchcock sent a note back to the man with this advice, “Send her to the dry cleaners.”


About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (, a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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