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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

October 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Scary Movie Week: ‘The Birds’

As Scary Movie Week continues, I asked Mary Ann Gwinn — Seattle Times books editor, and my cube-mate here at the office — to name her favorite scary movie. Hers was a classic: Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” which she first saw as a child (age 10 or 11, she said, which is WAY too young for “The Birds,” don’t you think?) and found absolutely terrifying. Here’s a favorite moment, which is remarkable for how much menace it packs into a quiet, sunny outdoor scene, with children’s voices singing in the background (why is that song so very creepy?) and birds calmly amassing on the playground. Brrr.

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