Saturday Frights: Alfred Hitchcock Presents “Man From The South” (1985)

Saturday Frights - Sean Hartter
To all those who covet the feeling of being creeped out and having their skins crawl we bid you welcome back to another installment of Saturday Frights. This week we have a request from fellow Retroist Writer Doug McCoy who also happens to know a thing or two about good Horror movies and TV series, if you happen to be a fan of the found footage style of films then you owe it to yourself to visit Doug’s Found Footage Films Podcast or download it on iTunes!

This week’s pick from Doug is from the 1985 NBC Alfred Hitchcock TV series entitled “Man From The South” which is itself a remake of the 1960 episode starring Steve McQueen that we featured a few months back. This remake was from the pilot episode of the New Alfred Hitchcock Presents weekly anthology program and stars legendary actor and film director John Huston (The Man Who Would Be King, The Hobbit), Melanie Griffith (Cherry 2000, Working Girl), Steven Bauer (Scarface, Raising Cain), Tippi Hedren (The Birds, Marnie), and Kim Novak (Vertigo, The Man With The Golden Arm).

Like in the original episode the story revolves around a young man that takes a “bar room proposition” that he can light his trusty lighter 10 times in a row, if he wins the wager then he gets the fancy sports car that Huston puts up…if the lighter fails…he loses a finger.

So come and join Doug and myself as we watch this rather gruesome sporting wager involving a “Man From the South” during Saturday Frights!
[Via] Mr. Jack Forrester (Isn’t that Jeff Bridges character from the Jagged Edge?)

As always I want to give a big thanks to the always impressive Sean Hartter for his wonderful header up top, make sure to follow his link to visit his personal blog to see even more artwork.


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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