Thursday, September 8, 2011


Necktie Strangler by Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock Another necktie strangling
(Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images) 
Murder by Necktie

Film director Sir Alfred Hitchcock buys a copy of the Evening Standard, with a chilling headline on July 26, 1971. He was in London publicizing his film "Frenzy," in which a serial killer uses a necktie to strangle his victims.

It is called serendipity - when as if by accident an event is orchestrated without planning or direction.  Sometimes things just fall into place perfectly.  This could not be illustrated greater than when Alfred Hitchcock was on a promotional visit to England regarding his novel Frensy.  The "Master of Suspense" became quite astonished to confront a sensational London Evening Standard Newspaper cover, "Another Necktie Strangling,"

His tale of a serial killer's unique method of murder by necktie strangulation was coincidentally an almost exact mirror reflection of reality.  In his chilling novel, very similar to a real serial murder spree in London,  the victims - all women - are turning up naked, raped and strangled by neckties. The Necktie Murderer is terrorizing London and police are desperate to track him down. All evidence leads to an innocent man, who must elude the law to prove his innocence. Finding the real murderer is the only way he can salvage his freedom.


Read more here Culture Vulture Alfred Hitchcock Frensy
 
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