When Alfred Hitchcock was looking for a screenwriter for "The Birds," he interviewed Richard Matheson. Matheson wrote lots of scifi and several "Twilight Zone" episodes during his illustrious career. This interview, however, would be a total failure for the would-be screenwriter. Matheson explained to Hitchcock that the birds should not be shown on camera, thereby making them a more ominous horror to a mindful viewer. Hitchock responded, "No, No." Hitchcock wanted the birds shown a lot, and "The Birds" became one of the most famous horror films of all time. Today we look at 1956's "X the Unknown." This film is one that Matheson would have loved and Hitchcock would have turned off before the second half.