Bighuey wrote: Tralala wrote:
Bighuey wrote:I garauntee you'll like Hell House. Its a dandy. Richard Matheson's Incredible Shrinking Man was good, too. They made an awesome movie from it in 1957.
Is that the one where he ends up in the basement, and it floods? The movie, I mean....I haven't read the book. Or was that a different Shrinking Man? I suspect there were several ripoffs.
One of the creepiest short stories I've ever read is Spurs, by Tod Robbins. It's not a "traditional" horror story, but it gives me nightmares.
Oh! And I'm borrowing a Bierce anthology with "Oil of Dog" in it...should have it by this weekend.
Youre in for a treat. Oil Of Dog is weird and sick. My kind of reading. Ive never read Spurs, but Ive got a copy of the movie they made from it called Freaks. Its from 1932 and is weird and strange. It was banned for years, MGM even took their lion logo off of it, they didnt want people to know it was one of theirs.
They made The Shrinking Woman in the 80's with the ringy-dingy telephone girl from Laugh-In, I forget her name but it was a comedy. In the original the basement floods and he fights a spider. It was a B+W movie. I dont know if they ever made a remake or not.
If you liked Freaks, you should try to find The Unholy Three. Browning uses Hans (?)...I think that was his name in Freaks...the little person who marries Cleopatra...in that one. Lon Chaney, too. I've only seen the silent version of Unholy, but I really want to see the talkie, as an important part of the movie only works because it's a silent film.
Freaks is one of my favorites. That one spawned a lot of baaaad remakes, but most of 'em are worth seeing...She-Freak for the extras (only on the SWV release) with Daisy and Violet, and Hubert's Dime Museum! And Freakshow, for a beautiful dancing scene where the actors are suspended from hooks. Not as weird as it sounds. Or maybe my perspective's totally skewed...
Okay, that's the movie I saw! The original Shrinking Man, I mean. I think you're thinking of Lily Tomlin...?
How perfectly goddamned delightful it all is, to be sure.