Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Goodbye to Curtis Harrington, 1928--2007
Farewell to a talented director of feature films like GAMES, NIGHT TIDE, QUEEN OF BLOOD, WHO SLEW AUNTIE ROO (which scared me as a child), WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN, and THE KILLING KIND.
His TV movies THE CAT CREATURE, KILLER BEES, and THE DEAD DON'T DIE gave me nightmares as a kid.
Before John Carpenter's "Halloween," the top-grossing independent film was Curtis Harrington's 1977 horror film RUBY.
Spend some time watching a Harrington flick this week. Or next. And at Halloween. And spend some reading time on Curtis Harrington at the following links:
(An excellent article on Curtis Harrington)
(A very good, long interview with Harrington)
(A very brief interview with Harrington)