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)


John Rozum said...

That's a downer, Max. Thanks for the news. I've been thinking about watching "Queen of Blood" lately, and I guess I will now in tribute.

Max the drunken severed head said...

Good idea, John.

Thanks for the comment. I've added your site to my links.


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