Just saw “Devil” (2010) tonight and was pleasantly surprised, as it turned out to be quite the little gem. I highly recommend it!
Colonel Edward Seiller forces the civilians of Landsberg, Germany to look upon the victims of Kaufering IV.
“The body of a rotund man floating along the Thames looked familiar, the face and the portly figure recognisable from the movies.
But nothing nasty had happened to Alfred Hitchcock. The East End-born son of a London greengrocer was merely exercising his macabre sense of humour and marketing skills.
The director was announcing his return home to make Frenzy, a typically gruesome thriller and the first film he’d made entirely in his home country for more than 20 years.
Floating a lifelike dummy of himself on the river was the type of gimmick, mischievous and macabre, that he loved. In a business where those in front of the cameras expect to be the stars, Hitchcock proved bigger than his movies.”
Julie Harris & Richard Johnson in The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)
“This house, which seemed somehow to have formed itself, flying together into its own powerful pattern under the hands of its builders, fitting itself into its own construction of lines and angles, reared its great head back against the sky without concession to humanity.
It was a house without kindness, never meant to be lived in, not a fit place for people or for love or for hope. Exorcism cannot alter the countenance of a house; Hill House would stay as it was until it was destroyed.”
- Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House (1959)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)