Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Film Festival Supersaturated with Barbiturates

Halloween film festival continued with CRY OF THE WEREWOLF, starring some guy. Dr. Theresa called him "the skid row Jimmy Stewart." His father is murdered by a werewolf and he can't really muster a reaction. As Dr. Theresa pointed out, he seemed to be staring at a spot on the wall as he delivered his lines. Speaking of calling actors names, McNeil found an article from the 1940s describing Robert Mitchum as "Bing Crosby supersaturated with barbiturates," which would be great if Bing Crosby weren't already like Bing Crosby supersaturated with barbiturates. Now back to CRY OF THE WEREWOLF, which has one good creepy moment. A man who has witnessed the werewolf in action responds by going mad. They find him walking around in a stupor saying "Here, kitty kitty... Here, kitty kitty..."