Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Curse of the Demon (NEWS)

Sorry about the last minute update but wanted everyone to know that TCM is airing Jacques Tourneur's 1957 horror classic Curse of the Demon (aka Night of the Demon) starring Dana Andrews tonight! It's one of the greatest films of all time, based on one of the greatest short stories of all time (Casting the Runes) written by one of my favorite authors of all time M. R. James. If you've seen it before you know what I mean, if you haven't then you're in for a real treat!

Go to TCM for the showtime in your area!


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the notice, just set it up to record.....saw it years ago and loved it.I should just buy the dvd someday too

Anonymous said...

I HAVE TO GET THE DVD TOO, THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FILMS FROM MY CHILDHOOD AS WELL. AND SUDDENLY IT DAWNS ON ME WHERE THE NAME KARSWELL COMES FROM!

Junker138 said...

Only 5 minutes left!!!!

Anonymous said...

Like BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE RAVEN('63)this is one of the most misunderstood of classic horror movies,some call it a cheap monster flick that leaves little to the imagination,others a psychological thriller,I like it both ways,the demon we see could have been in the victims mind,and as Holden says,there could be an explanation for it,but that never mattered to me,because next to Gort and the Gill-man,its probably one of the most awesome monsters of the 50's!,let John Stanley say what he wants,this deserves WAY more than 3 1/2 stars!.

Karswell said...

Yeah, I hate when people rag on the monster, it's pretty much the same thing you read in every review saying "When they show the demon at the very beginning it removes any doubt from the viewer's mind that there really is one." I say screw that, when they show the demon at the beginning then you know it's REAL and as a viewer you can only sit there helplessly as Dana Andrews makes his way through the movie with his constant doubts though YOU know what's really in store for him. Either way I think the film without the demon would be alot less memorable.

M. R. James would have probably liked it too since there's a damn demon in the original source material! It's there hopping around in the trees and getting mistaken for a dog at the end of the story!