I never ask myself to do much on Lame Post Friday. Right now I am sipping wine and watching movies with my husband, Steven. We started with The Bad Seed and moved on to House on Haunted Hill.
Steven always remarks on how right away you can buy the little girl as a killer, although the other characters never seem to catch on. Both of us would like to see a version where Rhoda really seems to be the sweet, wonderful child people seem to think her. At least the above Rhoda is not as creepy as the girl in the Rob Lowe remake.
In the first scene, the little girl looks out the window and notices a dead cat. She says it in such a creepy, undead, movie psycho voice, I immediately retired all hopes of a classy suspense feature. Still, I watched it till the end, I’ll give it that. I will not voluntarily watch it again, but I sat through it once.
We moved on to House on Haunted Hill, an all-time favorite of ours. I shared a picture from it yesterday. However, I have other pictures I can use.
The actress on the left is a really good screamer. I think the one on the right wore roller skates and was pulled along by stage hands.
This, of course, is William Castle, coaching one of his actresses, or perhaps posing for a publicity still. We LOVE William Castle. Some call his movies cheesy, and perhaps some of them are (although that is a selling point for me! ), but Castle loved what he did and had a sincere desire to entertain people.
I have that in common with Mr. Castle. I hope I have entertained my readers. Happy Friday, everyone!