Saturday, April 30, 2011
Walked This Way
Like hypnotized slaves of Rasputin
They drift through this fave from Val Lewton
It's a classy affair
Made with passion and flair
Though the title don't sound high-falutin'.
Christine Gordon and Frances Dee in I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943). Handed the cheesy title, producer Val Lewton applied taste and talent to create a sublimely eerie film, following the pattern he'd established with Cat People (also with director Tourneur). Walk to an an earlier limerick on Lewton here.
This concludes our month-long feature on the superb limericks of movie-mad maestro David Cairns. But don't worry, there's more to come from Mr. Cairns, writer of the horror-centric film blog, Shadowplay. We've all sorts of goodies scheduled for May, including a tribute to actor and horror film star Vincent Price on the centennial of his birth. So stay tuned to Limerwrecks, island of the poetry of the living dead.