Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Rime Is Gonna Get You
On a lonesome road walking in dread
You know a fiend's stalking your tread
For the runes that you're holding
Call that goon you're beholding
Once you're prone he'll start shocking you dead.
Maurice Denham is Professor Harrington in Night of the Demon aka Curse of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur; 1957). Coleridge quote provided in the diary of the late Professor Harrington: “Like one upon a lonesome road he walks in fear and dread, because he knows that close behind a frightful fiend doth tread.” If only the film's producer hadn't insisted on showing the demon.