Friday, November 28, 2014

Handed House

Not as tall as the tiniest midgets
It crawls up your spine and then fidgets
Director R. Florey
Selects star P. Lorre
For a brawl with malign sticky digits. 

Is there something loose, bumping off heirs?
Fingers, thumb, gruesome stump, on the stairs
Does it crawl, unconfined
Is it all in the mind?
You'll succumb, obtuse chump, unawares!

David Cairns

The Beast with Five Fingers (1946), directed by Robert Florey. Peter Lorre plays a musicologist obsessed with what he believes is the ambulatory severed hand of a dead pianist.

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