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Friday, October 31, 2008

Terror: Then and Now

I have a deep sense of foreboding about today. It'll be gone come Saturday morning.

I'd gladly trade my adult premonition of disaster for the demons of my childhood. Trilogy of Terror's depiction of a doll coming to life deeply disturbed me. For years I thought I'd only imagined the movie. Thanks to our modern disregard of copyright law, it now streams on YouTube. Here are parts one, two and three.

The little demon's knife slashing blindly under a door inspired many nightmares. Viewed through the knowing prism of 2008, the film's scariest element is the rotary phone.

Come on, November 1...


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