October 4, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Part of Hidden in the Shadows, a series of overlooked horror films.
Diabolique (France, 1955) is my reputation pick for this series (and no, the irony of picking an "overlooked film" on "reputation" isn't lost on me). By that, I mean, I haven't actually seen it myself, but I'm aware of its reputation in film history as a great film. Hitchcock wanted the rights to the novel this is based on, but French Director Henri-George Clouzot (The Wages of Fear) snagged them first. It's now considered an inspiration to Psycho, and Robert Bloch, the author of the novel Psycho, has stated in an interview that he considers Diabolique to be his all-time favorite horror film.
We will be watching the film in the original French language, with English subtitles.
We'll meet at 6:30pm and give folks time to chit-chat and settle in, and we'll start the film at 7:00pm. The film is 117 minutes long, and as long as we start on time, there should be enough time to make it to The Strand for their 10pm screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) (for those inclined for a double feature).
Folks may notice that I've lowered the RSVP limit from previous events at our apartment. I was a bit overly optimistic with how many I could fit here comfortably. If we have a few that, along with my wife and I, are willing to take a less comfortable seat (like a beanbag on the floor), I can bump up the limit by one or two.
All the usual guidelines for food, RSVPs, no-shows, etc. at home events apply. Let me know if you have any questions that aren't covered in that forum post.