“In order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book…”

I love research. And by research, I mean watching lots and lots of horror films. There’s so much to say about the films in this photograph. Some of them are beautiful, some are unsettling, some are subtle, some are the very opposite of subtle. I’ll be doing a few blog posts over the next few months about some particular favourites. But in the meantime… Look at the cute cat!

If you’re interested, the complete ‘research’ list is:

Mask of Satan/Black Sunday (1960)
Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
Spirits of the Dead (1968)
Valerie and her Week of Wonders (1970)
The Devils (1971)
The Devil (1972)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Suspiria (1977)
Exorcist II : The Heretic (1977)
The Visitor/Stridulum (1979)
The Ninth Configuration (1990)
Possession (1981)
Halloween III : Season of the Witch (1982)
Gothic (1986)
Opera (1987)
Santa Sangre (1989)
Hardware (1990)
The Exorcist III (1990)
Faust (1994)
Freeway II : Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)
Titus (1999)
Exorcist : The Beginning (2004)
Dominion : Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Sweeney Todd (2007)
The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Antichrist (2009)
The Last Circus (2010)

There are some other Argento films there too, plus books on The Wicker Man and The Devils.


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