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#584: Who Can It Be Now?

April 28, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #582: Gateway to Horror; #583: Creatures’ Features

(Yes, this strip is named after the Men at Work song.)

The Haunting (1963, directed by Robert Wise) is the first of many film adaptations of Shirley Jackson's novella "The Haunting of Hill House." The film — despite its G rating, early-sixties timeframe and nearly nonexistent special effects — is indeed super creepy. In fact, Martin Scorsese placed it in his "11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time" list for The Daily Beast. (It was at the top of the list, but I'm not 100% sure it was an ordered list.)

I watched it on Amazon Streaming, incidentally, and highly recommend it.

There are a couple of hints as to what movie #2 in tonight's double feature might be in this strip, but I ain't telling until Monday.

By the way! If you live in the Detroit area (or close enough), I will be at Penguicon this weekend (Friday 4/29–Sunday 5/1), in the Dealer Room somewhere or another. (I'll also be on a couple of panels: "Marketing Your Comic" at noon on Saturday in Ballroom B and "Balancing Comedy and Drama in a Webcomic" at 5pm on Saturday in Ballroom G.) I will, naturally, have copies of the book with me, and I'll be doing sketches and such-like, as well.


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