Another week, another MYSTERY PHOTO!
Jon Kitley, pillar of the Chicago Horror Community and head honcho over at KITLEY'S KRYPT, wants to challenge your horror knowledge. Week in, week out, he posts a Mystery Photo - sometimes from an obscure horror title, sometimes just an unusual shot from a well-known classic. We figured our faithful Claw readers would enjoy the challenge!
Last week's photo was from Spanish writer/director Bigas Lunas' masterfully executed and criminally underseen 1987 effort, ANGUISH. Momma’s boy Michael Lerner, under the urgings of his mother (Poltergeist's Zelda Rubinstein, who recently passed away), performs a series of grisly “operations” on those he believe have wronged him. This leads to a series of gory and psychedelic scenes, but then things take a sharp detour with the introduction of two young women who will be terrorized not only by Lerner, but also by another killer. To give away anymore would be to reveal the central conceit, and the best surprises, of the film. Well made, with first-rate performances, special effects, and widescreen camera work that defies its small budget, Anguish has scenes of tension, humor, splatter, and realistic terror that most generic slashers can’t touch. Go, Rent/Buy, Now.
Let's see how well you fare with this week's offering:
Send your guesses to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you provide the correct answer, your name will be announced next week on the Kitley's Krypt website (http://www.kitleyskrypt.com), along with a new photo. Even if you don't know the answer, we welcome any sorta-kinda educated guess! So, send in your emails today and good luck!