Well, the 31 days of thrills, chills, spooks, and scares are now behind us, so it’s time to bid farewell to October Horror. And, presumably, move on to Naughty November, during which we compile a list of 30 sexploitation films and frantically watch them all.
The Cat and the Canary
One of the great curiosities about early horror films, particularly the American variety: why are they so scared of horrifying? Paul Leni’s The Last Warning (1929) – more or less a reboot of his previous The Cat and the Canary from 2 years prior, swapping a spooky old Broadway stage for a spooky old mansion – is typical of this impulse.