Friday, December 24, 2010
Experiment in Terror (1962)
One note: This film is a must for David Lynch fans. It clearly influenced Lynch a lot, and there are multiple references. Lee Remick lives in Twin Peaks. The opening sequence directly influenced the scene with Willem Dafoe in Wild at Heart. Just the surreal kitschy flavor of the whole thing, plus deadpan FBI agents, innocent schoolgirls meeting deranged perverts, driving through cities at night. And the killer's name is Lynch. Coincidence, or kismet?