Last night I watched Pitfall, the 1962 movie with a script by Japanese surrealist Kobo Abe. It’s an unsettling genre-crosser: Carnival of Souls-style afterlife horror, plus union vs. management and the suffering of the workers, plus sad and scary metaphysics. It’s strange and grimy, and although I still don’t know what to make of the character of the little boy, the story is twisty and compelling.
The Candy Vendor in the Ghost Town
July 18, 2012 by