The Candy Vendor in the Ghost Town

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.

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