Sunday, October 26, 2014

WOMEN OF HORROR: PAMELA FRANKLIN

THE ONE WOMAN WHOSE PLACE IN THE PANTHEON RESTS ON BOTH CHILDHOOD ROLES AND ADULT ONES. 

She was tormented by ghosts . . . or a gonzo governess in THE INNOCENTS.  Then she was menaced by a nutty nanny in . . . well, THE NANNY of course.  A French bicycling tour turned into a clash with a serial killer in AND SOON THE DARKNESS.  And she was a mental medium menaced by ghosts . . . and a cat in LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE.  Pamela Franklin's road to my pantheon of horror:
  • THE INNOCENTS (1961)
  • THE NANNY (1965)
  • AND SOON THE DARKNESS (1970)
  • GHOST STORY/CIRCLE OF FEAR "Half A Death"  (1972)
  • NIGHT GALLERY "I Did Not Mean To Slay Thee"  (1972)
  • LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE  (1973)

with Martin Stephens in THE INNOCENTS
 
exhibiting bad habits in THE NANNY
 
with Michele Dotrice in AND SOON THE DARKNESS
 
with Roddy McDowell in LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE
 
having a bad day in CIRCLE OF FEAR "Half A Death"
 
Awaiting her rendezvous with the Belasco House
 
 
 
TODAY'S "WOMEN OF HALLOWEEN" SONG ON MY AUDIO BLOG "BATHED IN THE LIGHT FROM ANDROMEDA" IS "THE GHOST'S LEAVETAKING" BY SYLVIA PLATH.

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