Thursday, 26 March 2015
The Premature Burial (1962)
Vincent was tied to contract elsewhere, so the role went to Ray Milland. He brought a very different aspect; he’s more sedate, more subliminally creepy, perhaps, but much less dramatic. The main problem, however, is that the film is too similar to what came before, which lessens its impact. It would be best to leave some time between viewing, but I didn't.
The recurring musical trigger is an obvious nod to Lang; I liked that a lot.
The notion of insanity must've been contagious; whoever was responsible for the dry ice was clearly suffering from some form of it.
3 alternative strategies out of 5