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Dead of Night

I stayed up to watch the second Planet of the Apes movie. Either there was a schedule change or the RTE guide got it wrong - it wasn't on, Dead of Night was. I haven't seen it in years. It's perhaps the scariest most unsettling movie I've ever seen - filmed back in 1941 no less. I remember forgetting its name and posting onto Usenet years ago to ask for it. And a few months ago, I went searching on Google for that Usenet post because I wanted to order a copy- I'd forgotten the name again. I never got around to that order. It's been sitting in my Amazon shopping basket since.

Tonight, very late, I finally ordered the movie, with The Big Sleep, along with what I intend to be my single tech book order for 2003. Tonight, before I knew it was on television. If not when it started, then only a few minutes before. Coincidence? Well, let's just say that I can see the goosepimples on my arms as I type this.

The ventriloquist's dummy is downstairs, shouting...

January 2, 2003 02:48 AM


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