george langelaan

Twisted: Weird Tales by Ray Bradbury Theodore Sturgeon, others edited by Groff Conklin (Belmont Books, 1962)

Real twisted find today on Morgan Ave.

Gothic horror illustrations by Tatsuya Morino

Artist Tatsuya Morino puts a unique twist on the great monsters of Gothic literature in a series of illustrations featured in the book Kaibutsu Gensō Gashū.

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, 1818

The Fly - George Langelaan, 1957

The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1901

Dracula - Bram Stoker, 1897

The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe, 1841

The Fly (1986)

Based on George Langelaan’s short story, directed by David Cronenberg starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz. Half man. Half insect. This is a funny, obscure film, Cronenberg’s version of “The Fly” has little in common with Kurt Neumann’s 1958 film of the same title, one of the cheaply made ‘creature-features’ of the 1950s.

Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”


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