From the design sketches for Livid, it looks like there's a new house in the neighborhood of creepy or just plain haunted cinematic houses.
Artists from James Whale and Shirley Jackson to Charles Addams and Alfred Hitchcock knew that a house is just as important as any of the characters in their stories.
Norman's mothers house in Psycho.
|Mom's not home...|
The Addams Family house at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. (I took the picture from this blog post that looks at the interior and exterior of the house).
|aka, casa de I want to live there.|
Roderick Usher's house in Roger Corman's The Fall of the House of Usher.
|I have lived in a poorly wired house like this one.|
The Amityville Horror's jack-o-lanterny house.
|"Happy Halloween--Now get out!"|
The just plain wrong house of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. The only movie version that I acknowledge is The Haunting (1963).
|The Haunting 1999 never happened.|
Karen Black and Oliver Reed's dream house in Burnt Offerings. Well, more Karen Black's dream house than Oliver Reed's.
|"I'm sure nothing could go wrong in this creepy old house..."|
And a little more of the sweet design art of the house in Livid.
Catch Livid's premiere tonight!
Sun., Sept. 11th, 11:59PM, RYERSON
Tues., Sept. 13th, 5:00PM, AMC 7