LIVID: The Old Dark House

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

1 comment:

  1. I'll forgive many shortcomings in a horror movie that has an excellent setting. Case in point: Hell Night.