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Walking On Buried Treasure

I just realised I didn't post this here last month when I was biting my nails about it all over my journal.

I believe my sentiments were along the lines of:


'Any horror fan worth his or her salt is very familiar with the name Shirley Jackson. Way back in the Sixties she was responsible for unleashing probably one of the greatest and most influential ghost stories of our time, The Haunting of Hill House, upon a terrified audience. Now decades after it was first released, her book We Have Always Lived in the Castle is set to get the big screen treatment.'

Anyone else hear about this? I read on one site that Laurence Hyman (Laurie!) is involved in the production, so maybe it won't be as terrible as I automatically fear. (Then again: the 1999 'Haunting'.)


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Dec. 6th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
I heard that it was made into a reputable stage play back in the '60's. Maybe it might work.
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
it COULD work. especially if Hyman is involved...we shall see! if nothing else, it might get a new generation interested in her writing!
Mar. 27th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
I guess my main fear is that they'll try to make it contemporary. (Can you imagine Merricat as part of the Facebook generation? I can't - and I've been trying!)

if nothing else, it might get a new generation interested in her writing!

Well, there's that. I wouldn't even have heard of Shirley Jackson if my mother didn't love the 1962 1963 'Haunting' so much.

Edited at 2010-03-27 01:05 am (UTC)
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
I have deep misgivings. It seems to me that WHALITC (I never do acronyms but I wanted to try this out) is much more likely to be screwed up than not. I don't think it's the sort of book that should or could be translated to the screen.
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