Here is some news for my fellow classic film buffs. Kristina of the Speakeasy blog and Stephen aka Classic Movie Man are co-hosting a blogathon dedicated to Val Lewton, the legendary producer responsible for some of the greatest horror movies ever made. For those who don't know, Val Lewton produced a series of low budget, horror films for RKO in the Forties that included such classics as Cat People (1942), I Walked with a Zombie (1943), The Seventh Victim (1943), and Bedlam (1946). He would influence such filmmakers as Robert Wise (who worked for Mr. Lewton, first as an editor and later as a director), Martin Scorsese, and William Friedkin among many others.
The Val Lewton Blogathon is scheduled for 31 October (better known as Halloween).
If you are interested in participating in this Val Lewton event, the rules for the blogathon are at Speakeasy and Classic Movie Man.
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