Thursday, January 28, 2010

Zelda Rubinstein RIP

It's been said but...

When I was a little kid the horror movie that scared me the most (even though i didn't atually watch it) was Child's Play. Ugh, creepy ass doll.

But the first movie that scared the bejeezum out of me was Hooper and Speilberg's Poltergeist.
I've since come to respect the film for it's ability to both terrify and yet still create a sense of awe in the unknown. Also cause of Craig T. Nelson's GLORIOUS freak out (YOU DIDN'T MOVE THE BODIES!).

But when conventional hacks are unable to effectively bust the ghosts, it's the diminutive medium with the bizarre voiced Tangia that gives the necessary haunting advice that ultimately saves the Freeling family. Zelda Rubinstein's odd vocal characteristics and stature immediately made her a horror icon. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about the lady and the world is a sadder place without this classy lady.

Go into the light.

All are welcome.

Zelda Rubenstein 1930-2010

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