We love stories, remember how Mother would read to you at night. Think this is so much more satisfying than watching TV. However if the book had pictures, it was even more interesting. Our imaginations were working overtime! Words and pictures. Of course audio is almost as good. I grew up with the radio, my uncle made me my first one, it was thrilling. I used to listen to scary tales in bed at night. There was a series by an actor called Valentine Dyall called THE MAN IN BLACK. His voice was deep and like velvet and of course I would lie there and terrify myself, not a very good way to go to sleep. The most frightening was about a disembodied hand running all over the house. I really believed that this hand was in our apartment. One of our plans for the site is to create some new readings of these stories as an addition to the films.
However a picture really can make a huge impact. I think some of the most terrifying pictures were painted or drawn by some of the now dead artists.
Try these on for size!! What imaginations! Man’s creative thoughts are astonishing.