Friday, August 09, 2013

R.I.P. Karen Black

(Publicity still from Day of the Locust, 1975)

Awww... Karen Black. *sigh*

I was kind of obsessed with Karen Black when I was young. "She's weird; I like her." I'd automatically watch anything she was in. I especially loved Trilogy of Terror with its creepy, murderous doll which gave me nightmares for weeks after its airing on TV in 1975.

So long, Ms. Black, and thanks for all the memories!

By a strange coincidence, I've been working on a post related to Day of the Locust which should be up in the next couple of days.


dianegsocialist said...

I loved her, too. Yes, one of my favorites, and because she was kind of different. I'm planning to watch her in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean sometime this weekend.

Lulu, the Dewey Dame said...

Raette Dipesto, Barbara Jean... she made me smile.

Wayne in CA said...

Nice tribute. I too was a big Karen Black fan back in the day, right after my Barbra phase (I'm gay, BTW). Now I will have to re-watch 5 Easy Pieces and (for about the 25th time) Nashville.

Wayne in CA said...

"Salt Lake... Salt Lake! This is Columbia 409! It's Nancy Pryor... stewardess. Something hit us! All the flight crew is dead or badly injured! There's no one left to fly the plane! Help us! Oh my God, help us!"