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Tuesdoy, October 31, 1972


page Seven

Tuesday, October 31, 1912 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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More on horror

UNTIL 9:00 P.M.
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(Continued from Page 3)
yvr ds, coffins and crypts abound,
and plots constantly involve death
-- vampires who return from
death to weave webs for others,
or man-made creatures who are
only half-alive or half- human'
to begin with.
Music can always add to the
atmosphere of mystery, rising
suddenly to punctuate a move-
ment, moving slowly to create
suspense. (During one segment
in Creature from the Black La-
goon, the same loud, intense,
heartbeat music marks each ap-
pearance of the monster on the
screen, while the music fades to
a softer level, with a less strik-
irg melody, when the camera
returns to ordinary people.)
Back on the visual level, colors
are particularly effective in
creating eerie atmosphere. Cor-
man is a master of color, from
the deep washes of Pit and the
Pendulum, to the flowing blues

of Lygeia, to the full reds
Masque of the Red Death.


The truck explodes into flames,
hungry ghouls pounce on the
still-pulS3ting, smoldering re-
mains of two human beings. A
young woman is mowed down by
the legion of the living dead, her
brother in the lead. The child at-
tacks her mother, plunging a tro-
wel into her face over and over
and over.
The hero falls back into t h e
cellar, slams and bars the door,
turns to shoot the child, kneels
in the corner, his gun perched
and waiting .. .
And morning has come, t h e
night of the living dead has pass-
ed; he has survived, he is safe,
living men are sweeping t h e
countryside, putting bullets into
the last of the living dead. He
goes upstairs cautiously, looks
out the window - a mistaken

shot rings out and the hero, the
sole survivor of a night of hor-
ror, crumples to the floor, dead.
In the climax of a horror film,
the not-A element that has sur-
faced throughout the film fin-
ally meets A in a life-death con-
frontation. Good battles evil, and
suspense gnaws at us every time
evil stands to triumph.
In many films, the suspense is
largely a formality - no one
doubts the A's will exterminate
the giant ants (Them!) or es-
cape from the Black Lagoon
(Creature from the Black La-
goon). Significantly, however,
not-A takes its toll in both of
these films by killing one of the
main characters.
Other films draw us into the
struggle so effectively that even
a partial triumph of not-A leav-
es us with a chill in our spine
and a potential nightmare in the
back of our head.
These few powerful films go
beyond entertainment, awaken-
ing deep within us an elemental
struggle between good and evil,
life and death, instilling a fear
that lurks in the darkness, img-
ers in the hall on the way to the
bathroom in the middle of t n e
In Tomb of Lygeia. A is just
barely victorious; still, life as-
serts itself in the end.
Night of the Living Dead erad-
icates even this weak ray of
light. With that last gunshot, the
ultimate in horror films lodges
in our brain - the complete,
undiluted triumph of not-A, un-
mitigated victory for the king-
dom of death.

Won der
(Continued from Page 3)
The real disappointment in
Wonder's set was found in his
band. Scott Edwards, Ray Tak-
er, and Ollie Brown were respec-
table on bass, guitar, and drums,
but Ralph Hammer did little on
guitar except fool around with
his foot pedals. Except for the
brass consisting of Steve Maydo
on trumpet, Denny Moruse on
sax, and Sanborn's alto sax,
Wonderlove was simply incom-
patible with the expertise of
Wonder's producing and arrang-

During the course of the con-
cert, Wonder dealt with old and
new compositions, ranging from
"My Cherie Amour" to cuts
from his new soon-to-be-released
album, Talking Book. The tran-
sition between songs paralleled
the transition between musical
ability and performance of the
1963 and the present day Won-
In the past, Stevie was satis-
fied to present gut-drive music;
just established, simplistic soul.
As he matured, so did his mu-
sic, and he lost some of the drive
to provide professionalism and
organization. This underlined
any lack of emotion the audience
sensed in the early part of the
concert, but with Wonder's fi-
nale of "Uptight," he combined
the best of yesterday and today.

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Jane Waterson
The Director of Admissions for the. Law School

(Continued from Page 3)
9:30 2 Movie
"The Dunwich Horror"
9 Front Page Challenge
56 Black Journal
10:00 4 NBC Reports
7 Marcus Welby, M.D.
9 Tuesday Night
50 Perry Mason
56 Detroit Black Journal
10:30 56 Artists in America
11:00 2 4 7 9 News, Weather, Sports
50 That Good Ole Nashville Music
11:20 9 Nightbeat
11:30 2 Movie
"Picture Mommy Dead." (1966)
4 Johnny Carson
7 Dick Cavett
50 Movie
"The Mummy" (1959).

12:00 9 Movie
"Companions in Nightmare."
1:00 4 7 News
1:30 2 Movie
"The Creeping Unknown."
3:00 2 News
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This week in sports
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Wednesday, November 1st
Auditorium B, Angell Hall
7:30 p.m.
sponsored by the Undergraduate Poltical Science Association

Stop Social InjusticeI
"No one should have to spend a
lifetime paying for decent hous-
"Every person has the RIGHT to
decent housing, high-quality medi-
cal care and non-destructive trans-
Perry will work for a steeply
graduated state income tax and the
end of discriminatory property
Perry seeks drastic reform of the
archaic prison system - shorter
W t sentences and construction of half-
way houses.
For Results For The People
Radical Democrat for State Rep.
Paid for by The People for Bullard

People are not just the cause
of the"population problem:'

They're alsothe victims.


Traffic jams. Overcrowded
schools. Inadequate housing.
Increasing unemployment.
Pollution. Almost any urban,
social and environmental
problem you can name is fast
becoming a nightmare.
And in one way or another
affects us all.
Of course, these problems
would still exist even if popula
tion growth were zero, because
population growth is not their
basic cause. Therefore solving
them must obviously become
society's number one priority.
However, the pressures of an
ever-increasing population tend
to intensify our problems. And
make them harder to solve.
(By the year 2000, Census
Bureau projections estimate
our population could grow close
to 300 million. That's about 100
million more people to house,
transport, educate, feed and
clean up after !)
This intensifying of problems
by sheer numbers of people can
also occur in individual house-
holds. For just as "too many
people" make society's problems
more difficult to solve, the
problems of raising a family
are not made easier when there
are "too many children."
Under the circumstances, we
feel there's nnlv nne reaon for

There's also only one time to
have that child: when it's
wanted. When it can be a
welcome addition rather than
an accidental burden.
Unfortunately, research has
consistently shown that not
enough Americans (from every
walk of life) are aware of the
benefits of family planning.
Or even how to go about it.
That's what we're all about,
And frankly, we can use all
the help we can get.
Especially from thoughtful
people who understand how
unplanned pregnancies can
intensify the already severe
problems society has still
to solve.
People who will, at the very
least, help others understand
that the population problem not
only has a cause. It has victims.

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