Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How Awful About Allan!

My obsession with Curtis Harrington continues!
How Awful About Allan (9.22.70) was an Aaron Spelling television movie based on a Henry (What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?) Farrell novel of the same title.

Allan is played by Anthony Perkins, this time with daddy issues... his father was killed in a fire and Allan develops hysterical blindness as a result.

He recovers some vision.  Not enough to properly see, but allowing him shapes and shadows.   On his return home, however, he has to deal with the psychological and physical scars of the fire... developing a serious case of paranoia.

Yes, Anthony Perkins playing a crazy person.  Imagine that.

It's not bad for a by the numbers movies of the week.