Tuesday, November 13, 2007

HWT Christmas Gift Guide

The New York Times tell us that novelist and playwright Ira Levin has passed away:

Ira Levin, a mild-mannered playwright and novelist who liked nothing better than to give people the creeps — and who did so repeatedly, with best-selling novels like “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Stepford Wives” and “The Boys From Brazil” — died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 78.

No specific cause of death had been determined, but Mr. Levin appeared to have died of natural causes, his son Nicholas said yesterday.

In honor of Mr. Levin's passing my recommendation for tonight is Rosemary's Baby . Although filmed in 1968 it remains one of the most stylistically perfect horror movies ever produced.
The DVD along with the novel, which is widely considered to be Levin's best work, would make an excellent stocking stuffer to any fan of wonderfully made horror films or well written supernatural thrillers.