#MONSTERMONDAY: YESTERDAY at our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE we focused on LANCELOT CANNING... the Man who collected Poe in the Amicus films 'Torture Garden' .... without giving away Canning's secret to anyone who hasn't yet seen the film...I mean, what kind of man would do that???? Certainly gives people who collects Cushing film photographs and posters ..or postage stamps a run for their money, for sure! SO... Canning? Monster or Victim? YOU decide! What says you?
WE HAD SEVERAL interesting comments and opinions from our friends and followers at the page, including:
M.JAY: I don't really think of him as either - just an obsessive; but what a fantastic episode to end the film on! And what a pairing of Cushing and Palance! I always felt this episode could have made a whole film of its own; but maybe it would have been too similar in type to the The Skull?
M. IVESON: Neither! I would say obsessive. He took his harmless hobby a bit too far!
T. GAMMAGE thought it was all about MONSTER OBSESSIONS! : 'Both Jack Palance's character and Cushing's Canning were driven by the need to own everything about the writer POE. I think Cushing was the monster here. He resurrected Poe from the dead, so instead of a well deserved rest in the after life, Poe was walled up in a room scribbling new classics to satisfy the collecting ego of Cushing's character! He was a MONSTER!
AND J. MORROW: I have always thought that this character was one of Peter's better roles. So well done.
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