Several months ago, a friend told me a myth about Eastern Cemetery: supposedly if you go at night and listen, you can hear the sound of babies crying. There is a supposed witch buried in the graveyard who takes care of the souls of infants and children. It was late and the cemetery was locked up, but we found a dark spot by the fence and listened... and heard the sound of a child crying. I kid you not.
Of course, walking around the perimeter of the graveyard we found that it borders a residential area and some kid in one of the houses was upset about something. But still, it's a chilling thought – small children, lost, but with some sort of tentative connection to our own material world...
This is the idea behind the classic horror film Don't Look Now, which will screen on Sunday at the Clifton Center as this month's installment in the Wild and Woolly Film Series. Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star as parents whose daughter recently died. They travel to Venice where they meet a woman who claims their daughter is trying to contact them through her. Skeptical at first, the father then begins to experience mysterious things.
Says Todd Brashear, owner and operator of Wild and Woolly Video: “I think this is one of the creepiest movies of all time, and it's always a favorite at Wild and Woolly.”
The Clifton Center is located at 2117 Payne Street. The film will screen at 7:00 this upcoming Sunday, with a cash bar opening at 6:00. Admission is free for Friends of the Clifton Center and $5.00 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Carmichael's Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue or the night of the show.
Image: Internet Movie Database