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MICHAEL MCDOWELL

Post by Shiney on Mon May 24, 2010 8:05 pm

The late MICHAEL MCDOWELL....I had all but forgotten about him...in my youth I devoured pulp horror paperbacks like candy bars...every trip to the local shop meant a new book....and I discovered Mr. M...that way. "The Elementals" remains one of the scariest and most disturbingly poetic "haunted house" novels ever....

"Toplin: may just be responsible (along with Skipp/Spector's "The Bridge" )for fostering that bizarro Shiney seed that has mutated into the mess I am today...

He was also responsible for a number of scripts for the cult television show, "Tales From The DArkside"...he co-wrote both BEETLEJUICE and NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS....

McDowell died in 1999.

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Re: MICHAEL MCDOWELL

Post by Argentus on Fri May 28, 2010 2:43 pm

Ah, yes, I remember Michael McDowell. He specialized in Southern gothic-type horror. I remember "The Elementals", of course, and also "Cold Moon Over Babylon" and "Gilded Needles". Just like you, Shiney, I frequented a local bookstore (now long closed, and thank you for that, Borders and Barnes & Noble ) when I was younger and made a point to look for certain authors, such as McDowell and Robert McCammon. McDowell was certainly an underappreciated talent.

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Re: MICHAEL MCDOWELL

Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri May 28, 2010 3:22 pm

He ruined the Doobie Brothers, IMO.

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Re: MICHAEL MCDOWELL

Post by Argentus on Fri May 28, 2010 3:34 pm

Tall Tyrion wrote:He ruined the Doobie Brothers, IMO.

You know, it took me a good five minutes to figure that one out.

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Re: MICHAEL MCDOWELL

Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri May 28, 2010 9:42 pm

I'm often obscure like that.

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Re: MICHAEL MCDOWELL

Post by Shiney on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:31 pm

I need to re-read THE ELEMENTALS soon.

One of the best "haunted house" novels EVER.

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