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Author Topic:  The Shadow of the Opera  (Read 1078 times)


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The Shadow of the Opera
« on: July 05, 2013, 08:35:41 PM »
Both Shadow Over Innsmouth and Phantom of the Opera wring every last shudder from the thoughtless disgust at the abnormal which is still so widespread. Phantom is better written, and allows the deformed Erik to turn away from evil - but he's too hideous to survive.

The twist at the end of Shadow is less thoughtful, and continues to spew poison about the Deep Ones until the last sentence.

Okay, they're both horror stories, so why am I fussing? Because I find that kind of prejudice as repellent as racism. Both programmes reflect attitudes that were acceptable a very short while ago, so yes, I can see the point of broadcasting them. But please, BBC, space them out a bit.

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