Cool Air (1971 short)

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"Cool Air" (1971 Night Gallery episode)

Summary

Based on "Cool Air (fiction)", this is the story of a woman who falls in love with a man with a peculiar affliction that leaves him confined to a room full of cool air....

Details

  • Release Date: 1971
  • Country/Language: USA, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, anthology TV show segment
  • Runtime: 26 min
  • Starring: Barbara Rush, Henry Darrow
  • Director: Jeannot Szwarc
  • Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (original story), Jack Laird, Rod Serling
  • Producer/Production Co: Jack Laird, Rod Serling
  • View Film: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (none) (probably a "G" or "PG" for mild gore and creepiness)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian)

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Y.Whateley: My favorite adaptation of this Lovecraft story; as usual, the original story has gained a romantic subplot in the adaptation, but, unusually for this modification, the result perhaps works in the story's favor, adding a touch of humanity to this relatively "un-Lovecraftian" tale in a way that feels perfectly natural, while enhancing the horror of the outcome.


Synopsis

Based on "Cool Air (fiction)", this is the story of a woman who falls in love with a man with a peculiar affliction that leaves him confined to a room full of cool air....


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