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Old September 22 2013, 12:40 AM   #683
Greg Cox
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Christopher wrote: View Post
^Hm, and critics complained that World War Z had nothing to do with the book...
Don't get me started on The Conqueror Worm, where they literally tacked a Poe title onto an unrelated British horror film originally titled Witchfinder General--and pulled the same trick of having Price read the Poe poem over the opening credits to justify the title change!

Even still, "Edgar Allan Poe's THE HAUNTED PALACE" (based on a story by H. P. Lovecraft) is hard to top.

Although, I suppose, there's also BLADE RUNNER, which took the title of a completely unrelated novel by Alan Nourse and slapped it onto a movie version of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Imagine if World War Z had actually turned out to be an adaptation of a completely different zombie book!

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