Sunday, February 24, 2008
This one here’s the paperback novel of THE WAFTING, which got made into a movie in 1982 by the same guys who made THE SEDUCTION OF SARAH SPECTOR and GHOST MOTEL. It’s about a chemical plant that leaks an experimental gas and when people smell it they turn into psychotic lunatics. The government wants to study it and use it as a weapon against the Russians, right, but this scientist lady traps in a lab with herself and then blows up the lab and sacrifices herself. It was so scary that when I first saw it on TV, I tried to see how long I could hold my breath so the gas wouldn’t get me. I don’t know how long I held it for, but eventually I passed out and hit my head on the coffee table. I still got a scar from it.