The Media Cabinet of Carroll Cloar

Over yonder at Summer of Cloar.com, Dr. Stanton Thomas has put together a list of essential reading for those of you who are HARD-CLOAR. There you’ll find Southern Gothic short stories coupled with paintings by Carroll Cloar that seem to tell the same story. In the spirit of interpretation – never exhaustive, here’s one more for the books.

Where the Woodbine Twineth (aka You Never Believe Me) by Davis Grubb.

It’s some pretty creepy/fantastic commentary about the fear that some people have of other cultures, despite their close proximity in daily life. In 1965, it was adapted into an episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour:


Some of you may already be familiar with Davis Grubb. He wrote The Night of the Hunter. A national bestseller in 1955 and made into a movie that same year with one-time director Charles Laughton. It’s a hard-to-categorize thriller that went on to become one of Roger Ebert’s favorite films of all-time, and is responsible for all those knuckle tattoos.

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Scene from The Night of the Hunter

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