Ep. 06-06: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Handsome, young, but morally corrupt Dorian Gray (Hurd Hatfield) has his portrait painted. As the years pass, he does not age, but evidence of his sins is apparent in his portrait, which grows uglier with each transgression. He keeps it safely hidden in the attic. But his mysterious behavior and ageless appearance lead to his eventual demise.

Classics, anyone? Oscar Wilde is an infamous author, journalist, and playwright, but was never attributed as a horror writer. However, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) has always been closely associated with the genre. Out of several adaptations, we chose this one which has the highest critical acclaim, as well as a terrific cast. Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of the film, including its screenplay, direction, and Faustian influence. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys seeks internal youth for just a mere tidbit of a price… our eternal soul. 



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