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Can't remember old (50s? 60s?) horror movie - only remember the end
December 26, 2013 6:39 PM   Subscribe

I think it was in black and white. It was definitely in English. Not sure if it was American or British.

I'm not going to confuse the issue with other details, which I'm not sure are from other movies or this one.

The end features a lone survivor (Female I think, but not certain), in a small boat (rowboat?). The whole movie has been their narration of the events leading up to this moment.

In the last moment of the movie, the camera pans in to show them writing the details in a journal, then down to the journal. The horror is that the journal is nothing but squiggly lines or gibberish.

Does this sound remotely familiar to anyone?
posted by Meep! Eek! to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
IMDb search for keyword "madness," filtered by horror genre, sorted by release date. You can add other tags, like "boat," to further refine the sorting, but not all films are well tagged.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:06 PM on December 26, 2013


Shock Waves is from the 70s but has the right storyline.
posted by the webmistress at 7:52 PM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thank you. I was hoping that someone would recognize the climax of the film since there are ~so many~ of them out there, I don't remember any more details, and my funds do not allow me to watch all of them to see if they are the right film.
posted by Meep! Eek! at 7:55 PM on December 26, 2013


You may have missed my reply. Shock Waves

The beginning: The film opens as Rose (Brooke Adams) is found drifting alone in a small rowboat. Two fishermen find the dinghy and pull her onto their boat, barely alive and in a horrible state.

The ending: The film has come full circle, with Rose's voiceover returning. She is now in a hospital bed, seemingly writing in a journal. Her dialogue begins to repeat itself over and over, and we see she is writing nonsense in her journal, apparently insane.
posted by the webmistress at 7:59 PM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


I did miss your reply, and that sounds like it must have been it. I could have sworn it was older, but you know how early memory is. I will have to look it up. I ~thought~ there was some kind of WWII correlation, but I was afraid I was conflating it with another film. Thank you ~so~ much!
posted by Meep! Eek! at 9:15 PM on December 26, 2013


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