Stories that involve shadows?
December 15, 2006 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Novels, short stories, movies--all are welcome. I find shadow stories spooky and interesting. My fave was a kid book called "The Shades" which explains how the shadows of people live their own lives. Know of any others?
posted by largecorp to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you read Tanizaki's In Praise of Shadows? It's non-fiction, but a really interesting and illuminating (extra pun intended) treatise on Japanese aesthetics, shadows in particular.
posted by saladin at 11:35 AM on December 15, 2006 [1 favorite]

Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso.
posted by misteraitch at 11:56 AM on December 15, 2006

The Shadow, by Hans Christian Andersen
posted by Pater Aletheias at 2:00 PM on December 15, 2006

i remember jack of shadows fondly from my youth.
posted by bruceo at 2:13 PM on December 15, 2006

Luna e l'altra? Though it's not 'spooky', it's a nice story with a twist that fits with the "shadows living their own lives" theme.

If you happen to find it on DVD, let me know - I've been after it for years.
posted by Pinback at 4:35 PM on December 15, 2006

The X-Files episode "Soft Light" (season 2, episode 23) guest starred Tony Shalhoub as a scientist whose shadow keeps accidentally killing people because it's been oddly affected by a botched experiment.
posted by aebaxter at 6:33 AM on December 16, 2006

Response by poster: Fantastic! Thanks for all the suggestions. I've been toying with writing a tale of my own, and want to avoid what's already been done.
posted by largecorp at 7:51 PM on December 18, 2006

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