The Girl With the Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber (1949)
Tuesday’s Tale of Terror April 12, 2016
Remember Rod Serling’s Night Gallery? He did a film adaptation of Fritz Leiber’s The Girl With the Hungry Eyes and although dated and little hokey, it’s still a fun 25-minutes. With James Farentino, Joanna Pettet, John Astin.
Leiber is well known for his stories that mesmerize. In this story, the author asks … what is the hidden hunger of millions of men? Lust? Justice? Revenge? Dave is a photographer looking for just the right model for an advertisement. Who walks into his studio? “The girl.” He photographs her. And then things get spooky. Is she real? Is she supernatural? Is there a murder? And what is her hidden hunger?
Come on, you got to read this one.
Read the short story in PDF at BerkleySchools.org/NorthStarMedia. Click here to download the PDF:
Watch the short film by Serling’s Night Gallery at The Quill & the Keyboard.blogspot.
Also on Hulu.com: http://www.hulu.com/watch/58767
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