Saturday night, my wife and some friend of ours decided on a whim to pull out of our VHS library the 1966 classic film, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. This movie starring Don Knotts came out shortly after Knotts left the Andy Griffith show.
A couple things stood out as I watched this movie again:
1) Don Knotts is brilliant. He is an incredible actor. I can't imagine any actor having more control of his body and being able to use it to hash out an engaging character portrayal. He blows Jim Carrey out of the water as far as the physical component of acting.
2) This movie shows the way that fascination of the occult has become common place. I know this is a comedy, but I think it is also a commentary on the way that the average American has no qualm seeking out psychic phenomena and other biblically forbidden curiosities.
Although I never would have thought twice about the innocence this classic Don Knotts film, I will probably not allow my children to view this movie.