There’s no earthly way of knowing / Which direction we are going / Not a speck of light is showing / So the danger must be growing / Are the fires of hell a-glowing? / Is the grisly reaper mowing?”
If you were like me as a kid one of the creepiest mise en scenes (yes, I was using such advanced film and theater terminology in my formative years) that still gives me goosebumps to this day is from the 1971 classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when the titular candy proprietor, played to off-kilter perfection by Gene Wilder, took his guests on a wild and trippy boat ride. As the scene progresses Wonka begins singing a tune with words and tone so chilling that you absolutely know this adventure will not end well for some.
Saavy Lost viewers (which there are plenty to spare) will notice that last night’s preview for episode 13 “The Last Recruit” (airing April 20th) had this little ditty as its soundtrack and it couldn’t have been more spot-on for the island mystery as it barrels toward a series conclusion. With only 5 episodes left the danger is growing for all the castaways and we’ll probably all be quite surprised at the direction they’ll be going.