The Broomway


#1

Basically a deadly beach walk with quicksand, mists and very fast rising tides.

Sounds great if you want to scare the shit out of yourself.


#2

richardmadeleyquicksand.mp4


#3

I actually ended up there after noting he said ‘quicksand’ in that video and wondering about how much there is these days.

There was a whole bit on a radio show once (I think maybe Kermode?) about how Quicksand was this really ‘big’ thing in TV and film for a while, a constant bogeyman that got pulled out and then suddenly it’s just nothing.

I certainly recall one episode of Manimal involved him becoming a snake so they could pull someone out of quicksand.


Things you don't get so much anymore
#4

Just reminds me of Neverending Story and the Swamp of Sadness :sob:


#5

Do you mean this article?


#6

Essex is weird.


#7

I got caught in quicksand when on a beach in Essex near Mucking/Shell Haven as a kid. It only went up to my knees, but it was still pretty scary.


#8

This may be what was being discussed but I’m sure it was on radio talking about film stuff.


#9

Oh right. That’s such a weird stat though: 3% of all films at one point in the 60s featured quicksand.


#10

I think this was probably best chapter of the book the Old Ways