“If thou openest not the gate to let me enter,
I will break the door, I will wrench the lock,
I will smash the door-posts, I will force the doors.
I will bring up the dead to eat the living.
And the dead will outnumber the living.”
— Ishtar’s Descent Into the Underworld
Image: Elsa Lanchester on the set of The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, Directed by James Whale. (Photographer unknown)