I watched this as part of the film noir program at The Roxie theater late in 2020. I think this was one of the weirdest movies I’ve watched. It’s a well-known movie by movie historians, but it really wasn’t for me.
It was a silent film and it bounced between reality and dreams. It was hard to follow at some points, but I worked my way through the movie. Nope, I didn’t like it, but I’m also not a big horror fan.
I picked this book up after it went circulating around one of my reading groups, mostly as a joke, so I wasn’t expecting much. I looked at the number of reviews, and at how many stars it had, so I was expecting more. I decided to go for it. I regret it. This was the weirdest book I’ve ever read. I spent a lot of my reading time shouting “No! Don’t go in there!” and feeling very strange about it.
I had difficulty suspending belief on this one. I just couldn’t get the idea of the book in my brain.
I picked this book up for bookclub. I knew it was a horror book, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. I really was confused for about a third of the book, but then it finally got my attention and I sailed through to the end. I enjoyed it, but I don’t think I will read it again.
The tour in the above linked article isn’t a virtual one, but hopefully it will be open again soon. I don’t know if my horror hating self would enjoy it, but I used to read a lot of Stephen King when I was a kid. Maybe I could handle it? I’ll have to think about it when we’re able to travel again.
This is a great article about Stephen King’s upcoming book. He has been getting a lot of comments about how similar current events are to The Stand. He has apologized, but, honestly, he has nothing to do with it, logically.
I am glad he’s getting time to write. We should all be so productive.
The above linked article tells the story of a woman who kidnapped multiple children and put them up for adoption. It makes me want to read the book about these kidnappings and adoptions, Before We Were Yours, but it sounds like a terrifying life for most of these children.
Usually, if I go in to work on a weekend, it’s a brief trip. I had to go in this weekend, after a crazy work week. I wasn’t able to get a lot done after work last week, so I planned to get it done after work on Saturday.
I worked, then took myself to breakfast since everything went smoothly. I was alone, so I sat at the bar instead of waiting 25 minutes for a table. The lady who ended up sitting next to me had done the same thing. She gave me a lecture on the benefits of being single. I gave her a lecture on why she needs a Kindle.
After breakfast, I went to the nail place, expecting a long wait since it was a weekend. I was seated right away and was out the door with a mani pedi in just over an hour.
After nails, I went to the post office to pick up mail. My daughter’s ATM card had been delivered, so I brought it to her girlfriend at work. She’d have the card for the trip they were taking.
Next on the list was the library, to pick up holds. On the way there, I talked to a friend. We got caught up in just over an hour, while I sat in the car. I ran in to the library quickly while he was talking. Then sat in my car at home to talk longer. After we hung up, we texted for a few more minutes, since we weren’t done yet.
I went inside and read for a while. I eventually decided to finish watching The Shining. I had never seen it before, since I’m a big chicken when it comes to horror and thrillers. I got about halfway through and paused it to have dinner. Mostly because I was afraid to watch it all in one chunk.
After dinner, I gathered up my online support group to watch the second half with me. I was surprised that the movie wasn’t as scary as I thought. Creepy, yes. Scary, not so much. I think part of it was that I’d seen so many pieces of it over the years that I kind of knew what was coming.
My aunt texted me right after I finished it and told me that my cousin had just watched it for the first time, along with The Sixth Sense. She was more scared of the other movie. I recommended The Ring and The Blair Witch Project for their next movie nights. Those scared the heck out of me.