Posted in Movies

My Movie Stats

Three movies that made me cry (where I actually made sobbing noises and snot ran out of my nose)

Mr. Holland’s Opus
Imitation of Life
Madame X

Three movies that gave me nightmares

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte
I was 7 and my parents took me to see the stupid thing. That whole muddy and creepy-looking Joseph Cotten scene, and headless Bruce Dern terrified me for what seemed like years. I would sleep with the covers over my head.

Night of the Living Dead

I went with my cousins Ricky and Jeff when I was 15. It was on a double bill with Gruesome Twosome. I had knots in my stomach the whole time. Then we had to walk home in the dark.

Berserk

That creepy movie with Joan Crawford. Nightmares for weeks.

Three movies I’ve never seen

Ghostbusters
The Godfather
Caddyshack

Three movies I walked out of

Squirm

I seriously almost threw up. I had to go to the lobby twice. I finally said fuck it and left. I was 19 and it was the initial release of the movie.

Bladerunner

Idk, I just got bored

The Legend of Boggy Creek

It was just stupid

Three movies that made me queasy and almost throw up.

Squirm

See above

Saw

I hated that movie so much. That stupid puppet thing. I wanted to leave, but I was with friends and didn’t want to look like a big baby.

Blood Feast

Three movies I’ve seen more than 50 times

Meet Me in St. Louis
Diamonds are Forever
Night of the Living Dead

Three movies that were supposed to be sad in parts, but I laughed and made fun of them (in the movie theater)

The Promise (1979)

My friend Sherry and I guffawed like hyenas

Terms of Endearment

The Debra Winger death scene

Steel Magnolias

Same as above, just insert Julia Roberts

Three movies that I absolutely detest

The Notebook

You’d seriously have to bribe me big time to watch that thing again

Ocean’s 11 (remake with George Clooney)

I just hate it

Erin Brockovich

Three movies that I went to see every day for 2 weeks +

The Poseidon Adventure

I was going through my I’m in love with Gene Hackman phase

The Towering Inferno

The Sting

I was going through my I’m in love with Robert Redford phase

Three R or X rated movies that I got into even though I was underage and without a parent or guardian

Midnight Cowboy

I was 12. I just bought a ticket and nobody said anything.

The Exorcist

My dad wouldn’t take me. I was 14 and had the beginnings of a mustache. So, I decided to try it on my own. Again, the just let me in no questions asked.

Magnum Force

I was 15.

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Posted in Poetry, prompts

Purple

Purple is the oddest color
in sight, it does imbue
it’s a mix of my least favorite color red
and my favorite color, blue

when it shines from the crown, or the cape of a king
it’s regal, and I do adore
but I’m not as apt to be a great fan
if it appears on a big dinosaur

Posted in prompts

Tropical

Every time I hear the word Tropical one of two visions pops into my head; Toucan Sam from the Fruit Loops cereal box, or that ugly carpet that runs throughout the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

If this were any other day I’d probably write about one of those. But, just yesterday, I learned something very interesting.
I really like the song 13 Beaches by Lana Del Rey. At the beginning of the song there is some dialogue. I just always assumed that it was Lana speaking. But it’s not. It’s dialogue from the movie Carnival of Souls, spoken by the character Mary Henry (portrayed by Candace Hilligoss).

Carnival of Souls was a low budget atmospheric horror film from the early 60s that wasn’t very successful. It resurfaced in the late 80s and garnered a lot of interest. It eventually reached cult status and was shown in cinema art houses and at film festivals. It was directed by Herk Harvey, who also portrayed the main ghoul in the film. It’s a creepy movie, and not the least bit tropical. But, 13 Beaches IS tropical (sounding, anyway).

On a semi-related side note, if the movie dialogue in 13 Beaches had been from Dementia 13, instead of Carnival of Souls, it would make a great Jeopardy before and after question.

An early Roger Corman film, directed by Francis Coppola, and a Lana Del Rey song

What is Dementia 13 Beaches