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Thanks for your supportive comments below. I was in a slump when I wrote it. I actually still in that same slump, but dealing a bit better. I'm sure I do have some kind of attention deficit disorder, totally undiagnosed because I've been smoking all this years. It's frustrating as hell, but it won't get the best of me. So. What have I been doing while I've NOT been writing? Well, aside from work, I did see three movies in the past couple weeks:

THE HELP, based on Kathryn's Stockett's novel.


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If you haven't seen the movie, see it. If you haven't read the book, read it!

Then there's FRIGHT NIGHT:

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Please. $24 for two tickets because it's a 3-D movie? Me: "Goody, goody. What, we're paying for the glasses?" Beth: "You gave to give the glasses back." Me: "Bull****. I'm keeping 'em." I didn't. The thing about 3-D is, it's a whole lot of fun when you're, um, ten years old. This was an R-rated movie. Adults generally don't care one way or another if something's 3-D. We also don't think it's cool to sit there for 2 hours with those funny-colored glasses crammed down over our own glasses. If I'd known about the jacked-up price in advance, I'd have skipped the whole thing. It wasn't that great, and the CGI effects were nothing compared to the effects in the original.

Next: DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK:

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Another CGI bomb. Remember the original with Kim Darby? OMG, that one scared the crap out of me. I still can't sleep with my arms or feet hanging off the bed. This version had one good scare. The rest involved little CGI creatures running around and causing great havoc for one of the stupidest families in cinematic history.

REMAKES SUCK.

Being a horror movie buff, though, I couldn't resist. Now I'm waiting impatiently for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3.

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acoppedge
Sep. 7th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, Don't be Afraid of the Dark was lame. A waste of a great child actor--I thought the little girl was great. I too am looking forward to Paranormal Activity 3.
onegrapeshy
Sep. 7th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only Weird Scary Movie Addict around here. :)
acoppedge
Sep. 7th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
I was telling my husband, my ideal scary movie makes me feel like I don't want to be in the theatre, like I might be so scared I have to run out.
onegrapeshy
Sep. 8th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
The ones that make you want to cover your eyes are the best!
acoppedge
Sep. 8th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
I'm not big on gore, though. But if I'm covering my eyes because I'm worried something scary is going to pop out, yes!
onegrapeshy
Sep. 9th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Gore doesn't bother me. Nor does it scare me. It's the OMG DON'T DO GO IN THERE! stuff that freaks me out. :)
acoppedge
Sep. 9th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
Agreed! Gore makes me feel queasy, not scared. But it's suspense and stuff jumping out that creeps me out.

Did you ever see the trippy Japanese "horror" film HOUSE? I highly recommend it! It's not very scary at all, but is hilarious.

Also, I recommend the graphic novel series LOCKE AND KEY by Joe Hill. I never thought a graphic novel would be able to be as atmospheric and chill-inducing as a movie, but this one succeeds. And the story is absolutely fantastic, too.
onegrapeshy
Sep. 9th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
I didn't see HOUSE but I bet my daughter did,m she is totally into that Japanese horror stuff. I will check out the other. Why does Joe Hill sound familiar?
acoppedge
Sep. 9th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
He's Stephen King's son :) He also writes novels.
onegrapeshy
Sep. 9th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
That's why!
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