Thursday, December 26, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Billy walked slowly on the dusty road that led from the farm to town, his mind filled with nervous thoughts of the beauty who awaited him.
When he reached the town, he stared at the building where she was waiting and gulped. He had always dreamed of this moment. Now it was here.
He walked to the building and entered, knowing that after today, she would always be by his side. He would love her and take good care of her as she deserved.
Moments later, he walked out of the gun shop with the six shooter on his belt.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
My Thoughts: As is fitting for a film that heavily involves dreams, this film has a nightmarish feel to it. Many of the “scare scenes” are quite memorable, such as a couple getting married in a chapel where the only other “people” are made of wax. Fortunately, the scenes do not cross the line into being truly disturbing, and this gives the film an edge over the many modern horror movies that tend toward excess instead of skillful storytelling.
Watching the protagonist try to sort out where dreams end and reality begins makes for a compelling story, as little clues add up and twists send her down unexpected paths. The writing isn’t good enough to make this film a masterpiece of horror and suspense, but it is still an excellent example of how a dark story can be effectively told without using graphic content or perverse scares. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys horror or thrillers.
Content Overview: I don’t remember any swearing, but there might have been one or two mild instances. Violence was mild. Seduction plays a part in the story, and there is some related passionate kissing. Scary scenes were frequent and intense enough that some viewers might be bothered.
Monday, December 2, 2013
My novel still has tens of thousands of words to go before it will be finished, so my work isn’t over yet. I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Did you do NaNo this year? If so, how did it go?