Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Shining

Last night I was feeling brave. I was alone in a very big house in London, it was late at night, and I was feeling brave. So when I saw that The Shining was scheduled for 10PM I thought, 'Hhhm, there's a classic I haven't seen yet...that might be a real feather in my cap if I can knock that off...a conversation starter?'

Whoooa. Now I'm not ashamed to say that I didn't watch the whole thing. I'm am a little ashamed that I completely flipped out after only the first scary scene and turned it off. And I'm a little embarrassed that I started repeating the prayer of little Jenny in the cornfield from Forrest Gump. But it did help.

That movie is just a little SCARY! Has anybody seen it? What a fool. I used to get scared watching the Scream movies; who did I think I was?

6 comments:

gerrod said...

Really? That bad? I find that old "scary" movies are intolerably not scary!

(Though I admit I haven't seen The Shining, only the Simpsons' adaptation of it... :-D)

J&S said...

Listen here my friend, you go and rent The Shining, watch it at night by yourself (or with someone else, I don't care) and then talk to me about it. That thing is SCARY. Didn't mean to sound so confrontational there, but hey.

ab&matt said...

On your shining recomendation, matt and I are going to hire it out and see for ourselves!!

Sue Lewis said...

I saw the Shining a few years ago & I don't know if I wasn't really paying it proper attention but I didn't find it that scary? I do think you are very brave for at least attempting to watch any scary movie in an old house alone!

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

Sue you make me laugh!!!! "I don't know if I was paying it proper attention". The kiss of death for filmmakers...

Jules. Honestly. The Shining? Just the name freaks me out. Next time you want a feather in your cap just – well, stick a feather in your cap.

But this is coming from a girl who could not watch I Know What You Did Last Summer (and not for artistic reasons). Could not, no way.

ab&matt said...

Well hired it out and got scared at the 256min run time!! returned 3 days late and still haven't seen it. some other time maybe,