”Stranger Danger” Chapter 1 – The one who got away

I recently decided to post one of my fictional horror stories ”Stranger Danger” on my blog. I will post one chapter at a time and it will be like following a TV-show, but in Writing. I promise that it will be bloody, nasty and wicked. Here is the first chapter called ”The one who got away” and you are all welcome to follow the ride.

I open my  eyes and I can see that I am in a room in which I’ve never been in before. I am laying in a bed and my body is aching. I try to get up, but  I can feel a sharp pain going through my body and I gather all my strength to sit up. I back up all the way so that I have my back against the wall. My face is hurting and I touch my lip and look down at my fingers and see blood. I look around in the bed to discover more blood stains and the room is very dark. I hear a sound coming from the door and turn my head towards it with fear in my eyes.

The door opens and a man about thirty years old walks in. He is  tall, has dirty blonde hair and is hugely build. He is wearing a white shirt with black jeans and black boots. He looks at me and I look into his bright blue eyes. His face is very serious and he walks towards me. He walks over to a chair and sits down.
‘’Why am I here?’’ I ask him.
He takes a moment before he answers me and looks me in the eyes.
‘’I found you unconscious and bleeding in a ditch and I brought you here.’’
I look at him with a surprised look on my face.
‘’ What happened to you?’’  He
  asks.
I try to think about what happened, but I can’t remember anything.
‘’I don’t know’’ I answer with a disappointed voice.

He looks at my face and body.
‘’ Who are you?’’ I ask him.
‘’ That is not important. What is important is that you get to rest and get your strength back.’’  He replies.
Well I will call you stranger for now, I think to myself. He isn’t even looking at me anymore and has turned his face away from me.
‘’I have to go, but I will be back in a few hours. You can stay with me until you will feel better.’’ he says.
He gets up, walks towards the door and turns his head towards me.
” What is your name?” He asks me.
I take a few seconds to gather my thoughts about who I am.
” Evelina, but you can call me Eve.”
He
 opens the door and closes it behind him. I am very confused by the situation and something seems of. What if he is the one who did this to me? I look down at my bruised body. I get up and walk towards the window. All I see is a forest when I look through it. I can’t see a living soul out and I can’t hear anything.  Suddenly my legs go numb and I fall down to the floor. Suddenly I see an image of someone squeezing an eyeball until it breaks and the eye juice pours down the person’s hand. My eyes are tired and after a few seconds everything goes black.

I hear the door closing and I open my eyes, stranger is back. I am shocked to see that his white shirt is  covered in blood. He seems to not care that I have noticed his bloody clothes and he picks me up in his arms. He walks me towards the bed and gently puts me down.
‘’ Why are your clothes covered in blood?’’  I ask him.
He doesn’t look at me.
‘’ What did you do?’’  I ask.
He sits down on the chair and looks at me.
‘’ Let me introduce myself, the real me.’’ Stranger says.

Weekly Watching

Another week of watching movies has gone by, which movies did you watch?

Monday: I watched Bad Girl and The Bye Bye Man at the Cinema.

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The Bye Bye Man

 

Tuesday: I watched A Man called Ove and The Smiling Man. I rewatched 100 Tears.

Wednesday: I watched Manchester by the Sea and Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey. I rewatched the French shortfilm The Clown.

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100 Tears

 

Thursday: I did not watch anything because I had to prepare lots of things for our short horror film Baby Bock.

Friday: I did not watch anything because we filmed Baby Bock all day and evening.

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Behind The Scenes of me on the set of Baby Bock

 

Saturday: I did not watch anything because I went away for the weekend.

Sunday: I only watched tv-shows.

Tv-series: I finished watching Supergirl season 1.

Baby Bock

Tomorrow me and my crew from Bloody Fierce Productions will film our new horror short which is called ”Baby Bock”. It will be a fun and bloody short film and it is written by me and Jasmine Martinez. Andres R Ramos will be the cinematographer.

Me and Jasmine will also be playing the main characters and there will be a special appearance by actor Xander Turian. I can’t say too much about it at this point, but I hope that I will have a few behind the scenes pictures to share with you.

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The Hitcher (1986)

the_hitcherAs a screenplay writer I enjoy movies with a good script and that is the main reason I recommend every one to watch The Hitcher.

The HitcherA young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

As I mentioned before the script and the dialogue is excellent. My favorite part is the first conversation between Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell in the car, where everything goes from pretty normal to very intense very quickly. It is one special line in that scene that changes the entire mood of the film and it is done in a brilliant way.

The film never loses its tension and the acting is very good, Hauer plays his part perfectly.  I have to rewatch The Hitcher soon, because it has been a few years since I saw it.

Grading: 8/10

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Beware the Slenderman (2016)

Beware_the_slenderman_poster.jpgI have always been a bit fascinated by Slenderman and when I aeard about the horrible crime where 12-year old girls stabbed another girl because ”Slenderman told them to”, I knew I wanted to find out more about this case and that is why I saw this documentary.

Beware the Slenderman: Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website. 

Beware the Slenderman is a good documentary which both focuses on the perpetrators and about the story of Slenderman. The only complaint that I have is that I would have wished to hear more from the victim, but maybe that was not a possibility, but that would have been very interesting. The interviews with the girls was very fascinating and horrific.

I did like the fact that they researched a lot about Slenderman and took time to present this fictional character, instead of just briefly mentioning him in a sentence or two.

Grading: 7/10

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Weekly Watching

Weekly Watching is back! I hope that I will be able to see even more horror movies next week. Which movies did you watch this week?

Monday: I rewatched The Corpse of Anna Fritz and Nekromantik 2. I finished the day by watching The Girl with all the gift.

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The Corpse of Anna Fritz

Tuseday: I watched Trolls & The Boogens.

Wednesday: I watched Her name was Torment.

Thursday: I saw Men behind the Sun & Aftermath.

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Nacho Cerda’s Aftermath

Friday: I watched The Hollow Point, Lady Stay Dead & Beware the Slenderman.

Saturday: Today I watched Rabid, Scherzo Diabolico & Night of the Ghouls with my horror group. I finished watching Loons when I came home afterwards. I also watched two short films by Jan Svankmajer, Food & Dimensions of Dialogue.

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Scherzo Diabolico

Sunday: I saw La La Land at the cinema.

Tv-series: I have only been watching episodes of the first season of Supergirl.

Blood Rage (1987)

bloodrage1That’s not cranberry sauce! If you love slasher films, you have to give Blood Rage a chance!

Blood RageAs kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Blood Rage has become one of my favorite slasher films, mainly because of a very good story and bloody good kills. If you watch this film make sure that you watch the uncut version, because the kills are much gorier.

The main character is great and the twin story was very cleaverly made and the cover of the Arrow edition is fantastic. I got the Arrow edition a couple of weeks ago.

Grading: 10/10

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Lady Stay Dead (1981)

lady1Just watched this Ozploitation film for the first time this morning and Lady, Stay Dead did not disappoint.

Lady, Stay DeadA Young woman is looking after her sister’s house, unaware that her sister and neighbor have been murdered by their handyman who also happens to be a serial killer.

I think that the cinematography in this film is beautiful and the story is also good, even though it is simple, it is effective. The killer’s character is working very well, because he truly isn’t aware that what he doing is wrong and that made me think that anything could happen at any moment.

One of the death scenes was very creative, involving a fish tank, but this isn’t a very bloody film, I wish there would have been even more blood and gruesomeness. The film never gets boring and I found the last 20 minutes to be intense.

Grading: 7/10

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Scream (1996)

scream1Halloween 1978 was the first horror film I ever saw when I was six years old, but when I was eleven I began obsessing over Scream.

ScreamA year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

I only had fond memories of me watching Scream over and over again. The film starts of with a bang by having Drew Barrymore play the first victim in a very thought out introduction to the killer, Ghostface. Scream is filled with humor and great characters, who do not feel annoying.

The death scenes in Scream are very creative, my favorite is the one involving the garage door. The phone calls are intriguing and clever and the ending was very unexpected for me when I viewed this for the first time. The Ghostface mask is simple yet genious at the same time. This is one of my favorite slasherfilms and Scream helped revive the slasher subgenre when it came in 1996.

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Grading: 9/10

The Greasy Strangler (2016)

greasy1If you love to watch bizarre and funny horrorfilms then Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler is right up your alley!

The Greasy Strangler: Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

I knew that I was in for a wild and crazy ride when I started watching this, but this one blew me away. The dialogue is gold and  many of the lines are stuck in my head, I can’t get Hootie Tootie Disco Cutie out of my head! And the potato conversation made me laugh so hard.

The casting is perfect for each character and there is plenty of grease and creative killing scenes. If you haven’t seen this film then see it as soon as possible, because it is hilarious!

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Rating: 9/10