Stranger Danger Chapter 4 – ”A taste of death”

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This is the first time since meeting Stranger that I’ve seen him look a bit horrified. He grabs my hand and pulls me up from the floor. We walk over towards the bed and we both sit down on it.
– I’ve been seeing these strange images whenever I close my eyes. – I say.
– What have you been seeing? – He asks me.
– I am not sure. – I answer.
He looks at me with a very serious look in his eyes.
– You have to remember. – He says.
– What do you mean? – I ask him.
– You have to close your eyes and really try to focus on whatever comes up. – He says.
This makes me very afraid and it makes me feel very uncomfortable.
– I don’t want to. – I say.
– You have to. – He says.
– Just try and if it gets to intense, I’ll wake you up. – Stranger says.
I look at him and I decide that I can trust him, he did save me and if this is something that will help make things clearer about what happened to me then it is worth it.

I close my eyes and after a few moments an image pops up. I try focusing on what it is I am seeing. I see a man with a meat butcher knife in his hand. He is in his thirties with dark, dirty and wet hair, it could be grease, but I am not sure. His hand is raised and I see another person that is laying on the ground. I think it is a female, but I can’t see her clearly. There is a lot of blood all around the two of them and I see him stabbing her in the stomach with the butcher knife. He puts the knife down and pulls out her intestines. I can hear her screaming, but I am to afraid to even make a sound. The man has the intestines in his hands and suddenly he turns around and looks at me. He walks towards me and forces the intestines in my mouth. I try to scream and my body is squirming. The taste and texture is disgusting and I can feel tears running down my cheeks. The man is laughing while he keeps feeding me the intestines. I see him say something, but I can’t hear it and then I wake up.

I am covered in sweat and Stranger is looking at me.
– What did you see? – He asks.
– I saw a man. – I answer.
– What was he doing? – He asks.
I am trying to Catch my breath.
– He..He was killing a woman. – I answer.
– Do you know the man? – Stranger asks.
– No, I don’t think so. I am afraid. – I say.
– Of what? – Stranger asks.
– Of what I will see next time. – I answer.
– I’ll be here. – Stranger says.
I can still taste those intestines in my mouth and I am taking deep breaths to calm down. I am thinking about that man and who he might be. I wonder, did he have anything to do with what happened to me?

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”Stranger Danger” Chapter 2 – A Stranger’s story

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I look at Stranger as he sits down on a chair. He isn’t even looking at me, but has his eyes glued to the floor.
– I kill people. – He says.
He begins telling me about the man he payed a visit to tonight. The man was named Sumi and was staying at a cheap dirty motel, probably the closest one to Stranger’s home. Stranger had managed to snuck into Sumi’s hotelroom and was waiting for him patiently in the shower.
– What was so special about Sumi? – I asked.
Stranger tells me all about our new friend Sumi, that he used to lure young women to meet him at these sleazy motelrooms with the promise of work and money and when the women showed up, he would rape and torture them for hours, before desposing of their bodies. Stranger also told me that he has a source that tips him off about the people he kills and after he gets the tip Stranger does his research about the people, learns their routines and what not.

Sumi was expected to meet with whom he believed to be a 17-yeard old girl that evening, but Stranger made sure that she did not show up and is now safe. Sumi entered the room around 1 AM and Stranger could hear him taking of his clothes. Then he heard footsteps leading up to the bathroom and Stranger stood there calm and ready with his knife. Sumi went into the bathroom and opened the door to shower and was shocked to see Stranger standing there with a smile, while Sumi stood there completely naked. Sumi was wearing glasses and Stranger took a step forward and stabbed Sumi in the eye through the glasses.

Sumi fell down screaming and Stranger kneeled down besides him. He could see that some of the glass had gotten into the bloodied eye of Sumi and pressed down his own thumb into the eyesocket. Stranger felt hus thumb being surrounded by blood, glass and eye juice. Stranger then stabbed him in the other eye and made sure that the penetration was deep enough to kill Sumi.
– How long have you been a hitman? – I asked him.
Stranger’s gaze was still glued to the floor.
– Ten years, my first kill was when I was about 25. – He answered.
I also asked him about his first kill, but he said that story is best saved for later. I became both scared and fascinated while listening to Stranger’s story, but I knew that he was not going to kill me.

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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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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It is finally October

The month of October has always been special to me, because it marks the beginning of the Halloween month. It is usually beautiful outside with gorgeous red colors and it just makes me feel happier. I took a walk today and just enjoyed the weather and now I will watch a couple of movies and later watch the UFC-event that will be live tonight.

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I have decorated my room with some Halloween stuff and I am pretty pleased with it. I saw 1920 London today and a review will be up later!

R.I.P Herschell Gordon Lewis

I just heard the news about the passing of The Godfather of Gore and it me very sad, because I enjoyed watching his movies.

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I remember watching Blood Feast and I knew that every viewing of one his films would be a very special one. I loved the gore in them and all the creative kills and my favorite film is Two Thousand Maniacs, but I also do love the remake 2001 Maniacs, it was a very nice homage to H.G Lewis.

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Other movies that I really like are Wizard of Gore, Color me blood red and The Gore Gore Girls. I haven’t seen all of his films yet and I really want to see The Gruesome Twosome. Lewis did a lot of great things for the horror genre and opened up a whole new world to gore by making Blood Feast.

Movies that I used to watch with my dad

As you may all know, my dad meant everything to me and when he died in 1999 I was just heartbrokened without any reason to live. 17 years later and the pain is less hurtfull, but I still feel much anxiety at night and this night was a rough one. I couldn’t sleep and I missed my dad a lot, but I thought that I would write a post about a few movies he and I usually watched together, not all horror, but still movies.

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Jurassic Park – We always used to laugh at the toilet scene where the T-rex gobbles down on his meal after finding him hiding in a toilet.

The Police Academy – I used to sit in my dad’s lap and watch this funny movie together with him.

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Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice – I have seen Beetlejuice atleast 50 times, I would always put it on before going to school every morning and sing my little heart out to the words ‘Eeeeeyoo Eeeeeeyo’.

People always say that time heals all wounds, but I do not find that true, sure the wounds might get a bit smaller, but the pain is always there and some days are harder than others. At least I am going to the cinema later to see The Shallows, but sadly no one is able to watch it with me and I really need someone today, being alone feels horrible today, because I still feel the anxiety from last night.

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The Story Behind: Halloween 1978

Here is another post in the category of The Story Behind, which is a very personal category and this time I will go deeper in the circumstances when I first saw John Carpenter’s Halloween.

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This movie actually changed my life, no I’m not kidding, it really did. I remember sitting home watching TV on night when I was 6 years old. I think that my mom was downstairs and I was supposed to be asleep, but I wasn’t, I was flipping through channels on the TV instead and suddenly I saw the first scene in Halloween and I could not keep my eyes away.

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I was so fascinated with what was happening on the screen that I watched the entire film, on very low volume so that my mom or dad wouldn’t hear and after watching Halloween, I was hooked on the horror genre. This film is one of only 3 or 4 films that have ever truly scared me, manly because of Michael Myers and because of the music. This was the first horror movie I had ever seen (at least from what I remember) and it made such a huge impact on me.

I want to see: Wasteland (2013)

wasteland1If you are looking for something to watch, look no further and watch Wasteland! I am very excited about this film and going to watch it soon.

WastelandWasteland is set in a world ravaged by a deadly virus and within that world is Scott Miller, a man who, against the odds, is trying to carve out some sort of life. The deadly infection that has ravaged the globe has almost totally wiped out the human race and Scott must spend his days finding water, food etc. Whilst trying to find uninfected people by radio, he must also avoid the many dangers that lurk in the outside world, while he waits for the return of the love of his life, Beth.

Wasteland is directed by Tom Wadlow and features Shameer Seepersand, Jessica Messenger, Mark Drake and John H Shelton even appears in one scene.

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You can watch the trailer for Wasteland here. You will also find information about how you can rent or buy the film.

 

The Cat O’Nine Tails (1971)

cat2Another brilliant Giallo from Dario Argento, The Cat O’Nine Tails is a great film that will have you guessing who the killer is until the very end!

The Cat O’Nine TailsA newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company’s experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.

Once again, the story is my favorite thing about The Cat O’Nine tails and this is another great Giallo from Argento. The deathscenes are also creative and the movie never gets boring despite being almost two hours long. I often feel that horror movies do not need to be longer then one hour and thirty minutes, but a few can be longer without getting boring.

Grading: 8 out fo 10.

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