Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Things they don't tell you in the screenwriting books, number 87:

Do NOT listen to the soundtrack of The Shining while writing in an empty house by yourself. It's really, really, really fucking creepy.

I am now bouncing a ball off the wall, and muttering to myself. Soon I will go upstairs to Room 237. The dead woman in the bath has been making eyes at me. Come to think of it, so has the guy down the hall in the bear costume.

I'm putting something cheerful on now.

11 comments:

Jason Arnopp said...

You know why The Shining is so scary, sir? Because it sums up the madness of the writer. "Every time you interrupt me, I lose my train of thought!". I've long banned axes from my home as a result.

Dozeymagz said...

BOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Brian said...

I think I could handle THE SHINING however if it was the soundtrack from AMITYVILLE HORROR, I'd be a basketcase.

Dan said...

I went out in the garden the weekend when it snowed and chased my wife around. The red robin and lavender plants doubled for a maze.

funnyerik9 said...

But is your finger talking to you? THAT'S the question.

And be careful with that Axe, Eugene.

-Erik

Rob Stickler said...

REDRUM! REDRUM!

Personally I've always thought it would be worth a bit of insanity and filial murder to spend the winter writing in a huge empty hotel. In the snow.

Lucy said...

My life IS The Shining, so I beat all of you. I have the axe, the kid, the general insanity. My husband doesn't look like Jack Nicholson, though he could double for Screamy McWotserface as I lock him in our imaginary walk-in freezer. A lot.

Boz said...

Can I suggest the theme to Ski Sunday..? Never fails to chirp me up a treat. I think it's called 'Bach Goes Pop'.

Rockin'.

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

I'm sure Grady the bartender can hook you up with something to settle your nerves.

Buffy said...

The soundtrack to The Shining is spooky?

What are the odds....

Dom Carver said...

Now if you had been listening to the Birdie Song you really would be in trouble. It would be on SKY, how some writer just went nuts and ass knifed his neighbours and a few random strangers on a bus, before ass knifing himself in a ass knife out with the police.