Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Watched Secrets in the Walls, a Lifetime Original Movie. Much better than the usual because it survived fairly enough without special effects. The writer, however, like other horror story writers fixated in the 20th century, still employs outdated, pre-millennium tricks:

--A lot of screaming.
--A lot of explorations done in the dark, when everyone should be sleeping.
--The presence of a ghost that must be pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle, night by night.
--A secret room containing a skeleton.
--An old crime that must be researched on-line and in the library.
--A ghost that can manipulate electrical power and lock doors.
--A ghost that materializes primarily in bathrooms, and is reflected in the lavatory mirror.
--An ending that suggests that the ghost is still inside the house, and that the evil will continue, a la Amityville and Carrie.

What must it take to change all this? The emergence of a new horror novelist who will make Stephen King obsolete?

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