Question Of The Week 4-14 2021

What is the most unsettling film you have ever seen?

I don’t remember the name of the film, because I watched it over 30 years ago. It was a horror film. The Twins? No, that doesn’t sound right, but regardless, one scene stays with me to this day. The children are jumping from the hayloft in an old barn, onto a thick pile of hay below. One of the kids hid a pitchfork in the hay at the bottom, prongs up. You see this just before one kid jumps.

For some reason this scene has stayed with me for all these years. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to avoid films which might be unsettling much as I have learned to avoid those films filled with violence for the sake of violence.

Funny thing is, I am a huge fan of true crime.

What movie unsettled you?

FFfAW Challenge – Snippets

Week of 07-12 through 07-18-2016

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Phylor.

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Snip, Snip, Snippets

He sat silent in the small station, listening to the bad (horrible) music looping the scratchy sound-system. It would be nice if it played one complete song. Didn’t matter which song, just so it was complete.

He rubbed his eyes. Last man on earth, he reminded himself, waiting for the midnight train to Tipperary. No, different song. Tired. Worn out. Alone.

This was good. Mixing songs. Too tired to even remember straight.

Bright light flash-bulbed the room. He stared at the man arrayed before him, lit all over, wings, chiseled chin, the whole caboodle.

“I come as your guardian angel,” Lightman declared dramatically.

Newbies.

“Sorry, I’ve already got one.”

“But….”

“No, really. Position filled. No more applicants please.”

Ever seen a light deflate? He hadn’t either until that moment.

“But….”

He held up a hand. “Nope, filled, closed, goodbye.”

Lightman turned and shuffled out, wingtips dragging.

“Cut! Perfect!”

“Somebody cut off that damned music!”