Saturday, October 19, 2013
I Should Be Working On My New Novel But TREMORS Is On
Now, despite being a favorite, this is one movie that I don't actually own. Not sure why that is the case, but it is, thus, having realized it was on this morning during the AMC Fear Fest, I have given in to temptation and started watching it even though I should be working. What's funny is I don't think I've actually admitted to myself that I gave in, my laptop sitting on my lap, the latest novel file open, waiting for more words. My writing of this post during the commercials has also helped trick my mind into thinking I'm still working, the typing of my fingers as they produced these words fairly effective in this deception.
Oops, commercial is over! Back to watching.
Okay, new commercial, back to pretending to work while really blogging and browsing Facebook -- fans of my work, have no fear, the new novel will be written and released in a timely manner.
Ooo, just saw a commercial for a CHILD'S PLAY marathon tomorrow . . .
So, back to TREMORS . . .
Oh wait, CHILD'S PLAY is another exception, though only with the first three movies. I really like them all, but after that . . . well, once Chucky was turned into a comical character rather than one that was supposed to be scary I lost interest.
And . . . back to TREMORS, again. I once read that Kevin Bacon actually broke down to his then-pregnant wife, completely disgusted that he was working on movie like this. I'm not sure how true the statement is, but I've also heard he wasn't really a fan of his role in FRIDAY THE 13th, so maybe it is true. If so, I think he is mistaken about the quality of both roles. They are fantastic and loved by many, though, at the time of filming them, I guess I can see how one would question whether or not it was a mistake. Then again, if I was in his place, trying to break into the movie business, I would have been overjoyed to get such roles. I know, because back when I was trying to break into the writing business, I was overjoyed to get stories published in small magazines that might not have had a subscription rate greater than thirty or forty people. Just being in print was great, so, I'd think that just being on screen would feel the same if that was my chose goal. But, to each their own. Speaking of which, what are all your thoughts on TREMORS? Please share them, I love hearing what others think.