Throwback Thursday

So, do you remember The Shining?

With Jack Nicholson?

Oh boy, he was creepy, wasn’t he?

But not so sure about his co-star, Shelley Duvall, though. Remember Olive Oyl from Popeye? I saw her in that, so I couldn’t get past that image. . . LOL.

Okay, how ’bout REDRUM? The voice that little kid took freaked me out. And he talked with his finger, remember that?

I mean, us writers–yeah, we’re a little weird, I know–but come on, writing the same phrase over and over and over?  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.


Did you see it? Man, it just doesn’t seem like they can make scary movies like that any more. Now it seems like they’re just more blood and guts instead. . . Or, maybe I’m just getting old and grouchy, huh?

3 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday

  1. I did not watch it. I’ve been to the hotel in Colorado where it was filmed. I am not sure why I never watched it. I did watch many, many scary movies back then. I’ll take your word for it.

    It was the big thing to say, “Honey, I’m home.” though. . . remember that when he axed through the door.

    I loovvveeed Popeye! Sweet Pea!!! Yeah!

  2. Oh yes, old Jack was quite scary in that movie. You’re right. Shelley Duval was just…I don’t know. To be honest, I wanted to whack her over the head with a shovel, myself! She just looked goofy to me, not at all like a heroine of a horror.

    I’ve been wanting to see the Halloween remakes, but I’m afriad they won’t be as scary as the originals. Halloween and Halloween 2 were the scariest movies I saw as a kid. I picked Halloween 2 to watch when I was about 5 cause I thought it was a real Halloween movie and had nightmares for a couple of years. My dad was sick, lol.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Danny’s not here Mrs. Torrence.


    Shelley Duvall’s character makes me so mad. I know she was supposed to be a meek housewife, but I think she came off as clueless.

    Other than that this movie scares the pants off of me! It’s one of my favorites.

    My daughter said her friends told her to see Paranormal Activity because it’s really scary. Personally, I liked, er, loved the remake of The Amityville Horror with Ryan Reynolds. I also really liked The Haunting in Connecticut and An American Haunting with Donald Sutherland.

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