From a nightmare. How d'you like that?
Ah, well. You don't have to.
Woke in a cold sweat at midnight, from a dream of reflected light and echoing choir song and murderous intent (high fevers seem to bring me bad dreams), and realized that it was based on a movie that still counts as one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen.
It's called Frailty, and it came out in 2001. Starred Matthew McConaughey and was directed by Bill Paxton.
Understated, spare, elegant. Utterly terrifying.
It was brilliant, the best first movie from a director that I've ever seen, one of the best horror films I've ever seen.
I don't ever want to see it again.
Though apparently my fever-dreams occasionally give me no choice in the matter.
3/05/2008 at 00:31
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