I have a rather sunny, upbeat personality (just go with it) but I like me some creepy, dark movies and books. I've got two thought provoking recommendations for fall, if you like to be unnerved, just a little.
Here we go:
First up: Sharp Objects. I know Powell's Books was pushing this book hard last year, and Stephen King wrote a blurb for the cover, so this may be old news. But I am slow. (Did I mention I am finally reading Eat, Pray, Love? I am clearly behind the curve.) Flynn has crafted a sticky tale that goes to the heart of motherhood, when things go wrong. Not only did I enjoy watching the storyline and characters unwind, but I found myself rereading her beautiful, sparse sentences. It was a joy to read, so I might be a sick woman.
Next: Bug. Now you need a creepy flick too. This movie was adapted from a play, and it has that feel. The cast and set is limited, claustrophobic. If you can make it through the first half hour, which I found slow, I think it is amazing. Nihilistic and disturbing, but worthy. (It was directed, after all, by The Exorcist's William Friedkin.) I can't say more, but if you see it, I'd love to know your take on it.
Ok, that's enough macabre for the day. No other dark things. Go look at the pretty leaves outside and think happy thoughts.
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