From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano lizziewriter@...
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 10:28:10 -0500
Subject: RE: [mythsoc] Re:MISC.
>I too am more traumatized by the real world -- possibly because in
>literature, I can avoid the scary stuff. I did however read Harris' The
>Red Dragon, or was it Red Dragon? By the guy who wrote Silence of the
>Lambs. That creeped me out for some time. Brrr !! And I skip on scary
>movies (like Carrie, and all the Jason and Freddie stuff) because I'm so
>susceptible. When I was a kid, I saw part of a movie called "Ssss" that
>was better left off network television. Somehow Jackson's LOTR didn't
>offend me, though. I'm in the positive camp there.
I watched scary movies all the time as a kid; I hated the "Freddy" movies
not because they were so scary, but because they were bad horror films.
The movie that creeped me out as a kid was *Attack of the Giant Leeches.*
Truly bad film. The film that gave me nightmares was one about a woman
with cancer, and I think the lead was Carol Burnett, of all people (unless
I misremember). My nightmare involved babies with cancer. Strange how our
minds work. *Red Dragon* was actually a pretty good film. ---djb
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie Callahan <bonolatm@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 2/28/2005 3:17:21 AM
> Subject: [mythsoc] Re:MISC.
> Hi Lizzie:
> Hmmm, bloody tragedy, that, shouldn't happen to a wee virus!!!!!
> Elizabeth Apgar Triano wrote:
> > .......But my real Struwwelpeter (after someone on this list who is
> > permanently
> > traumatized by that work) is the story ... is it The Red Pony? some
> > tragedy that happens to a cold. Really really horrid.......
> I agree. Steinbeck's story cycle was so nihilistic, & the last story had
> relation to the others,
> even after I read it three or four times. Was I missing something, fellow
> Mythies? Just a bit
> off topic, but still LIT.
> Oh, my bro & I grew up with Struwwelpeter, but it fit right in with the
> Lovecraft he was
> feeding me when I was all of 8 years. Not traumatized by that, more by
> war threats.
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