Monday 11 April 2022

Horror Movie


Every now and then there is a horror movie on TV. For some reason they put them on very late at night to scare the viewers into a sleepless night. They all seem to follow the same pattern. So I thought, why don't you and me get together and make our own horror movie. Not for real, but in our heads. Let our imaginations run wild and together we could make a major blockbuster that would win all the Oscars and other awards going.

Let us start with an old rickety very large house in a remote out of the way place that no one ever dares to go to. No supermarkets, discos or restaurants anywhere in the vicinity. There's no vicinity either. This place is so remote and out in the wildest wild that it seems to have a suicide pact with the devil himself.

It is night, there's a full moon, and a cold whistling wind blowing through the leafless trees creating haunting shadows all over the nearby graveyard. There are bats flying in and out of the broken attic window of the old house that no self-respecting realtor estate agent would even bother to put on the market.

Are you scared yet? I am in my head ... and the story hasn't begun yet.  

As you enter the house there's a haunting music like you often hear in horror films. The camera pans round the entrance hall displaying antique furniture and various ancient portraits paintings on the walls. The camera then moves up the stairs to the floor above. A door is seen opening slowly with a creaking ominous sound as it is blown gently by the wind entering through a broken window. The window shutters are flapping in the wind blowing the floating curtains like threatening ghosts seeking revenge and retribution. A large spider is seen scurrying up the wall and hiding in a large web in the corner of the ceiling.

The camera enters the room. It is a bedroom with an old fashioned four-poster bed covered in nettings like shrouds surrounding a corpse.

A woman is seen lying on the bed. She is startled by the sound of the window shutters and the howling wind. She gets up and is seen to be wearing the flimsiest of transparent nightdresses you can imagine.

Why is it in horror movies women are always young, beautiful, vulnerable and no matter how cold it is, and no matter how windy it is, blowing a hurricane gale force out there, they are always wearing tiny, see-through nightdresses? 

This woman gets up from her bed all scared and frightened and she rushes down the stairs. The music becomes more intense.

No one seems to ask why is there a woman living alone in this broken down house in the middle of nowhere. But it all adds to the horror and fear doesn't it?

As she gets down the stairs the young woman hears a sound from the cellar. It is a howling sound which makes one's blood curdle and a frisson run up and down one's spine at the same time. 

What could there be down there? A wolf? A ghost? Or a hoard of zombies intent on striking fear on the most courageous of viewers watching this movie so late at night. 

The cellar door is seen being forced from within. Whoever is down there is determined to come out and wreak death and destruction. The woman stares at the cellar door. First she is afraid, then she's petrified. All alone with no one by her side!

This is the bit where your imagination comes in. You can help with creating more suspense and horror to the story so far.

Does the woman run outside in order to escape the impending doom and a horrific ending? 

Does she open the cellar door to see what is there in case it is a lovely little puppy waggling its tail and wanting to be her friend? 

Or does she go in the kitchen and have a tub of ice cream?

What do you think? 

What would add more tension and suspense and broken suspenders even to this frightening horror movie to end all frightening horror movies?

Personally, I vote for having the ice cream. 

There is nothing more horrific and blood curdling than going to the freezer and finding that the ice cream tub is empty and no one has bothered to buy another one. Or worse still, opening the tub and finding the tiniest minutest bit of ice cream there that would not fill even half a tea spoon.

Why do people do that? Why not finish the whole damned tub? 

Why keep such a tiny bit back in the fridge to entice you to go there full of expectation only to find there's nothing inside? 

Who are these evil sadistic monsters who would do such a thing? 

Why put an empty container back in the fridge?

That is the most cruel and evil horrific act that you can imagine in any horror movie ever made.

An empty tub of ice cream. A great title for a horror movie.


I'll stop here and challenge you to think of a more horrific scenario for this film.


  1. Don't know about anyone else..I lost the
    plot after visualising the flimsiest
    transparent nightdress..Saw through that
    straight away..! :).

    I just love horror films, especially the
    old Hammer films..Peter Cushing, Christopher
    But! I always thought Dracula a bit weird...
    He'd go into a ladies bedroom..she's on the
    bed in her flimsiest of transparent nightdress!
    AND..What does Dracula do..? He bites her in
    the 'NECK'..NO! Sense of direction at all..! :(.

    'more tension and suspense and broken suspenders'..
    Where we actually going with this..this movie...
    If it was ever made would certainly 'NOT' warrant
    a 12..!

    HaHa! Gloria Gaynor..
    'At first I was afraid, I was petrified'
    Kept thinkin' I could never live without you by my side
    But then I spent so many nights thinkin' how you did me wrong
    And I grew strong, and I learned how to get along..
    (I'm sure you know the rest)..

    Good title for the film...
    'The Ice~Cream Zombies'
    Lolly Pop..Vanilla Fudge..Almond Joy..
    Mable Walnut..and..Cherry Vanilla..! :O).
    🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦 🍦

    1. Great names of people starring in our new movie. I agree that old horror films like Dracula and Frankenstein were good.

      Modern horror films don't seem to have much purpose than to frighten. The other day there was a movie about a flood. The cellar was full of water and a savage crocodile. What does the woman do? Open the cellar!!!!

      I would have phoned a cobbler and asked him to make me some crocodile shoes, or a handbag or two to give as presents.

      God bless, Willie.

  2. Yes! The old B/W horror were the best, all the new
    ones are ALL blood and guts..everything is in yer
    face..leaves nowt to the imagination...
    Now! Tiny, see-through nightdresses...ooooO! :O).
    Excuse me! I need a lie down..! HeHe! :).

    We have a new sandwich bar here where l live..
    Popped in last Saturday and ordered a crocodile
    sandwich..told them to make it 'snappy'..! :).

    Still..We can always sing that old Dracula song..
    "Fangs For The Memory"...
    Stand by with the Cross..Stake..and Running Water!
    That's a wooden stake by the way..let's not get
    carried away here..! :O).

    1. HeHe! Sorry Victor..But! I was out in the
      garden, and l suddenly remembered an old
      joke.....Seems! I've got see through nighties
      on the brain..or much lower..! :O).

      A husband walks into Harrod's to purchase a
      sheer negligee for his wife..
      He is shown several possibilities that range
      from £250 to £500 in price..the sheerer, the
      higher the price..
      Naturally, he opts for the sheerest item,
      pays the £500, and takes it home..
      He presents it to his wife and asks her to
      go upstairs, put it on, and model it for him..

      Upstairs the wife thinks, "I have an idea"
      "It's so sheer that it might as well be nothing"
      "I won't put it on, but I'll do the modeling naked,
      return it tomorrow, and keep the £500 refund for myself"..

      She appears naked on the balcony and strikes a

      The husband says, "Good Grief! You'd think for
      £500, they'd at least iron it!"..Amen! :O).

  3. ...the news is enough horror for me!

    1. Sadly yes, life has become horrific lately.

      God bless, Tom.

  4. Dearest Victor,
    Any horror movie has never ever yielded a second of attention from both of us. For WHAT?!
    As for your empty ice cream; shows you have to start doing grocery shopping more yourself 😜

    1. It's not just ice cream. Often there's just a tiny little bit of milk in the bottle. When I make tea I have to use the tiny bit, and then open a new bottle of milk. Why can't they use the little milk left and dispose of the bottle. We have plenty of other milk to replace the near-empty bottle.

      God bless, Mariette.

  5. I go along with Willie's first line ;-O and have an AMEN for Tom, I am not sure if I have ever watched a horror movie all the way thru...
    Love sent all the way back over that way....
    Good entry, what? ;-) ;-O

    1. I agree with what you say, Jack. I gave up on modern horror movies. There seems to be no logical plot to the story-line.

      God bless always.

  6. I've never watched a horror movie, they don't interest me. Now, the ice cream, don't know what the point is putting it back when it's almost empty. Jeez!

    1. Thank you for agreeing with me, Bill. I don't see why they can't dispose of the nearly empty tub. Just have that last bit of ice cream, milk, cheese, or whatever and get a new container in the fridge.

      God bless.

  7. There ought to be a law! Or at least a siren that goes off if all the ice cream is emptied -- like a cash drawer when the last bill is removed.
    Oftentimes anymore I feel I'm living in a horror film with no way out. But no worries, I will survive!

    1. I really find it annoying when the family finishes the milk, ice cream or whatever and do not replace the container with a new one. And why is it that the printer always runs out of paper when I want to print something? It doesn't run out at any other time. Only when I need it.

      We will survive! God bless, Mevely.

  8. There's nothing worse than thinking you still have food somewhere because the container is there and you open it to find it's empty, or worse, it was used for leftovers and it's not even what's supposed to be in the container. Ugh!

    1. Good point, Mimi. Why can't people be as reasonable as me and you? Whenever I find we are running out of something, like milk in the fridge, I always ask my wife to put another bottle in.

      God bless.

  9. Firstly, the woman needs to be wearing a more sensible pair of pyjamas and slippers that she can run in. Then she goes to the freezer and gets the new, full tub of icecream, throws it into the cellar to distract whatever is coming to get her, then runs like the wind far far away. Where to? Who knows. This place is so deserted probably the nearest faraway place is another haunted house.

    1. Yes, that's exactly how I would write and direct my version of the horror movie. She'd run to another house and when she gets there a ghost would open the door and invite her in.

      God bless, River.

  10. I never watch horror movies because my imagination works overtime and I get way too fearful! And leave my ice cream alone. :)
    Blessings, Victor!

    1. Yes, same here. What is the point of frightening oneself with horror movies? Life is frightening enough these days.

      God bless, Martha.



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