“I was seven years old when I first heard him scream. It scared me then, and it scares me now.”
Pierce does a lot with people looking out of windows in this film. While that may be true to life, the presence of so many windows suggests a comment on an encounter with the unknown; a realization that we are not alone in the world.
Again, Pierce and the windows. Here, there is only a flimsy trailer between these teens and the beast. This is one of those scenes in which the film excels: it’s what we don’t see, but what we HEAR that makes it scary.
I often get asked about what influences my work as a writer. Inspired by the amazing website Kindertrauma–which is right up my alley–I’m compiling all of my childhood (and some adult) terrors.1,099 more words