Monday, October 12, 2009



We watched The Wizard of Oz with the girls a few weeks back. The were not scared by the flying monkeys or the Wicked Witch.

This last weekend we watched the first Harry Potter movie with the girls. They were not scared by the giant three headed dog or Valdemort (and he was scary!).

We check out this goofy book of scary stories from the library. One of them goes like this: A boy meets a girl. She tells him never to remove the green ribbon around her neck. They fall in love, get married. He asks about the ribbon, she says he must never remove it. Finally, on her deathbed, she says he can remove the green ribbon. He does, and...wait for it...her head falls off!

That stupid story gave them both nightmares.

Go figure.

I suppose you can tease something out of that about how the printed word is more powerful than the celluloid image, but I'm not going to bother.


Eric said...

That's pretty awesome, honestly. The power of imagination.

meno said...

I've alway hated ghost stories. That one about the doll with the long green fingernails that scratched that girl to death?? Ewww. I was up for days.

BTW is Voldemort, and you call yourself a Harry Potter fan?!

ArtSparker said...

Do NOT rent the old film "The Witches", based on the Roald Dahl story.

Poetry of Flesh said...

...I am so glad I'm not the only one that picked up that book at the library and was properly horrified for years.


Hilary said...

LOL.. poor kidlets. Time to go with something tame for a while. ;)

Clowncar said...

It's pretty awesome. Not so much for them, but for me. For them it was mostly scary.

Meno, you dared to speak his name!

I love Roald Dahl, Art, but won't rent it. Or at least not until the girls are asleep.

Nope, PoF, you are not alone. It's really gotten stuck in their heads - they've been asking Why did her head fall off? and Why did the ribbon keep it on?

Hillary, my wife took the book back to the library already. We read Too Many Pumpkins last night. Not nearly as scary.