Never see Wolf Creek

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Well, I Never….”

In 2005 we decided to go to the movies. It was to be ‘The Proclamation’.

Hubby chose the movie, I didn’t have a clue what was on…didn’t know anything about any of the movies that were on at the cinema.

Somehow between the time we left home and the time we arrived at the cinema, the title had slipped his mind. We ended up with tickets to Wolf Creek starring John Jarratt as the looney.

The cinema was packed..a full house. It must have been not long after it premiered. It started out okay. A big outback adventure with stunning locations and a little unresolved sexual tension.

Wolf Creek (2005) Poster

But then the horror starts. it was relentless. I had my eyes shut for almost half a movie and found myself humming to drown out the sound track. After it was finally over and we were having the inevitable postmortem on the way home Hubby admitted that it was the wrong movie and that he almost walked out.

And from that day to this I am nervous about remote locales. I have to rethink plans for the big round Australia trip. How could one be comfortable about sleeping in a tent or lighting a camp fire in the middle of nowhere when a lunatic like the Jarratt character might be lurking around waiting for victims.

I can’t stand John Jarratt now. I won’t watch him on anything…not even Better Homes & Gardens.

I enjoy a good thriller. This is not a thriller.

On the other hand I suppose it totally fulfills all the criteria for “Horror movie”. They always end badly. They always end with no hope. They always end leaving you totally convinced that the horror will go on.

Don’t watch this. Don’t watch the next one. Life’s too short really.


Time is the Thing

We’ll, I’ve just checked out Reader and followed a few blogs. Then I was about to start the next part of following 5 topics, but I stopped. I know you have to read in order to write and I do, but if I follow 5 topics and all the blogs I already follow where do I find the time to write anything at all?

“Engaging with one another” is a great idea but if I am in front of the screen “engaging” where does that leave face to face interactions with real flesh and blood people?

There are only so many hours in a day and a long list of must do’s to get through. My computer time should be limited for many reasons – health & fitness, life e-device balance being just two of them.

I am a very critical online reader. I tend to read credentialed sites such as newspaper and other media and organisations with an established profile. How do I know who else to trust?

Of course there is also entertainment value. My topics in that area are textiles and craft. So back to today’s topic, I selected textiles but that is as far as I want to go. From past involvement with Pinterest I can spend all day scrolling down that list of suggested pins….lifes too short!!