A 60s suspense movie, about a doll stuffed with drugs, the criminals who want the doll, and the young blind woman who's unlucky enough to get between them.
Watch it, they said. It's a great movie. It's a scary movie! they said.
Sounds fun, I said. I doubt I'll be scared, but it sounds fun, I said.
LOL NOPE, the movie said.
Don't get me wrong. This is an awesome movie. Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress of all time, and she acts blind so well. It's almost impossible to not imagine it from her perspective - in the dark. All the time. Relying on her ears. She just begs you to imagine what it's like for her.
Wherein lies the terror.
It feels. so. real.
And that last scene. I understand why it'd be one of the most famous scary scenes of all time. See, I'm not scared by anything. Okay, well, some things, but not usually anything fictional. I'm really hard to terrify. Not to mention that it's physically hard for me to scream. I've tried and it just doesn't work. There's something up with my throat, or something.
During that last scene? I screamed.
I read somewhere that when it was in theaters, they turned down the lights as low as possible. And then when Susy (the blind girl) starts breaking lights, they turned off the theater lights one...
I can't even imagine.
So, if anybody needs me, you'll find me under my blanket. With a flashlight. And my cat. And maybe Winnie The Pooh. And one or two of my dear faithful characters armed to the teeth to protect me from the drug dealers who may have hidden their coke in my Pillow Pet.