Ok Ok. Kate is 9 now and she is losing her faith in Santa Clause and as her dad and I have to fix that.
So I’ve climbed up here on the roof of our house on Christmas Eve and I am going to shimmy…..down the chimmy…hehe…chimmy…AND deliver these age appropriate Christmas gifts for my darling Kate. Who hates Thanksgiving. Weirdo
Ok ok, Straighten up Santa…time to take inventory.
Let’s see, Weird pet from ChinaTown. Check.
Santa Clause Suit 2 sizes too big from ChristmasTown aka JC Penny. Check.
Belly full of Egg Nog from Dorry’s Tavern. Check. Check Checkity Check.
Ok, Ho ho ho, Here we go.
*Grunting and squeezing…a little too fat.
Oh, Hey little fellow what are you doing out of your box. Eww and why are you all slimy and gross.
Move you stupid thing you are gonna make me fall and break my neck. Oh no no no
Well Alice, this is our life now. Yep, Void as far as the eye can see. except for that giant Pyramid…wait. is that The Void? I mean I was thinking of The Void as more of a location or state of mind than an actual object. Hey…do you hear that?
Hmm…I wonder what they do with our mail? I mean do they pick it up here or do we have to go someplace triangle shaped to drop it off. We still need to do Christmas cards right? I mean this doesn’t get us out of that does it? Do you hear that?
Hey Alice, Sorry about chopping you up earlier.
Seriously, you don’t hear that? Hey look…it’s Bev! Awkward!
This week on LeatherSack we cannibalize a horror classic.
5 youths hop in their hipster van on a quest to uncover the answer to the mystery “Is grandpa where we buried him?” Things really escalate when the gang runs out of gas and must spend the night in an old dilapidated house next door to a family of cannibals.
The action really picks up when Fred and Daphne stumble into some real horror when they follow the “sounds of gas” right into the neighbor’s kill room.
“is that gas? I hear gas”
After Fred and Daphne fail to return, Velma dispatches as a search party of one. Uncharacteristically, Jerry…er…Velma..doesn’t lose his glasses but does take a hatchet to the face while screaming like a girl…because…she is one.
Finally, Shaggy and Scooby are left all alone and must decide between their friends and food but since Jerry…er…Velma took the damn keys the duo heads over to…you guessed it…the neighbor’s house. On the way there Scooby takes a Chain Saw to the chest, ruining his appetite for BBQ for at least a week and Shaggy fails to unmask the Villain but does manage to get away by running in and out of rooms while being chased by vampires, mummies and other baddies.
It’s hilariously horrific.
The End. and in the words of the great Douglas “Duddits” – Scooby Dooby Doo we got some work to do now.. Chain Saw Dance.
Oh no. It’s happening. it’s happening. it’s The Sackening!
oh hi, The little man who lives in my butt is back. He’s telling me about this week’s movie. Oh….By the way, I’ve never watched a FilmSack movie in my life. I just say what my butt goblin Toby tells me.
What’s that Toby? Ok, I’ll tell them:
He says: Poor old Head Chef Scatman was just trying to enjoy some well deserved rest in his bachelor pad down in Miami. Then that white boy invaded his headspace with his “Shining.”
And, what does Scatman do? (hehe…Scatman Doo)…
Scatman do hop a plane, take a cab, rent a Snow Cat, brave a Blizzard and wander the halls of the Overlook hotel. His reward? An axe wound to the chest.
Scatman should have stayed in bed… maybe spent a little more time starring at his sweet foxxy mama posters. Ahhh yeah…that is some sweet chocolate candy there.
Thank you Toby for your insight.
Wow, It’s almost like I pulled that intro out of my butt!
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
The family arrives at the hotel on closing day and is given a tour. The chef, Dick Hallorann, surprises Danny by telepathically offering him ice cream. Dick explains to Danny that he and his grandmother shared this telepathic ability, which he calls “shining”.
The Shining (1980) – Like shoving popcorn down your pants. You’ll be thinking about it for decades. I could really use some floss.
like (event = experience)
a tiny bathroom window.
Freezing in a maze
writing a novel with the same phrase over and over for a month
sucking face with a dead woman
trading your soul for a beer
getting locked in a food pantry
getting hit in the head by your wife
always being the caretaker.
2 and a half hours long
What is that out in the water! and island…what is going to happen!
Nice long shot.
Flying my copter over a tiny yellow foreign car in some beautiful landsca.!!!! WHAT THE DUCK IS THAT! IT’S STANLEY KUBRICK in giant blue font!
Interesting opening scene…lens flare! Not photoshop!
This music is music to freak out by.
So if you didn’t get it…we are waaaay in the mountains
Trip in 3.5 hours.
Want some coffee? Why you looking at Suzy…Suzy aint’ getting the coffee!
The Catcher In The Rye…eating white bread.
I dig that kids Bug Bunny shirt.
Tony is a freak! and a bit of a kids stinky finger.
Jack was formely a school teacher…now I am a writer! “I’m looking for a change.”
May 15-Oct 30th The Season
25 mile stretch of road.
Built in 1907…no interest in Winter sports. Early 80s…we wanted to ski!
From Denver…3.5 hours away.
The Tragedy of Winter of 1970 – Charles Grady..Wife and 2 little girls…8 and 10…Ran Amuck…killed his family with an axe. Stacked them neatly in the west wing and put both barrels of a shotgun in his mouth…the old timers called it cabin fever.
I hope you can appreciate…that I felt like I needed to tell you that.
Wife is a ghost story and horror film addict
Tony is clairvoyant…Tony don’t want to tell you why you don’t want to go to the hotel.
Smelled anything funny or saw flashing bright lights while brushing your teeth?
Tony is a little boy who lives in my mouth.
Where doe Tony hide? In your stomach?
I don’t want to talk about Tony anymore!
Their house sure is white….like renters white.
Book “The Wish Child”
Germany, 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Siggi lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words (‘promise’, ‘love’, ‘mercy’). Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions.
3 months in Denver.
Flick that ash!
A history of violence…drunk dad…injured Danny’s arm.
Drunk Dad is now sober…5 months
hehe…the Donner Party…nom.
see…It’s ok…he saw it on the television.
Turtleneck and Sports Jacket…don’t mind if I do.
Everything Shelley Duvall always sounds sarcastic when she is impressed
The Overlook started in 1907 finished 1909 built on a indian burial ground
Pink and Gold are my favorite colors! Shelley
Remove the booze! When we leave!
Dick is the head chef…and ohhh that is just great.
Suzy gets coffee and retrieves your kids when they get lost.
Are you a Winnie or a Fred? Nope…Wendy!
You like Ham Doc? My name is Danny..
Dick is about to tell Doc about The Shinning
Grandma had The Shining…I got the Shining…and you got the shinning too Danny.
Tony puts me to sleep…and tells me stuff…but when I wake up I can’t remember it all.
Places are people…Some shine…some don’t…the overlook shines.
Bad things that are happening are like burnt toast.
Some people who shine can see things from way back
You are scared of Room 237…No I ain’t
Stay out of 237
“A Month Later”
We got this whole hotel. I’m going to make use of the food cart!
That thing makes a horrible noise on the hardwood floors…then carpet…then floor…then carpet…DANNY! I bet that was tough following him around with a camera.
A month in and he is still getting breakfast in bed…that shit would have ended the first week.
Scott is grossed out by dipping bacon in runny yolks.
“You did real good keeping the place straight…but who the hell put all them ball marks on the wall? and what the hell…on the ceiling!”
The Overlook Maze sure has a lot of lights?
What would you do if you have a gigantic hotel to roam?
I would sleep in a different room every night and never make up the bed.
He is the master of puppets looking over the maze…cool transition from model to overhead shot.
“Tuesday” – Bonk!
talking about 1968 shooting…missing lady with her husband…fore shading?
No room 237…no!
This kid is a great actor…or perhaps Kubrick is a great director…or maybe both.
You can just feel Shelley Duvall coming to wreck is day with her bubbli-ness.
Shelley Duvall telling me not to be grouchy would make me grouchy.
You are distracting me!
“Thursday” – No fanfare
The Tea Kettle noise indicates the shining in Danny and his father’s case.
“Saturday” – The shining bleeds in.
The Shining…brought to you by 7up
Over…Over…this conversation is dumb…over.
Danny…come play with us…forever and ever…also, this is the wing that has the really shitty wallpaper.
It’s just like Peaches in the book?
“Monday” no fanfare
What is Danny & his mom watching in the lobby? It’s a lot of coffee talk….I mean a lot of coffee talk. Right before lunch…but dad is still sleeping and Danny wants his fire truck! Don’t…wake…Daddy…now that is scary..
Oh hi dad! It looks like you are awake!
The worst…the abusive dad…who shows you some attention…
Echo’s of the twins…I wish we could stay here forever and ever…
Danny is asking the hard questions. “You wouldn’t hurt me and mommy would you?”
“Wendnesday” cymbals crash
Pink and blue and green was a popular color for toys in Danny’s collection.
Danny has an Apollo sweater on…crocheted…did his mom knit that? Is he going to the moon?
Who da hell opened 237!!
So Dad has just become totally useless now…so mom has to go do all the work in the dirty overalls.
Jack Torrance is having day terrors!
Grote…Jack had some slobbering going on.
Damnit Wendy! I told you not to come in here when I am screaming!
Most horrible dream he has ever had.
Wendy’s comfort is even unbearable
Dreaming of killing your family…and chopping them up…might want to keep that to yourself.
Wendy is surrounded by crazy.
Danny is sucking his thumb and has neck abrasions.
What? I did’t do nuffin.
The walk of crazy…slashing in the air…
The bartender who is not there…or a ghost…how about a robot? Passengers?
uh oh…he sold his soul right there at the bar….would give his soul for a glass of beer. Lloyd…
2 20s in his pocket. Nope
White Man’s Burden.
He said 5 miserable months on the wagon…but that doesn’t jive if he was at 5 months at closing according to Wendy. It’s been at least a month or more at the hotel.
Jack still maintains he would never hurt Danny…and is convinced that Wendy will never forgive him. But he can’t forgive himself. 3 years ago….after Danny threw his papers all over the floor.
Jack goes to sleep like Danny when he talks to Lloyd.
Wendy saw a lady try to strangle Danny.
Channel 10 in Miami…and some Chef feet. Maybe gross for Scott?
Chef has a luxurious lady with a boufant hairdo over the TV and another one over his bed. Yeah he is single. Meanwhile back in Colorado…bad weather…
Halloran is having a moment in room 237 thanks to Danny’s call out powers…more drool
Those Chicago people who came in and decorated have horrible taste in colors
or is that just room 237
Naked lady in the tub! Hot damn says Jack! Man she is tall. Pretty tame bush for early 80s
Slow motion naked lady is just what Jack ordered.
That bathroom has no toilet paper.
Would you let a fairly attractive naked lady touch you and kiss you in a bathroom.
I thought those sores were tattoos at first.
That old lady has been doing some lady ‘scaping down there.
How many numbers you going to dial Scatman?
Wendy snorts when she cries
Ahh come on Jack…you don’t want to tell your wife about making out with the old lady shape shifter?
So is the lady is 237 the crazy man’s wife? She looks too old for that. Is she another lady?
Maybe Danny did it to himself? yeah..that’s it!
Danny is silent screaming.
Shoveling out Driveways…Working at the carwash…are those his only other qualifications?
Damnit Wendy….you screw up everything.
He is tearing through the kitchen…you think Scatman is going to clean that up? Hell nah.
Navajo artwork on the walls and ballons in the halls
I’m the chef at the Overlook Hotel…and I need to talk to the Hotel! He did bring it around to relevance by saying his worry was about them starving to death…LIKE THE DONNOR PARTY!
We are implying a party during the 20s…they heyday of the hotel perhaps?
Hair of the dog that bit me…Burbon on the rocks.
No charge? My money is no good eh? Orders from the house, huh?
Who is buying my drinks Lloyd? Who’s the puppet master? Doesn’t matter yet Jack.
What was the waiter serving? Advocaat? It stains…is it made of jizz? cause I just wiped mine off on you Jeeves.
Red bathroom is red.
Delbert Grady was the first caretaker at the Overlook under Ullman’s management, in the winter of 1970-71. Like Jack, he was an alcoholic. Also like Jack, he tries to murder his family – a wife and two young daughters. Unlike Jack, he succeeds.
I know who you are Mr. Grady
This is my house Jack!
There is about to be a Caretaker Battle in the Red Room
Jack has always been the caretaker according to 20s Grady.
Grady reveals Danny is trying to bring in the chef…and they said the N word 3 times in a row! That in a bathroom…that is sure to summon Candyman.
Grady reveals that Danny has a great talent.
Danny is a very willful boy.
Jack blames Wendy for interfering with his will.
One of Grady’s kids tried to burn down something…then Grady “corrected” them.
Who really unlocked the door? Was it Danny/Tony since Danny was in a trance at the time? Or was it the spirit of Grady?
Mirroring is prominent in this movie…from Redrum (murder) to shots in mirrors..to Danny mirroring his father?
You would think they would take all the axes with them during Winter break
Damn tiny bathroom windows….give me a full window please!
What Kubrick had to say on The Shining: http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/amk/doc/interview.ts.html
Dick was on his bed minding his own business in Miami…watching TV and being turned on by his 70s wall hangings of foxxy ladies. When he gets a person to person head call from the white kid in the cold snowy mountain. He then places a call to the mountain Rangers. Hops a plane. Rents a car. Calls in a favor to get a snow cat. Braves a blizzard. Walks the halls of a huge hotel. Takes an axe to the chest. Dies. Should have stayed in bed.
Theory: Danny transfers his conscience into Dick and rides his body all the way back to the hotel. When Danny contacts Dick; Tony occupies Danny’s body until Dick arrives at the hotel and is axed. At which time Jack starts calling for Danny and he takes off.