the weeping nightmare - © John Close 2002
Email to Lesley
1st December 2002
This one rambles away happily and heavily! Full
explanation in the notes,
The Weeping Nightmare
The film stars Tom Cruise and Betty Davis as
John and Marge, an unsuspecting young couple who decide to get
away from the hustle and bustle of Cairo.
They rent a mansion for the late autumn near
the sleepy New England town town of Stony Stratford, where they
slowly realize that they are being haunted by a unimaginable terror
from beyond this world.
They eventually fall under the demonic spell
of the unspeakable monster and amid an atmosphere of mounting
horror, terror and confusion they are subjected to hideously prolonged
tortures, floggings and rapes ("Can you hold that bit, Cecil?
I'm on the phone to Disney at the moment") but it all turns
out OK in the end, really. I mean, Denzel Washington plays a really
nice priest, and Al Pacino plays chief torch-bearer - "Whadda
ya say we boin the place to da ground, huh?"
Some backing from major companies is expected,
Pepsi are planning to promote it through McDonalds with the slogan
"I'd rather have a Diet Pepsi than narcolepsy".
John Close November 2002.