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The strange case of Harpers Island and other scary things.

Harpers Island As I sat watching Harpers Island the other night, I had to laugh to myself at how far fetched these scary programs and films are. I won’t dwell on the whole story if you haven’t been watching it, but the gist of it is that a group of people have landed on Harpers Island to attend a wedding.

The heroine used to live on the Island previously but left when a mass murderer killed her mother (hung her from a tree to be precise) Once she returns to the island to attend the wedding (now seven years later) the murders begin again and the guests begin to get ‘bumped off’ in various gruesome ways.

Now you and I if we happened to be guests on this Island would surely make sure of the following,

1.  We would stay indoors and make sure that we were never alone but always with a group of people. (preferably as large a group as possible although there aren’t many of them left now who are still in one piece) This would surely ensure that our chances of survival were higher as the killer would  surely think twice before attacking a group of people.

2.   We would not venture into the woods alone at night to either search for someone else who has gone missing or alternatively go investigating something especially with just a feeble torch clutched in our hand.

harpers_island3 3. We certainly wouldn’t promise to stay put in the hotel lounge with the few remaining guests who are still alive, and then go looking for someone down in the hotel basement where we decide to split up into two separate groups consisting of just two people who follow this stupidity by crawling through ventilation shafts armed with just a feeble torch. (which keeps fading owing to the fact that the batteries are obviously running out.)

harpers-island I mean, what is wrong with these people? Are they wanting to have their lives cut short? Are they all insane? Of course they are all suspecting each other and the other night it became clear that the Sheriff didn’t kill the original killer as was thought, because he has suddenly put in an appearance in the latest episode.

Is it him? Is he bumping all the guests off on a wild killing spree to replicate his previous one, and if so, why?

Honestly, how far fetched can you get? Who the heck is stupid enough to sit through this sort of tripe? Ooops! Me for one and I have to confess I have sat through every episode glued to the screen!

My excuse? I’m learning what NOT to do if ever I find myself  invited to a wedding on an Island that happens to have a gruesome  history….



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10 thoughts on “The strange case of Harpers Island and other scary things.

  1. Scary? You haven’t actually seen scary until you’ve watched 30 Days Of Night. I sat here with it on last night and the film made me jump in a few spots. Oof – really shouldn’t watch it alone, but, if there’s someone with you and they start screaming…that would make things just worse!

  2. I’ve never seen that series(?) but have encountered the plot in slightly varying versions any number of times. Perhaps we are so fascinated with them because we can feel superior to the characters and tell them what to do and not do as we watch. They never listen though, do they?Peace, Doc

  3. Yes Doc and laugh at their foolishness as they go wandering aimlessly through the forest armed with a torch running out of batteries, or examine hidden passages under the hotel (in which everyone is gettting bumped off..)

  4. Here’s another one TG – why do people, in these sort of films, always go in to there homes/rooms, etc at night and never turn on the lights! And why does that really tense music, playing on their stereos when they do?

  5. Yes! You are right Mandy! That is so true! I always wonder who in their right mind would enter a room in complete darkness and not turn on the lights! Its so comical when you think about it isn’t it? (yet this daft granny sits there glued to it all) LOL

  6. Well, 30 Days of Night (the movie) which stars Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, and an extremely freaky bunch of undead doesn’t use too many of the overly used cliches. And when you’re in a town where the sun won’t rise for a month and vampires are roaming the streets you would be extremely careful about when and WHERE you turned the lights on. Best way of saying "Here we are! Come and get us!" that I can think of—bar shouting. The movie (released in 2007) can get pretty frightening at times.But click here for a preview if you haven’t seen this one: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi3786604825/

  7. Oh and here’s an extra clip to…ah…whet your THIRST (heh heh heh)http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi414449945/

  8. Thanks Cassie for that. Yes I suppose in some circumstances turning the light on might be a bad idea but………not with Vampires surely?

  9. Not always…but in Barrow, Alaska where this particular tale takes place, the vampires have cut the power so any sign of light from ANYWHERE shows where the walking blood banks (humans, in other words) are hiding. In most cases, however, like Harper’s Island, light would doubtless be a good idea. But then, I noticed while watching the first few episodes of that show that those people were so dense they didn’t even seem to notice when friends and loved ones disappeared. I lost patience with them completely. Now, in that delightful miniseries Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital (the first episode of which is on youtube in 8 parts here’s a link which will give you links to all 8 http://tinyurl.com/yfs8g2a ) the people act a TRIFLE more intelligently. And I confess to getting hooked by that show. If YOU get hooked after the first episode you can buy the entire dvd set from Amazon.UK by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/yfdoyce

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