This is October and rightly a scary month. The trees and green growth are dying back for Lady Winter’s arrival and Jack Frost’s cold breath. Halloween is at the end of the month with all the strange costumes coming at us. These elements all combine for a tempting scare!
Mom is not scared of these things but one thing that terrifies her to this day is the movie, “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte”. This movie accomplished what it was suppose to with mom and more. Mom said she saw the movie when she was 16 years old, with her first boyfriend. She wanted to break up with him but she was a little apprehensive as to how to accomplish this goal. This boyfriend had a bad temper and was 4 years older than her. So with this not so charming chap mom went to the movie.
After viewing the movie mom was looking for Charlotte in the closet every night and putting towels under the cracks on the closet and bedroom doors….just to make sure the essence of Charlotte’s father,Charlotte and her lover, John, couldn’t get in. Mom was still doing the looking behaviour when she got married, 5 years later. Needless to say the movie scared the cwap out of her and left a lasting impression.. I’m sure dad must have thought she was a little different, to put it nicely. Imagine the reaction he got the first time he wanted to open a window in the bedroom at night? haha
We have seen, “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte” in colour and black and white. The black and white version is scariest of the two. Kali and I have watched “Charlotte” several times and it’s just as terrifying each time.
Why do some movies terrify us and others are so so?
After telling you how scary “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte was and still is…..just listen to the music from this thriller.
What happened to mom’s boyfriend? Well, she finally broke up with him and got another boyfriend. The first boyfriend had a car and tried to run the second boyfriend off the road and the last she heard, the RCMP were dealing with him.