Incompatible activities: working the graveyard shift and watching horror movie trailers.

My nights at the hotel have been ridiculously busy. Apparently we are at the height of Minnesota’s tourist and wedding seasons. On top of that, several new employees have joined the staff, which paradoxically makes more work for the “old” staff … at least until the newbies get the hang of things.

Tonight, for the first time in forever, I am able to settle in here, on my laptop, in order to take advantage of some of that free time I was promised when I interviewed. I hardly know where to start. Certainly there should be some blog reading, then maybe some real blog writing. (I’ve got a creepy tale to tell, about what I saw when I recently let myself into the wrong hotel room in the middle of the night.)

What I should NOT be doing is watching trailers for horror movies I haven’t seen … not when I’m alone in a dimly lit hotel lobby at 2:20a.

This one, The Pact, has me thinking that I wouldn’t make it through a theatrical screening. I’m going to have to wait for the video — then I’ll be able to make my husband tell me what’s happening while I cover my eyes through half the film.

Have any of you seen it? Is it as suspenseful as the trailer makes it look?

WriMoProg: 3 + 10 = 13/46

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6 Comments on “Incompatible activities: working the graveyard shift and watching horror movie trailers.”

  1. Haven’t seen it but it looks like a great film. Probably not the ideal thing to be wathcing on the graveyard shift.

    • Now that I’ve watched the trailer a couple of times, I can see how it could devolve … when battling an unseen assailant, it can be hard to be convincing. If they pull it off, however, it WILL give me nightmares. So I’m looking forward to it, of course.

  2. Never heard of it! And I won’t freak you out by making the obvious connection between you working in a hotel and the great grandaddy of all scary movies, The Shining!

  3. Hunter Shea says:

    Somehow this slipped under my horror radar. Now I have to check it out.


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