ACK! I'm so freaking excited about October! It's totally my favorite month of the year--not only does it contain my birthday, but the weather's finally decent, and there's Halloween, a holiday dedicated to candy.
...and horror, tricks, scary, and spooky.
So, all this week, we're celebrating the best of scary: scary stories, scary experiences, scary movies.
1. I cried at the dog scene. (I wept at the dog scene.)
2. The ending was beautiful.
3. Will Smith is a brilliant actor, even when acting with only himself and some mannequins.
4. This movie was wonderful, but the book was better.
And that's what's I'm really going to talk about today: the book. I AM LEGEND is by Richard Matheson, and is short enough to be dubbed a novella. It is vastly different from the movie.
I AM LEGEND the book creates a whole different worry.
I don't want to ruin it for anyone--despite the movie's popularity, the book isn't as well read as it should be.
I'll just say this: the ending of this novel still haunts me, two years after I first read it.
It's not scary because you think a vampire is going to jump out and get you.
The scariest part is the end, when you find out what the title actually means, and you wonder if it's possible.