13 days after halloween

Leaves

This is for omgericzimmerman’s 13 Days of Halloween fic-a-thon. I started writing the prompts in advance at the beginning of October, but school has really be fucking me up lately and I didn’t manage to come up with anything I really liked, so I haven’t posted anything… until now! This is the only thing that I wrote that I actually liked and it’s very short, but here. Have some General Autumn Goodness

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         Dex is leaving his building for his early morning jog when the pile of leaves outside the door starts moving.

         Dex, understandably, jumps about a foot in the air and swears. “What the fuck-”

         He’s cut off by a deep groan emanating from the pile.

         “What the fuck,” Dex says soberly. He approaches the pile slowly, hoping that it’s not a wounded animal or something equally worrying. His hope is rewarded because, when he gets close enough to the pile, he realizes that the sound came from a person.

         Not just any person either; one Derek Malik Nurse.

         “Nursey, what the fuck.” It’s not a question; Dex is so incredulous- but then, he’s also not that surprised because it’s Nursey- that he’s lost the ability to wield question marks.

         Nursey groans again, beginning to sit up, and about a handful of leaves fall off of him. It’s nothing compared to the number of leaves that don’t fall off of him. His head looks like one of those fall wreaths suburban moms hang on their front doors. Nursey blinks, causing another leaf to fall, and squints up at Dex, confused.

         “Wha happ’n’d?” he slurs.

         “You fell asleep in a fucking pile of leaves,” Dex says. How the hell does this happen? How in the hell does Nursey’s drunk ass just decided to take a nap in a pile of leaves?

         “Oh.” Nursey looks down at his make-shift bed and pats the pile softly. “Chill.”

         Dex sighs, looking upward for some kind of divine patience to help him deal with this situation. “Come on,” Dex says, stepping forward, “let’s get you into an actual bed.” He helps Nursey stand, brush off the majority of the leaves, and starts helping him into the building.

         It takes about four minutes longer than it should to get to Dex’s floor, as dealing with a hungover, leaf-covered Nursey kind of hinders Dex’s ability to walk. But they reach Dex’s dorm and he lets them both in, thanking God that he doesn’t have a roommate this year, and he plops Nursey down on the edge of the bed, sitting upright.

         “Thanks, Dexy,” Nursey says, smiling sleepy-drunk up at Dex. Dex refuses to acknowledge the warm, melty feeling in his chest and crosses his arms over it in an attempt to stifle it.

         “Sleep it off, Nurse,” Dex says. “I’m going on my run.”

         After setting an alarm for Nursey, since Dex knows he has a class in two hours, Dex does actually go on his run. He jogs his route twice just to get rid of the anxious energy buzzing through him. Dex doesn’t know what it is about finding Nursey asleep in a fucking pile of leaves but the whole thing has just managed to further endear Nursey to Dex.

         So after running his route twice, he stops in to Annie’s for a cup of coffee. He figures that he’s earned it, what with the extra running and all, and maybe Dex is trying to eat up time in the hopes that Nursey won’t be in his bed when he gets back. He takes his coffee black to stay and drinks the whole thing while sitting at a table and going through the few social media accounts he owns.

         He’s eaten up a good twenty extra minutes by the time he throws away his cup, so he deems it safe enough to head back to his dorm. Fortunately- or unfortunately depending on what part of Dex is asked- Nursey is not in Dex’s bed when Dex gets home. Dex sighs, angry at the part of himself that’s disappointed, and sits down on his bed to untie his shoes.

         However, as he sits, he hears a crinkling sound. He looks under his comforter to find a crisp orange leaf. He smiles and sets it on his dresser before continuing to untie his shoes.

13 Days After HalloweenDay 10: Children of the Corn (1984)

My Rating: 3 out of 5

Director: Fritz Kiersch

Writer: George Goldsmith (screenplay), Stephen King (short story)

Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin and Courtney Gains

its october 13 which is just a two-character swap from october 31 which is halloween

but it’s also 10:18 pm which means its almost the day after october 13 which means its close to the day after halloween which means its basically november 1st

merry christmas

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13 Days After Halloween - Day 10: Dead Silence (2007)

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Director: James Wan

Writers: Leigh Whannell (screenplay), James Wan (story)

Composer: Charlie Clouser

Cinematography: John R. Leonetti (director of photography)

Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Bob Gunton, Michael Fairman, Judith Roberts, Joan Heney and Laura Regan

5

13 Days After Halloween - Day 13: The Lost Boys (1987)

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writers: Janice Fischer, James Jeremias & Jeffrey Boam

Composer: Thomas Newman

Cinematography: Michael Chapman (director of photography)

Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter and Chance Michael Corbitt

Trivia:

  • The Lost Boys inspired several vampire movies including Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In fact, the scene where the Frog brothers are pulling Sam into the light while David’s hand is grabbing his leg was redone almost exactly in the 1997 Buffy series.
  • The street outside the church and the church itself are on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank that was also used in The Monster Squad. It’s currently being used for the TV shows Pretty Little Liars and Hart of Dixie.
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13 Days After Halloween - Day 1: Halloweentown Series

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13 Days After Halloween - Day 4: Zombieland (2009)

My Rating: 5 out of 5

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin

Notable Cameos: Amber Heard and Bill Murray

This movie is perfect, it really does an amazing job with developing characters while putting some great zombie moments in there.

13 Days After HalloweenDay 2: The Faculty (1998)

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Writers: Kevin Williamson (screenplay), David Wechter & Bruce Kimmel  (story)

Starring: Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Clea DuVall, Shawn Hatosy, Laura Harris, Jordana Brewster, Robert Patrick, Piper Laurie, Jon Stewart, Bebe Neuwirth and Famke Janssen

With: Salma Hayek, Christopher McDonald, Usher Raymond and Danny Masterson

Cameos: Jon Abrahams, Summer Phoenix and Tina Rodriguez

13 Days After Halloween - Day 3: Cujo (1983)

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Director: Lewis Teague

Writer: Don Carlos Dunaway & Lauren Currier (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)

Starring: Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Christopher Stone and Ed Lauter.

13 Days After HalloweenDay 11: Pet Sematary (1989)

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Director: Mary Lambert

Writer: Stephen King

Starring: Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Miko Hughes and Blaze Berdahl

Cameos: Stephen King

Trivia:

  • Stephen King would read the obituaries aloud to the cast and crew while they were on break.
  • Jud’s house had an exterior façade in order to look like an old Victorian house.
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13 Days After Halloween - Day 8: Splice (2009)

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Director: Vincenzo Natali

Writers: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant & Doug Taylor

Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, Brandon McGibbon, Abigail Chu, David Hewlett and Simona Maicanescu

13 Days After HalloweenDay 13: Let the Right One In (2008)

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson and Per Ragnar

Thanks to everyone who followed these posts. I’ll be doing a Christmas marathon starting Dec. 1st.

13 Days After HalloweenDay 8: Child’s Play 3 (1991)

My Rating: 3 out of 5

Director: Jack Bender

Writer: Don Mancini

Starring: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers, Brad Dourif, Travis Fine and Dean Jacobson

With: Dakin Matthews, Matthew Walker, Andrew Robinson and Peter Haskell as Sullivan

Trivia:

  • It was a disappointment at the box office and with critics. Don Mancini admitted that this entry was his least favorite and that he ran out of ideas after the second movie.
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13 Days After HalloweenDay 8: Child’s Play (1988)

My Rating: 5 out of 5

Director: Tom Holland

Writers: Don Mancini, John Lafia  & Tom Holland

Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent and Brad Dourif

Trivia:

  • This was the only film in the series to be released by MGM/UA since the rights were sold to Universal before the second movie.
  • Charles Lee Ray is derived from the names of three notorious killers; Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald, and James Earl Ray.
  • Many people protested the movie with the claims that it will make children violent. It was later blamed for the murders of a 16-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy. Tom Holland responded by stating viewers of horror movies could only be influenced by their content if they were “unbalanced to begin with.”
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13 Days After Halloween - Day 12: Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Director: Ken Wiederhorn

Writer: Ken Wiederhorn

Starring: Michael Kenworthy, Marsha Dietlein, Dana Ashbrook, Philip Bruns, James Karen, Thom Mathews, Suzanne Snyder and Thor Van Lingen

Notable Cameos: Mitch Pileggi, Brian Peck (various zombies) and Allan Trautman as “Tarman”

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13 Days After Halloween - Day 1: The Monster Squad (1987)

My Rating: 5 out of 5

Director: Fred Dekker

Writer: Shane Black, Fred Dekker

Starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Tom Noonan, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank, Michael Faustino, Mary Ellen Trainor, Leonardo Cimino and Stan Shaw

I grew up with this movie and it never gets old, a classic and a must-see!