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A selection of Candice Tripp’s Houses of Horror (series 2)

Hill House in The Haunting (1963) by Robert Wise

The house in Henjel gwa Geuretel (2007) by Pil-sung Yim

Marsten House in Salem’s Lot (1979) by Tobe Hooper

Allerdale Hall in Crimson Peak (2015) by Guillermo Del Toro

The school bus driver’s house in Trick ‘r Treat (2007) by Michael Dougherty

Oskar’s house in Låt den rätte komma (2008) by Tomas Alfredson

Jay Height’s house in It Follows (2014) by David Robert Mitchell

Buffalo Bill’s house in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) by Jonathan Demme

The Brooklyn brownstone in The Sentinel (1977) by Michael Winner

The Vankek house in The Babadook (2014) by Jennifer Kent

Annie Wilkes’ house in Misery (1990) by Rob Reiner

Carrie White’s house in Carrie (1976) by Brian De Palma

You know what representation I wanna see in television and movies?

Autoimmune diseases.

I have only ever seen diabetes on screen twice: one was a minor character in a single episode, and the other was less a representation and more a reference. Both were such full of such horrible misinformation its terrifying to think people might actually believe the info presented.
One was Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters “sugar sickness”. it was supposedly magical, but it was obviously a diabetes stand in. I’ll give it a pass because they never called it diabetes and because magic, but his need for a single injection once every 24 hours at a very specific time is laughably far from the truth.

The second was slightly less forgivable because they explicitly call it diabetes, but then got the facts wrong. blue bloods had an episode very early on where a girl with t1d was kidnapped. the entire episode, my dad and I just sat critiquing the show for getting so many facts about t1d, insulin, and sugars wrong. the idea that someone might reference this for info is terrifying.

Diabetes is already subject to a ton of misconceptions. many people don’t even know that there are two kinds, let alone the extremely important and rather large differences between them.

So I would love to see more characters with autoimmune diseases and misunderstood disabilities on screen done well and accurately informed so that more of the general populace is better informed about this kind of thing.

I will wake you up early
even though I know you like to stay through the credits.

I will leave pennies in your pockets,
postage stamps of superheroes
in between the pages of your books,
sugar packets on your kitchen counter.
I will Hansel and Gretel you home.

I will talk though movies.
Even ones I have never seen before.

I will love you with too many commas,
but never any asterisks.

There will be more sweat than you are used to.
More skin.
More words than are necessary.

My hair in the shower drain,
my smell on your sweaters,
bobby pins all over the window sills.

I make the best sandwiches you’ve ever tasted.
You’ll be in charge of napkins.

I can’t do a pull-up.
But I’m great at excuses.

I count broken umbrellas after every thunderstorm,
and I fall asleep repeating the words thank you.

I will wake you up early
with my heavy heartbeat.
You will say, Can’t we just sleep in, and I will say,
No, trust me. You don’t want to miss a thing.

—  Sarah Kay, Love Poem #137
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get to know me → 1/5 favourite relationships  Hansel and Gretel (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)

Me and my sister… we have a past. We almost died at the hands of a witch. But that past made us stronger. We’d gotten a taste of blood. Witch blood. And we haven’t stopped since.