Ok, time for a random tangent. I don’t really know how many readers I have but if you do look me up from time to time, feel free to comment on this post. Also, if you get bored with this rambling dream, skip to the bottom…I won’t mind!
I had a crazy dream last night which I figure would be entertaining to describe. Essentially it was a full-length horror movie (of the “teens in a small town” genre). Not only that, but the dream-movie was followed directly by what I would envision as the sequel to such a film!
The movie started out with the main character (played by yours truly) in a relatively tucked-away town, going about his high school career. This being a town where everyone knows everyone else, the dream made little work of introducing characters and instead just kind of invented them as I went along (somehow this made perfect sense…new characters were often my best buds from years back).
Everything seemed to be going well until a strange legend began to come true once more…an eerie old mansion on the hill seemed to be the epicenter of the strange occurrences. Two middle-aged and slightly faded looking women roamed the town, doing strange things and mostly luring girls into some kind of mysterious activity. Also there were “scenes” showing to ghostly gentlemen in the house, plotting the return of something big.
Finally everything is blow off the hinges with the revelation of a plot to change the town’s youth into more sinister beings (something clear in the dream, but never really explicitly explained). Our hero manages to avoid falling into the transformation and eventually chases the evil men (the evil women kind of disappeared with no explanation from the story) from the town.
Then, believe it or not…the story kind of pauses for a time lapse, then continues with a sort of sequel. As it turns out, I, the protagonist, secretly do want to become one of these twisted children, so I meet with one of my friends who had been “turned” and the inner desire is released, making me one of these creatures.
The rest of the “movie” essentially takes the opposite point of view as the first movie, in that I am now on the side of the “evil” ones, but I am still skeptical of the two ghostly gentlemen (who have returned at this point to direct things). There is some push-back from the town and some mob-ish violence…and then everything just kind of gets resolved some how, as is the way of most dreams.
All-in-all it was a very bizarre dream. Not only did it have a great deal of cohesion as a story, but I also remembered almost the entire thing. Maybe I’ve been watching too many vampire movies/shows recently. It also did seem to have the same color palate as Bioshock…go figure!
So tell me…have you ever had a strange dream? They could be strange because of the subject matter, or just strange because of the intense detail. Let me know!
[Nowhere and Students from XKCD]