Shelley Duvall

The Shining is one of my favourite movies and is my favourite horror movies of all time. So I decided to do my blog post about the actor of Wendy Torrance Shelley Duvall.

The shinning was not based on a true story but is based off of a real hotel that is claimed to be haunted. Some people don’t realize how hard the making of the movie affected the actors. One of the main actors in the movie named Shelley Alexis Duvall was in awful condition while they were making the movie, But still put on an amazing role as Wendy Torrance. Shelly was made fun of her looks by other cast members, That was only one of the tons of reasons she was in such bad mental health at the time. She engaged herself in the character meaning she would barley eat or drink while they were making the movie to make herself look pale and skinny so it looked like she was really going insane. She wouldn’t even drink as much as a cup of water a day so she could appeal pale and sick. Shelley would have awful headaches because of how much she had to scream and cry during scenes. This was just the start of the horrible downfall of her mental health. It was almost like complete isolation when they filmed The Shining, They spent many hours on set getting the perfect shot. Yes, Of course they had other actors and directors, But it was very different then filming a movie in a public area and not in a large hotel in the mountains. Shelley was always overwhelmed in the making because of how sick she had gotten. After they had finally finished the filming Shelly wished that she had not done the role but was thrilled when the movie was done and became one of the best horror movies of all time.

The aftermath of the filming left Shelley in a bad mental state for years. It took over 56 weeks just to film the whole movie, That might not sound long but that’s over a whole year that is 9408 hours without any breaks. This caused Shelley to not be in the acting spotlight for over 3 decades. While filming Shelley wasn’t fake crying in most scenes she was either under tons of stress or was terrified of actor Jack Nicholas. Shelley was doing an interview and she said “Everyday it was very hard. Jack was good-so damn scary. I can only imagine how women can go through this kind of thing.”

Halloween memories

Halloween has always been my favourite holiday. I have always liked it even since I was little.I believe its due to me liking horror/scary stuff which strongly relates to Halloween in most scenarios.But the holiday hasn’t always been kittens and rainbows,So I am going to share some painfully embarrassing things that have happened revolving around Halloween.

One thing Im not necessarily proud of but not ashamed of happened in kindergarten.This was 7 years ago already! It was Halloween day and i was at school. Today we were aloud to wear the costumes we were going to wear when we went trick-or-treating later that day. I am not over exaggerating i swear ever girl in my class was either wearing a princess or fairy costume.The boys on the other class were all wearing super hero costumes,There was only about 4 boys in my class at this time. Then there was me dressed up as Ghostface. Yes 5 year old me thought it was a grand idea to dress up as fictional murder.The whole day my friends didn’t play with me even when I took off the mask.So the moral of the story don’t dress up as horror movie characters when your 5.

Another odd Halloween story I have is the story of the first time i went to a ‘Haunted House’, You know those houses that has people dressed up as creepy creatures and horror movie characters. Well I went with my aunt and cousin.I was in front of them because they were scared,So I was used as there bait.This incident didn’t occur until near the end of the house.We were in a room set up to look like a bathroom.I was not getting scared by the people who were working there because I was showing no fear when people would jump out and scare me.Until we got to this certain part.Someone who was dressed up as a zombie came out of the bathtub that was in the room. They scared me a lot,So much that i screamed ‘If someone scares me again Im going to throw up’.A few moments later another person came up behind and scared me.I lived by my word and vomited all over the floor:).The rest of the way through no one disturbed me and i got my money back from my ticket.So i guess the night ended on a sort of good note..?

Well even though Halloween sucks at some times,Ever holiday has there ups and downs.But in my opinion Halloween will always be the most superior holiday.