Thursday, October 7, 2010

FAVORITE (SCARY) FICTIONAL CHARACTER...JOHN SHOOTER/MORT RAINEY

This is supposed to be on Wednesday...as usual, I'm a day late.  Better late than never....

What would you do if you were a writer and a man showed up on your doorstep accusing you of stealing his story?  Then, said man says, "I will burn your life", if you don't make things right.  This is the premise of Stephen King's short story, Secret Window, Secret Garden from his Four Past Midnight short story collection.  John Shooter is this sinister character who threatens Mort Rainey's very existence.  Shooter is a large, country sort of man with a strong southern accent, but this doesn't make him any less menacing.  Portrayed in the film, Secret Window, by John Turturro, this character makes for a very sinister character indeed.  When people around Mort start to end up dead, John Shooter becomes even more frightening.  So, why, do you ask, did I name Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp) as part of this favorite scary character post?  Well, if you've read the story or seen the movie, then you know why.  If not, I suggest you read the story (or see the movie).  Let me just say that sometimes a normal person can be even more scary then the obvious.
Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp) & John Shooter (John Turturro)
Secret Window


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