Monday, July 6, 2009

Misery (part 1)

Here it is! Stephen King's Misery as performed by hapless high-school teens! This was the first of our "real" movies (you can tell by the astonishing letterbox effect) and in some ways it's the best. Shad plays the captured novelist Paul Sheldon; Jenny plays the psychotic Annie Wilkes. Even at an early age, Shad's improv acting instincts were flawless; when he falls from the bed onto his hideously broken legs, he says, "Oh, that smarts."

But, if I do say so myself, the show is stolen by the moronic phone conversations of Paul's curiously laconic agent and the local redneck sheriff, played by yours truly. In probably the lousiest performance of my career (and that's saying a lot), I wear a fishing cap (our closest approximation to a sheriff's hat) and adopt an unbelievably irritating country accent. Someone should've used this footage to blackmail me. Too late, suckas.

Bonus points for cameos by an Apple IIe, more fake cigarettes, and that damn bottle of vodka again.

(Part 2 has all the good stuff--action music, death scenes, dream sequences--so stay tuned.)

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At November 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me my "acting" in these stops soon...I'm not sure I can take much more.

On another note, I love the book agent's Garfield "Monday Reeks" poster in her office. Very professional.

At November 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, that's a significant improvement! Excellent use of your dad's taxidermied horn collection.

At March 9, 2010 at 12:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really well done! =-) MISERY is my favorite book and thriller.


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