My murderer was a man from our neighborhood…

The wife and I happened to catch The Lovely Bones the other night and I have to say, that’s a damn good movie. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was even with Peter Jackson’s stellar track record of likable movies. Whether he’s directing it or producing, you’re pretty much guaranteed a decent movie. The Lovely Bones took creepy serial killer movie to a whole new level. Without dropping too many spoilers let’s just say Stanley Tucci has elevated himself to Jackie Earl Haley and Keven Spacey status as being uncomfortably chilling with regards to his performance. If you haven’t seen it, check it out – but don’t expect a bunny-hugging happy ending. There’s a 90% chance of being depressed by the end.

Anyway, I got inspired once again. I even told the wife that right when I saw a particular scene with him being exceptionally creepy in the darkness that I got hit with creativity. No I don’t intend to go out and try my hand at serial killing. I lack the proper tools and stomach to undertake that. No, I decided to create a little eerie piece of artwork of course. Forget monsters, witches and demons. Imagine this guy giving out candy…

It's 10 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?

11 responses

  1. Hippie Cahier

    Are those Steven Seagal’s glasses? Is that Mister Rogers’ sweater? Egads, what hast thou wrought?!?!

    November 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    • Disturbing, eh? I love how placing a nice and comfy old man sweater on anyone other than an elderly gent is immediately creepy. ;p

      November 8, 2010 at 10:13 am

  2. I enjoyed that movie, which surprised me because I read the book, and usually I dislike movies made from books.

    Creepy pic!

    October 22, 2010 at 10:45 am

  3. Oh yeah, no way my kid was knocking on that guys door.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

    • But but… he’s not even bloody or anything. He could be a really nice guy.

      October 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

  4. Amy

    I’ve been debating wheather to see that movie or not. I may finally put it in my Netflix queue now.

    And, why do creepy dudes always have moustashes? Is it a type of mask? Something about that guy’s hands, too… He’s got the comb-over and pot belly that make him look soft, but those hands look sharp and dangerous like weapons. Very unnerving. Great job!

    October 22, 2010 at 10:25 am

    • Thanks Amy!

      The large glasses, comb-over and porn star mustache seem to be trademarks of the serial killer profile (along with a 3 part name). I’ve always felt that would make an awesome Halloween mask… course Herbert from down the street would probably take offense to it looking like him.

      October 22, 2010 at 10:29 am

  5. Yeah, definitely a good movie. Very visually stimulating. I have been wanting to read the book. Perhaps that will be on our pre-move to Nunavut shopping list. 😉

    Also, Stanley Tucci has certainly joined the ranks with Haley and Spacey. They will all be haunting my dreams.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:17 am

    • That’s actually a great idea. There are a ton of books I’d like to read (in addition to the ones I’ve started and kinda forgotten about…hehe)

      October 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

  6. I’ve read the book, but haven’t seen the movie…have been disappointed by poor book adaptations too many times! Your drawing looks pretty accurate though…


    October 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

    • It sucks when a movie doesn’t live up to the book. I got slammed with that when I read Pet Cemetery a million years ago then saw the movie. Blech! I now operate in the reverse. If I see a movie that I enjoy I check to see if it was based on a book then aim to read it. I would definitely read this book now based on having seen the movie first. I think you’d appreciate it.

      October 22, 2010 at 10:14 am

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