Saturday, September 03, 2011

Illustration Friday: Mysterious

It may take a second to see the mysterious element of the illustration...but there's a story behind it.  When I was kid, around ten or eleven, I saw a movie entitled Critters.  Not a hugely popular movie, more like a B horror film.  It happened to be on HBO one night, and reminded me a little of Gremlins because there were these little red-eyed critters that terrorized people.  Anyways, there is a scene  where someone is in the kitchen washing dishes late at night.  The camera pans in towards the pitch black window, and two little red eyes appear staring at the mother of a family.  Oh my goodness did that give me the willies!  From then on, at night when I'm washing dishes, that scene sometimes crosses my mind, along with (my overly active imagination) the thought of someone or something staring in at me from that pitch black window in the kitchen.  :0)  BOO!


10 comments:

June said...

Oooh! I know this feeling. I have a similar fear of seeing two red glowing eyes looking back at me through the dark when I look out of a window at night. I think mine originated from one of the Amityville horror films, where if I recall correctly, they appear at an upstairs window... I try not to watch horror films now as I tend to get spooked and jumpy!

froggy said...

Actually had someone outside our window in the dark, there was a bang and the branches moved and footsteps in the mud. Never moved so fast in my life.

Candace Trew Camling said...

ha! I love this! I remember watching bad scary movies as a kid and freaking out! Cute piggie!

Patti said...

What ever it is, it looks like it likes cookies. fun story for the image too.

Working Girls Design said...

How cute, love the illustrations. Reminds me of how I loved to read as a kid just to see the pictures.

Rob Baddorf said...

Wonderful!!
Those eyes are ever watching...

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Yikes. Gremlins...staring through the window...pretty scary stuff for a little pig. Nice illo!!

Indigene said...

Lol! I remember that movie. It's always creepy to me to look out a window of pitch black and see only my reflection...too many horror movies,:)

At least you've added some charm and took the fright element out! :)

Ray Ferguson said...

What cute jammies! I want a pair!

Alison Barber said...

Oh my goodness! I had a problem with Easter eggs for years after watching that movie! Loving your illustrations as always Paige.