Those who know me understand my fascination with Old Hollywood films which replaces my disdain for modern cinema. Alfred Hitchcock movies definitely fall into the former category, being that this man set the precedent for horror films as we know them today. I knew I had committed a crime of epic proportions by never seeing any of his masterpieces, so I slapped a number before it and called it a bucket list item. This was an experience I wanted to share, so it became an event that was classified into four Fs:
Of all the wonderful people I’ve met in Florida, I’ve made my closest friends through school. The beauty of it is, almost everyone at our school gets along due to our small size and unique circumstances. Unfortunately, because we come from all over, it makes seeing each other outside of academics a real challenge. Tonight was definitely a treat – some people drove upwards of an hour just to make it to my house, which just goes to show that I have some incredible friends. Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to some of the crazy, beautiful people in my life.
Left to right: David, Shannon, Cole, Holly, and Hailey
Left to Right: Abby, Katherine, and Connor
Oh, and Brian was there too (:
Not pictured: Bruce – we missed you after you left!
It really was awesome to see them all again!
It wouldn’t be a movie marathon without popcorn, right? …and Capri Sun, cake pops (complements of the baker extraordinaire, Abby), and cookies… Perry the Platypus cookies, that is.
*Note to self: Y.O.L.O. is a poor excuse to consume this much junk food, but I digress.
Obviously, films are the most important part of a movie marathon. After a little bit of research, I found a used 5-disc collection of Alfred Hitchcock movies online for around $25 (surprisingly, I couldn’t even tell they were used). We started off the night with “Vertigo,” and more time was spent laughing than anything else. Really the only horrifying thing about it was how cheesy it was. From the special effects to the “suicide” scene to the nun coming out of the shadows, we were dying of laughter. Next we watched a true classic, “Psycho.” Although the build-up was a bit sporadic, the climax was completely worth it. Words cannot describe how much I loved seeing Norman Bates jump out… well, I won’t give away any spoilers. You absolutely have to see it for yourself! Our third choice was “Rear Window,” which really only served as background noise while we built a…
When you get 11 teenagers together to watch movies on a Friday night, it’s the inevitable… ’nuff said.
Overall, last night was a great night filled with the things I love the most. It really was a “killer” time, pun definitely intended. Plus, we’ve already decided what we’re doing next: Hipster Movie Marathon. Bring it.
Love & Summer,
P.S. Sorry for the horrible picture phone quality!