I’m going to press pause on my horror movie for a moment, so that I can take a break and reflect on all of the creepy and crazy going on around the world lately. Horrific things that make up our favorite movies do happen in real life, and lately it seems like it is more prevalent.
For 2 weeks in July, at least 8 families woke up to porcelain dolls placed on their front porches in San Clemente, California. It gets creepier–the dolls all resembled the young daughters of the families.
The mysterious gifts frightened the parents, prompting one mother to tell NBC news, “I’m actually thinking the worst — someone creepy watching our children, and I’m actually pretty scared about it.”
The entire situation played out like the beginning of a horror movie that would eventually reveal some elaborate plan to kidnap the children. At least, that’s what I thought. As it turns out, the whole thing wasn’t so creepy and the dolls were actually left by a sweet old woman who went to church with the families. Although, I’m not really buying her story!
From one harmless news story to a much scarier world problem: CANNIBALS.
Recently, Gregory Scott of Tennessee was arrested for the murder of Lisa Hyder. Not only did the sick bastard kill, dismember, and bury the victim’s remains, but he decided to eat some of her as well. It was a random act and police aren’t quite sure if it was Scott’s first murder or not.
After learning of the case, I discovered the story of Dale Bolinger of the United Kingdom. Bolinger, a male nurse, has been arrested for trying to persuade a 14 year old girl he met online to let him kill and eat her. The 58 year old married father of three was a part of a fetish network where he also bragged about eating a 5 year old girl, a 39 year old woman, and a fetus in front of its mother.
During his trial his defense team claimed that Bolinger was just a fantasist who just took his stories too far. However, in 2010 Bolinger assaulted a woman by placing a cloth covered in dry-cleaner fluid over her face. So…he’s totally not dangerous at all.
Oh, and then there was the case in 2013 of the “cannibal cop” Gilberto Valle, 28, of New York. Valle had planned to rape, torture, kill, and eat women. He even had a “blueprint” for one of his planned victim’s written out on his wife’s laptop titled, “Abducting and Cooking Kimberly–A Blueprint.” His lawyers also argued that he was just fantasizing and basically wouldn’t have done those things. UM, MOTHERFUCKER MADE A BLUEPRINT. I can’t even write an outline for an essay that I have to write. He was clearly dedicated.
I can go on and on about all of the crazy (and disgusting) things that are going on daily, because I would never run out of anything interesting to tell. With all of the violence going on, it’s easy for people to blame horror movies (SLENDERMAN, ANYONE?), but I really don’t think that people need horror movies to make them crazy…they were born that way. And if Hollywood is ever looking for its next horror movie, all it has to do is take a look at the news. Or watch hours of Investigation Discovery, and be terrified to ever leave their house for fear of being murdered…like me.