Monday, October 21, 2013

My Favorite Horror Story - Daniel Nyari

My favorite horror story is David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - the story [SPOLER ALERT] of High School girl Laura Palmer and her quick descent into hell via the incestuous relationship with her father. To cope with it she co-opts a language of cruelty and sexual intimidation, bent on destroying her innocence before the figurative monster of her consition can. She is the lost "Alice in Terror-Land", pinballing between abject despair, femme-fatale tough talk, canny seductiveness, and straight-up being a monster. What makes this story so tragic is that the film documents the last days before her eventual death and our collective knowledge that Laura's fate is certain eliminates any classical suspense, leaving us only with sadness. The story becomes a memorialization of a tragedy confirmed. A true nightmare.


  1. Twin Peaks is the BEST!
    I haven't experienced "Fire, Walk With Me" (So thanks for the spoiler warning) Because I don't want it to end for me, Just yet.

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  3. Twin Peaks is amazing. So much so that Lynch needed to make the film part because he also didn't want to leave its universe. I highly recommend it. In many way it's Lynch's true masterpiece. After I watched it for the first time I felt like I was floating.