After graduating from junior college in May of 1992, I took a job in my hometown hospital’s emergency room. As an emergency room clerk, I registered people as they entered the ER for treatment. During my time I work worked both first and second shift (there wasn’t a third shift). As Halloween approached, my co-worker asked me if I would switch shifts on Halloween, so she could take her children trick-or-treating. Not having any children, I agreed. I made a stupid mistake before going to my shift on that night. I decided to watch HALLOWEEN II. What could possibly be the harm in watching this movie? It is not as scary as the original HALLOWEEN, and I had seen it many times before. Well, I wasn’t thinking that the majority of the action takes place in a small town hospital on Halloween night. The hospital I worked in was as small and vacant as the hospital in the movie.
Second shift normally ended at 12A.M. and one of the last duties of the night was to take all of the files from the shift to the business office at the front of the hospital. During the day, this was a busy area with plenty of people; however, at 12 A.M. it was dark and completely void. The night had been uneventful especially for a Saturday night. I had even put the movie out of my mind until I started my journey down the long, dark corridor. The mind can play amazing tricks on you in such a situation. I could hear JOHN CARPENTER‘s haunting music pulsating in my head. I could see the shadow of a knife-wheedling, masked man. I had the feeling you get when you wake from a nightmare and are still unsure if it was real or not. My heartbeat quickened and I felt panicky. Quickly, I unlocked the door, threw the files on the desk, and raced back to the emergency room.
Whoa! I had learned a valuable lesson. Never again would I mix HALLOWEEN II with working in the ER on Halloween night.
Totally Off-Topic: This is the first movie my best friend ever pleasured himself to! To this day whenever that short-haired blonde nurse appears on screen he hoots and cheers!
I love this movie. I always double-bill it with HALLOWEEN. For me it’s just as enjoyable as the original. I watch them both every year.
Oh yeah! I love creepy hospital scenes! My favourite is from The Exorcist 3. I used it’s location in the first painting here.
I want to add that I LOVE this site and it’s now become a part of my morning ritual.
Two things I love…
1. Mickster traumafessions
2. Breid’s paintings! Breid my friend, those are incredible. They are all great but I may be in love with both”Bone Orchard” and “In the Depths”. (“Depths” reminds me of the movie DAGON.) The one you mentioned, “The Initiation” is creepy as hell. Really great work!
First of all, I’m a little dismayed at Mama’s off topic topic. I mean, PLEASURED HIMSELF? Wow, just wow.
I think the blonde looks like Molly Ringwald, I wonder what he does during Sixteen Candles! 🙂
One of my favorite memories is at a going away party a friend threw for me in the early 90s. I fell asleep and the person who threw the party and the one remaining guest put on Halloween 2. Both were pretty lightweight horror girls. I woke up and saw my one friend with the sheet pulled up to her face, just below her eyes. She was TERRIFIED! And they had a total blast watching it in the dark. I agree that I enjoy this sequel just as much as the first one. Completely different film, but really fun!
Unkle L. and Aunt J., Y’all chose the perfect shots from the movie to use with my traumafession! That is something I love. Back in 1992, I had a dash of Chynna Phillips look:
and a pinch of Josie Bissett on Melrose Place:
But I guess that is off topic too!
Aw, thanks Unkle L. and thanks for the creepy memories Mickster!
Happy to be of service, Breid. Your paintings are cool too!
I did the same thing with water skiing and jaws. LOL
Fun isn’t it? 😛
However this does give me a great idea for Halloween. Carry around a stuffed Jaws / shark toy and wear this costume of a bloody girl. http://www.costumekingdom.com/p-8818-adult-costumes-carrie-prom-nightmare.aspx
That or a shark on a fishing pole 🙂