"Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria. - Naomi Wolf
Oh what have you done? Why did you go inside? You should have turned back, looked the other way, oh my Jane, what have you done? What will come next, who did you see? Don't look down Jane, don't look this way. Oh Jane...it's too late.
Dear me, dear me, what was "My name's not Jane" thinking?! Doesn't she know that you don't walk into houses when the doors open on their own for you? Obviously someone forgot to slip un-Jane the memo. Or maybe she forgot it, among many other things it would seem as we start Season 3 of The Inn Series. I have to say, this is one of my favorite episodes yet! The "tick, tock" is so perfect as the only sound you hear, a physical note to time moving forward, backward, or not at all depending on how you see it. And that staircase scene? Absolutely fantastic! It's like pulling back the curtain or unraveling a thread that is about to undo all that you thought you've seen. That is intelligent film making and Horror at its finest.
Crystal, Chuck and Denise are phenomenal as always, leaving you tense, though Chuck delivers probably one of my favorite lines from him so far that really makes you question what the hell his intentions are and who exactly the Sheriff and Lola are suppose to be. Of course, who could forget this creepy charming fella? Remember when I said Kyle had a face only a mother with a bag over her head could love? Yeah, that still works here, especially if the bag over the mother's head is formed by depression and anti-psychotics. Still, this smile is just too damn perfect to resist.
Let's not forget though, that his counterpart has his own unhinging smile that even un-Jane can't stand. It's a bit Pet Cemetery and I'm quite fond of that as I'm sure King would be as well (Have I said this before?). Steve Silverman knows what he is doing here, delivering a type of story that weaves into you just as itself is beginning to unravel. The characters, though they are falling apart it seems, are more solid than ever and that just intensifies the crackling air of mystery surrounding us all. So what comes next? Or who? And why? Will un-Jane finally say her name? (Or did I miss it?) Will all our questions truly be answered? Will I stop typing like the narrator for an old cartoon series? Who knows. But Season 3 of The Inn Series has started off with a bang, or should I say, a tick tock, tick tock and I cannot wait to see what comes our way.
until next time,
sit back, relax,
and don't forget to scream!