Here's a post I started a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post. LOL...
I cried 'uncle' last night, conceding defeat to my aching brain, despite the fact that I wanted to spend some time reading more of Eden's Root and work on a little side writing project I have going.
Migraines suck! I get them several times a month, and sometimes they can last half a day and even bleed over into the next day. Your brain feels swollen like someone has shot a bullet or an arrow into the middle of it, and there's a large volume of blood pressing onto your skull. The worst ones have the added bonus of nausea on top of them. Luckily, this most recent one just involved pain.
Since I usually can't sleep or read when I feel that icky, I often turn on the TV and just listen to it or watch it with my left eye open (with a cold compress covering the right eye where there is the most pain). I don't usually watch much TV, because nothing appeals to me unless there's something good on Discovery or the SyFy channel. (Or it's Sunday night and AMC's 'The Walking Dead' is on.) Last night, in my misery, I was channel hopping and paused when I saw a movie description including the words, zombie vampires. It turned out to be The Last Man on Earth on the TCM channel with Vincent Price. It didn't take long before I realized that this was an early (1964) movie version of Richard Matheson's story, I Am Legend. I've read the book and seen the 2007 I Am Legend movie with Will Smith, but didn't know this movie existed. Watching old black & white movies can be challenging if you're expecting a modern style of acting or great CGI effects. What I did like was that the story was stripped clean with emphasis on each important scene in the plot. Watching this movie was like watching a modern horror movie and then going back and watching the original Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968)--intense but quite different from what we're used today. Do you watch old movies? Do you dislike them because you compare them to what's on the big screen these days? Or, do you see nostalgic story value in them and treasure them?