July 7, 2014
Another night, another nightmare about an elevator not stopping. I think this set of recurring nightmares began with my first viewing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Truly, from the moment Charlie met Wonka, the movie felt nightmarish. What was this man with the crazy eyes doing to these little kids and their parents? One blew up into a ball, another shrunk. Wonka acting entirely unconcerned. And then, just when I thought Charlie was going to make it out alive, he gets stuck in an elevator with this lunatic, an elevator that doesn't stop and breaks through the ceiling!