10/18/09

In Laurie Strode's Bedroom


Ever wondered what you would find in the bedroom of the original "Final Girl", Laurie Strode?

Wonder no longer:

1: The first thing I notice is the James Ensor print on the wall. Ensor was a Belgium painter who created expressionist and surrealistic works of art. Of special note is his painting The Scandalized Masks... go ahead click on the link and take a look - I'll bet that Laurie's brother was fond of this print as well! Ensor had a thing for puppets, masks and skeletons - Trick or Treat!

2: The bloody red heart on the floor can symbolize a lot of things, but I think it's a deflated balloon left over from last year's Valentine's day - Laurie found it strung to her locker and took it home. There was no name, and no one took the credit, but deep down, she hoped it was from Ben Tramor.

3: The bottom drawer of the dresser is where Laurie keeps her passbook from Haddonfield Savings and Loan - Annie was right, she did have a small fortune stashed away from babysitting.

4: The Raggedy Ann doll was a gift from the social worker who took care of Laurie while she was in state custody as a child before The Strode's adopted her. Laurie thinks it came from her grandmother.

5: That's an electric typewriter. Laurie types up all of her term papers, as well as her homework.

6: The globe was an award from the Haddonfield Young Citizen's Club that Laure won when she was in 5th grade. Laurie won the award for her paper on world hunger.

7: That's a photo of two small children, Laurie found it at a flea market a few years ago - for some reason, she felt drawn to it, because a part of her believes she has a sibling out in the world somewhere ... of course, there's nothing to base that on, it's just a hunch.

8: She may be a good girl, but she's also a child of the 70's. Laurie keeps her stash of Blue Oyster Cult 8-tracks and nickle bags of weed in this little case. It has a lock on it so she does not have to worry about her mother looking in.

9: I have no idea what the damn straw hat is all about, but it's just begging to be commented on, so there's that.

10: Stashed in a drawer inside her bedside table you will find, knitting needles and thread, a book on self defense for women, a copy of "Our Bodies Ourselves", and a parcel of un-mailed love letters to Ben Tramor.

8 comments:

Arbogast said...

I love it. Even though I think you made up one or two of those.

senski said...

Truly impressive, considering the amount of time you have spent in girls' bedrooms. If you do not do this for other noteworthy horror locales, I shall be ever so cross with you.

BJ-C said...

Greatest. Thing. I've. Ever. Seen.

Pax Romano said...

Thanks all, I really was intrigued by the Ensor stuff...and Senski, how do you know what bedrooms I may have frequented? ;) Life's a banquet.

Carl (ILHM) said...

Fact: This was a genius post. Genius. This has to become a recurring theme, starting... NOW!

Chuck Conry said...

lol Very observant

kindertrauma said...

I'm in awe!

(and I don't think Laurie would mind us poking around in her room. You know she did the same thing as soon as she got to the Doyle house!)-Unk

B-Sol said...

This is a great concept.