Anthony Does Not Watch Movies

Well, he does watch them, but it’s conditional. Here’s what happened.

When my writing group meets, sometimes we do more discussing than writing. A couple of weeks ago the topic was plot twists. Several movie titles were mentioned, and it seemed that each time my friend and fellow writer Anthony Marchese admitted, “No, I don’t believe I’ve seen that one.”


“Do you watch any movies?” I asked, incredulous. As a huge movie buff, I couldn’t imagine anyone not seeing some of the films mentioned in our discussion.

He said, “Yes.” Then he explained that movies are something he usually watches with someone else. He doesn’t watch movies alone. (In his defense, he’s also an actor and has seen more theater in his lifetime than I probably ever will in mine.)

Here’s a list of movies with plot twists we discussed that are now on his list of things to watch:

  1. The Shining
  2. Six Sense
  3. Fight Club
  4. Primal Fear
  5. The Village
  6. The Exorcist
  7. Rear Window
  8. Fright Night
  9. Cujo
  10. Psycho
  11. Silence of the Lambs
  12. The Leprechaun
  13. Pan’s Labyrinth
  14. Identity
  15. Shutter

I’ve seen all of these movies – some of them multiple times.

Are there any in the list you haven’t seen? Let me know in the comments.

And if there are any movies you wonder if Anthony has yet to watch, ask that in the comments too so he can reply.



2 Replies to “Anthony Does Not Watch Movies”

  1. I’m working on it. I’m four movies into my 31 Horror Films in 31 Days October Challenge (related blog post forthcoming).
    And I don’t not watch movies alone as a rule, I just unconsciously opt for TV shows when I’m watching something on my own.

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