The hidden horror of 'Eternal Sunshine'
Love can be a scary thing, for sure (no, I’m not making a TomKat joke), but the good folks at the Horror Writers Association may be taking that theory a bit too literally. This week, the group gave its 2004 Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in screenplay writing to… Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind scribes Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondrey and Pierre Bismuth (in a tie with the seemingly more apropos Shaun of the Dead). Given the group’s somewhat peculiar take on the horror genre — the not-very-scary Gods & Monsters shared top honors in 1998 — which 2005 film do you think has a longshot chance at catching the HWA’s attention? Personally, I’d like to nominate Monster-in-Law. Don’t tell me Jane Fonda’s performance didn’t give you the shivers!