Inanimate Alice

Whoa, just whoa. The sheer confusing-ness of Alice just takes a story that in itself would be horribly boring, and turns it into a gripping nightmare of sorts. I mean, I was looking at it and expecting some The Hills Have Eyes shit or something like that to jump out. And when Brad’s voice rang out, I was like “alright, these two are dead. She’s going to rip the mom’s head off and go all Chucky on her”.

Honestly, it reminded me a lot like Slender, the game. How, I’m not really sure, but the music getting faster and faster just gave a sense of a… loss of control, or something like that. It’s hard to describe. It was just like, “alright, I can’t control this anymore, clicking is just going to make it go faster and someone’s gonna die”. But it ends relatively happily, which is pretty weird when you think about it. The story ramps up to be a “Oh, Daddy’s not coming back” and ends with the happy fact that he’s still alive, yet the story still managed to make me uncomfortable. Maybe that was the writer’s goal — maybe she didn’t like her father.

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~ by ryanwcraig on March 3, 2013.

2 Responses to “Inanimate Alice”

  1. “The sheer confusing-ness of Alice just takes a story that in itself would be horribly boring, and turns it into a gripping nightmare of sorts.” Not that we have experienced these same EXACT things as little Alice, but it almost makes us remember our night mares from when we were that age. Her constant fears/ threat, while still confused as life “unwinds” itself before our eyes. Alice’s stories seem to contain that “loss of control” and we are given this vision due to the music which the story goes along with. As the music speeds up, we arrive at the more climactic spots of the story, in which all you want to do is see what happens next. However, at the points in which the music is slower, the story seems to go back to a sense of boredom, as if it were just a regular little girl telling the story. The thoughts in which go through one’s mind seem to be all over the place or maybe even baffling. As the stories continually brings up the “Oh, Daddy’s not coming back, and ends with the happy fact that he’s still alive” makes you think of whether or not these stories were exaggerated out of fear for her father, I mean after all, she started off as just a mere child.

  2. ^Becca

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