Today's Misdemeanor: Vandalism
You never really know what the villain is intending until it shows up written in blood, paint, or lipstick- preferably across a large surface like a wall, your car windshield, or your bathroom mirror (which would be both breaking & entering and vandalism- and pretty frickin creepy in either case)
I tried to think. I really did. But I could come up with absolutely NO instances from my past where I resorted to vandalism to get my point across. It’s just not my style. I mean, how the hell are you supposed to get even if your intentions are written in BIG RED LETTERS somewhere? I don’t know about you, but you’d think for a villain- it’d be like shooting yourself in the foot.
Yet even 16 year old Voldemort went a little nuts with the bloody spray paint in ‘The Chamber of Secrets’. And he still managed to lure his victim into his domain. Which means the vandalism plot device in thrillers is mostly there for…the thrill. And it works!
What are some of your favorite/least favorite/creepiest/funniest vandalism scenes in movies and literature?
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