Thursday, June 6, 2013

Crazy Characters

Aberration Blog Hop:Finding The Most Aberrant Characters

By definition aberrant means the departing of an accepted standard, or the diverging from the normal type (Google search, 2013). Author, Lisa Regan, in celebration of the release of her second novel, Aberration, is hosting the blog hop, which runs through June 6th and 7th. In Aberration, FBI profiler, Kassidy Bishop is on the hunt for a serial killer who is an aberration - a freak - even among serial killers. In lieu of Regan's new novel, the Aberration Bog Hop is to highlight characters that, like the serial killer her main protagonist is searching for, might be labeled as 'different'.

Top 5 Aberrant Characters - Movie Edition

5.) The Dream Team (1989) - Jack McDermott (Peter Boyle) - This lovable Jesus complex character makes crazy look good! The Dream Team on IMDb.com
4.) The Shining (1980) - Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - Jack delivered crazy to a whole new level. The Shining on IMDb.com
3.) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) - While Nicholson was also in this movie, Nurse Ratched was crazy in a manipulative way. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on IMDb.com
2.) Primal Fear (1996) - Aaron (Edward Norton) - Norton delivers an amazingly crazy performance  with Aaron - a boarderline psychotic sociopath. Primal Fear on IMDb.com
1.) Taxi Driver (1976) - Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) - This movie also has the legendary Peter Boyle in the cast, however Robert De Niro is "The [crazy] clock spring [that] cannot be wound continually tighter. As the earth moves toward the sun, Travis Bickle moves toward violence." (Written by Paul Shrader and appears on the opening page of the "Taxi Driver" screenplay)  Taxi Driver on IMDb.com

As a writer, almost like a 'bonus' character I would like to introduce you to Xylo. Xylo is an aberrant character within my first book, Going off Dreams (K.E.Nowinsky). She was not always different, but because of her choices in life, she has been transformed into a woodland dryad that is cursed with her indiscretions. To read more about the Woodland Dryad General, Xylo - read Going off Dreams.