Why does it have this effect on us?
For the longest time I thought this was a messed-up dream I had, until I remembered the title and read some comments relaying the same thing!
What is it about this particular film, that it's branded itself into our subconscious?!? Among many things, I think it has a lot to do with the score of the film. Now, I haven't seen it in a very long time, but recalling scenes brings the dark music to mind...
A particular scene I seem to remember vividly is the first day Michael is wearing the wig his dad suggested he wear. He's at school playing soccer when this bully comes up to him and just rips it off. I'm not sure if it's because of the glue that kept the wig on looked like some kind of gore while being ripped off, but this particular scene stuck with me forever.
What is it about this film that's so... permanent?