THE DARKNESS OF THE HAG: A Chapter from the Hag Movie
The Hag emerges from the darkness. She slinks alongside a wall, next to a mirror. She dances in her strange shoes, her silk stockings. It is in the darkness, she says, the darkness, where you will at last find the truth...
The HAG movie, I saw, was coming to an end. In Aguascalientes, I met Jacqueline, and used her to evoke the final pieces of the movie. In California, I used several friends—Thea, Ava, Leia—to shoot segments of the Hag's story. This chapter was meant to be a kind of summing up. The Lola Trilogy, and especially Hag, was designed to evoke the muse and increase my understanding of her nature. What had a learned? I had accumulated images, sounds, actions. But the understanding she offered, it seemed to me, was not an intellectual exercise. She was no patient on an analyst's couch, no bacterium under a microscope. The understanding she offered was visceral, not cerebral. I was left in a relationship with the muse that remains uneasy, confusing, erratic—and inescapable....
HAG OPENING | CHAPTER ONE | CHAPTER TWO | CHAPTER THREE | CHAPTER FOUR | CHAPTER FIVE | CHAPTER SIX | CHAPTER SEVEN | CHAPTER EIGHT | CHAPTER NINE
The HAG is both a movie and a novel by D.N. Stuefloten.
The movie is an hour and fifteen minutes long, and shot mostly in Mexico.
The novel is 234 pages
and has 161 black and white images.
The movie can be seen here, and the novel—both as a paperback and an e-book—is available at Amazon.com