Friday, January 15, 2010
They say there is nothing new under the sun...it's all been done before. Occasionally, someone will get lucky and present an old idea in a new way. But while watching yet another horror movie the other night and seeing the same old same old over and over...I would like to request a moratorium on the following tricks:
#1 Guy reveals that he is a demon/possessed/mummy by opening his mouth really really wide. See the Legion trailer...or as we at Wildclaw like to call it...the Legion-that-has-nothing-to-do-with-our-Legion movie
#2 Young Boy with white skin, hollowed out black eyes, creepy contacts...opens mouth and makes cat sound/dog sound/frog sound/bug sound...etc.
#3 Young girl with wet hair and bad dress.
#4 Twin children in old-timey clothes speaking in unison.
#5 Old ladies/old men who seem sweet/feeble/sick and then jump at you and eat your face off.
#6 Babies in carriages who seem cute and then eat your face off.
#7 Dogs/cats/people with upside down heads.
#8 Vampires presenting their fangs and hissing. Ridiculous.
#9 Ghost/zombie/dead/thing coming out of a tv/computer/mirror/window/water.
Here are some tricks, though used heavily, still creep me out every time I see them:
#1 Possessed/Dead people doing the creepy crab walk..especially if on the ceiling.
#2 Anything involving the removal or pulling of teeth and/or fingernails.
#3 Shock therapy.
#4 The cutting of an achilles tendon. Shudder.
#5 Eyes in places where their should not be eyes (like in your palms).
#6 Brain surgery or an exposed brain while someone is conscious.
#7 Creepy medical instruments.
#8 Foaming at the mouth.
#9 Compound fractures.
#10 Dudes in hazmat suits.