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Monday, June 13, 2011

Random Ramblings from the Vault...

  • The Captain and I have just discovered what may very well be the lamest, best/worst horror flick in recent history--The Jackhammer Massacre. Anyone seen this clunker? Please share...
  • I always wondered... If the rule stated that you weren't supposed to feed gremlins after midnight, at what time does it become OK to feed them again? I'm assuming it would have to be sunrise, but I'd like to be sure. Never know when I might want to take one out to a late dinner.
  • Is it time for George Romero to finally end his living dead series once and for all. I've been kinder to the last three entries than most, and actually enjoyed Survival of the Dead quite a bit. But it might be time for Uncle George to leave it alone already, lest he tarnish the memory of the original classic trilogy. Am I being too harsh?
  • My son recently was shown The Sixth Sense by his grandmother the other night (you can't make this stuff up, folks.) Seems lil' Wee-Sol had a lot of fun with the M. Night flick, and I'm thinking a Vault Vlog review may be in order forthwith.
  • Speaking of Vault Vlogs, the Captain and I are getting set for a mother of a debate coming up soon. It's going to focus on the controversial walking vs. running zombies debate, and will surely be a doozy. Where do you stand on this all-important issue?
  • It's really a shame that the Dr. Phibes series had to end after only two installments. There was a significant quality drop-off from the timeless original to the sequel, but I still would've welcomed more opportunities to see Vincent Price don the Phibes makeup. Apparently more were in the works, but they never came to pass. Alas.
  • I'd have to say I've had more than a few uncomfortable moments in my day, but there are very few to compare with giving my boss a ride to a work lunch, only to have him discover my DVD copy of Teeth on the backseat. Awkward...
  • Quick! Scariest imaginary childhood home-invader: Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, or the Sandman?
  • There are very few horror comedies that stand up to repeated viewings like Ghostbusters does. Back in my WWE days, there were two movies we enjoyed quoting in the office most. One was Back to the Future, the other was this. I still remember how massive this film was when it came out back in 1984, and I never get tired of it.
  • Speaking of recent viewings, a re-watch of Hellboy II: The Golden Army over the weekend has me more excited than ever for Guillermo Del Toro's The Hobbit. It seems to me that The Golden Army was rather Tolkienesque in flavor (after a decidedly Lovecraftian Hellboy part 1), and I kind of see it as Del Toro's dress rehearsal for the Peter Jackson-produced LOTR prequel...

6 comments:

Pierre Fournier said...

Del Toro quit THE HOBBIT in May 2010 after working for 2 years on pre-prod, only to get stuck in limbo, waiting endlessly for the MGM kafuffle to resolve. Del Toro walked and it’s Peter Jackson who is doing the film.

Del Toro is currently working on the giant monster epic PACIFIC RIM.

Emily said...

Regarding the 'when does it NOT become after midnight,?' question, I always wondered the same thing about wearing white shoes after Labor Day. It's like everyone *thinkgs* they know the answer until you ask them and then they say 'hmmmmm.'

Also, the idea of a 6' tall bunny entering my home has always been unsettling, but that may be more because mall Easter Bunnies are usually incredibly creepy.

bagman974 said...

As far Ghostbusters goes, I have fond memories of seeing it as part of the last triple bill of films ever shown at the local drive-in here before they tore it down in '86. The other two films are also 80's classics,Gremlins & The Beastmaster.

james1511 said...

How many people remember that uncle George had a running (or at least jogging) zombie in Night of the Living Dead? I'd actually forgotten until I saw it again on TV recently, but there it was, right at the start of proceedings, when Barbara's fleeing the cemetery in the car and Cemetery Zombie chases her (and, before that, uses a rock to try and break the car window). Not exactly Usain Bolt speed, but enough to complicate the issue at least a bit.

Mike said...

I've had that Gremlins discussion with my brother a number of times. Try to figure this out. After midnight of one day is before midnight of the next day, so any time is not a good time to feed them, or any time is okay to feed them. I was going to ask Joe Dante when I met him at a film fest, but I decided not to boggle him with this brain buster.

B-Sol said...

Wow, thanks for the update Pierre--it seems I'm decidedly out of the loop on the whole Hobbit thing. Too bad.

The feeding Gremlins issue continues to bug me. I'm thinking the rule is in effect from midnight to sunrise. At least I want to believe that, because it makes sense. So there.

A triple bill of Ghostbusters, Gremlins and Beastmaster?? Bagman, that's pretty much '80s movie heaven right there...

James, you raise a good point. I've always pointed out the first zombie in Night to all the purists who decry ALL running zombies... I just don't think George had codified all the rules yet in that first movie.

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