Friday, October 11, 2013

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Oct. 11)

Quickly, you guys are KILLING IT (pun intended) on the Scary Movie Challenge. Keep up the ghoul[d] work! For my second installment of #ScaryMovieMonth horror trailerz, let's talk SCARY SCI-FI! It's a shame that Mant! isn't a real movie.

The Thing
Release date: June 25, 1982

Easily the best sci-fi horror flick out there, if not the best horror movie IN GENERAL (that's right). When Vance Norris' (Charles Hallahan) head grows legs and tries to walk away, Palmer (David Clennon) says what we're all thinking: "You gotta be fuckin' kidding." It's so good, that we [thankfully] forget about the pointless 2011 remake.

Release date: Jan. 14, 1981

This is my Scanners write-up. Here is the obligatory scene from Scanners. That was my Scanners write-up.

Release date: June 22, 1979

The other "best" sci-fi horror movie, and while I personally prefer The Thing, I also know/understand/contend/support the fact that this film rulez. It is revolutionary, creepy, groundbreaking, terrifying, mesmerizing ... and this trailer kicks ass too! And here I thought every preview from the '70s was garbage.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Release date: Dec. 20, 1978

Spock! A lot of people prefer the original 1956 version of this movie to the 1978 remake. And that's fine! To each his or her own, or some condescending crap like that. I like this version better, but probably because Donald Sutherland reminds me of my dad. Especially in Don't Look Now. Come to think of it, Julie Christie reminds me a lot of my mom. Hmmm ...

The Fly
Release date: Aug. 15, 1986

The second movie on this list directed by David Cronenberg and featuring Jeff Goldblum. It's a sci-fi twofer! OFF-TOPIC RANT: remember when The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror used to be THE BEST THING ON TV? In 1997, the eighth installment of the special featured "Fly vs. Fly," a parody of The Fly, in which Bart swaps bodies with the eponymous insect. This year the show featured some dopey Cat in the Hat parody. You know, HORROR. I'm still a fan of the show; I just wished they put in a little more effort when it comes to these flagship episodes. /END OFF-TOPIC RANT. So, The Fly, you guys ... I mean, right?

Release date: July 7, 1995

There's only one reason I'm featuring this trailer, and her name rhymes with Pastasha Penstridge. Am I the only one who misses the She Spies TV show?

Release date: June 4, 2010

You guys should see this movie. It's nucking futs.

I know I'm leaving out a bunch. What are some of your favorites?

1 comment:

  1. A few that I like are Slither, They Live, and speaking of Donald Sutherland how about a little Puppet Master.
    Doug, you're spot on with the Treehouse of Horror comments. I used to look forward to them but the quality went down an I bailed a few years ago. BLOOD!