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Movie Madness Moves on: Who's laughing now?
by Turtle Jones
Welcome to the second to last installment of the Movie Theme Nights. It's been a long week and we have really had alot of great suggestions from you guys. See, one thing with FTTW is that if you send us any idea with your reasoning behind it, we will probably look at it a lot more. Put some effort into writing two or three sentences telling us why you think we should do it and why it is so cool, we will prolly will do it. That's just the way it works around here.
Anyways. We have this one and one more after that. We probably already have the last idea, which is the be all and end all of movie ideas, but that is not tonight. Tonight was something fun. Something that you laughed at while your mother asked you why you watched this thrash. Supposed to be scared? Hell no. This is to fun. That's right.
Michele is up first.
Evil Dead and ED2 were awesome. Great horror flicks. Some comedic relief thrown in. But AOD took that comedic relief and let it loose. It was like Three Stooges Meet the Zombies. Except there was one Stooge. And deadites.
I was watching this movie with my parents once. It was on IFC or something, in the afternoon. Dad was switching channels around and I made him stop when I saw Ash. We caught it right at the beginning. At first my parents were like, get this off, Shark Week is on! I said give it a chance. Just watch it with me. For a little bit they just watched me as I recited every line. Every line. I know this whole damn movie by heart. About fifteen minutes in I glanced at my parents and saw them smiling. Kick ass. The were getting it. This is a movie that makes you smile. Even with the blood and army of deadites and Ash trying desperately to say the words right and get the fuck out of there, it still made you smile. And laugh. What kind of crazy horror movie is this? Well, they hadn’t seen either Evil Dead movie so they didn’t know. They had no idea what Bruce Campbell could do. No idea of the power of Ash’s sarcasm.
He was just this goofy guy who worked at S-Mart. He’d been through a lot already, but even after all that, he was still this guy with an ego that didn’t really fit him. He was kind of a fuck up. A bit careless. But somehow he manages to do what he has to. Just talks his way through everything. You have to laugh at him, even when everything around him is kind of getting freaky, he just has to make a certain face, have a certain expression and you laugh. You can’t wait to hear what he’s gonna say next because you know damn well that the next day when you’re hanging out with your friends you will be throwing Ash’s lines at them. And they’ll say what the hell was that from? You tell them. This horror movie. No, this comedy. Well what the hell is it? It’s like the peanut butter and chocolate of movies. It works. It works because Bruce Campbell makes it work. Ash rules.
Groovy. - M
turtle goes next.
Evil Dead 2
Like you didn't know this was going to happen. Who hasn't sat on a couch and watched this asking themselves why they are laughing so hard. Gallons of blood, hands running away, that one acting guy who was in some other movies (I kick ass on remembering names. Just ask Michele. Oh yeah. I'm a catch.), some dead grandma in the cellar and bondage scenes with little people in bukkake scenes. Ok, I might be wrong about that last part. Cause little people bukkake is just wrong. Albeit funny, but just wrong. Seeing little people getting covered in the sweet man mustard of five different men is kind of wrong. In fact, I think it's illegal in California.
Man, I'm horny right now.
Whoa. I went of track there.
Anyways, this movie had a lot of things that really made it one of the best horror movies ever. It built tension while the LSD you were on was building up. You could have two people who never saw the damn thing before watching it while they were balls out tripping and look over at them and laugh in that manacial way the deer's head did when Bruce was down and out. Missing hands and dead relatives. Hillbillies and crazy trees. Like "Deliverance" on acid, this movie gave you everything. And yes, yes dear readers, someone got fucked by a tree in this movie. See dude. Just like "Deliverance" but not so gay. At least the trees were straight. They didn't play the "Squeal" game. They went for the hot women. Not some fat fisherman. Jeez, the trees could find that if they went to a local gay bar.
They knew the scene.
It was like some sort of disco of trees who just wanted to get laid out in front dancing around as a strange hand keep running around flipping you off. Bruce thought this was a nightmare. His worst dream. Everything he knew was gone. It was his hell to live thru.
I watch that movie now and just wonder to myself.....
....Bruce thought this was hell?
I just called it Tuesday.
Pussy. - T
So that is the second to last installment of movie week. So everyone who has been asking about cars and shows and underground and how to make outr manhood grow bigger in our gmails, let it be know. This is the second to last day. A new day will dawn.
But, untill then. What are the horror movies that crack you up? The ones to damn goofy to be taken seriously?