FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Nov 11, 2009

double your terror

Yo! MTV Raps So check it, y'all...this week at AMC I'm all about doubling your pleasure, your fun, and your frights with a wee column about twins in horror movies. Yes, I talk about The Shining, but I posit that the Grady Girls are the most famous horror movie twins who are not, in fact, twins. I am a rabble-rouser, caring not a whit for my own well-being in the face of the slings, arrows, and "UR so dum of course they R twinz LOL a-hole" from The Internet. Read my piece and say what you will!

In other news, my fucking ONE THOUSANDTH post is coming up super fast. What should I do to celebrate? Should I simply wear something fancy while I post a picture of someone from some obscure 80s sitcom, something that has nothing to do with horror? Nah, I do that all the time...hmm. I don't know. I'd like to do something interactive-y, but I don't even know what that means and it sounds way too cyber for my meager blogging skills.

15 comments:

Pierce said...

I think you should turn over your 1000'th post to Charles Nelson Reilly. It's high time he had his say again!

or maybe do a review of Incubus actually in Esperanto....what, you aren't willing to learn to speak Esperanto for us?!?

Nik Holmes said...

Awww, so nice to know you wear something fancy everytime you post your obscure 80's sitcom pics. You care, so we care.

B.E. Earl said...

For your 1,000th post can you contact Icy Spicy Leoncie and see if she can do something a little special for her bestest #1 fan?

I'd love to hear her tribute to Final Girl.

Theron said...

Whoa, the Blog of 1000 Postses! Congrats!!!

Jason Soto said...

I wondered who would get to 1000 posts. It only makes sense it's you! How awesome!
-Jason

Bill Walsh said...

The Carmilla Twins? Whazawha?

Oh, and you failed to mention that Jill & Jacqueline Hennessy get my vote for OH YEAH.

(Id word: heeheris. Her is what? And why are you giggling?!)

Mrs. M. said...

i dont know quite frankly im still trying to get over the fact that there is another XX chromosome that just wants to make stuff and play video games and watch slasher flicks. if only you had said "bong" instead of "beers" i might assume your profile had been written by me during an insominiated Fight Club double personality moment. luckily that is not the case. or is it...
either way cool blog, you.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Congrats on the 1000th post. I liked your article. I'm only child too so twins in horror movies give me the creeps. Definitely the twins from the shining are the creeeeepiest!!!

RC said...

I can't think of a better way to celebrate your 1000th post than to give all your readers a free copy of Ludlow on DVD.

Paul L said...

I find it interesting, with the exceptions of Basket Case and Dead Ringers, all the twins were female. Are girls scarier than guys? I think they are...

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, you forgot some very important twins, the twins in that Tales from the Crypt episode with Joe Pesci. And were the blind woman and her sister/caretaker from Don't Look Now twins? I can't remember, but I have a sudden lust to watch that movie again.

thomwade said...

You said:
but during Jack's interview for the caretaker position, the hotel manager relates the sordid tale of former caretaker Charles Grady, who hacked p his family up with an axe, and says the daughters were "about eight and ten."

I don't see the problem here with them being twins. It may have been a really long labor.

Stacie Ponder said...

"It may have been a really long labor."

That's true...maybe it was actually MRS Grady who flipped out with the axe!

Smogo said...

You could use your 1,000th post to let your UK fans know that, as part of their 3D Week, Channel 4 are screening Friday the 13th Part III - in 3D!!! - next Friday night. I can't wait!

James said...

Great post Stacie! Very enjoyable read - and congrats on the upcoming 1000th post! I think you should watch Rumpelstiltskin to celebrate. Not that any reason for watching Rumpelstiltskin is really needed, mind. ;)

TrG said...

Great list. I would add the dueling good and evil Melissa Sue Anderson's in Happy Birthday to Me.

Question: How do you one-up a death by deep-throating a shish-ke-bab at the hands of Mary from Little House on the Prarie?

Answer: Pull out the stock and trade of soap opera writers -- the evil twin. Have them duke it out at a birthday party full of teen corpses in party hats.

Poetry.