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 9, 2009

new feature, hooray!

Today I'm starting this ongoing feature wherein I post a screencap from 23:45 in random horror films. Who knows what kind of magic we'll find along the way?

There was some film blog out there that used to do something similar, but after A LOT of searching last night, I couldn't find it. If anyone knows what it is, let me know so I can link back with a "I'm aping this" annotation.

EDITED TO ADD: It's been pointed out to me that what I'm thinking of is the 20:07 series at the most excellent blog The Film Experience. 'Tis true...so there you go, I'm aping that.

Also, 23:45 is just a nice number- no significance otherwise. Let's see what happens.

Also also, I'll be posting them without text (save a link to my review, if I've written one)...I'll let the pictures speak for themselves and run my stupid mouth in the comments section, hooray!

8 comments:

Dean said...

Excellent idea! Wonder what'll pop up. By the way, Brunch with Bridget cracked me up...

Thorzul said...

Incredibly cool idea! I can't wait to see the wide variety of moods that will be captured.

JA said...

Stacy, The Film Experience did a series in 2007 that grabbed the frame at 20:07 in every movie, maybe that's what you're thinking of? He might've continued it into 2008/20:08 too I think.

Anonymous said...

23:45 seems to be kinda early for a lot of the early slashers, they tended to have an early shock then lots of exposition, didn't they? I could be wrong, and I think it would be equally awesome if a lot of the stills are generic shots of people in offices blandly answering phones and filing paperwork in triplicate. Now *that* would be weird and eerie.

Rik

word verification du jour: vologi, as in "Count Vologi's Horror Chamber of Dooooom!!! (mwahahahaha)""

Stacie Ponder said...

Jason, that's totally it- THANKS! In my hazy memories, it was a separate blog unto itself.

Stacie Ponder said...

You're probably right, Rik, but I figured I'd go with a catchy number. We shall see what happens- it's a world of excitement...or banality. Who knows?

JA said...

I hope it's a world of banality! When else would a post be dedicated to shots of people sitting in offices in slasher films? These moments must be celebrated too, I says!

Stacie Ponder said...

I'm queueing up a bunch of posts right now and you'd be surprised. There's a good variety of before- during- after action...although sometimes I wish a shot would linger for just a second or two longer so I could use it.

There's also random scenery, characters you don't remember, and even the occasional blur. I like the ones that invoke "Ooh, I know what's coming next!" or it's a moment of serenity before the shit hits the fan.