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!

Dec 2, 2009

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I don't get sick very often. Maybe one cold a year. Haven't had a stomach flu since first grade, when I barfed all over the classroom floor and my Incredible Hulk costume at my class's Halloween party. I don't know why, but I seem to have ninja-esque white blood cells who chop chop chop the sickness out of my system the moment it arrives. YES I'M BRAGGING because I like bragging about it, especially since it's just the way things are for me. It's like pretty people bragging about being pretty, or people with four arms bragging about having four arms: you didn't really do anything to actually earn these accolades you're pouring all over yourself, but go right ahead! I'm not a bragger, but I'm proud of my immune system that has little to do with my actions.

But don't worry, I'm sure I'll get my comeuppance somehow. I probably have 14-17 types of cancer, Ebola, consumption, Scarlet Fever, Pac-Man Fever, Restless Leg Syndrome, and, somehow, the Black Plague all simmering deep in my bones and organs, lying in wait until I shoot my mouth off one time too many, and then they'll all spring themselves on me at once and everyone can laugh at me as I bubble and dissolve away like I'm trapped in the ending of Evil Dead. Yay, something for us all to look forward to! I hope I leave a big stain.

The point of all this is, I wrote about horror movie hospitals this week at AMC and you should read it.

9 comments:

thomwade said...

Pac Man Fever is the worst. I'd rather get the Swine Flu.

Jason said...

Speaking of Hospitals and leaving an oozing bubbling stain, have you seen the Japanese movie Infection (2005)?

I think it's another one of those guilty pleasure movies that only I like. HALLOWEEN III RULZ!

Stacie Ponder said...

I have not seen Infection, but it's been oozing and bubbling around in my head for a few years now. Isn't it part of a series? Is it terrible? I have a soft spot for J-horror, even if it stinks.

Christopher said...

Hope it's not Captain Trips, yo. Get well soon!

scary film reviewer said...

oh man, get well soon! nice post on creepy hospitals

Stacie Ponder said...

I'm not sick! I was just bragging about not getting sick...but I'll keep all your well wishes in mind for some future time when I'm hacking up a lung. Thanks! :D

Banned In Queensland said...

I hate it how movie hospitals are always dark and deserted. Real hospitals are always brightly lit and crowded.

Jason said...

Supposedly Infection is part of a trilogy but I haven't been able to find the other two. Of course, I only look as far as Netflix so maybe I just need to put in the extra effort.

Personally I don't think it's terrible, I really liked it. Especially the first two-thirds, I thought the atmosphere was great. Your Mileage May Vary.

Danny Spoiler said...

I thing The Grudge has the best hospital scenes. And of course Shock Corridor. but mental hospitals are probably a different genre.