Oct 10, 2013
Someday we will be at a point in the list where each movie has received more than one vote. Today is not that day. To be completely honest, we're not even close to that day yet! That's okay, though. Everyone knows that it is but one voice that is the loudest.
That doesn't make any sense, sorry. I need more coffee.
220. The Eclipse -- 2009, Conor McPherson
219. Jack and the Beanstalk -- 1974, Gisaburo Sugii
218. The Haunting of Julia -- 1977, Richard Loncraine
217. Darkness -- 2002, Jaume Balaguero
216. Threads -- 1984, Mick Jackson
215. Hell of the Living Dead (aka Zombie Creeping Flesh) -- 1980, Bruno Mattei
214. The Fly -- 1958, Kurt Neumann
213. V/H/S -- 2012, ten dudes
212. Phase IV -- 1974, Saul Bass
211. The Mothman Prophecies -- 2002, Mark Pellington
I like that the alternate title for Hell of the Living Dead is just a bunch of words. Sure, "Hell of the Living Dead" doesn't make much sense either, but "Zombie Creeping Flesh" makes me think it came together in some sort of meeting room:
Suit 1: Okay, we need a title for this zombie movie. When I say "zombie", what words come to mind?
Suit 2: Flesh!
Suit 1: That's good! Alright, keep 'em coming.
Suit 3: Creeping!
Suit 1: Perfect! That'll give the kids a scare. We need one more.
Suits 1, 2, and 3: ...
Suit 1: Come on, guys, one more word. When I "zombie", what do you think of?
Suits 2 and 3: ...
Suit 2: Zombie?
Suit 1: EXCELLENT. Let's see, we have "Flesh Creeping Zombie". Hmm, it doesn't have that pizzazz...
Suit 3: Why don't we put the three words in a hat and then whatever order we pull them out, that will be the title?
Suit 1: THAT IS GENIUS LET'S ALL HAVE A RAISE.
I've never seen Threads, but of course I've seen America's contribution to the mid-80s Made-for-TV nuclear holocaust-scare genre, The Day After. All I really know about Threads is that it blessed the world with The Saddest IMDb Page, so at least the Cold War was good for something.