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!

Oct 6, 2013

SHOCKtober: 260-251

More one vote each entries today!

260. Cujo -- 1983, Lewis Teague
259. Spaceballs -- 1987, Mel Brooks
258. Open Water -- 2003, Chris Kentis
257. Megan is Missing -- 2011, Michael Goi
256. The Cure -- 1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
255. Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning -- 1985, Danny Steinmann
254. Beneath the Planet of the Apes -- 1970, Ted Post
253. The Gate -- 1987, Tibor Takacs
252. Scrooge -- 1970. Ronald Neame
251. Whistle and I'll Come to You -- 1968, Jonathan Miller

Spaceballs. Man, I love you guys.

While it's been in my Netflix queue forever, I haven't seen Megan is Missing yet because it seems a little too...mmm, unpleasant/torture-y/depressing for my tastes every time I think about giving it a go. Annnd I had the ending spoiled for me on tumblr. Annnd it only has 2.5 stars on Netflix, although you can't always use that to judge because sometimes you're looking at what a film is actually rated by users and sometimes you're looking at what Netflix thinks you're going to rate it. I hate that. Dear Netflix, just give me an actual rating and spare me your magic algorithm AMIRITE? But anyway, is Megan is Missing worth watching some day despite all of this?

Also, hey, I thought Whistle and I'll Come to You was a short film adaptation of a story by M.R. James, but I found out just now when I was posting that it's an episode of a TV show! And I said none of those! So let's all just watch it and ignore my hypocrisy which, really, is only borne of ignorance. Yay!


Andreas said...

Thumbs down on Megan Is Missing. Typically shoddy "found footage" material with some "omg kids are using the INTERNET!" hysteria and then an icky, dumb ending. Boo.

Nathan West said...

The Gate! YES! That creepy guy living in the walls? The monster that falls down and becomes a bunch of little monsters? All the HEAVY METAL!! Fuck YEAH, The Gate!!

CashBailey said...

CUJO is such an under-rated movie.

Dee Wallace's performance was Oscar-worthy, not that there was ever a chance of her getting nominated.

Chris Otto said...

The Gate is one the purest examples of how screwed up the mid 1980s were. We were way more messed up than the monsters.

dannyboy said...

Just watched Whistle and I'll Come to You . . . ughhh. Never seen so many scenes with the main character stuffing his face. Seen scarier stuff on Goosebumps.

Tom said...

MEGAN IS MISSING is a horrifying movie. It is not so much scary as it is VERY depressing.

Verdant Earl said...

Scrooge! YES! Albert Finney chasing Alec Guinness around Hell was pretty bad-ass for a musical in 1970.

Unknown said...

Whistle and I'll come to you is creepy. All of the BBC Christmas Ghost Stories were. I recently saw and unaired one at a BFI event...can't remember the name but really creeped me out!
Mark Gatiss wrote three a couple of years back and are worth seeing I think.