It's been a long, hard journey for all of us, but now this long, hard journey is coming to a quick, painless end. Everybody, get out your dirtypillows and clap 'em together in celebration...the winner of Maniac Madness 2014 is...
Though she handily beat all other contenders in the Weirdos & Weird Shit Division, I thought for sure she'd get blown away my Michael Myers. It's Michael Myers! He has the blackest eyes! He's got a car and no sense of humor! He's evil on two legs! To my surprise, these two badasses were neck and neck all day long. In the end, Carrie managed to squeak out a 102-100 victory.
Who earned your vote, and why? Was it just whichever movie or character you prefer? Did you pit them against one another in imaginary combat (she'd kill him before he could get within 30 feet of her!)? Does that count as fanfiction?
And so Maniac Madness 2014 comes to an end. Thanks to everyone who voted! Without you, it'd just be me writing stuff down.
You know, I take Carrie for granted a lot of the time because it's become this thing bigger than the movie itself. Does that make sense? I mean I reference it all the time (see "get out your dirtypillows and clap 'em together in celebration"), telling my friends "they're all going to laugh at you" or talking about dumping pig's blood or whatever. I've suggested so many times that someone plug it up, you feel me? It's so easy to forget what a brilliant film it is, or how intense and perfect the iconic prom scene is. And Sissy Spacek, man. Her Carrie is the most terrifying person you just want to hug.
A well-deserved victory! I'm dumping a bucket of hooray all over this.