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15 September 2006 @ 11:03 pm
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I did not realize until reading Mike Nelson's review of Wild Things in his Movie Megacheese today that director John McNaughton was also the one responsible for Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. That film, like Alien, has a spot in memories as giving me (and probably quite a few other people out there) the heebie-jeebies BIG time. Somehow, I got a hold of the thing from our video store and proceeded to start watching the thing. It was one of those that I've tried to block from my memory, so much so that I remember only bits and pieces of it. While I've watched the original Alien umpteen million times since my original traumatic experience with it, I've not tried watching Henry in some time now. Funny, the one Kevin Bacon scene near the end of Wild Things was pretty traumatic itself.

Funny thing is that the majority of my fear at Alien was the fact that I was specifically forbidden from watching it, and yet did anyway. Almost caught whilst doing so as well, and well the jig's up now, for sure.

I made a point of recording the recent remake of Willard on IFC the other day. At the time, I didn't realize that Glen Morgan and James Wong (of The X-Files and Space: Above and Beyond fame) were involved with that one. Sadly, I've now got a need to grab Michael Jackson's love song for a rat. I haven't put too much effort into seeking it out, probably out of my own sheer embarrassment at wanting the song. If ever there was a movie that was ripe for riffing, it's that one.

Actually, Snakehead Terror is also seriously in need of riffing too. To be truthful, there's quite a bit on SciFi anymore that would have its entertainment value significantly increased by having those three familiar silhouettes in the bottom part of the screen.

Lastly, I really, really would like an 80 GB video iPod. I KNOW I would fill that thing as quickly as I filled my 60 GB one. Sadly, it's highly doubtful that I will get one and really, there's nothing wrong with what I've currently got, so...
 
 
Current Location: Florida
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Postcards From the Edge on TiVo
 
 
 
darlingmalivi on September 16th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
Ben, the two of us need look no more...
We both found what we were looking for...
With a friend to call my own,
I'll never be alone...

LOL
I sang that song in my fifth grade talent show. Now I really can't reveal my true identity.
Michael: BenDservermonkey on September 18th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
Whoa, really?

Huh...did you win?
darlingmalivi on September 18th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
:) Really.
It wasn't a contest--more like an experiment in public humiliation!
mineral777 on September 18th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
willard
dude. the remake SUCKS. it is pointless wanders on for what seems like an eternity and your TiVo is going to revolt and demand you never mistreat it in such a manner ever again. In order to purge itself of this you will be forced to watch the devil and emilio estevez play you and Dennis Haskins for your TiVo viewing privileges in Jenga. Word on the street is that Emilio is mighty at Jenga
Michael: HALservermonkey on September 18th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
Re: willard
TiVo will forgive me, as I have programmed better fare into it this weekend. I can't wait to watch Miller's Crossing again.

Oh yeah.
mineral777 on September 25th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
since firefly left sci-fi there is so much that needs riffing and no w incresaingly so. I think the most egregious examples are Matador, Mastadon, and the ever horrible Vampire Cows from Outerspace. These films are not even good enough for me to play with italicizing them. the kevin bacon scene at the end of Wild Things is creepy b/c there is no way he gets that much play much less that much good play. So what if he is noly 7 degrees away from everyone. He sleeps alone more than Chuck Norris
Michael: Batmanservermonkey on September 25th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Firefly's still on during the middle of the day, sometimes. It was last week anyway.

Vampire Cows from Outer Space? I italicize 'cause I'm retentive.

Kevin "Canadian" Bacon sleeps with Kyra Sedgewick, doesn't he? There should be a new game: Six Degrees of Kyra Sedgewick's...er, never mind.