Yeah, it’s not Halloween. And the fact that it’s May and I’m writing an article that’s perfect for Halloween sort of proves the headline true- that I’m a horror fan for life. Let’s sit down in Dr. Perceptron’s office, look back on my life, and figure out why I love horror so much. Here are eight things that made me a lifelong fan of horror. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Gremlins
Nobody wants to follow the rules. We only do it because we don’t want to pay the piper when we stray from societal norms. But not gremlins. The charm at the core of Gremlins (1984) is that the mischievious monsters get away with a LOT of stuff that looks like fun because, frankly, society deems their actions completely unacceptable. Here are ten things the Gremlins did that I’d do if I could get away with it. Continue reading
As the clichéd saying goes, “Art imitates life”. And thus, since film is a form of art, it also imitates life. And films that imitate life wouldn’t exist if people weren’t populating theaters to watch them… which is a part of life. Naturally, films have featured some really great scenes in movie theaters. Here are some of my favorites.
Taxi Driver (1976)
The unimaginably awkward Travis Bickle scores a date with the beautiful Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) and takes her to the movies. The punchline- the horribly uncomfortable punchline that makes the viewer wince- is that Bickle’s idea of a dream date is taking her to a pornographic film, even despite her protestations upon realizing where he’s taken her. Continue reading