Raise Your Hand If You’re A Fan Of The Unnecessary (But Fun) ‘Terror In The Aisles’

When I was a mere 8-years-old, I had already seen my fair share of horror movies. Not sure my Mom approved of that, but it was what it was. So when the ‘climactic scene’ compilation Terror In The Aisles came out in 1984….it was kind of like the Cliff Notes version of horror movies up until that year, spliced together to show you all of the good stuff and no filler (which for a kid with ADD and Transformers on his mind, was a godsend).

I mean, revisiting Terror In The Aisles now – does it seem a bit unnecessary? Sure. We do get Donald Pleasence & Nancy Allen doing their best Siskel & Ebert impersonation throughout the movie though, so that’s something. Ironically, Gene Siskel gave the movie ‘zero stars’, but he was a tool and never showed horror movies much love anyway. And also ironic is the fact that Donald and Nancy do not make an appearance in the film’s original trailer:

But at the end of the day, Terror In The Aisles had a great poster to promote it – and can still provide fun background visuals if you watch it. At this point in time, you’re probably not going to see anything from the clips shown that you haven’t already seen (unless you’re a bear and have been hibernating for 40 years and haven’t seen Rosemary’s Baby or The Exorcist……which would kind of be cool because you would be a bear). If you’d like to take a trip down memory lane, or just want to experience it for the first time – Scream Factory recently released a new transfer on Blu-ray. Have fun watching, and you can curse Gene Siskel while you do.

Horror Hijinks: The Guy Who Ate The Quarter In ‘C.H.U.D.’ (1984)

I think we’ve all probably tried different diets throughout our life to help get our bodies a little thinner.  But did you know that one of the secret remedies to lose weight is eating quarters?  It’s true!  Just ask this random guy in a Lacoste polo shirt from the 1984 horror flick, C.H.U.D.

Not only did he chow down on that dirty quarter from the payphone, he proceeded to have a not-so-intimidating staring contest with Daniel Stern afterwards.  Definitely a true WTF moment and one that belongs in a movie like C.H.U.D. for sure.  How hard do you think it is to pass a quarter after you eat it btw?

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