Quick – who’s one of the most underrated horror villains of all time???? If your answer is the killer elevator from the 1983 Dutch movie, The Lift – I’m sorry to say that you’re wrong. An ambitious choice, but still wrong. The correct answer is Cropsy from 1981’s, The Burning! And for some reason, I was daydreaming about this movie this morning and decided to look up the trailer:
A few things stick out when I watch that. First being that I love Rick Wakeman’s wonderful 80’s synthy score. It fits perfectly, as do those amazing garden shears that are Cropsy’s weapon of choice. Spoiler Alert: He uses those things to great extent when he butchers a bunch of kids on canoes. The last thing that really stuck out about the trailer was the classic 80’s voiceover. Aside from sorely missing this aspect in trailers nowadays, I couldn’t help but think of a certain ‘fake’ trailer when I was listening to the guy saying “If you’re planning to go camping…..Don’t!“.
If you think you’ll see a better fake trailer than that one……you won’t! Ehhh – that doesn’t have the same impact as saying “Don’t!“. My apologies.