Maggots. Even typing that word makes me uneasy. It all started when I was a young boy in Indiana (insert cheesy dream sequence music)……….
Growing up in Indiana, it would get humid in the summertime. My parents had three plastic trash cans outside and as part of my chores, I would have to bring them up every Thursday. One day, I forgot to do it. And as you could guess, I wouldn’t get my allowance if I didn’t go get them. Unluckily for me, it was dark out by the time I went to collect the trash cans. A generous 90% humidity was in the air…..it had rained earlier in the day…..and there was a minor stench from the rain water under my nose. I ran outside, got to the trash can destination, and gripped my hand around the handle pulling it up to the side of the house. But, something felt…..wrong. As I kept going, I felt almost a tickling feeling on my hand. Then almost an uncomfortable itching feeling accompanied that. I had to stop my trek up to the house and turn around and see what was going on. And guess what? Oh, you probably already guessed. MAGGOTS WERE CRAWLING ON MY HAND! I shook them off, nearly peeing my pants as I did. The trash can lid fell off in the process and inside were literally hundreds of maggots clinging to the sides and bottom. I ran back in the house and said “Keep your fucking allowance this week!” and bolted to my room and hid under my covers. Ok, I didn’t really say that – but I thought it. My Dad, always the hero, took care of the trash cans and I was traumatized for the rest of my life.
So there you have it. That’s why I hate maggots. Well, that and the chicken scene in Poltergeist. And the raining maggot scene in Suspiria. Oh, and not to be outdone – this legendary flying maggot scene from City Of The Living Dead. Fuck you, maggots!
So I’m sitting here eating my delicious breakfast and my mind wanders to an intestinal puking scene from an Italian horror film. A bit fucked up? Yeah, probably. But it’s always a good time for an intestinal puking scene!
Welcome to Monday Bloody Monday and if you yourself are eating breakfast, you may want to stop before you watch the clip. Lucio Fulci’s City Of The Living Dead (aka The Gates Of Hell) has a pretty great soundtrack and more than enough WTF moments in the actual movie as well. Solid viewing for me all around and when the infamous ‘intestine scene’ happens, it’s even more remarkable knowing that Fulci actually had actress Daniela Doria swallow and then vomit up actual sheep entrails in the scene. Watch carefully below, and don’t stare into the priest’s eyes too long or you may have your very own intestinal accident.
Remember back when there were no Youtube clips? I know, it’s hard to do, but give a little effort and try. Magazines such as Fangoria and the short-lived Gorezone, used to fill my gore cravings with sick pics of all of the upcoming horror movies. And because you couldn’t see trailers online and because there really wasn’t even a thing called “online”, you had to plot your anticipation factor based off of things called pictures. Which is why I’m going to pay homage to those simpler times every Sunday in a feature that I’m calling, Sunday Bloody Sunday! First up – the drill scene from Lucio Fulci’s, City Of The Living Dead (aka The Gates Of Hell). Worth the price of admission folks, so if these pics pique your interest, seek thy film out!
*relax, you’re in good hands….i’ve done three head drillings before*