Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Shish Kabob Death’ From ‘Happy Birthday To Me’ (1981)

If you like Scooby Doo endings, then I’m sure you loved 1981’s underrated slasher flick, Happy Birthday To Me.  And if you have a fondness for shish kabobs, then I’m sure you thought twice about letting your significant other feed you one after seeing that movie.

Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday where this week, you guessed it – we’re talking shish kabobs!  Delicious, mouth-watering, murderous shish kabobs.  I personally think that Ginny overreacted just a tad after Steve was trying to put the moves on her with a romantic fire burning in the background.  Are her shish kabob feeding skills really that bad or is she a vengeful murderer who was set to take Steve out from the get-go?  You be the judge as you watch the clip below:

On Second Thought: Killing Someone With An Ear Of Corn Is Pretty Amazing

If you had to kill someone, how would you do it?  I know – that’s a heavy question for a Thursday.  But if your answer includes corn on the cob, then you’re either a hardcore vegetarian or you’ve been daydreaming about 1992’s killer human cat movie, Sleepwalkers.

I’ve spoken about this particular scene before, but it’s so random and so strange that it needs to be spoken about again.  Sleepwalkers I suppose, would be the definition of a ‘guilty pleasure’.  It has a preposterous plot, some cheesy morphing effects, and an eyebrow-raising incestuous relationship between mother and son (Mary and Charles Brady).  Only one thing could upstage incest though, and that’s a death scene that involves a delicious ear of corn.

As far as snappy one-liners go, it doesn’t get much better than “No vegetables, no dessert!“.  What the hell is up with the music though?  A bit too orchestral for a horror movie if you ask me, but then again we’re talking about a movie here where vegetables are being used as killing tools.  Pushing all of the bad shit aside from Sleepwalkers (and trust me there is plenty), this corn cob scene forgives most of it and almost single-handedly pushes the movie into cult horror status.  Not only that, but it reminds me of when I would eat corn on the cob as a child and act like I was a typewriter, munching back and forth and even making the appropriate sound effects.  Please disregard that last sentence.

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