Robots freak me out. I remember watching Lost In Space when I was a kid and ‘Robby The Robot’ gave me some horrible nightmares. So did ‘Rosie’ from The Jetsons. And ‘Twiki The Robot’ from Buck Rogers made my skin crawl. But all of them paled in comparison to ‘Mr Roboto’ from the video and song of the same name by the legendary rock band, Styx.
Call me a wimp all you want, but I’m not afraid to admit my fears. And it’s bad enough to have one creepy robot, but then to have it morph and replicate into five robots is creepy robot overload! Not even Dennis DeYoung’s angelic voice can deter me from being freaked out by these walking metallic nightmares. I honestly remember having to turn the channel when the Mr. Roboto music video would come on MTV when I was 7-years-old, which when I think about it now is actually quite embarrassing. It’s a bit more tolerable today since I’m a grown-ass man, but I still am deeply troubled by it. And that’s even more embarrassing. Fuck you, creepy robots.
It’s time once again for my recurring feature where I tell you something that gave me the creeps from the world of horror cinema throughout my life. Slight change of pace this time though, as I share with you something so frightening….so horrific….that words can barely describe how it tormented me as a child and left my bed wet on several occasions (you know it must be serious if I’m confessing a bed wetting problem). The difference though, is that it’s not from a horror movie or even a movie that was remotely supposed to be scary. Yes, this time around it’s from 1983’s Superman III! Being that it’s so shocking, I’m going to let you slowly scroll down and see the image from the scene in this non-classic movie that gave me the creeps!
Ummmmmm……okay. Seriously? What the fuck was I scared of this for? Because now that I think back on it, I had already been introduced to Michael Myers and The Exorcist………and this Richie Sambora looking robot made me wet my bed? Mr. Roboto from Styx was scarier than this. Continue reading →