Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Tarantula Attack’ From ‘The Beyond’ (1981)

Is there a worse death more imaginable than having a herd of blood-thirsty tarantulas slowly…..and I mean VERY slowly…..tear you apart as you lay there paralyzed after falling off of a ladder?  Hardly not.  Unless of course we’re talking about being strapped to a chair and forced to listen to Taylor Swift until your eardrums explode and blood pours out of your head like a leaky faucet.

On that lovely note, welcome to this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday – where I’m spotlighting tarantulas.  More specifically, the incredibly slow moving tarantulas from Lucio Fulci’s classic Italian 1981 splatterfest, The Beyond.  Poor Martin falls from a ladder and is rendered immobile.  In come the fantastically awesome real (and fake) tarantulas to rip him to shreds.  Grab some popcorn and sit down for a while, because this unintentionally hilarious (but awesome) scene runs 4 minutes long.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Zombie Pie Fight’ From ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ (1978)

Every time I watch a new episode of The Walking Dead, I keep wondering when Rick and the crew are going to wise up and realize that whipped cream pies and seltzer water are the real weapons to use against zombies.  Swords and semi-automatic weapons are just for sissies.

On this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, I’m going back to a simpler time when zombies liked to hang out at shopping malls.  Yep, I’m talking about George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead from the wonderful year of 1978.  Oh sure, it’s all fun and games at first for this biker gang led by make-up effects legend Tom Savini.  But these zombies can only take so many delicious sugary pies to the face before they make sure the bikers get their just desserts as well.  Bonus points there for my clever pun.  Enjoy the pre-biker gang slaughter below:

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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