There’s nothing better in a horror movie than when something so ‘out of left field’ happens – you’re left either cheering, laughing, or with your mouth wide open. And on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, I definitely have a clip of a moment like that.
I honestly loved the hell out of 2007’s Grindhouse extravaganza from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Not that Tarantino is any kind of slouch, but I easily fell more in love with Rodriguez’s feature – Planet Terror over Quentin’s, Death Proof. So many shocking and WTF moments, but maybe none quite as shocking as when Dakota Block gave her son Tony a gun to protect himself inside the car while she went into her father’s house. It’s a tragedy for sure, but she told him not to point it at his face! Kids never listen.
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?
“Trick Or Treat Motherfucker!” forever earned it’s rightful place on the shelf of the greatest lines in cinematic history. That might be a stretch. At this point in the Halloween franchise though, things had already flown off the rails so why would it matter Busta Rhymes showed up trading lyrical and physical jabs with Michael Myers? Well, it matters actually. This was really the point in the franchise where there was no turning back in my opinion.
I’d much rather see a crazy madman come up with a plot to destroy the world by implanting computer chips into Halloween masks so that when kids put them on and sit in front of the TV on Halloween night, their heads explode and get eaten by bugs and snakes and things like that. Much more believable than Bussa Buss electrocuting Michael Myers in the balls and saying “Burn Motherfucker Burn!“. Congrats to you though Busta for breaking the stereotypes and surviving a horror movie. Can’t say the same for you Tyra Banks.
*I have a surprise for you – I’m wearing scented lotion on my hands*