Certain horror movies frustrate the hell out of me. And nothing is more frustrating than having a GOOD horror movie with a GREAT scene. Why you ask? Because it shows that the potential was there to make that good movie a great one. To me, nothing personifies this more than 2007’s vampire flick, 30 Days Of Night.
First off, I don’t hate this movie. I actually kind of like it, but when I was done seeing it for the first time I realized that I could have loved it if it was done differently. Too much screeching from the vampires. Too much Josh Hartnett. And I never really believed that the group had really endured 30 days of night. But, I liked the overall look of the movie. I liked Danny Huston. And I absolutely LOVED this scene below:
Sigh. That scene depresses me because it’s just so well done, and the movie as a whole is not. That overhead shot is beautiful, in a sick and twisted way, and watching the carnage unfold from a bird’s eye view is rather glorious. It actually reminded me of the opening to Zack Snyder’s Dawn Of The Dead from 2004. Hmmmm – maybe it was inspired by that? Who knows. But what I do know is that Danny Huston can play a record with his vampire fingernails, and that’s pretty awesome.
Time for another edition of Sunday Bloody Sunday, where I give you some classic death scenes from horror movies in picture form so you can salivate over them, or disregard them and just go watch the Youtube clip instead. Defeats the purpose of this ongoing feature though, so hopefully you choose the pictures!
The decapitation death scene is a classic in horror movies, but in most, it comes quick with just one swift swing of the axe or machete so the head’s rolling on the ground immediately. Where’s the fun in that? And it’s not an accurate depiction either if I must say. Thanks to 2007’s vampire flick, 30 Days Of Night, we get that accurate decapitation scene we’re looking for, and in gruesome form! I dug this movie, especially visually, and this scene is by far one of the most wince-inducing scenes ever as Eben (Josh Hartnett) puts poor Billy (Manu Bennett) out of his misery after his hand has been shredded, not too mention he’s turning into a vampire as well. It’s the most realistic decapitation scene I’ve ever seen in a movie as Eden takes swing after swing at Billy’s head until it’s finally off. Persistence is the lesson for the day here.
*I hope the Lakers beat the Supersonics today*
*why did Mama have to cook that breakfast with hog?!*
*looks like I won’t get that Fatburger at 2 in the mornin*