My son is a lot like me, enjoying horror movies. I introduced him to all the classics, first off, Halloween (the original) of course. It’s still my favorite of all time. Then immediately, followed by the sequel, which was even better! He worked his way through the SCREAM series, and all the others. (except we don’t own any of the Friday the 13ths) We have Children of the Corn, which still freaks me out. So, we own some of the classics like Exorcist, etc.
My daughter, on the other hand, cannot stand anything remotely scary or even too sad. So, this weekend, we watched our best friends’ kids. Both the 11-year-olds (neither fans of scary) played in the room and watched Netflix off the laptop. Meanwhile, the 13-year-olds had the living room to power watch Child’s Play, and SAW.
I had forgotten about Chuckie. Now, watching it, it’s actually funny. The whole SAW thing is pretty gruesome as you move through the series, it becomes more gory.
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The above reason is why, when I saw today’s daily prompt of SOIL – I immediately thought horror movies. There’s a campy one I’m thinking of…It didn’t get famous like Halloween, The Exorcist, or Chainsaw Massacre. It was more B movie, but to a 9 year old, watching in the dark, for the first time it was released in 1980 (it was cutting edge – get it- cutting!) and made it to the pay channel on ON/SELECT TV (before HBO there was Z- television, On, and Select). – does anyone remember Motel Hello? Well, the O burns out on the marquee sign and becomes Motel Hell. What made it hellish was the owners, would make the highway unsafe, so travelers would crash, and then they would bury them alive … A garden, with special soil, a cabbage patch of HUMAN HEADS! That’s the special ingredient in Farmer Vincent’s smoked meats, which they would sell to guests at their motel.
OMgawd – it looks like you can watch the entire movie on You Tube. Haaaa, I got it playing right now! It was considered they would do a remake of this movie in 2015, but they couldn’t agree on a story line and it’s still being contemplated.