Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Things That Make Me Snarf - Army of Darkness

With the holiday coming up, I wanted to show a clip of one of my favorite Halloween movies. And there's no beating Army of Darkness.



Personally, I think Klaatu Burata Necktie has a nice ring to it.

I'm all about the campy horror flicks. I have no desire to see any of the Saw movies or anything in which the idiot sorority girl runs around in her undies and has to fend of the insane psycho killer with a pair of safety scissors, but give me the rollerskating vampires from Fright Night or Billy Zane doing the demonic cowboy dance in Tales From the Crypt: Demon Night, and I'm a happy girl. I like the vampire cheerleaders in Dusk Til Dawn and the singing zombies of Shaun of the Dead. Anybody else have some good recommendations for me?

I'm adding "make the campiest horror film ever" to my list of things to do. Because really, I'm all about camp, unless you're talking about church camp in which case I am less than pleased because my best friend slept with my boyfriend the last time I was there. I mean, really, you'd expect lightning bolts from heaven for that kind of thing, but apparently Ramrod was busy.

I'm thinking that there should be a lot of eyebrow shots in the movie. And maybe it should be a musical. Rollerskating Zombies in Love. Mmmm... I think I'll have to work on it a little more.

23 comments:

Hanna Banana said...

Personally, I love the fact that in the two movies leading up to Army of Darkness, (Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2), he goes to the same place with his girlfriend (who have the same name). Gotta love it!!

keri mikulski :) said...

Your BF slept with your boyfriend at church camp? Seriously?? That beats my high school boyfriend jerk story. Great movie.

Tiny T said...

Ha ha! Great movie clip :) I'll have to watch it now. I like the same, Shaun of the Dead and such. I'm not into horror movies or scary movies, but the ones you mentioned I actually enjoy. I recommend you see Fido. It's a new movie that just came out recently with zombies in it set in the 60s I think. Funny movie :D

K.C. Shaw said...

I love Shaun of the Dead! Just thinking "you got red on you" sends me into hysterics. I definitely need to watch Army of Darkness--somehow I've never gotten around to watching it.

Vivi Alden said...

You must see Dead Alive! Peter Jackson directed it (way before The Rings trilogy). It's about a son trying to deal with him mom turning into a zombie. It is sooooooooooooo awesomely gory and I think there was possibly a shortage of red dye #9 after it was made.

Lina said...

I love horror movies but it has to be the old style horror movies. These new ones like Saw aren't scary they are just gory and silly... Never seen army of darkness but it looks like fun so might have to find it somewhere.

Rob Brooks said...

I hate watching horror movies, but I completely agree on the campy ones. I love Army of darkness. It was the first in the trilogy that I saw, and it's still my favorite.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Never liked the slash and hack movies myself, camp I can deal with. my Halloween tradition involves sitting down and watching The Crow. Not scary but still a good movie where people dress up and bad things happen.

slhastings said...

Oh warriors, come out and pla-ay!

Where's Billy Zane been hiding anyway? After Titanic, he did this awful island film, never to be seen from again. I need to his demonic dance...

Recco: Atttack of the Killer Tomatoes! (I blogged about it) Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

Aaron Polson said...

I want a chainsaw for a hand. That is all.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Darn Tiny T, I was going to recommend Fido - like Pleasantville only with zombies. Too cool.

Since that's been taken, the campest horror film ever has to be Once Bitten, a vampire film from the 80s starring (don't cringe) Jim Carrey.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I'm hoping they show some good movies on TV. Without cable, I figure I have a slim chance.

Carrie Harris said...

Hanna: I love the whole trilogy. They used to have Evil Dead Night at college; they'd play all three in a row at the theater. Oh, those were the days...

Keri: Yep. I think I should put them in my horror movie. They can be the fodder. ;)

Tiny T: Sounds like it's just up my alley! Thanks!

KC: Slayer and I will do the singing part from Shaun of the Dead and compete to see who can moan louder. Which would sound really creepy if you hadn't seen the movie.

Vivi: You know, I've heard of it before and never knew what it was about. I'll have to add it to the list. Thanks!

Lina: Army of Darkness and all of the Evil Dead movies are fabulous. Can't recommend them more highly!

Rob: Yeah, there's something to be said for seeing them out of order. I did the same thing.

Jamie: Oh, that movie is fabulous. We just watched it last month, but I may have to do it again. One of the best soundtracks ever, too.

slhastings: I don't know where he's been, but I miss him. Something about the Bald Head of Billy Zane that is particularly yummy.

Aaron: Well duh. Who doesn't? ;)

Cate: Finally, I can come out of the closet and admit that Once Bitten is a fabulous, hilarious movie. I think I should have a Once Bitten/Fright Night extravaganza. How hilarious would that be?

Natalie: Yeah, I didn't have cable for ages, although we finally caved this year. I'm now addicted to the Food Network. Now that I've admitted it, I can get help.

C.R. Evers said...

Call me craxy. (notice craxy not crazy.) but I'm sensing a motif in that movie. I'm quick that way.

Sounds like you have all kinds of idea's ready for nano.

Go go roller-skating gadget zombies! (liked the rollerskating part, I just thought "gadget" might be a nice subtle touch)

Lina said...

Just read another blog about horror movies and there is this movie mentioned that I think you would like. It's called Black sheep.
Just wanted to point you in the right direction. The adress is for her blog.

http://www.theluckynest.com/2008/10/violence-of-lambs.html

adrienne said...

Oh, it'd be fun to make a campy horror movie. Would the zombies sing, too?

Carrie Harris said...

Christy: Actually, I like the gadget zombies too. Although now I have the Inspector Gadget theme song stuck in my head...

Lina: Thanks for the recommendation and the link!

Adrienne: Of course they would. And they'd breakdance. On rollerskates. Because that's hilarious.

sruble said...

Fun video. Shaun of the Dead is my favorite funny/campy horror movie, but you already mentioned that. I think the first Scary Movie was funny, but after that, it all got kind of old.

Sorry about your BF and your BFF. That would so suck. I can send Sheila to their houses to get them, if you want. Speaking of Sheila, she'd like a role in your movie.

Michele Thornton said...

Tales from the Crypt, the TV series is the best, with the delightfully awful Crypt Keeper. Technically, it's not a movie, but it makes up for that in cheesiness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyUE2mpw7bI

Skilli said...

Can you say: BUBBA HO-TEP?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Qo74_L3vo

Carrie Harris said...

sruble: Of course Sheila can be in the movie. I hope she can breakdance on roller skates.

Michele: Oh yeah! The Crypt Keeper was also in the Demon Knight movie, if you haven't seen it.

Skilli: How could I forget Bubba Ho-Tep!!?!?! I hang my head in shame.

Big Plain V said...

Shaun of the Dead rocks so hard.

Lady Glamis said...

Hubby started cheering when he saw you had a clip from Army of Darkness on here.

He likes that stuff.

I think you two would get along well in the movie-liking world. :)