What about the people who really WEREN'T scared by Blair Witch?<P>The Thing was a John Carpenter movie(with Kurt Russel in it, big surprise!) about this alien spaceship that crashlands near an Anatarctic science base(or was it on the North Pole?). The ship was actually there a long time before, but it had just recently been thawed out. Anyway, it's main purpose is to "assimilate" people or animals or whatever, and it tries to become them. Sort of like the roaches in "Mimic", because the alien can't really keep it's form for long. Then the scientists are all going nuts because the alien could be any one of them. It wasn't that bad a movie, I thought. Though I keep getting it's ending confused for The Fly. Also, does anyone else remember such "giant mutant" horror movies as "Them" and "Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman"? CHEESE indeed.
Also, the difference between the original NotLD and the new one, was that the old one's ending had more of a social commentary in it, as the new one was just "the black guy zombie recognized the lady, then they killed him". I think there are a lot of horror movies that aren't really scary, but they do disturb you a bit. Like "House on Haunted Hill". THAT was good. Not really scary, but it was gorey and it was pretty good.
Also, to Flurb, yeah I saw IT. Tim Curry was IT. That just makes the movie even worse. I also read the book, and really, it'll kinda give you the concept that Stephen King MAY BE gay. It was still good though. I read it when I was little, and I didn't want to go in the bathroom at night for weeks. And for those who saw the movie, how 'bout that guy with giant mole on his face, huh!? The one who was "adult Jonathan Brandis". Speaking of Jonathan Brandis, I saw the movie box for "Never Ending Story 3", with that kid from "Free Willy" in it. GRRR at that.<P>Movies and cartoons. That's all I really know. It's really really sad. But oh well.<P>Anyhoo! To answer another Flurb-based question, "Frankenweenie" was a Tim Burton movie about a boy who brings his dead dog back to life, through the whole Frankenstein thing. Then the neighbors get angry, and it winds up in a mini-putt windmill burning down and happiness for all!
And yes, "Frankenhooker" was quite the funny!
I'll check out that book too, Mofo! Thanks!
And...I guess that's it for now!<P>