7 Horror Moment That Really Make Me Mad!
We all like to chat about our favourite film moments, or uplifting scenes, but what about the opposite? What about all those moments that just really annoy you. From glaring mistakes, to completely illogical character decisions, we want to look at those scenes that make your blood boil.
So, I’m sharing with you a handful of movie moments that really vex me personally, in the hope of that you too will share with us your angry moments in the comments at the bottom of the page. Let chat about those things that makes us angry in film. Here are 7 Horror Moments that really make me mad.
Prometheus (2012) – Running in Straight Lines
This one really burns my britches. Every heard of the Prometheus School of Running Away From Things? Well this derives from a scenario that popped up in Ridley Scott’s awful (so called) Alien prequel Prometheus. The film centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as it follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. whilst the film is pretty much a car crash from beginning to end, there is one moment that always annoys the hell out of me, and it’s to do with running in a straight line.
Shaw and Vickers, who are in the immediate crash zone of a falling ship, run for the lives as the vessels smashes into the ground. The ship rolls on its side towards the two running woman. But in a moment of one dimensional thinking and terrible writing, neither one of the them runs laterally away from the relatively shallow ship, and instead run directly in its rolling path, resulting in Vickers being crushed. Go home logic…. Your drunk!
The Purge: Election Year (2016) – Candybar Girl
The Purge: Election Year is a 2016 American dystopian action horror film about one night, in the united states, where anything goes. All crime is legal, and apart form a handful of important people, you can murder anyone you want. Think about this for a second. The purge gives people the chance of relieving a whole years’ worth of animosity and anger, giving folks plenty of time to build up a huge list of people to murder. From annoying neighbours and work colleges to people that have seriously wronged you, this is your 24 hour opportunity to put some grievance to rest.
The film introduces us to a group of girls led by Candybar Girl, an unhinged teen with homicidal tendencies boiling up inside. This un-likable young lady goes all-out ballistic over a guy who kicked her out of his store for shoplifting only 24 hours before, rather than following up on a the people that she had real problems with. In the world of the purge, surely, she would have a whole list of people she’d rather bee purging than an innocent shop keeper. Going by her manic and unlikeable character, I’m betting she’s pissed of a good few people herself. We waste a good chunk of the film concentrating on Candybar Girl and her friends and it’s just frustrating that her resolve is just beyond crazy and comes to nothing. Yep, I love the purge films, but Candbar Girl is annoying, and boils my blood.
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) – Losing your Keys
We all know how frustrating it can he to lose your keys but imagine if those keys were the only thing stopping the end of the world. Well this is a scenario that rears its ugly head in the 1995 Tales from the Crypt movie called Demon Knight.
Demon Knight introduces us to drifter Frank Brayker (William Sadler), who takes refuge in a decommissioned church turned boarding house, against an attack by a demon known as The Collector. Frank has been tasked with defending all worlds against the darkness, and all he has to do is protect the key, a key shaped flask that contains the blood of Christ. But Frank can’t seem to keep his hands on the damn thing. He first clumsily stashes it under a table for bumbling cops to get their hands on, and then allows himself to be pick pocketed by misogynistic cook named Roach. Come on Frank! It’s not the keys to your gym locker. This Key is the only thing between us total destruction by a bunch of ugly, bloodthirsty, demons. Get a grip man!
The Wicker Man (1973) – The Ending
The Wicker Man definitely on my top 10 films of all time, with Edward Woodward performance being one of the most honest and chilling I’ve ever witnessed. But whilst I love this bleak film about a libertarian society and their pagan rituals, the films bleak and troubled ending must be one of the hardest and horrible I’ve ever watched. There are plenty of films that that end on a sour note, but here in TWM, the bad guys win and it’s all for nothing.
Scottish police officer Neil Howie (Woodward) finds himself on a remote island known as Summerisle, looking for a missing schoolgirl, but the townsfolk have other plans for the lawman. The thick building threat is almost tangible as Howie moves closer and closer to danger. But it’s already to late for the policeman, as Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee in one of his favourite roles) and the islander drag Howie to the waiting wicker man. Nothing makes me angrier than watching poor innocent Howie being dragged to his horrific demise, knowing that his sacrifice will do little for the islanders failing crops. It’s sad, terrifying and all done to the sound of cheery pagan songs.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Tommy’s “Escape”
Stephen King’s tale of violence and corruption in the north-eastern US State Prison called Shawshank, introduces us the wrongfully convicted banker called Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life for the murder of his wife and her lover. Stuck in a prison, for a crime he did not commit, poor Andy finds himself on a troubled and pointless existance.
Andy finds hope in the form of a prisoner called Tommy Williams, who knows who really killed Andy’s wife. However, as it is with hope, it can often be lost. The Warden of Shawshank, Samuel Norton, is becoming a very rich man through schemes and money laundering, thanks to Andy’s help. So when he finds out that his golden goose is about to fly the coop, he orders Tommy to be murdered, under the guise of an escape attempt. With Tommy gone, so does Andy’s only help of redemption… apart from one other way out. Tommy murder is cruel calluses and it boils my blood just thinking about it. Luckily, the warden does get his comeuppance, when Andy gets the better of him and exposes him to the world.
Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Harry Cooper
Pondering on George A. Romero’s classic 1968 horror, Night of the Living Dead, I could have picked half a dozen moments from the film that really put my back up. From Tom’s clumsy gasoline accident that ends with two deaths, to the films shocking last moments that see our hero confused with a zombie, there’s enough bad vibe moments here than you could shake a un-dead stick at. For my list, I’m picking Harry Cooper, whose stinking attitude and terrible judgment always makes my scowl at the TV. Bens cowardice, and strange obsession of getting everyone down into the basement really begins to grate on you after a few scenes. His hot-headiness and selfish thinking end tragically for the man and his family, as they all die (you guessed it… ) in the cellar. Keep the radio and TV Harry, we’re all going out to find proper shelter…
It Follows (2014) – The Creature
It Follows was not much of a horror film in my opinion. It’s one of those new-fangled films that are aimed at a younger audience and have little going on, apart from a handful of jump scare. However, the supernatural psychological horror about a ghostly entity you inherit through sex, certainly made a splash in 2014.
The thing about slow walking zombies, is that they are kind of easy to get around. However, it’s never their speed that kills, it’s their vast numbers, that’s why I find it very hard to understand the danger posed by one single slow-moving thing in It Follows. Before you jump to it’s defence and say that it’s the relentlessness of the creature’s approach that makes it scary. I fully understand that, but I still find it somewhat annoying that the folks haunted in the film get so wound up and scared by something that barely moves, and whose most aggressive action is chucking things at people. Maybe I just grew up with films that build up real tension, or maybe it’s the films reliance on it’s cast chewing on the scenes to invoke a reaction, but I just don’t find a slow walking granny in her nightgown that scary, and to be honest, it annoys that young folk think this is horror. With such a vast canvas of work, I hate this is many peoples introducing in to our dark world. The main entity from It Follows seriously makes me mad!
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