No, no, no, not movies to which one might bring a Slurpee.
What’s a Slurpie Movie?
Any movie where a slug, worm, mollusk, or some kind of slug/worm/mollusklike creature, often alien, often parasitic, infects a human body and proceeds to wreak havoc as only parasitic alien slug/worm/mollusks can.
Yep. Already with a list. And already departing from stuff that would traditionally fall under the auspices of bona fide horror. But many is the moment that is far more chilling and disturbing than any jumpscare, and such a moment often comes from a place that is not directly horror related.
You know what I’m talking about. The flying monkeys from Wizard Of Oz. The boat ride from Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (Wilder, not Depp). The endless stream of darkness for the sadistic bastards over at Disney. These things left deep psychological scars on a number of us.
Here are five more you might have forgotten or missed.
“…very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” For adding another horror blog to The Interwebz?
I wondered for quite a while how to start this whole thing off. Then I remembered January 19 is Poe’s birthday. Obviously I had to start today, and thought it only right to open up a new horror blog by discussing a few film versions of my very favorite Poe story, “The Tell-tale Heart.” Continue Reading