Saturday, July 2, 2011

Milton Bradley Ate My Horror Movie, or... The Strange Case of Similar Scenes

It's time to play a little game called, "Memory Massacre". You know the game Memory, right? Flip a bunch of cards with pictures on the over and try to find the exact matching pair. Whoever collects the most wins. Well, by accident, I discovered a similar scene in two separate movies... almost as if I was turning over movie trailers to try to find scenes that were the same... well almost. The first is one of the Doctor's old favorites and the other in a recently discussed 70's B flick whose ending makes minimal sense. C'mon it's a Rob Honthaner picture for fuck's sake! ... his only picture. Bwahahaha!

Creepshow. Done. Don't have to say anymore although I will. The other The House on Skull Mountain... to that you respond with, "What movie?" or you simply say great trailer, great poster, terrible movie. Now I haven't even seen this flick. I've only see the trailer. It was recently brought up on a Facebook dialouge that the ending is nonsensical and judging from the gaggle of opinions on the net, most of you concur.

The House on Skull Mountain From Wiki:

After Pauline Christophe, the sole heir for the house/mansion on Skull Mountain dies, four of her family members are called to hear her will. Upon arrival, each of the guests is stalked by a skeleton in a robe, and begin to meet their deaths. Now, it's up to the few left to figure out who or what is killing them off, and how they can escape from The House on Skull Mountain.

Creepshow (if you need this description you better get the fuck on Netflix STAT):

Creepshow is a 1982 American black comedy horror anthology film directed by George A. Romero (of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead fame), and written by Stephen King

Here are the two scenes (note the time for each below). I would love to know your thoughts. Was Romero influenced by having seen The House on Skull Mountain? I sincerely doubt it, but since the creator of Slither had never seen Night of the Creeps, I'm willing to vote this one up to synchronicity:

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, that are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung in the 1920s

It's fun when you find paranormal or metaphysical phenomenon on YouTube eh kiddies?

Check out the ghostly figure with the skeleton hand at 55 seconds or so:

Then check out around 2:31 on the video below:

I do not believe they are linked but when I saw the trailer for The House on Skull Mountain I was forced to write this entry. Please enjoy and... as the good Parker Brothers box for your favorite Ouija board states: For Entertainment Purposes Only (and no it probably doesn't say that but you get the fucking picture ese... especially since we're referencing board games).

-Dr. Terror (Tell 'em Captain Howdy sent ya!)

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