doctorow at October 20th, 2013 21:11 — #1
jake0748 at October 20th, 2013 23:55 — #2
Wonderful! Two thumbs up. Just needs a little more cleaveage.
foolishowl at October 21st, 2013 01:11 — #3
I've long had a pet theory that one of the wellsprings of enthusiasm for role-playing games is the recurring experience of reading or watching a story and imagining all the things the protagonist should do. Conversely, I think this is one of the reasons why horror is a difficult genre to pull off in role-playing games.
nixiebunny at October 21st, 2013 01:49 — #4
They left out the part where the protagonist doesn't set down the knife while walking through the dark house in which the killer is hiding. And the part where the protagonist turns on the lights to make the house not dark. Otherwise, it's spot on.
brainspore at October 21st, 2013 01:53 — #5
I used to think I would survive most horror movie situations in real life, but then one day I went to Disneyland with some friends and we found ourselves following a mime up an "employees only" ladder behind a building in a semi-hidden area of New Orleans square. A fucking mime. Just because he gestured for us to do so and we didn't want to be rude.
It turned out that he was just bringing us into a special exhibit about the Disney family, but it just as easily could have been a chamber of horrors where naive tourists are ritualistically slaughtered by lunatics dressed like demented versions of the Seven Dwarfs.
ashen_victor at October 21st, 2013 05:13 — #6
That sounds just like the kind of movie I would like to see!
gilbertwham at October 21st, 2013 07:52 — #7
Heh. Some friends of mine had a couple of remarkably long-lived (but not sane, obviously) CoC characters called the 'Dynamite Brothers'. 'Blow it up, blow it up again, then run away and hide' was their preferred tactic.
nmcvaugh1 at October 21st, 2013 08:29 — #8
That would make a really typical horror film.
Hey - you peeked at my screenplay!
daemonworks at October 21st, 2013 15:05 — #9
It's pretty easy to have rational characters in a horror movie... just don't have a lazy writer.
cycle23 at October 21st, 2013 15:17 — #10
Toyota is really making the rounds these days... I can't go very far without seeing their logo. I really really don't want a new car... but kudos to them for figuring out I don't watch TV ads no more!
karsten at October 22nd, 2013 03:12 — #11
Once I took a friend to the Cemetery of the Nameless (Friedhof der Namenlosen) in Vienna and it got really late and was dark. We had to pass several factories. No one was there except us and the noises of the plant. My friend said, that this is exactly the moment in a movie when the viewer things: "Why the heck are these people not turning around?"
Btw., not to spoil Before Sunrise but Céline is insane to follow Jesse to that place.
See for your self: https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=Friedhof+Der+Namenlosen%2C+Wien%2C+%C3%96sterreich&data=!1m4!1m3!1d2533!2d16.4997616!3d48.1583072!2m1!1e3!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x476daabd59412c55%3A0x885aa976812ecf29!3m8!1m3!1d24723186!2d-95.677068!3d37.0625!3m2!1i1280!2i728!4f13.1!4m2!3d48.159722!4d16.502643&fid=7
scav at October 22nd, 2013 08:34 — #12
Seriously, nearly all the terrible defects I notice in movies of any genre are due to the characters being forced from one plot point to the next by terrible decisions not arising in any obvious way from the character's personality, but by the writer's laziness or incompetence.
It's particularly bad in adventure/action/superhero movies, which are often just a series of scenes they needed for the trailers, stitched together haphazardly by people who are only writers in the sense that they can write many of the words in their native language as long as they have a spell-checker.
peregrinus_bis at October 22nd, 2013 08:37 — #13
You rang my bell. I watched World War Zzzz last night. Money forever gone. I'm being used to stick things to the shower wall now, because I'm such a sucker.
chentzilla at October 23rd, 2013 09:49 — #14
But if they escaped the cabin, why did they still have to deal with the chainsaw guy?
donald_petersen at October 23rd, 2013 22:28 — #15
Now watch this. It'll make you feel better.
peregrinus_bis at October 24th, 2013 05:21 — #16
Totally raised a smile and a laugh! Now that - that was worth paying for!
doctorow at October 25th, 2013 21:11 — #17
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