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Saturday, October 12, 2013

HMM '13: Tremors

It's October!  The doorway to not only the start of the greatest food season (early October to Christmas), but also to sexy nurses, zombies, and grown men dressing up like ponies.  That also means it is time once again for Halloween Movie Madness!  This year, I'll be taking a look back at the movies of my youth.  Every movie this year was released before I turned eighteen.  These are the Halloween movies that shaped me into the man I am today.  Some of them are scary.  Some are funny.  Some are fantastical.  Some are just weird.  And not all of them are good.  But to me, they are all Halloween movies.  Now, stand back, for your own safety!  

Tremors
1990

Tremors Poster

When I was in seventh grade, my friends told me about this cool new movie.  It took place in a really small town in the desert, and it had these giant worm things that were eating people.  From the way they were talking, I knew I had to go see it as soon as possible.  I will never regret that decision.

I ended up going to see this with my step-mom, the same person who took me to go see Friday the 13th Part VIII, Nightmare on Elm Street 3, and Silence of the Lambs.  Like I said yesterday, they just didn't care.


I remember when we first got a glimpse of the creatures that I was disappointed.  My friends told me how massive the beasts were, but these barely looked larger than a python or something.  Then, a bit longer into the movie, they had the big reveal, and I was giddy.  These things were so cool!  I was still really excited about the movie after we left, so the next day I went to go see it again, this time with my Critters and Puppet Master watching buddy.  He loved it too.


This is one of those movies that I really like, but rarely watch.  I'm not really sure why that is.  Watching it again reminded me just how much I do enjoy it.  It's the same way with me and Metallica.  I forget how much I like them until one of their songs comes up on shuffle.  Then, I'll go on a Metallica binge for a week or so, and then something else will get my attention again, and I don't even think about listening to them until the next time I get them on shuffle.

I must be tired, because that is one of the strangest comparisons I have made recently.  I seem to be doing that a lot these days though.  When asked if the Pumpkin Spice K-Cups I got tasted like pumpkin pie, I replied, "No, they taste more like the memory of a good pumpkin pie."  Seriously, what the hell?

This is another one of those movies that if you haven't seen it yet, you need to do yourself a favor and change that.  If you have seen it before, what are you waiting for?  Watch it again!

Now, to help the urge to watch this movie well up inside you, watch these Gifs Without Context!





See you tomorrow for Hocus Pocus!

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