Karl`s PC Help Forums Last active: Never
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

In memory of Karl Davis, founder of this board, who made his final journey 12th June 2007

Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites   Post new thread Poll:
Author: Subject: How to survive a horror movie and other film cliches
marymary100
Underwater Plumber
********


Avatar


Posts: 32312
Registered: 9-5-2004
Location: Scotia
Theme: Iconic
Member Is Offline

Mood: fact me

[*] Post 432491 posted on 13-4-2011 at 10:35 Reply With Quote
How to survive a horror movie and other film cliches



Indie


1 - You can never have sex.

2 - You shouldn't, at any stage, visit the toilet.

3 - Don't, whatever you do, do "one last job".

4 - Don't, whatever you do, utter the fatal words: "We're

going to make it. We're going to make it," or any derivation thereof.

5 - Never say: "Who's there?"

6 - Parlour games are, likewise, a really bad idea. If anyone asks, don't play; don't participate.

7 - It's also vitally important to never marry anyone impulsively.

8 - Never steal from the Mob.

Quote:
The above examples are, of course, all clichés/tropes and they're immensely comforting ones, at that. The audience know exactly where they are when a retiring cop has one week to go; a criminal has a desire to do "one more job", a hero's sidekick says: "I'll go that way," an anti-hero yells: "We've made it".

It gives us a warm sense of knowing exactly what's going to happen next; it feels like a sort of "insider" knowledge about the movie-making process.

However, occasionally, you – like smarty-pants Randy in Scream 2 – just don't see it coming...

View User's Profile View All Posts By User
LSemmens
Undercover MOD
********


Avatar


Posts: 32767
Registered: 19-11-2004
Location: Riverton, South Australia
Theme: Windows XP Silver
Member Is Offline

Mood: Gone crazy, Back soo

[*] Post 432510 posted on 13-4-2011 at 13:55 Reply With Quote


I must admit I prefer a film where there is a twist and the "usual" does not occur, unfortunately they are so rare that I cannot remember one.
View User's Profile View All Posts By User
crikey
junk male
*******


Avatar


Posts: 1041
Registered: 13-8-2002
Location: Northumberland
Theme: KF Blue (Default)
Member Is Offline

Mood: gruntled

[*] Post 432522 posted on 13-4-2011 at 17:56 Reply With Quote


Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I must admit I prefer a film where there is a twist and the "usual" does not occur, unfortunately they are so rare that I cannot remember one.


I think "The Usual Suspects" would be my top choice. It really is a classic "twist" film.
View User's Profile View All Posts By User
Post new thread Poll:

Guest Notice
You are a guest, as a guest you can only see a maximum of 3 posts per thread.

If you want to see the rest, please click here to register.