"Happy Good Friday, the day they brutally murdered Jesus because they were jealous."
One forgets that the ultimate horror is when evil wins. For so many people "Good Friday" is the most horrible day in Christianity. Perhaps this explains why the best horror movies are short, approximately 93 minutes. These trailers represent the four horror movies that really creeped Cinema Dave out.
"Night of the Living Dead" started off cheap and cheesy. The students attending this midnight show in Tallahassee in 1982 laughed at how cheap it became. Some creeps made racial slurs at the black hero in the movie. The crowd became extremely silent when the climax came.
Cinema Dave read about "The Wicker Man" in many trade journals, it played at a student film festival in the early 1980s. It wasn't until it played on cable in the late eighties that he saw "The Wicker Man." At first Cinema Dave found "the "Citizen Kane" of horror movies" silly because the music was so light hearted. After the film ended, Cimema Dave had a hard time sleeping.
All during 8th Grade, the boys really wanted to see "Carrie," we heard about the shower scene at the beginning of the movie. Cinema Dave had just completed his junior year at FSU when he saw this uncensored flick. He could not sleep that night, Cinema Dave felt such plight for "Carrie," the poor girl had no opportunity for redemption.
"The Sixth Sense" may go down as one of the most positive horror movies of all time. Like Orson Welles and "Citizen Kane," M. Night Shyamalan may never never top his most famous motion picture.
Cinema Dave was sleepy when he saw this film opening weekend. He was fascinated by the visuals however and he liked the detective narrative. The climax was revealed and Cinema Dave reached over to himself to grab his own arm, just to make sure that he was not a ghost.
So, on Good Friday, Jesus gave up the ghost, but as all Christians know, giving up the ghost is only the first act.
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