I love B movies. Especially the old horror/scifi movies. This last weekend thanks to a cold that won’t quite leave, I got to watch plenty of them on Netflix. Below are some of my favorite things that occur.
1.) Women scream, even the competent, professional ones.
2.) People freeze in terror, even though the threat isn’t a new one and they already were running from the first time they’d spied the villain/monster.
3.) Very few pick up a handy board, stick or rock to swing at the creature/villain.
4.) No one runs away while John/Jane are getting slaughtered. they conveniently stick around until the killer/monster is done before starting to run again.
5.) No one gangs up on the killer/monster.
6.) No one lames the obnoxious person in the group so everyone else can get away.
7.) Scientists don’t actually take samples or do work, but there’s always electricity sparking for no reason, condensers that aren’t attached to anything and lots of colored liquids.
8.) People always split up, even when they’re told not to because of the danger.
9.) Sex kills. Doesn’t matter when the movie was made if you’re making out or doing the wild thing, the killer is going to get you. Bet Freud would have something to say about that.
10.) The noise must always be investigated.
11.) Some one must always fall when running and hurt their ankle.
12.) Even the smallest branches can pin you in place until the killer/monster catches up with you.
13.) Most don’t try the lightswitch but if they do and it doesn’t work, they still don’t have a problem going into the dark basement.