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Feb 17, 2010

dance to the death

Another week, another list. Over at AMC I lay out my 10 favorite horror movie dance scenes. I'm sure yours are the same, because I know everything. Right?

RIGHT?!

Of course this in on the list. I mean, duh.

10 comments:

Chicken Wire, the Harbinger of Heavenly Annotation said...

Honestly, what the hell were the writers/producers/directors thinking when they created the monstrosity that is the Night Train to Terror theme song?

(I'd really like to know...)

Stacie Ponder said...

Ugh, that movie is SO BAD.

And yet, I'm suddenly filled with a burning desire to see it again...must...stop...self....

B.E. Earl said...

Was that thing that Sybil Danning did during the credits of Howling II considered a dance? Because Daddy like!

Sarah from Scare Sarah said...

Well, I think I look pretty hot.

Arbogast said...

Why didn't anybody in Return of the Living Dead tell Trash her breasts were stupendous?

Stacie Ponder said...

Good point, Arbo. I mean...look at them.

I wonder why, in movies, people never laugh at each others' jokes. Would it pull the audience out of the movie's world...or draw them in deeper?

Oooh, that sounded dramatic.

Andrew said...

Ooooh, oooh, I know this one!

People in movies (or on stage, which is where I learned this) don't laugh at other character's jokes because if they do, the audience WON'T.

This, like all rules of comedy, isn't an absolute- but it's generally considered true. At most, the characters will give an appreciative chuckle.

This, of course, is different than having a laight-track, since it's a rule that audiences tend to laugh when other people think a show is funny.

But I could be wrong.

Verification word: "drampetr"- an eastern european playwright

whitney said...

What am awesome idea for a list! I get really jealous of how horrifically (haHA) clever you are.

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Paul Lilienthal said...

I'm really glad you mentioned Night of the Demons, but what about the dancing corpse in Evil Dead 2?