This week we're talking about movies. Scary movies.
I actually did a pretty comprehensive run down of my taste in horror films for last Halloween, so I figured I'd talk a bit about movies which aren't really meant to be horror - but still scared me silly!
Jurassic Park came out in 1993, when I was about 5 or so. I kind of doubt I was watching it aged 5, but there couldn't have been that much in it. Probably when it came out on video or something. Anyway, it was terrifying. Like, properly terrifying. I made my dad check under my bed for baby raptors for weeks afterwards, because they were totally small enough to get under there, the pesky matter of their long extinction being of no real importance.
Another film which I probably shouldn't have been watching, but Batman Returns. I've only ever seen it a couple of times because whenever I think of re-watching all that childhood fear of the Penguin comes flooding back. Just looking at this picture gives me the creeps. Because the thing about Penguin was that he was bad because other people had made him that way. So, to my kid brain, every time I was horrible to someone I was contributing to the Penguin origin story. I mean, presumably Penguin's deal was more than petty squabbles and falling outs over whose My Little Pony was sparklier, but you don't know, do you?
(We're actually watching Gotham (completely legitimately *cough*) at the moment, but thankfully Robin Lord Taylor is way too pretty to have that whole 'people paid good money to point and laugh at you' vibe.)
Continuing with the theme of naughty children getting their comeuppance, I mentioned last week how much Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory used to scare me. The Oompa Loompas were like Santa, knew whether you'd been bad or good, punish you, and then sing a song about how it was all your fault to boot. TV bosses in their wisdom always scheduled it over Christmas holidays too, like some kind of reminder...
Okay, so it looks kind of goofy in a still like that, but trust me - it's nightmare fodder. Just like this:
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