FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jul 4, 2008

the friday wednesday

Greetings one and all. You have my sincerest apologies regarding the lack of updates around here, but I'm only just now emerging from the grip of a serious blog ennui...bloggui? I haven't touched my computer in days- in days, I tells ya- so consider this humble offering a step, at least, in the right direction.

It's not as if I've been watching all these awesome movies and not telling you about them, believe me. In fact, I have no idea what I've been doing with myself for the last week. Where have I been? What time is it? What is that doing there?

Well, no matter. A thousand pardons if this is old news, but AMC posted another of my columns this week. This effort is an admittedly cracked-out treatise on shark movies other than Jaws, and shark movies I'd like to see. It's groundbreaking!

Ahem.

It's also Ghostella week, hooray! Go forth now and watch Ex, a slasher film of sorts about one woman's long night dealing with her ex-girlfriend...and ex-girlfriend who really wants to get her lamp back. Or does she? Mua ha ha!

I don't even know if that make sense. The point is, watch it and see if you can spot my thrilling homage to Friday the 13th Part 2! First person to find it gets a virtual high five, which will make you the envy of all that you meet.

Speaking of being the envy of all you meet, check out what I picked up!

There is SO MUCH about this to love! Look at that cast! It's a sky full of stars, baby: Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, William Shatner, Keenan Wynn, and Ida Lupino? Please. I'm all over it.

Note the grammatically incorrect tagline. That apostrophe in "Devil's" ruins the whole thing. If they mean that there will be a bunch of devils, like, raining down, then there shouldn't be an apostrophe. If they mean we should all watch out because the devil's rain can, like, melt your face off or something, then they need to complete the thought. "Heaven help us all when the devil's rain falls, because it will, in fact, melt our faces!" No, it's not catchy, necessarily, but it's more grammatically delightful.

What's best about this, however, is the bold declaration "The most incredible ending of any motion picture ever!" Sure, you may be shaking your head as if to say "Really? Really, The Devil's Rain? Ever?", but bear in mind that this film hit in 1975, meaning that Killer Workout, which can, in fact, boast the most incredible ending of any motion picture ever, was still 11 years away.

I can't wait to watch this. It really is a video treasure!

10 comments:

Steph said...

The English major in me loves you for your grammar commentary, Stacie! ; )

Can't wait to watch Ex tonight.

Ray said...

IIRC, "The Devil's Rain" is also John Travolta's film debut.

Bill Walsh said...

WHOA! Kindly look at that cast. Ernest Borgnine, Tom Skerrit, Eddie Albert, Le Shatner, Ida Lupino, Keenan Wynn, Travolta (good call, Ray!), and Anton freakin' LaVey. Now that's entertainment!

Anonymous said...

I guess the spring-loaded cat is from Friday the 13th (Part 2)?

Chris Cooke said...

the devil's rain is soooooo cheery! I love it.

Jeff said...

I like to think of the apostrophe as an abbreviation of 'is', therefore making it "Heaven help us all when... The Devil *is* Rain!"

Because seriously, when the devil manifests as the sort of thing that completely ruins a weekend at the cottage, then we are all pretty fucked.

Chantal said...

Re: AMC Column

I believe there actually is a movie about Sharks that can walk, or well... sorta. There was a human shark hybrid. Where Shark DNA went into Human and chaos ensues. But it was that bad I can't even remember the title.

OCKerouac said...

I cannot wait to see what you think of The Devils Rain. I shall withold my opinion as to not influence your film watching enjoyment, but c-mon... Melting faces? BORGNINE? You've got to know this one rules...

You can't stop The Shat...

Richard said...

The Devil's Rain scared nine kinds of hell out of me when I was but a wee lad. It's one of those things I've avoided watching again, in the fear that it won't live up to my memories (see also: Frogs).

Matt Ruff's Sewer, Gas, Electric has a flying shark in it. Sort of. And SGE is a novel.

I am out of my element.

Not unlike a flying shark.

J.D. said...

The DVD copy I have of DEVIL'S RAIN features a prominent picture of Travolta even though he has a blink and you'll miss it cameo. Nice...