Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shot of the Day #74: Nice try, gang.

Shot with iphone. Click to enlarge.

Conversation overheard in front of an automated ticket kiosk at the Culver City Pacific theater today after I left the theater from seeing LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT '09.

Mother: "What are we seeing again?"

Kid #1: "I wanna see WATCHMEN!"

Kid #2: Is MONSTERS AND ALIENS out? That looks so cooool"

Mother: "I dont see either-Oh wait, WATCHMEN. I heard that was bad."

Kid #3: "Let's see LAST HOUSE ONT THE LEFT! Please???"

Mother: "I heard that was too scary for you guys."

Kid #3: "No it's not, its supposed to be an action movie!"

Mother: "OK. Let me check times for that one..."

Now, there was a part of me that instantly thought to say " NOT take your kids to see that movie! It will F your day UP!" but then I remember when i was that excitable age, begging and pleading my mother to take us to see LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3 or CREEPSHOW 2 or GRAVEYARD SHIFT. My mom, being the ardent horror fan she was/is, saw right past our bullshit ploys ("...but its not gory! It's more funny than scary! Its just about rats!!"), but when it was another kid's parent, most times they were gullible enough to go 'OK" and off we went, further corrupting our young, spongy minds.

So I didn't want to be "that guy" & bust any bubble for a burgeoning horror buff and thwart his plans of getting to see the new horror flick of the week, but come on...not THAT flick, guys. Nice try, though ("F+, click" for you D fans out there). So I was tempted to say something, even just to save them from a ruined Sunday filled with rape and (I can't believe Im saying this) exploitative violence, but luckily WATCHMEN won out from what I heard.

Hope they got a kick out of the copious blue dong.



Blogger Cam said...

Dude, I love that theater! Except that kiosk is always fucking broken...

10:15 PM  
Blogger Johnny said...

If there's any flick ever in an American cinema that a kid should not be exposed to, it's Last House '09! Even I was disturbed by some of the stuff in there.

What did you think of the movie?

9:45 AM  
Blogger Shannon's at the Grindhouse said...

All hail the D!

3:43 PM  
Blogger BC said...

I just finished reading your proposal for LH... fuck, sounds great. I dug the remake, but your version would have corrected two issues I had with it. One - the fact that the friend is just there for the hell of it, two - some semblance of what Krug was about. I liked Dillahunt, but did they ever even make it clear what Krug was in jail for in the first place?? Was it just because his name was Krug and thus he had limited options?

But hey, you can always retool it as a remake of the completely unrelated film Chaos... :)

4:10 PM  

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