Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Today's Horror Choices 09/14/16 - I Refuse to Talk About Jurassic Park Again

September 14th is the birthday of none other than the dinosaur-taming, black hole-exploring, New York Times best-selling Antichrist himself, Sam Neil. Of course I will always remember him first and foremost as Damien in The Omen III: The Final Conflict, wherein he delivers a monologue that could turn the purest soul to ash. Watch it ironically today on The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. There's also certainly something to be said for what may be one of the most popular and entertaining "Lovecraftian" films ever produced, In the Mouth of Madness. I remember buying it on DVD with one of my first every paychecks as a teenager and being bored to tears at first, only to be blown away by the visual flourish in the latter part of the movie. Yesterday was supposed to be "Uncle Sam Day," but I think someone made a typo because this is clearly the Uncle Sam I'm here to celebrate.

I guess I'm not the only one with wood right now.

Movies aren't for everyone. Some people prefer TV shows. Luckily for those people, also born on this day is Andrew Lincoln, star of the cultural phenomenon that is AMC's The Walking Dead series, along with Robert Florey, who directed a number of episodes of The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Outer Limits. You can find the specific episodes to look for on his IMDb page if you want.

On this day in 1960, the original Little Shop of Horrors was unleashed upon the world, showcasing for everyone at the time just how fucking creepy Jack Nicholson could be and popularizing the killer plant subgenre, which honestly doesn't get enough love. Not only should you watch the original and the 1986 remake, but also one of the Killer Tomatoes flicks and The Day of the Triffids just for good measure. Maybe even throw in Godzilla vs. Biolante if kaiju are your thing.

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