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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday, April 29, 2007...second time I have run this..but It's one of my favorites.

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (no I'm not talking about forest gump)




In 1951 i was 8 years old...I had never seen anything at the movie theaters scarier than a Lassie movie, where the bad guy was fixing to push Lassie right off this really really high cliff and I got so scared that I yelled 'He's going to kill Lassie". and screamed at the top of my lungs...This was at Tinker Field in Oklahoma..They had to stop the film, turn the lights on and my Mother and Daddy spent 15 minutes calming me down and promising me that no one would hurt Lassie..I think Daddy offered to kick their ass if they even thought about hurting a hair on that dog's head...Sniffling and clutching my Daddy's hand they restarted the movie and to my relief..not one hair on Lassie's head was harmed..
So to say I was not prepared for THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD is an understatement..It was the first sci-fi fi
lm and I went to that same theater with my Mother and Daddy...I think my Daddy was thinking 'she is going to scream and scare the fuck out of everyone here again'...so he kept telling me..'Jackiesue, this movie is about a creature from outer space and it is going to be scary.I mean really scary...so if you don't want to see this movie that is going to be really scary, let me know now and I wil take you home..'and I assured him that I was not going to scream, I would be brave and behave myself....
The lights go d
own and the curtains open and the film starts....
It takes place in the arctic..and it has the Air Force in it...I am already feeling bette
r about things..the
Air Force will kick ass.. They blow up things..they find a body frozen in the ice..it's a creature from another world...oh fuckity fuck fuck fuck..oh my god, the ice melts and the creature gets loose...it starts killing and sucking the blood out of the dogs and some of the Air Force people..I'm scrunched so far down in my seat you can't see anything of me from behind...my knees are mashed to my chest and my head is pressed against the seat....oh my god...oh, man..it is huge....what kind of movie is this..if Lassie was there, he would kill that monster and rescue them cute dogs....Is it too late to have Daddy take me home?...what kind of sick person thinks up this stuff and makes it into a movie for little kiddies to see...?..bastids...
This is
way scarier than that damn Bambi movie..Walt Disney is a sick twisted sunsabitch..killing Bambi's mom like that..hunting should be outlawed...oh man, he killed someone else...
This is disgusting...oh my god..he ripped that guys arm off...OH SHIT! THE ARM MOVED..... I reach across the seat and grab Daddy's hand...I look at Daddy...he's grinning from ear to ear...he's not afraid...if he's not afraid...then I shouldn't be afraid..hey, it's only a movie...it's
not real...oh my....what does he mean when he says it's a carrot with a brain...? another damn reason not to eat them damn carrots...who wants a carrot with a brain..wonder if the carrots Bugs Bunny eats have brains, cause that is one smart ass rabbit...
Ok, they are going to kill the creature...wait..is it going to get to them before they kill it...oh shit..it's coming right at me....is he going to get killed or is he going to kill them...
"Daddy is the Air Force ever going to kill that bastid?"...Daddy looks at me and quietly says:"Jackiesue I am never taking you to the movies again".....

18 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Gosh, I've seen most of them. Lassie was one of my favorites...on Sunday night TV.
Mary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I used to get all worked up watching Bonanza on TV. My Mom would say, "It's just a TV show, it's not real. The hero isn't going to die because they need him back for next week's show." And damn, she was right!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

P.S. I loved Lassie too. Especially the original movie with Roddy McDowell. He was such a talented child actor.

jp said...

I kept my eyes closed during the first 10 minutes of star wars.

Jan said...

The Thing scared the poop out of me as a kid and then I saw it as an adult and it did it again.

The moments of suspense not knowing what was coming next. Sheer genius movie making. Much scarier than showing a lot of blood and guts.

Walt Disney was deeply disturbed.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

doe anyone remember who played the creature?....James Arness from Gunsmoke..Matt Dillon.

Charlene said...

The first movie in a theater was House on Haunted Hill. I was 8. I was scared and I have never watched another horror film.

I watched Twilight Zone and it sometimes scared me.

There is just no reason to watch movies like that.

Willym said...

A great post - I had forgotten it. And I probably ask this the first time around: did he ever take you to another movie? I think I know the answer but ....

Nit Wit said...

This, The Day The Earth Stood Still and Them! are my all time favorite movies. It was Howard Hawks only science fiction movie and that rapid fire dialog keeps you on your toes from start to finish. I have all of them on disk.

rox said...

I remember seeing the Godfather at the drive in when I was a kid...I'm still scared of waking up with a horse's head in my bed!

jadedj said...

Oh, yes, yes, yes...scared the living pee out of me. Especially the arm thing.

James Arness was the perfect pick for the creature. He was 6'-6" as I recall.

Also, Bambi...cried so hard when they killed Bambi's mother...my mother had to leave the theater with me.

Hey great memory lane post :-)

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

Oh yeah, daddy never gave up on me..he'd take me to the movies and if i didn't cry or scream he'd ask what was wrong..it became one of our favorite things..me giving him my revue of the movie..i remember the first it came from mars? or they came from mars..when the people that were martians had the little button thing on the back of their neck?...I checked everyone I knew for the button for weeks after that movie..

Name: female, not even with a capital F. I shit you not! said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww sweet.
Mean the memories, not that creature. :0)

To this day, I don't like horror films.
Nor do I like a movie where an animal is hurt or worst.

Sweet dreams& don't let the bedbugs bite! (((hugs)))

Elizabeth said...

I wept every time an indian died on Bonanza!

Shrinky said...

I loved, loved, loved sitting with you in this cinema, what a fabulous post, and so funny, too! It reminded me of sitting at my dad's feet, watching the black and white Frankesein/Dracula movies, as he reclined in his armchair - when it all got too much, I would bury my face in his shins and hold on for dear life!

Intense Guy said...

Awwww... I'm glad Lassie was alright...

:) I never saw the "The Thing". I did see a movie that I cannot name that had a torn off arm - it was black and white and was about a house that had this enormous toad/frog living in it.

All I can remember is some guy reaching up to the shreds left of his arm and trying to find his arm... I still gringe when I visual this scene.

I'm glad you didn't see "Killer Klowns from Outer Space"...

Nit Wit said...

Killer klowns, Now that was a great movie. I still think about it whenever I see cotton candy.

Ted Amadeus said...

The really scary thing about Lassie was the bringing of BT into the film industry: Mom pointed out numerous times that "she" was really a he!
*LMAO!*
"Nothing new under the sun", we just didn't talk about it for fear some Papist would wash our mouths out with soap.