Night of the Living 3D Dead

  • 28 Days Later… (2002)
  • 28 Weeks Later (2007)
  • 30 Days of Night (2007)
  • 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)
  • 100 Bloody Acres (2012)
  • 1408 (2007)
  • The ABCs of Death (2012)
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
  • Afflicted (2013)
  • Aftershock (2012)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
  • American Mary (2012)
  • American Psycho (2000)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
  • The Amityville Horror (1979)
  • Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
  • Amityville 3-D (1983)
  • The Amityville Curse (1989)
  • Amityville 1992: It’s About Time (1992)
  • Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
  • The Amityville Horror (2005)
  • The Amityville Haunting (2011)
  • The Amityville Asylum (2013)
  • And Soon the Darkness (2010)
  • Angel Heart (1987)
  • Antichrist (2009)
  • The Apparition (2012)
  • April Fool’s Day (1986)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • The Awakening (2011)
  • Bad Milo (2013)
  • Basket Case (1982)
  • Basket Case 2 (1990)
  • The Battery (2012)
  • The Bay (2012)
  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
  • Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
  • The Beyond (1981)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • Black Christmas (2006)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • The Blob (1988)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Brain Damage (1988)
  • Brain Dead (1990)
  • Brain Dead (2007)
  • Bride of Chucky (1998)
  • The Brides of Dracula (1960)
  • The Brood (1979)
  • Bug (2006)
  • The Burning (1981)
  • Cabin by the Lake (2000)
  • Cabin Fever (2002)
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
  • Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  • Candyman (1992)
  • Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
  • Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
  • Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Carrie (1976)
  • Carrie (2013)
  • Carriers (2009)
  • Case 39 (2009)
  • Castle Freak (1995)
  • The Changeling (1980)
  • Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • Child’s Play 2 (1990)
  • Child’s Play 3 (1991)
  • Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1973)
  • Christine (1983)
  • Circus of Horrors (1960)
  • Citadel (2012)
  • The City of the Dead (1960)
  • Cloverfield (2008)
  • Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
  • The Collection (2012)
  • The Company of Wolves (1984)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • The Crazies (1973)
  • The Crazies (2010)
  • Creature (1985)
  • Creature (1998)
  • Creature (2011)
  • Creep (2004)
  • The Creeping Flesh (1973)
  • Creepshow (1982)
  • Creepshow 2 (1987)
  • Creepshow III (2006)
  • The Crow (1994)
  • The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
  • The Crow: Salvation (2000)
  • The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
  • Cube (1997)
  • Cube2: Hypercube (2002)
  • Cube Zero (2004)
  • Cujo (1983)
  • Curse of Chucky (2013)
  • Dance of the Dead (2008)
  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
  • Dark Shadows (2012)
  • Dark Skies (2013)
  • Darkness Falls (2003)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Day of the Dead (1985)
  • Dead & Breakfast (2004)
  • Dead & Buried (1981)
  • Dead & Deader (2006)
  • Dead Air (2009)
  • Dead Alive (1992)
  • Dead and Gone (2008)
  • Dead at 17 (2008)
  • Dead End (2003)
  • Dead End (2012)
  • Dead Ringer (1964)
  • Dead Ringers (1988)
  • Dead Silence (2007)
  • The Dead Zone (1983)
  • Deep Red (1975)
  • Deep Red (1994)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Delivery: The Beast Within (2013)
  • Dementia 13 (1963)
  • The Descent (2005)
  • The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
  • Detention (2011)
  • Devil (2010)
  • The Devil Inside (2012)
  • The Devils (1971)
  • Devil’s Due (2014)
  • The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  • Diary of the Dead (2007)
  • Dog Soldiers (2002)
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
  • Don’t Look Now (1973)
  • Dracula (1979)
  • Dracula (1992)
  • Dracula (2006)
  • Dracula (2009)
  • Dracula 2000 (2000)
  • Dracula 3000 (2004)
  • Dracula 3D (2012)
  • Dracula: The Impaler (2013)
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
  • Dracula: Reborn (2012)
  • Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  • Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • Duel (1971)
  • Dust Devil (1992)
  • Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)
  • Eaten Alive (1977)
  • The Entity (1982)
  • Eraserhead (1977)
  • Event Horizon (1997)
  • The Evil Dead (1981)
  • Evil Dead (2013)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
  • The Exorcist III (1990)
  • Exorcist Chronicles (2013)
  • The Faculty (1998)
  • Fido (2006)
  • A Field in England (2013)
  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Final Destination 2 (2003)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • The Final Destination (2009)
  • Final Destination 5 (2011)
  • Fire in the Sky (1993)
  • Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
  • The Fly (1986)
  • The Fly II (1989)
  • The Fog (1980)
  • The Fog (2005)
  • Fortress (1985)
  • Frailty (2001)
  • Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
  • Frankenweenie (2012)
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
  • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • Frenzy (1972)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  • Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
  • Friday the 13th (2009)
  • Fright Night (1985)
  • Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  • Fright Night (2011)
  • Fright Night 2 (2013)
  • The Frighteners (1996)
  • The Frightening (2002)
  • From Beyond (1986)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999)
  • Frozen (2010)
  • The Funhouse (1981)
  • Ginger Snaps (2000)
  • Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
  • Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
  • Grace (2009)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
  • Grindhouse (2007)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  • Halloween (2007)
  • Halloween II (2009)
  • Hatchet (2006)
  • Hatchet II (2010)
  • Hatchet III (2013)
  • Haunt (2013)
  • Haunted (1995)
  • Haunted Echoes (2008)
  • The Haunted Airman (2006)
  • A Haunted House (2013)
  • A Haunted House 2 (2014)
  • Haunter (2013)
  • The Haunted Palace (1963)
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • The Haunting (1999)
  • The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
  • A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
  • A Haunting in Salem (2011)
  • Haunting of the Innocent (2014)
  • Haunting of Winchester House (2009)
  • Hell Baby (2013)
  • Hellboy (2004)
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
  • Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
  • Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
  • Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)
  • Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
  • Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
  • Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
  • Hide and Seek (2000)
  • Hide and Seek (2005)
  • Hide and Seek (2013)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  • The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
  • The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
  • The Hitcher (1986)
  • The Hitcher (2007)
  • Honeymoon (2014)
  • Horror Express (1972)
  • House (1977)
  • House (1986)
  • House (2008)
  • House at the End of the Street (2012)
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  • House of the Dead (2003)
  • The House of the Devil (2009)
  • The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
  • House of Wax (2005)
  • The Howling (1981)
  • The Howling: Reborn (2011)
  • Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  • Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
  • I Am Legend (2007)
  • I Sell the Dead (2008)
  • I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
  • I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
  • Identity (2003)
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
  • Inferno (1980)
  • Inland Empire (2006)
  • The Innkeepers (2011)
  • Inside (2007)
  • Insidious (2010)
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
  • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
  • Intruders (2011)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • It’s Alive (1974)
  • It’s Alive (2008)
  • Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
  • Jason X (2001)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Jaws 2 (1978)
  • Jaws 3-D (1983)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
  • Jeepers Creepers (2001)
  • Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
  • Land of the Dead (2005)
  • The Last Exorcism (2010)
  • The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
  • The Last House on the Left (1972)
  • The Last House on the Left (2009)
  • The Last Man on Earth (1964)
  • The Legend of Hell House (1973)
  • Legion (2010)
  • Let Me In (2010)
  • Let the Right One In (2008)
  • Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
  • The Lords of Salem (2012)
  • The Lost Boys (1987)
  • Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)
  • Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)
  • The Loved Ones (2012)
  • Magic (1978)
  • Mama (2013)
  • Maniac (1980)
  • Maniac (2012)
  • The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
  • May (2002)
  • Misery (1990)
  • The Mist (2007)
  • The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
  • Mulholland Drive (2001)
  • My Soul to Take (2010)
  • Near Dark (1987)
  • New Nightmare (1994)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  • Night of the Creeps (1986)
  • Night of the Demons (1988)
  • Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
  • Night of the Demons III (1997)
  • Night of the Demons (2009)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1990)
  • Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
  • Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (2012)
  • Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)
  • Nightbreed (1990)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • No One Lives (2012)
  • Oculus (2013)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • The Omen (2006)
  • One Missed Call (2008)
  • Opera (1987)
  • The Other (1972)
  • The Others (2001)
  • The Pact (2012)
  • Pandorum (2009)
  • Paperhouse (1988)
  • Paprika (2006)
  • Paranoia (2011)
  • Paranormal Activity (2007)
  • Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
  • Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
  • Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
  • Paranormal Asylum: The Revenge of Typhoid Mary (2013)
  • Paranormal Entity (2009)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)
  • The People Under the Stairs (1991)
  • Phantasm (1979)
  • Phantasm II (1988)
  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
  • Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
  • Phenomena (1985)
  • Piranha (1978)
  • Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
  • Piranha (1995)
  • Piranha 3D (2010)
  • Piranha 3DD (2012)
  • Piranhaconda (2012)
  • Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
  • Planet Terror (2007)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
  • Poltergeist III (1988)
  • Pontypool (2008)
  • Possessed (2000)
  • Possession (1981)
  • The Possession (2012)
  • The Possession of David O’Reilly (2010)
  • The Possession of Michael King (2014)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Predator 2 (1990)
  • Predatory Instinct (2011)
  • Premature Burial (1962)
  • Prince of Darkness (1987)
  • Pulse (2006)
  • Pumpkinhead (1988)
  • Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)
  • Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)
  • Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007)
  • Puppetmaster (1989)
  • Prom Night (1980)
  • Prom Night (2008)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Psycho II (1983)
  • Psycho III (1986)
  • Psycho (1998)
  • Psycho Beach Party (2000)
  • Q (1982)
  • The Quiet Ones (2014)
  • Rabid (1977)
  • Rabid Love (2013)
  • Race with the Devil (1975)
  • Ravenous (1999)
  • Raze (2013)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • [REC] (2007)
  • Red Eye (2005)
  • Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
  • Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
  • Red State (2011)
  • Repulsion (1965)
  • Resident Evil (2002)
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
  • The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • The Ring Two (2005)
  • Room 6 (2006)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  • Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
  • Saw (2004)
  • Saw II (2005)
  • Saw III (2006)
  • Saw IV (2007)
  • Saw V (2008)
  • Saw VI (2009)
  • Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
  • Scanners (1981)
  • Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Scream 2 (1997)
  • Scream 3 (2000)
  • Scream 4 (2011)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
  • Seance: The Summoning (2012)
  • Season of the Witch (2011)
  • The Seasoning House (2012)
  • Seed of Chucky (2004)
  • The Sentinel (1977)
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
  • Session 9 (2001)
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  • Shark Night 3D (2011)
  • Sharknado (2013)
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
  • Sharktopus (2010)
  • Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Shiver (2012)
  • Shutter (2008)
  • Shutter Island (2010)
  • Signs (2002)
  • Silent Hill (2006)
  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
  • Silent House (2011)
  • Sisters (1973)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Silent Night (2012)
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
  • Silver Bullet (1985)
  • Sinister (2011)
  • Sinister (2012)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
  • Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor (2012)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Slither (2006)
  • The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
  • Sorority Row (2009)
  • Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)
  • Splice (2009)
  • Stage Fright (2014)
  • Stake Land (2010)
  • The Stepfather (1987)
  • The Stepfather (2009)
  • The Stepford Wives (1975)
  • The Stepford Wives (2004)
  • Stir of Echoes (1999)
  • Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)
  • Stoker (2013)
  • Strait-Jacket (1964)
  • The Strangers (2008)
  • Straw Dogs (1971)
  • Straw Dogs (2011)
  • Survival of the Dead (2009)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • sxtape (2013)
  • Tales from the Crypt (1972)
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
  • Targets (1968)
  • Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
  • The Tenant (1976)
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
  • Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
  • Theatre of Blood (1973)
  • They Live (1988)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • The Thing (2011)
  • Tremors (1990)
  • Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)
  • Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
  • Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
  • Trilogy of Terror (1975)
  • The Toolbox Murders (1978)
  • Tourist Trap (1979)
  • Tower of London (1962)
  • Tower of Terror (1997)
  • The Toxic Avenger (1984)
  • The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
  • Transylmania (2009)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
  • Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2011)
  • Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
  • V/H/S (2012)
  • V/H/S 2 (2013)
  • Vampire Circus (1972)
  • Vampires Suck (2010)
  • The Vanishing (1988)
  • The Vanishing (1993)
  • Videodrome (1983)
  • Village of the Damned (1960)
  • Village of the Damned (1995)
  • Warm Bodies (2013)
  • A Warning to the Curious (1972)
  • We Are What We Are (2013)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • What Lies Beneath (2000)
  • When A Stranger Calls (1979)
  • When A Stranger Calls (2006)
  • When A Stranger Calls Back (1993)
  • The Wicker Man (1973)
  • The Wicker Man (2006)
  • Willow Creek (2013)
  • Witchfinder General (1968)
  • Wolf Creek (2005)
  • Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
  • The Wolfman (2010)
  • The Woman in Black (1989)
  • The Woman in Black (2012)
  • Wrong Turn (2003)
  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)
  • Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
  • Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • Zombieland (2009)

allyouthoughtwascolor  asked:

Favorite horror movies to see no matter how many times you've already watched them?

I am terrible ‘80s horror trash so I’m constantly rewatching stuff like:

  • An American Werewolf in London 
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Burning
  • Child’s Play [1-3, Bride of Chucky, Curse of Chucky]
  • Creepshow [1-2]
  • Demons [1-2]
  • Evil Dead [1-2, Army of Darkness, remake, Ash vs Evil Dead]
  • The Fly (1986)
  • Frankenhooker
  • Ghostbusters [1-2, remake]
  • Halloween [1-4, 6, Halloween H20]
  • Hellraiser [1-2]
  • Intruder
  • Friday the 13th [1-8, remake]
  • Fright Night [1-2, remake] 
  • The Monster Squad
  • Night of the Creeps
  • Night of the Demons [1-2]
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street [1-6, New Nightmare]
  • Psycho [1-4, Bates Motel]
  • Return of the Living Dead
  • Sleepaway Camp [1-3]
  • Stephen King films
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [1-3, Texas Chainsaw: 3D]
  • They Live
  • The Thing (1982)
10

November 11: Bill Moseley is 65 today.

The horror icon is best known as Otis Driftwood in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects and as Chop Top in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Other notable roles include Repo! The Genetic Opera, Halloween (2007), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Army of Darkness, Carnivàle, Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out, The Alphabet Killer, 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, Holliston, and Texas Chainsaw 3D.

Some thoughts on IT
Part 1

Growing up, my parents were very sheltering and protective. I’ll never forget the night family visiting from Colorado chose to watch the film ‘Switch’ with Ellen Barkin at my grandparents’ house. I was bitterly relegated to my grandmother’s room while the family watched the film, which was the ghastly rated R.

Somehow in this environment, I snuck in as many horror films as I could with unsuspecting friends, extended family, and my four brothers (one of the great pluses of growing up with brothers, though i adored my lone sister with everything in my little girl power). Creepshow at age four, The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane at six, Amityville 3D at nine, The Stuff, Jaws, It’s Alive, Evil Dead 2, Hell Night, Alien, American Werewolf in London, Return of the Living Dead 3, Dolls; I could go on and on. With the level of loving superveillance I experienced, I don’t know how I managed such a level of horror input, but I’m so grateful that I did. My love of horror films extended into adulthood, and the only downside was an unavoidable desensitization. What I wouldn’t give to watch a scary movie through my twelve-year-old eyes, terrified and yet unable to look away; and what truly scares me now and scared me then is still very different from what scares YOU now and what scared you then. Fear is subjective, terror relative.

Twelve-year-old me was fascinated with Stephen King, and to this day I can’t remember what came first, the book IT or the miniseries. Did I spend all those night under the covers with the flashlight and the paperback before or after Tim Curry’s phenomenal, shattering performance? This was just as I had discovered the show Twin Peaks and the ‘86 classic Blue Velvet (horror achievements in their own right) and right before my cousin and I saw Silence of the Lambs in the theater, at a time when the enforcement of restrictions on kids at R-rated movies was far more lax (surprisingly, a horror movie didn’t change that, but a little sex movie called American Pie in 1999). It was the beginning of a more sophisticated stage of horror for my pubescent brain. an evolution which opened itself to se7en in my 20s, and the insane Japanese cult film House in my 30s.

I still treasure the shock-and-scare B-movies of my youth, and IT took the 1950s version of those B-Movies, (the werewolf and the mummy) and deepened their meaning in relation to the fear they instill in young children who are experiencing horror on a more adult level for the first time. My father, for example, will never forget seeing the mummy’s gaping eyes and lumbering walk on screen for the first time, and I will never forget the landlady’s desperate attempt to escape the cellar in Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (in my dreams, she had long red fingernails, like bloody claws).

Stephen King’s IT was a transition, an eerie unsettling type of horror, the horror of a peaceful town with dank roots and unspeakable histories; the horror of a group of children my own age, trying to survive the metaphysical and physical monsters of childhood; they were the Loser’s Club. They were my people. At that age, I was in private school. By that point, I’d been embarrassed in front of most of my class by a crush, watched giggling children pull all the maxi pads from my shabby, cloth purse, and witnessed an unhappy boy try to poison my entire class with a powdered drain cleaner and Kool-Aid cocktail. Private school was my horror movie, my nightmare, my monster under the bed. The book and the miniseries spoke to me. Those late nights reading IT under covers courted me into adulthood. I couldn’t go to the bathroom for months without staring at the sink and racing from the bathroom the moment my fingers left the toilet handle (the auditory eruption of the flush like the sound of the thunder that follows the lightning). The announcement of the TV miniseries was more exciting to me than any boy band or new hair style. The first half of the miniseries perfectly captured the spirit of the 50s sections of the books (though set in the 60s) and I instantly loved all the actors, but even from my young frame of reference much of the second half fell flat to me. The failing of the adaptation more than likely was in its inability to capture King’s rhythm and time structure, which led to a disappointing conclusion riddled with poor special and practical effects (hello, giant spider, nice to meetcha). In King’s book, there exists no distinct separation between the child’s journey and the adult aftermath; everything runs alongside itself in the time line, two converging rivers running parallel but destined to finish together, time touching itself just as the beginning page of a book will always be bound to the last. In the end, the characters are as they were then. The child is always with us. 

Carl Sagan once noted that children are perpetually full of wonder, questions, and curiosity, and in time they lose this quality. We stop asking questions. We close the door. King anguished through his own buried childhood memories to give birth to this book, to relay to us that those questions may be left behind because we don’t want to know the answers anymore; the answers themselves are terrifying. We all face the demons of our pasts when we ask the question. Maybe we have to to get past the questions of youth and graduate to the new questions. Maybe we’re meant to forget, as Bill Denbrough and what’s left of the Lucky Seven do in the end. Only then can we move forward and evolve into the next thing and the next. King says he’ll never write a sequel, but at the remains of Derry’s water tower in the novel Dreamcatcher Mr. Gray comes upon the crimson graffiti, PENNYWISE LIVES. Now, at the theaters, IT certainly does; box office records are being smashed left and right by the new film. And, thoughts? I have them. More in Part 2 …

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Until We Bleed (feat. Lykke Li) - Kleerup 

Genesis - Grimes

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Carmen - Lana Del Rey

Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine

Y Control - the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Not in Love (feat. Robert Smith) - Crystal Castles

Weird Life - Ryan Hemsworth

Lina Magic - 3D Friends

Strangest Feeling - Jessie Ware

Eros - Late Night Alumni 

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Human Of the Year - Regina Spektor

Hurt You - the Sounds

Ricky - Uffie

LUCY AND THE GREAT AIRPORT CHASE

S1;E18 ~ February 3, 1969

Directed by Jack Donohue ~ Written by Tommy Thompson

Synopsis

When Harry takes a business trip to San Francisco, Lucy and the kids bring him to the airport – only to get embroiled in a spy caper that leads to a frantic chase all over LAX!  

Regular Cast

Lucille Ball (Lucy Carter), Gale Gordon (Harrison Otis Carter), Lucie Arnaz (Kim Carter), Desi Arnaz Jr. (Craig Carter)

Guest Cast

Sid Haig (Enemy Agent Kurt, above right) was first employed by Desilu in a 1962 episode of “The Untouchables.”  He was buried beneath bandages as the Mummy in “Lucy and the Monsters” (TLS S3;E18). Haig appeared in the horror re-boots Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) and Halloween (2007).

Larry Duran (Enemy Agent Yang, above left) was a stunt man and actor whose career began in 1952.  This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball.

Neither Enemy Agent is ever addressed by name.  

Walter Janovitz (Dr. Maurice) is probably best known as Oscar Schnitzer on 13 episodes of “Hogan’s Heros” from 1965 to 1970.  This is his only appearance with Lucille Ball.

The Government Agent calls him ‘The Professor,’ but he is never addressed as Dr. Maurice in the dialogue.  

Morgan Jones (Government Agent Bill, above right) makes the first of his two appearances on “Here’s Lucy.”

The character is never addressed by name.

Albert Reed (Paramedic, above left) was coincidentally seen in the feature film Airport the year after this episode first aired.

The final credits list the character as ‘Attendant’.  

The Airport Commuters (all uncredited):

  • Robert Buckingham had been seen with Lucille Ball in Critic’s Choice (1963).  This is his second appearance on the series.
  • Robert Hitchcock appeared on many TV series’ including on “Bewitched” and ”That Girl.”  He was seen in “Lucy and Phil Harris” (TLS S6;E20) at the piano bar.  This is the first of his four episodes of “Here’s Lucy.”
  • Monty O'Grady was first seen with Lucille Ball in The Long, Long Trailer (1953) and played a passenger on the S.S. Constitution in Second Honeymoon” (ILL S5;E14). He was a traveler at the airport when The Ricardos Go to Japan”(1959). He made more than a dozen appearances on “The Lucy Show” and a half dozen more on “Here’s Lucy.”
  • Murray Pollack was seen as one of the party guest in “Country Club Dance” (ILL S6;E25), the episode that introduced Barbara Eden. Coincidentally, he later appeared on half a dozen episodes of “I Dream of Jeannie.” Like Monty O'Grady, he was at the airport when The Ricardos Go to Japan” (1959). He was seen in the 1963 movie Critic’s Choice with Lucille Ball. He made two appearances on “The Lucy Show.” This is the second of his three episodes of “Here’s Lucy.”
  • Ervin Richardson made four uncredited appearances on “The Lucy Show.” This is the first of his two episodes of “Here’s Lucy.”
  • Judith Woodbury made eight (mostly) uncredited appearances on “The Lucy Show.” This is her only  episode of “Here’s Lucy.”

Other airport commuters and staff are played by uncredited extras and actual airport patrons and employees.  

This is the first time “Here’s Lucy” ventures outside the studio to shoot on location.  They film at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The episode is filmed with one camera and no studio audience, the only one of the season. The episode’s success, however, led to more location shoots in subsequent seasons. 

The episode’s location footage was shot during the end of July / beginning of August 1968. 

This episode was originally written for the final season of “The Lucy Show.”  This is producer Tommy Thompson’s only credit as a screenwriter.  Thompson was a producer on both “The Lucy Show” and “Here’s Lucy.”  Thompson came up with the idea for the episode (which is more action driven than dialogue) while waiting to catch a flight at LAX.  

A Douglas DC-8-52 of United Airlines is on the right and Douglas DC-8-54AF Jet Trader of United Airlines Jet Freighter is in the background.

On the ground, the episode also features lots of period vehicles.  A 1968 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon is on the left and a 1968 Chrysler Newport is on the right. 

The famed LAX sky restaurant where Thompson got the idea for this episode and much of the action is set, was designed by Paul R. Williams, who also designed the Arnaz family home in Palm Springs.  

Harry calls the chase a James Bond movie.  This is not the first time the series has referenced the Ian Fleming film character.  The sixth Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, opened in 1969.  

Harry calls Lucy a Calamity Jane.  Martha Jane Canary (1852-1903), better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman and professional scout known for her claims of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok and fighting against Indians. 

The tone of this episode is decidedly different from the rest of “Here’s Lucy.” From the surreal opening dialogue to the sped-up chase sequences and honky-tonk music, this feels more like an episode of “Lucy Meets Benny Hill.”  One even wonders if the events actually took place or were imagined or dreamed by Lucy Carter.  

“The Lucy Show” used stock footage of the exterior Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in “Lucy Flies to London” (TLS S5;E6)

Lucy characters were previously seen in airports in “Bon Voyage” (ILL S5;E13), where Lucy hired a helicopter at New York International Airport, informally called Idelwild and now known as Kennedy airport….

“Lucy Goes to Alaska” (LDCH 1959), at a tiny Nome airport…

“The Ricardos Go To Japan” (LDCH 1959)

“Lucy Flies to London” (TLS S5;E6)….

 “Lucy in London” (1966) filmed on location at Heathrow…

“Viv Visits Lucy” (TLS S5;E15)

and “Little Old Lucy” (TLS S6;E7).

Like “Lucy’s Impossible Mission” (S1;E6) this episode was a satire on popular spy shows of the time such as “I Spy” (1965-68) and  “Get Smart” (1965-70).  

“I Love Lucy” was the very first television show to use a rear projection process shot when the Ricardos and the Mertzes are driving over the George Washington Bridge in “California, Here We Come!” (ILL S4;E12).  

United Airlines seems to be the only airline or carrier logo shown in the footage. When “Lucy Goes to Alaska” (LDCH 1959) and “The Ricardos Go To Japan” (LDCH 1959) they also fly United Airlines, which is still in business today.  

Lucy’s dialogue is all over-dubbed in opening scene.  It almost doesn’t even sound like Lucille Ball speaking! Due to the nature of filming on location, much of the dialogue was added back in later during a sound recording process called Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR).  

The Daily Chronicle was also used as a newspaper prop in “Lucy and the Ex-Con” (S1;E15).  The close-up of the newspaper shows that it lacks something every newspaper has: the date!  

The stock footage of the elevated loader moving into place is very grainy and over-exposed.  It doesn’t match the episode’s film stock.  

During the rear projection chase scenes in the yellow vehicles, some studio cables are visible in the upper left of the frame.  

Before green screen technology, blue screens were used.  Note the wires on the upper left are in the original shot as well.  These scenes were shot in the studio on September 26, 1968.

In the raw footage on the “Here’s Lucy” DVD extras, the face of Lucy’s stunt driver can be quickly glimpsed!  

Although Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon do much of the chase sequences, the more dangerous stunts were performed by stunt doubles.  

During the opening dialogue in the restaurant, Harry and Lucy are almost cloyingly sweet to one another.  It feels like a completely different show.  By the episode’s conclusion, however, Harry and Lucy are back to being friendly enemies.  

At the end of the episode, Lucy and the kids are scanning the parking lots for her car, which apparently is a convertible.  In “Lucy and the Ex-Con” (S1;E15), Lucy told Wally Cox that she didn’t have a car.  

“Lucy and the Great Airport Chase” rates 3 Paper Hearts out of 5 

This episode shows that “Here’s Lucy” is already suffering an identity crisis. Originally, it was to be a domestic sitcom about the generation gap. The previous episode, however, “Lucy and Carol Burnett” (S1;E17) was more like a variety show, and this installment is basically a filmed farce.  In striving not to repeat herself, Lucille Ball is trying a lot of different tactics to keep her audience.