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As a post script to yesterday's guide to POV horror and sequel/rip-off to "I'm not here to make friends," I present a collection of hand-held horror's most prominent cliché: "Put down the camera!"
This has gotta be some sort of collective masochistic fantasy of the directors, right?
July 25, 2008 in Filmses, Horrors!, Supercuts | Permalink
so real but so fake... it's like astroturf...
July 25, 2008 at 12:12 PM
hotness! What's the italian one with the uniformed guard? Zat any good? XO Tits
Titsley LeMieux |
July 25, 2008 at 12:33 PM
Rich I dunno if blogging is your profession or just your sideline but if you are working some boring ass cubicle monkey job (like, I dunno, I do perhaps), your skills are totally being wasted. Brilliant clip as always.
Your last two posts remind me Blair Witch really was a good movie before the overexposure, endless "documentaries" and the sequel.
July 25, 2008 at 12:45 PM
July 25, 2008 at 12:47 PM
Oh fuck me. Why did it post twice.
July 25, 2008 at 12:48 PM
your inventiveness never ceases to astound. this is great.
July 25, 2008 at 12:50 PM
holding a camera while being attacked by monsters or zombies or 'unknown forces'? NO THANKS.
now I wouldn't mind taping these two Speedo guys >>>>
mighty undies |
July 25, 2008 at 01:23 PM
I think it's a response to all of those times where you see something terrible on the news, footage sent in by an amateur, and you wonder why the camera person didn't stop and help. It always puts a degree of separation between the cameraman and the action, so it kind of makes sense that this has become a cliche. That doesn't make it less hilarious, though.
July 25, 2008 at 03:46 PM
I don't know why, but when the clips went over to Spanish, I got the giggles.
Washington Cube |
July 25, 2008 at 03:47 PM
Poor Josh. All he wanted to do was go home and eat some of mom's mashed potatoes.
Rich, for some reason these clips in the aggregate remind me of some footage from the seventies I saw of a reporter doing an on-the-spot story in front of a Florida gator pond. He took one tiny step back and *splash*. The suckers et him alive. The cameraman never lifted a finger.
July 25, 2008 at 04:36 PM
This is totally unrelated, but Rich, are you familiar with Zombie Prom?
July 25, 2008 at 05:53 PM
I'm not into horror movies, but your video reminded me of how much I hate it when people won't do what I f-ing tell them to do!
July 25, 2008 at 06:50 PM
Thank you, I had a feeling I was going to see something like this from you ;)
July 25, 2008 at 09:22 PM
Oh god, totally of topic but you totally have your homo-ereotic jesus shir ton in that other think you do, and i was so happy to see it on you!!! Its officially the best shirt ever!
Faith (Ana_Rexia) |
July 26, 2008 at 12:54 AM
That tribute to Sophia/Estelle Getty would have been ok if that stupid "I can make you dance" song wasn't playing in the background - it destroyed the humor instead of enhancing it.
July 26, 2008 at 03:07 AM
I have to agree with Undies those 2 Speedo guys are pretty hot- good choice of ad space Rich- just looking at it helps me recover from that horrible Sophia tribute LOL
July 26, 2008 at 03:11 AM
Thats your "im not here to make friends" montage
July 27, 2008 at 01:30 PM
I was reminded of that documentary Grizzly Man (?), where the guy who loves bears goes to live with them, and eventually he and his girlfriend are mauled to death by a bear. Even though their deaths are captured only on audio, that is definitely one time when it would have been nice to have someone say, "turn off that fuckin' camera!"
Also, have you seen the reality-webcam-feed horror movie My Little Eye? Much better than it sounds, and makes reality-tv-esque horror bullshit like Halloween: Resurrection look even sillier.
July 28, 2008 at 01:38 AM
Ah, starstattoo, they weren't mauled to death. They were eaten. ALIVE.
You're damn straight I'd be filming a zombie attack. But the camera'd be on a tripod, because I'd be wacking the shit out of the zombies with my machete.
What was that one that looked like it was shot in the seventies?
July 28, 2008 at 09:38 PM
Well there isn't that much irony to the fact that the subject of Grizzly Man was eventually eaten by a bear because the bear that ate him wasn't one of his bear friends whom he loved, rather he was a stranger from other parts.
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