The Lava Trolley: NEVER investigate strange noises!!!

The Lava Trolley

Or is it the lavatory???

...Either case, this little nook on blogasphere is the natural dumping ground for the sort of crap that erupts
when you find a wee Chink in the Britworks...

But hey, I promise you this is steamingly hot shit...which is probably why it's all looking a bit brown!


26 September 2005

NEVER investigate strange noises!!!


I had thought to use an image from Ju-On (or The Grudge for those of you who don't know), but just looking at the picture gave me the heebie jeebies, so that came straight off, and I decided to use something that wouldn't turn me into the female version of Einstein, even if it isn't terribly relevant.

Anyhow, it was watching Contact that prompted me to post this drivel...that and the sheer misery of trawling through whatever's happening in the news...I update the news bulletin daily as part of my job, and you rarely read about anything that lifts your spirit ( pun intended) these days, so time for something less heavy-going.

David and I were chatting to a mate of ours after Contact, and discussing the best Sci-Fi and Horror films, and of course we all disagreed with one another as per rapidly descended into chaos after that, although that might have been due to the nasty business of Andy's dogs farting after devouring cans of baked beans...another story in itself which I assure you is no less unnerving.

I can't seem to make up my mind (too much to choose from!!!), so thought I'd ask what people think.

Sooo...what do you think is the best Sci-Fi or Horror movie?

Discount all Star Wars episodes, 'cos that's a cult classic, and I don't want my blog to turn into a fan club with Star Wars dominating the whole discussion Image hosted by , thank you very much...I know how some of us could go on and on forever about le force!

And also, do not include Thrillers like Scream or Jaws etc as there were no supernatural/paranormal elements involved (then again, Interview with a Vampire should be classed as Horror, but isn't really...More along the lines of Fantasy, but that's just my opinion), or films like Sixth Sense and The Others because even though I enjoyed watching them, they were more tragic than terrifying.

I think one of the best Horror DVDs I watched recently was 28 Days...though whether it falls under that category is debatable (Hmmm...this word seems to be cropping up quite often here). There may be zombies in it, but it was a virus that turned their brains mushy and appetite cannabalistic, so one could argue it is also a Sci-Fi/Thriller. I guess we're bound to come across quite a few films with overlapping genres.

Either case, the cushion rating for 28 Days is quite high...from my point of view anyway. But it's never a good idea to trust my ratings as I'm such a big pussy. I mean, you're talking about someone who only managed to survive 13 Ghosts from behind a fortress of bedding for crying out loud, and I certainly didn't last long enough to acquaint myself with the Zombie Flesh Eaters before running for the hills! Image hosted by

I think the only other instance when I was compelled to flee from something I saw on screen was my first (accidental) introduction to XXX porn (and subsequently, sex...didn't even know what a love-bite was at the time) was when I was 15...but don't worry, horrified as I was then, it takes a lot more to scar me for life, and I have most definitely recovered from my initial reaction! Image hosted by

...I can deal with the rational, but anything involving 'the unexplained' and you won't find me anyplace but under the covers (shivering away) where the Bogeyman can't get me!



  • At 29/9/05 03:15, Anonymous eponine1971 said…

    STARWARS!!!!!!!!!! Oh, now that that's out of my system, let's move on to other things.

    It........ because that man makes a really scary clown.

    The Shining...(the mini series of course) it's more true to the story. And that bathtub woman scene is perhaps the scariest thing I've ever scene.

    Nightmare on Elm Street..... it's old and it's somewhat cheesy, but it's wonderful. There was no hiding from him because sooner or later, everybody falls asleep. Also, he wasn't a mindless monster like Jason or Mike Meyers. I was crude and funny. Everyone jumped the first time you saw this movie. And it was wonderful.

    The Grudge.... Now let me explain. I love horror movies. but after watching this, there was a ping in the A/C that made me think it was that ghost thing. And I swear my boyfriend's snore sounds just like that carnal scream of the ghost/boy.

    The Ring...... again, couldn't sleep. that creepy girl kept showing up everywhere I looked.

  • At 3/10/05 16:52, Blogger Charme said…

    There's a mini series for 'The Shining'? Can't imagine anyone else doing the "Here's Johnny" impression apart from Mr Elastic-Eyebrows himself. Personally, I prefer the book to the film, although just thinking about those scenes with the twins still send a chill down my spine. There's something about children in horror movies that make them particularly spooky.

    Have not watched the others you mentioned apart from 'The Ring' and 'The Grudge'...Both of which still cause me to jump everytime the phone rings, or edge suspiciously away from the TV everytime the reception goes wonky! Which version of 'The Ring' did you watch? Was it the original?

    Clowns have always scared me, even as a child...Don't need to watch 'It' to get the goosebumps...Just have to wander into any old circus...Am I the only one who finds all clowns slightly sinister? How could anyone find them funny???

    Another scary movie to add to the list - 'An Inspector Calls'...Somehow, the film made more of an impression on me than reading the play.

  • At 4/10/05 22:21, Anonymous eponine1971 said…

    I saw the one with Naomi Watts. Didn't know there was another. And while were at it, any Vincent Price movie. The man was a genius.

    I recomend checking out the mini series, The Shining. It stars Christopher Webber from wings. After years of seeing him to comedy so well, i was not expecting that. The kid was fantastic. There were no twins. But that bathtub girl and the topearies..... if forgot about the topearies. Geez, that was good. Halloween is coming. I'm in the mood to be scared shitless.

  • At 6/10/05 19:03, Blogger Charme said…

    Yesh...The original's the Jap version.

    Halloween isn't as big over here as it is in the US (let's not encourage the chav kids further...they're already little terrors even without the silly make-up and costumes!!!), but it's prolly a good night to scare ourselves silly with a DVD...Any other recommendations?


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