Scene Cuts: Horror

Time for another Scene Cuts challenge from A Guy Called Bloke by way of Bereaved Single Dad who was tagged by Jay-lyn of The Wonderful and Wacky World of One Single Mom.

Scene Cuts is an excuse to pick and post favourite clips from favorite films, because who doesn’t like talking about films.

Thank the Selector

Select three film clips from the Movie Genre of the Day

Select 3 readers to take part in Scene Cuts

Doesn’t get much simpler than that does it…

This week the genre is horror.

Ju-On: The Grudge

I saw this film, about a vengeful spirit haunting a house, many years ago at the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival and it had such an impact that I still remember the film mote than 15 years later.

You know that feeling when you notice something out of the corner of your eye, but when you turn to look there’s nothing there? That’s Ju-On, except there is something there…

And after seeing this film, I had to go home and walk the dog. I the woods. In the dark.

The Wicker Man

Folk horror at its finest in which a police sergeant’s investigation takes him to the island of Summerisle where he discovers that the locals are hiding much more than the whereabouts of a missing girl.

I have the longer directors cut of this on DVD. This version is well worth tracking down as it spends a bit more time establishing Sergeant Howie’s character, which makes for a much more effective narrative later on.

Alien

At the risk of starting an argument, I have always thought of Alien as being a horror film that happens to be set in space.

In terms of the narrative mechanics, it’s a kids in the woods film. Except that, instead of a bunch of teenagers we have the crew of the Nostromo. And rather than a cabin in the woods, we have a spaceship. Which makes Sigourney Weaver the final girl.

I’m not going to nominate anyone in particular. But if you want to have a go, knock yourself out.

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