Saturday, 21 August 2010

Spooky film night.

I have here a litre of Whyte and MacKay Glasgow Special and a DVD called 'Dead Silence' - a scary filum of the 'ventriloquist dummy' variety. Even adding in the entire cost of a 2 oz pack of baccy (which lasts almost a week) and the entire cost of the whisky (which won't) and the DVD which is now mine until I give it away, the evening will cost me less than £30.

I can pretend I'm at the pictures in the old days, with smoke and booze and film all at the same time.

In fact, if I could get hold of one of those ceiling mounted projector TVs, I could even have smoke in the beams.

All I need now is a wench in a short skirt with a tray of ice creams. And a git rustling a popcorn packet behind me. A few chattering children and an idiot with a red-rimmed torch flashing his way around...

Nah. This is better than the old days. I miss the wench with the tray of ices though.

Back later, hopefully wide-eyed and with hair on end.

I haven't forgotten the Smoke Wars. There are slogans to design for the other parties before the Holyrood elections and there is a certain Rachael Noxious to be dealt with. There is also the backing-down Righteous cameraman to pursue. No mercy, no prisoners, no compromise. Those are the rules of engagement. Their rules. We have to play by their rules, it's only fair.

First though, scary filum time.

UPDATE: Thumbs up for 'Dead Silence'. No happy ending and a policeman who does not believe in ghosties at all. The final twist is a beauty too. Best line is from the policeman - 'Don't make me chase you. I don't have a full tank of gas.'

It didn't scare the pants off me but it was a lot of fun. The scene with the dummy of Obo is excellent too. I hope he was paid for that.


banned said...

I was thinking about this just this morning, why was Lord Of The Rings the last time I went to the cinema?
Because at home on my wide screen TV I can sit in comfort, in the company that I choose at the time of my choosing; eat and drink what I like, interupt the viewing at will and, of course, I can smoke.

2010 remake of "The Crazies", splendid; though I still miss the Saturday matinee sing-a-long but not waiting for the bus in the rain.

Corrugated Soundbite said...

Don't try this one until you've had a few. About 54 seconds in...

You'll know who I'm on about, L-I. Although this is one wench you'd prefer fully covered and preferably invisible ;-)

Leg-iron said...

CS - so she's struggling as a foreigner, and gets around that by demonising another group.

I'll bet she didn't leave Italy but was thrown out for being a twat, and ended up where twats are welcome.

In the arms of councils and the NHS.

Leg-iron said...

banned - I've noticed the same. Funnily enough, I think Lord of the Rings was my last cinema visit too.

Amusing Bunni said...

Sounds like you had a fun time. I prefer to watch movies at home too! You can get for free at the library, some are good, or for $1 a night with this red box thingy.

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