Today, I would like to pay tribute to ten of the most terrifying films ever made that, for all intents and purposes, weren’t explicitly designed to scare you senseless.
On more than one occasion, the Child’s Play films have been linked to heinous real-world events. Here are five of the most infamous incidents in which the sinister Good Guy doll has been implicated as an influence on rapes, murder and torture.
31 films, one for every terrifying day of October.
Why the other 11 months simply can’t compete.
“You don’t want to go to your grave not knowing what it’s like to make out with a girl wearing midnight black lipstick, do you? Aye, such would be a fate grimmer than death herself.”
The great residual effect of 9/11, if you aren’t old enough to vote or buy cigarettes at the moment? “Murica.” Yes, that’s what 9/11 means to today’s kids. Not terror. Not tragedy. Not the loss of safety. It means “that weird point in time before social media where everybody liked Chuck Norris.”
The epitome of 21st century counter-culturalism isn’t CBGB’s – rather, it’s hanging out at your nearest Chick-Fil-A.
“There’s no doubt about it – you learn way more about yourself and how the real world works before going to university than after you graduate from it.”
“I decided to take a gander at ten of the most beloved comedy movies of the last 40 years, reviewing them for content that would totally not fly with major movie execs nowadays. As it turns out, some of the greatest cinematic knee slappers probably never would’ve gotten off the drawing board…”
Although “uneducated” doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing as “total idiot,” the underlying assumption you are cognitively hardwired to make is that “uneducated” means “unlearned,” “unknowledgeable,” “unskilled,” and to a certain extent, “uncultured.”