SO... when I read André Dumas' recent post on The Horror Digest about her penchant for taking showers instead of baths, I did agree that taking a bath - at least in a horror movie - seemed to be a bad idea.
HOWEVER, I think most will agree that taking a shower really doesn't provide any more protection from death and other ghastly things. In fact, as much as I enjoy a nice, steaming hot shower, I will be the first to admit I am a little shaky when the curtain is closed and the whole place steams up like a sauna room at a men's club. Who knows what lurks outside the curtain? Actually, I think we DO know.
At least with a bath I am completely aware of what is going on. Everything is right there out in the open. If I'm going to be offed in my bathroom I think I'd rather see the killer coming so I can fend him off by... I don't know...kicking him in the crotch with my feet or maybe setting his hair on fire with my soothing lavender candle.
In the shower, you're so damned vulnerable. Not only are you naked, but you've got a curtain or door to contend with, and no doubt some damn shampoo in your eyes. All the sudden AHHHH! The curtain flies back and you're stabbed like a piece of beef on a shish kabob. No time to even grab your back scrubber and poke your attackers eye out!
In horror, the shower will be forever immortalized as a great place to die, thanks to the brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock and a little bit of Hershey's syrup.
So with André's blessing, I give you showers of doom:
|My Bloody Valentine|
|Dressed to Kill|
|Friday the 13, Part VIII|
Jason Takes Manhattan
|Friday the 13th|
|In the Folds of the Flesh|
|A Nightmare on Elm Street 2|
|Phantom of the Paradise|
|The Seventh Victim|
|Zombi 2 (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters)|
|(...and then the eye jab)|
I think I've proved my point.
Then again, maybe it's just best to avoid the bathroom altogether.