Friday, October 12, 2012

OCTOBER 12: TWELVE DISCONCERTING EXHUMATIONS


FRANKENSTEIN
"Have you never wanted to do anything that was dangerous? Where should we be if no one tried to find out what lies beyond? Have your never wanted to look beyond the clouds and the stars, or to know what causes the trees to bud? And what changes the darkness into light? But if you talk like that, people call you crazy. Well, if I could discover just one of these things, what eternity is, for example, I wouldn't care if they did think I was crazy." ~Henry Frankenstein

 
PET SEMATARY
 "The soil of a man's heart is stonier, Louis. A man grows what he can, and he tends it. 'Cause what you buy, is what you own. And what you own... always comes home to you. Sometimes, dead is better." ~Jud Crandall

THE OMEN
"When the Jews return to Zion , And a comet rips the sky , And the Holy Roman Empire rises,  Then You and I must die. From the eternal sea he rises,  Creating armies on either shore,  Turning man against his brother, 'Til man exists no more." ~Father Brennan


THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW
 "By the way, Doctor Allen. What did you dream about this afternoon? A woman in your arms? The sea at your doorstep? Nooooo! You dreamt of me and of the grave. I know because I was there. And I can be there every time you close your eyes. When you wake up scream, Doctor Allen. Scream all you want. There is no escape from the grave." ~Dargent Peytraud    

 
PSYCHO II
"Oh Norman... You're mad don't you know that? You're as mad as a hatter." ~Mary Samuels

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA
"She lives beyond the grace of God, a wanderer in the outer darkness. She is "vampyr", "nosferatu". These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but instead grow strong and become immortal once infected by another nosferatu. So, my friends we fight not one beast but legions that go on age after age after age, feeding on the blood of the living. She is the Devil's concubine!"  ~Abraham Ven Helsing


DRAG ME TO HELL
 "I desire the SOUL of Christine Brown. We will FEAST upon it while she festers in the grave!" ~(a possessed) Shaun San Dena 




THE GRAVEDANCERS
 "I'm not going anywhere unless something is chasing me"~ Sid Vance

CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD
 "If those gates are left open, it could mean the end of humanity. We've got to get them shut again. At midnight on Monday, we go into All Saint's Day. The night of the dead begins. If the portholes of hell aren't shut before, no dead body will ever rest in peace. The dead will rise up all over the world and take over the Earth!" ~Theresa

SLEEPY HOLLOW
 "No, you must believe me. It was a horseman, a dead one. Headless" ~ Ichabod Crane

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES
"Jason's not in his grave! Hawes is. Dig it up! You gotta dig it up! You gotta dig it up!" ~Tommy

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
"Aren't you the least bit curious about it? Doesn't the bringing back to life what was once dead hold any intrigue to you? " ~ Medical student to Dr. Frankenstein

5 comments:

Budd said...

That Pet Semetary one is awesome. In high school I wrote a paper on the book discussing the time motif. It got an A. Thank you Stephen King.

Hope you plan on participating in the Scare Me Blogfest on halloween. I mean you really don't have to do anything different as your entire blog fits the category pretty well. So, sign up and hopefully it will send some traffic your way.

Marie said...

LOVE this one, Christine!

MrJeffery said...

wow. creepy, fun post!

The Film Connoisseur said...

Awesome list! My favorites are Bram Stokers Dracula and City of the Living Dead which by the way I think influenced Tarantino for Kill Bill Vol. II, the scene where Beatrix is buried alive.

Theres another great scene where the dead rises from their graves...not exactly an exhumation, but Bava's Black Sunday when that guy comes out of his grave...such an awesome resurrection sequence! And also, the one in The Crow, when the Crow resurrects, but I guess that would be a whole other list all together "best resurrection sequences" ;)

Christine Hadden said...

Budd: I will certainly check out your blogfest when I get a few spare moments.. that's the only thing bad about doing a month-long feature - I miss so much good stuff because any free time I have I am tweaking (or downright finishing at the last minute) my own lists. But I will take a look!!

Marie: Thanks! <3

MrJeffery: Thanks for reading!

TFC: I've no doubt CotLD probably influenced Tarantino - probably more than just a few times ;)

You know, I thought about that Bava one after I'd already had the post completed. I love Black Sunday - great stuff!