Spoiler Alert! I’m going to be talking about several movies and I’m not going to worry if I give anything away. Jaws, Strait-Jacket, Sleepy Hollow, The Brain that Wouldn’t Die.
We’re watching Jaws, because it is a good summer flick. This is what I call relaxing movie viewing: something we’ve seen before that we can just enjoy. Until the moment when Robert Shaw scrapes his fingernails along the chalkboard to get everybody’s attention during the big village meeting. I cringed.
“My most UN-favorite moment of the movie,” I said. “I don’t even mind the severed head.”
In fact, the first time I saw the severed head (you know, when Richard Dreyfus is underwater looking at the recently sunken boat), I jumped and said, “EEWW!” But it’s a great moment in a scary movie. Thinking about it, I came up with the title of today’s blog post. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Last night we watched Strait-Jacket with the incomparable Joan Crawford. This movie featured several severed heads. It is one of my favorites. I loved it even before I knew it was produced and directed by that master of such movies, William Castle.
Naturally I started thinking about other movies we could watch that featured severed heads. My first thought was Sleepy Hollow, or as I like to call it, The Headless Everybody. I told Steven we should watch some more severed head films and he said, “Like The Brain that Wouldn’t Die.”
“You’re a genius,” I said.
Ooh, as I typed all this in, the movie progressed and they are ALMOST to the moment of the severed head. I must stop typing and watch. As I look back on this post, I do not believe the Spoiler Alert was truly necessary. No matter. A couple of bold-faced words is always a good start for a blog post. I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday as much as I am.