Monday, February 9, 2009

Why?!? WHY?!?!

Poltergeist is a great horror flick. I haven't seen it in a few years, until yesterday.

I never noticed how ridiculous Craig T. Nelson's little expository explosion is, during the climax. You know, when he screams at the developer...

You son of a bitch. You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the head stones. You only moved the head stones. Why? Why?

Two things -

First of all, he yelled at the developer while his family is still trapped in the building. He tried to get in but exploding caskets impeded his way, and the door just closed shut on him. What kind of loving husband or father would do such a thing. He couldn't wait till it was over and write a strongly worded rebuke to the company?

Secondly, I took that quote off of imdb. But, to be honest, that quote is sorely lacking in punctuation. My title (for this post) is much better. Nelson actually sounds insane by the time he gets to "Why??!? WHY??!?!!?" It doesn't even sound like him.

Check it out (Nelson's rant is at the 3 minute mark, or so)


1 comment:

kimberoo99 said...

seemed horrific at the time that they only moved the headstones.then I learned that it's common practice,esp if bldg a highway. The developer should have said that. A haunted highway movie would be scary, tho.