Monday, May 19, 2008

With Teeth

I'm not going to ruin anything about the movie Teeth's premise on this blog - click on the link and read it for yourself (of course, spoiler alert). It is, however, undoubtedly the most amazingly awesome horror movie idea ever.

I'm not sure how they managed to pull this off with only an "R" rating, but still awesome.

(H/T: The Agitator)


Mike said...

I've been a little curious how they pull it off myself, though I will note that the best horror movies are the ones that don't show much gore (and indeed, if they really showed anything I'm not sure any male would ever step out of his house again). Indeed, the cringe-worthiness of it has kept me away from it for a while, though it's gotten pretty good reviews. Have you seen it, or just recently heard about it?

Andy said...

Do you think it will look like the sand pit in Return of the Jedi?

Anyway, how they pull it off -- I'm reminded of the movie Goldeneye and, specifically, the hot evil character, Xenia Climbsontop (ok, that last name may be fake). Her "superpower" (to quote the article above) was the ability to crush men's pelves, which of course was made possible by gratuitous sex. The analogy to Teeth being, when Xenia kills the russian general, all you hear is a snap, he falls limp, he dies smiling. But no gore, no actual crushed body. I would think Teeth would do it like this, a snap, shot of the man's face in agony and then we move on.

Ben said...

Andy, Andy....where's your knowledge of classic movies? The name is Xenia Onatopp, not "Climbsontop". "Onatopp" is much more tasteful, just like glorious past Bond Girl names like Pussy Galore and Holly Goodhead (a scientist, natch).