Sunday, April 21, 2013

The League: First Impressions

This week's League of Extraordinary Bloggers topic is...

You never get a second chance at a first impression–what moment in pop culture had you saying “Now, that’s how you make an introduction!”

I thought about this a minute and then it hit me. One of my favorite villains from horror film history is Freddy Krueger and the original A Nightmare on Elm Street being the best of the bunch,  in fact one of the best original horror films I've ever seen.

The opening scene to that film when I first saw it and having no idea who Freddy was or what the movie was really about was startling.. spooky... shocking... thrilling! The original film starts out showing you just a guy's hands laying out an old leather glove and dumping a bag of razors and metal pieces all over a dirty old work table. You have no idea where this is, what this stuff is for or what the hell is going on. You slowly watch this person's horrific creativity come together as he begins sharpening and welding. Then his diabolical creation is revealed. With a creepy raspy "Ahhhhh" and Charles Berstein's score hitting a high note you know you are in for something that you've never said before! This is easily my all-time favorite film opening. The visuals and the music! I've found the scene on Youtube for your viewing pleasure.

Check out what my fellow bloggers found to WOW them!!

3B's Toy Hive: Tim Burton's Batman tells the world his name.

Geek Chunks: 80s Cartoon Intros.

Cavalcade of Awesome: LL Cool J rocking the house.

Diary of a Dorkette: For the honor of Grayskull!!

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