Come on, admit it. Every time you see a horror movie, you rattle of what you would do in any given scene. “Don’t take a shower now!” You whine. “Are you freakin crazy? Don’t look under the bed!” You warn the characters. “I would have taken the path with the debris, it’d slow down the bad guy.” You confide to your watching partner.
Admittedly, if the characters were doing those things—the story would end, so writers depend upon characters who have no clue what to do. But, in our world, we can’t help thinking what we do if we were in that situation for real and how we would survive.
For the fun of it, I took note of some scenes in recently watched movies to see what I would have chosen.
“Joy Ride.” The scene when the trucker called them in the hotel their first night with the girl riding along with them. They jump up and run out of a full hotel and get in the car and take off onto the highway--the trucker's killing ground. Me? I would have just locked the door and called the front desk and warn them and then the cops.
“Halloween.” When Jamie curls up on the floor with a knitting needle??? Huh? This is a house with a fully decked out kitchen with knives, right? And, for that matter, why didn’t she leave with the kids???
“The Fog” When the DJ is in the lighthouse screaming over the radio that someone has to save her son and then begs her son to forgive her for not being with him. She has a radio station—record a message that everyone should stay out of the fog and let it play in a loop and get in your car and save your son. Apparently, the town’s well being meant more to her.
Okay, now it’s your turn to give me a movie and a time when you went—“No! No! Do it this way….”