Thursday, 6 December 2012

30 Day Horror Challenge-Day 17: A bad ass post/pre-kill one-liner

For the next 30 days (or whenever I stop being lazy and finish it), I will be giving my fingers short bursts of exercise by completing the 30 Day Horror Challenge, found here. Hopefully it will give you a bit of insight into what horror is for me. Don't forget to check back every day for a new installment.


Day 17: A bad ass post/pre-kill one-liner

'Jesus wept'.

The shortest passage of the Bible, a sign of compassion, turned on its head in Clive Barker's Hellraiser, where Uncle Frank delivers the line with hooks embedded in his cheeks, knowing the demonic Cenobites are about to deliver their Hellish justice on him. He spent the film trying to escape the pain-loving creatures, but here, is almost embracing and defiant of the pain he is about to endure. He rasps out the cocky line mere moments before Pinhead and co rip his soul apart.

No Freddy wit or Hannibal class, just a purely powerful line.