Not what you think...

Not what you think…

It’s always fun to remember the media of your youth and trace the bloody paths of your lifelong fears to their origins.

Me, I’ve always been worried about bodies of water. The ocean in particular fascinates me as much as it terrifies me. It’s not a strong enough fear to be a phobia, but there is a certain kind of anxiety… that’s always been there within me regarding the mysteries of the depths.

You can thank jaws For this. I tell anyone who will listen that Spielberg’s timeless classic vision instilled a permanent scar in me thanks to exposure at the age of four. This movie is the foundation. root. The bedrock of all my personal hippie devices.

When I think back it’s more difficult, though, it’s just not that jaws That sowed my fear of everything watery. Every major movie or TV that really scared me as a kid had something to do with water…and whatever horror lurked beneath.

One such movie is a cult classic crocodile. And one scene in particular was forever etched in my memory as a child.

I ate traits of creatures of all kinds when I was a kid. Anything to do with animals chomping at people was just too much. The jaws The thefts were all gems in my eyes. I couldn’t get enough of them and crocodile is no exception. Directed by the journeyman type Louis Teague (Kojo, Cat’s EyeIt was coined by the Galilee John Sayles (Piranha, howl), crocodile Considered one of the best jaws Inspirational flicks to follow on the heels of those classics.

Drawing on the urban “crocodile in the sewer” legend, John Sayles didn’t just hit the money easily jaws. He wanted to say something with her.

crocodile and its complement (The second crocodile: the boomIt was played fairly regularly on TV as a kid, and I watched it every time I watched it while surfing the channel. And with every viewing, I’ve been waiting in dread for one scene to happen…

During a birthday party, two kids dressed as pirates make a third, blindfolded, “walk the plank” while forcing him onto a diving board in a backyard pool. It’s night time. The pond is dark. The child is already afraid. As the pirates taunt and beat the victim in their play, the kid removes his blindfold just in time to turn on the pool light, revealing the enormous crocodile that opens wide to welcome a nighttime snack.

The pirates, who had not seen the crocodile at first, drove the child to certain death. We see the crocodile outperform the child under the water. Child pirates are terrified when they see what they just did.

It’s a short scene, but it’s by far the scariest and scariest in the movie while also retaining the tongue-in-cheek sense of horror that Sayles’ screenplays are known for. “I bet you didn’t think we’d go there, did you,” the pool scene looks to smile at the audience.

It’s that pungent flavor that permeates the film and makes it act like tongue in cheek jaws It was envisioned as. Most of the tunes from Spielberg’s blockbuster movie are there but spoiled in fun ways. Our position Brody is Detective Madison (Robert Forster), which gives the role a performance that transcends the lines of sincerity and knowledge of sarcastic charisma. Matt Hooper is reptile expert Marisa Kendall (Robin Ricker) with whom Madison begins an affair. It’s fun to see Brody and Hooper turn into lovers.

What if Quint was a daredevil in an all-over show race over his head? This is Colonel Brock’s place.Henry SilvaIt comes with all its clever charm. Then what if local officials were more than just incompetents looking for their bottom line – but wicked assholes slaughtered by a crocodile in an act that can only be defined as nature’s revenge?

sarcastic edge of crocodile Not enough credit is given for being as smart as it is. The entire film is presented as an urban scene of a semi-mythical narrative of jaws. Where Spielberg told an earnest, serious story about man versus nature, Sayles and Teague took on the scheme and elicited a heavy dose of sarcasm all around. While jaws Contains topics related to the petty interests of small town politics, crocodile He takes the subject and works with him to take the shots at Big Pharma and how the government flatters who pays the highest price all the time the average person is being eaten alive in struggle – in this case quite literally.

The film’s tone runs a tightrope that balances real danger, crocodile horror, and the ironic flair of the script. It is tightly designed like creatures features. The influences are a product of their time, but they still retain their charm. The shots of a real crocodile walking on miniature groups are very cool. Think Libus night But with scales.

crocodile It has stood the test of time for horror fans. It was a beloved staple in cable watching back in the day, and fans have been eager for years and years for the movie to get the physical media attention it deserves. Thanks to the latest 4K release from Scream Factory, the movie is now widely available to share with a whole new generation of fans. And it’s worth watching.

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