Sunday Matinee – July 28th, 2013

Greetings.

What’s the greatest movie opening of all time? I’m not really setting any parameters, but you can figure it out.

For your boy, it’s Scream. Hands down. It’s an absolutely captivating piece of film and some of the most brilliant writing in film history. It starts off so innocent and calm, and keeps building until something as benign as a telephone ring is the scariest sound in the world. I love how it all starts off so innocent, and the killer has his subtle slip ups like

“Why do you want to know my name?”
“Because I want to know who I’m looking at”
“…what did you say?”
“….I said I want to know who I’m…talking to”

And it builds until “YOU HANG UP ON ME AND I’LL GUT YOU LIKE A FISH!”. Then they play the game, and man, I could just talk about the scene all day. Absolutely incredible.

How say you?

Also, I have an ask, my people. I’ve recently started working on short stories, perhaps working up to longer pieces of fiction someday. So, I’ve posted my first attempt at my website, and I’d like to know what the people who dig my work think. It’s only about 3 pages long, so it won’t take too much of your time. You can either let me know in the comments or email, [email protected] Much appreciated, thanks. Also, while you’re at it with the email, do send in your questions for the QOTD.

Caliber’s Till Death Do Us Part Is For Sissies