5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

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5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

Postby archaeologydalek » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:43 pm

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Re: 5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

Postby Marcuse » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:57 pm

I liked this one, I think each entry is pretty solid. I think the ropiest one was the one about It's a Wonderful Life merely because it kind of reaches a little into the future to justify why it's horrifying rather than showing something within the movie itself like the others. But I wouldn't classify that as more than a nitpick. I think the order of them is pretty well chosen as well, I do think the Santa Clause is probably the scariest one out of the bunch and it's nice to see an article not blow its load on entries 5 and 4.

Overall, enjoyable!
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Re: 5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

Postby thatindianguy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:11 pm

I actually think the 'Wonderful Life' one completely fell apart.

Yes the manufacturing industry will collapse eventually, but that'll be decades from the present time of the film.
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Re: 5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

Postby archaeologydalek » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:33 pm

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Re: 5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

Postby Aquila89 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:38 am

Marcuse wrote:I liked this one, I think each entry is pretty solid. I think the ropiest one was the one about It's a Wonderful Life merely because it kind of reaches a little into the future to justify why it's horrifying rather than showing something within the movie itself like the others.


Furthermore, the article says: "Things might be better for the entire region in the long run if he told Clarence to buzz off and jumped into the goddamned river." But as a commenter pointed out, Pottersville isn't what would happen if George killed himself; it's what would happen if he'd never been born. The manufacturing industry is already there, and it's not going to disappear because of George killing himself.
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Re: 5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

Postby rowdyrodimus » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:01 am

I've gotten to the point on Cracked where Dalek's articles are pretty much the only ones I look forward to. There are others that are sometimes interesting but not as consistently as AD's.
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Re: 5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

Postby Knicholas » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:17 pm

I liked the article. The bit on the origins of caroling actually would make me want to revive some of the old traditions.
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Re: 5 Classic Christmas Movies That Are Secretly Horrifying

Postby archaeologydalek » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:16 pm

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