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The movie theater scene is priceless


I can definitely see the influence of Carnival of Lost Souls in this, the eerie atmosphere, the ghoulish looking people with their creepy stares etc. Dare I say, the film wouldn't be half as good as it is without this unforgettable scene?

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Yeah, best scene.

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This scene and the scene in the supermarket are my favorites. Just imagine walking into a supermarket, and the next thing you see is a bunch of weird looking people feasting on meat. Can you spell "creepy"?

"The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world." - Gman, Half-Life 2

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It's my favorite scene!

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Indeed!

"The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world." - Gman, Half-Life 2

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That movie theater scene is one of my favorite horror movie scenes. It is creepy. This scene makes me nostalgic for old movie theaters.

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Indeed.

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It is a great scene and probably influences another of my favorites: Anguish.
Anguish takes it to a whole other level, but the vulnerability of a movie theater was shown much earlier in Messiah of Evil.


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This scene reminded of the scene in Hitchcock's The Birds where Tippi Hedren is waiting in the schoolyard and the crows begin assembling on the monkey bars behind her. She notices one crow flying overhead and then landing, and when she looks around the playset is entirely covered with birds.



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I love that scene! The grocery store scene is great too, even if the chase should have been a bit longer.

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