Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Am I the only one who's seen these movies??

Last nite as I watched my dvr'd show "Ferocious Crocodiles" I thought a lot about my dad. He was probably watching the same show. I could ask him "Dad, do you know how crocodiles mate?" and he would know. My dad is one of those people who will watch things on TV that no one else in the world is watching. And somehow I was the kid that was always watching those shows with him. Like for instance:
The movie The Loneliest Runner by Michael Landon. It's about a teenage boy who wets the bed all the time. One day his school bus pulls up in front of his house to drop him off and his bed sheets are hanging out the window with the darkest yellow stain I'd ever seen. I think he maybe needed to drink more water... Anyway, his mom was trying to embarrass him into not being a bed wetter. So, he starts running home from school trying to beat the bus home. Eventually he beats the bus by a lot and becomes this awesome Olympic runner. He also starts waking up really early in the morning to take his pee sheets to a laundry mat. I can't remember but for some reason he falls asleep in a furniture store on a bed and gets locked in. When he wakes up in the morning he hadn't wet the bed. All the poor guy needed was a new mattress. I swear this is a real movie. And it's somewhat auto-biographical according to Michael Landon.
Another movie I remember watching was called The Incredible Shrinking Man. The only part I really remember is this shrunken man stabbing a spider with a needle and hiding in a doll house. Or... something like that. I think I saw this movie several times.
While I'm on the subject of spiders, another movie I know I watched several times was Kingdom of the Spiders. This was worse than Aracnaphobia. These "spiders" weren't spiders at all. They were freakin' tarantulas that were taking over this town. I remember a man getting in his truck and he moves his sunshade and like 10 spiders fall on him. Later you see his face all webbed up. And another guy gets attacked while flying an airplane. That would suck. At the end of the movie there is like 5 people in a house trying to figure out how to survive and they look out the window and the whole town is just webbed over. Not lookin' too good for those guys... I'm pretty sure Capt. Kirk from Star Trek was in this movie.




Another movie about insects taking over was a TV movie with called It Happened at Lakewood Manor. It was about these big, blacks ants that were poisonous. I can remember a few scenes. One there was 3 or 4 people standing in a room covered in ants and they were breathing thru rolled up wallpaper so that the ants wouldn't get on their mouths. One guy couldn't handle it anymore and ran for the window & jumped. He was aiming for the pool. He missed. Splat. Another part a man was walking up stairs outside a building and put his hand on the black handrail. Yep- you guessed it. The handrail was covered in ants. Oooh scary!
I can't remember the name of this other movie and so I couldn't find any info about it online. But I do distinctly remember a big, black bug thing crawling up this guy as he's sleeping in his recliner. Then it used it's ginormous claw things to strangle the guy. So... if you know what movie that is, let me know. And then there was the Star Trek II movie where they stuck this worm thing in a guy's ear and it ate his brain or something. I think I was warped by that...

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26 comments:

S said...

I am FIRST!!!!WHOOOOOOOOHOOO

S said...

I have not heard of a single one of those movies. And if I had I doubt I would have watch them, ms scarity pants here:)

s--max said...

Ummm....okay. ha ha
I'm just glad to know I'm not the only one who watches really bad movies! How 'bout "Strays" ~ the one w/the killer cats? Pretty bad!

Tashasc30 said...

i hadnt heard of those movies
have a great wednesday

Dana said...

My husband is a Sci-Fi freak so I have seen a lot of stuff but nothing like what you have described here. I was actually okay with everything until you got to the ants. Makes me think of Fire Ants and now I feel like I have the darn things crawling all over me. Ack!

Nancy Face said...

WHAT THE? That movie about the pee turns out all uplifting and stuff? Weird.

The only one of these movies I know is the Star Trek one, cuz I used to be a serious Trekkie Nerd. That scene was SIIICK! :0

I have an award for you on my blog...the "I'm Fabulous Award." I know you already received it from Annie, but your fabulousness deserves to be mentioned more than just once! :D

Yvonne said...

I love movies, but....can't say I've seen any of those. Is your dad a nature lover--has he seen Planet Earth???

Colleen said...

I can honestly say I haven't seen a single one of those movies. Sorry.

utmommy said...

Sorry, haven't seen any of those.

utmommy said...

So, I haven't been blogging for a couple of days, and I just read your aging arms post. Cracked me up. My arms are totally aging. Worse than yours. I think you should've put your arm around me when we took the picture at Chili's. My arms look awful!

swampbaby said...

LOL! I think we saw the ants one at Grandma's house. She only had like 3 channels, so I think it was by default we watched that. And I totally remember the part you are talking about!

I bet you've never seen The Pumaman. It is the king of I-can't-believe-they-even-made-that movies.

Suzanne said...

I haven't seen any of these! That's probably good because I would probably be warped by some of those scenes too! :O You have the best memory, Tori! :D

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I saw a movie about killer ant swarms starring Suzanne Somers once. I think that might have been the Lakewood Manor movie. But then I've also sat through Piranha, Earth Girls Are Easy, and an American Haunting....all of which are CRAP!

I'm destined for an eternal spot on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 show.

Lauren said...

So sad....I felt a comment earlier and for some reason it isn't here...

Anyway, I am dying from laughter at the olympic bed wetter....that sounds out of control! I am gonna rent that...just to make fun of it.

That Star Trek movie ruined me for life! I have always been paranoid of a bug entering my ear...I know, weird...but like if a fly buzzes by...I freak!

BLAME IT ON STAR TREK!

Lauren said...

HAHAHA..."I felt a comment..."

wow..."I left a comment..." sounds a little more reasonable dontcha think?

Special K ~Toni said...

When do you have time to watch movies???

Jean Knee said...

now that's some scary sheeeet
the bed wetting movie I mean.

I never knew Michael Landon was a bed wetter, poor guy

Stacey said...

I was a bed wetter and I was never encouraged to become an Olypic runner. I feel jipped.

If you wanna see a classic,try Megaladon 3. The shark just opens his mouth and a guy jet skis into it. My dad and I laughed for so long over it.

Stacey said...

Ok let's try this again.

O-l-y-m-p-i-c.

Kayelyn said...

I have never heard of any , but the Incredible Shrinking Man. I think I watched it, but my movie memory isn't near as good as yours.

I have the same question as Toni- When do you have time to watch movies?

Tori :) said...

Toni and Kayelyn- These were all movies I remember watching with my dad when I wa a kid.

Heffalump said...

Ah, The Wrath of Khan...I saw that one in the drive in theatre...and those giant brain eating bugs were huge on the big screen. I hate that movie just because of that...it still gives me the willies.
I am kind of anti bug movies. Except maybe A Bug's Life. I can handle that one.

wendy said...

Micheal Landon's pee stained sheets sounds like a terrific movie! ewww!

On that note, I have two bedwetters but miracle of miracles - they were both dry last night! Wooohoooo!

jenica said...

with that first movie, if he was able to become such a great runner to become an olympian, why couldn't he just hold it till morning?

Stepherz said...

That earwig thing in Star trek gave me nightmares when I was a kid. I think I'm still traumatized. Everytime I feel an itch in my ear I automatically assume a bug/spider crawled in my ear while I was sleeping. Weird, huh? I know, I know. They probably have medication to treat me for that... :-)

No Cool Story said...

2 out of 3. Not bad if you ask me.
The guy was the loneliest runner becuase he smelled like pee (fatc).