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Blood, Candy & Tears

June 11th, 2009 by unkle lancifer · 11 Comments

The ending of LUCKYEE MCGEE‘s MAY is enough to leave one of our dear readers (Gillig) in tears. I totally get that because between you and me and the lamp post, the ending of CANDYMAN has the same effect on me (Oh man, when everyone shows up to VIRGINIA MADSEN‘s funeral…hold on, I have something in my eye…) What about you guys? Any horror movie make you turn on the waterworks? If not, what movie brought you the closest to loosing it? How about that dog in FLY 2? I know that got some of you! Leave a comment, share, purge, heal..

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  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    By the way, SPOILER ALERT! Virginia Madsen dies in CANDYMAN. (She’s not really dead though cuz…)

  • 2 VicarOfVHSNo Gravatar // Jun 11, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    For me, as I’ve said before on my site, it’s Jean Rollin’s LIVING DEAD GIRL. A lot of folks slam it for bad effects and slow pacing and such, but for me it’s a fairy tale about mourning lost loved ones, not letting them go even when you must, and how that sadness can tear you apart. The ending of that flick, when the living living girl comes to terms with what she’s done by keeping the living dead girl with her (selfishly), never fails to make me mist up, and sometimes produces fat wet tears.

  • 3 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Jun 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm


    Believe it or not, I had to stop I Am Legend when the dog died. Oh. My. God. Except for the crap SPFX, that was a very effective film.

    I get choked up through The Attic with Carrie Snodgress (sp?) because in general her character’s life is so sad and she’s a very lost soul. Another effective film.

    The Dad’s deaths in both 28 Days Later and The Host.

    Also the end of Fulci’s Aenigma is kind of weirdly movie.

    Oh, and I just mentioned this the other day. The last shot in Castle Freak – I’m choking up!

    Those are the ones that come to mind.

  • 4 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Jun 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    PS – I haven’t seen May yet, which is weird because we own a copy and because I love Jeremy Sisto. So what up with that?

  • 5 senskiNo Gravatar // Jun 11, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    The Sixth Sense – Cole tells his mother about her mother – “The answer is, ‘Every day.’ What is the question?”
    – “…do I make her proud?”

  • 6 FatherOfTearsNo Gravatar // Jun 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I’ll have to admit that a horror film never had me in tears.  The ending of the semi-sci-fi flick “The Day of the Dolphin” did.  Any person that had a bout of separation anxiety as a kid will find that ending a bit hard to take.

  • 7 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 11, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Vicar, Living Dead Girl is awesome. The way you just described it reminds me of the dilemma in Pet Sematary.

    Amanda, we have to talk extensively about “The Attic” sometime. I am fanatical about that movie and have been itching to write about it for a while.

    Senski, I got kind of choked up just reading that quote.

    Fatheroftears, I have yet to see “The Day of The Dolphin” but separation anxiety is my bag and I will seek it out.

  • 8 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Oh yes, let’s chat about The Attic. I think it’s a really amazing, surprisingly moving film!

  • 9 NiNiNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm


    Oh gods, the rest of I Am Legend was craptastic but the scene with the dog had me choking up in the theater. The death of animals will always make me tear up anyway, but I also thought the dog was the best actor in the film. >_>

    The very last part of the final scene of May got me too, as it probably gets anyone who ever struggled with feelings of alienation and loneliness. Great film but it left me feeling depressed for days.

    Then there’s Pet Sematary – Zelda didn’t scare me, maybe because what my own brain came up with from reading the book was worse, but both of Gage’s deaths get to me, the second probably the worse. At first you cheer for the end of the horrid little demon, then you’re forcefully reminded that he didn’t ask to be brought back a monster…

    But the worst of all? Not even a horror flick, but the animated movie Grave of the Fireflies. Usually I can manfully bite back the tears, but that one had me bawling like a baby at the end!

  • 10 LaDraculNo Gravatar // Jun 13, 2009 at 8:24 am

    “Dawn of the Dead”, where the father is bitten by a zombie, and he tells them to kill him because he doesn’t want to be infected and kill his daughter. And now she’s all alone…until she meets that cute security guard trainee.

  • 11 coltoniumNo Gravatar // Jun 13, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    This is a great topic for discussion, one that I’ve rarely seen addressed.  The final scene in “Carrie” always makes me cry, when Amy Irving wakes from her nightmare about Carrie pulling her into the grave;  Amy Irving’s mom (who I believe was actually played by her real mother) holds her and tries to comfort her by saying “It’s alright, it’s alright,” but you know it will never truly be alright for Amy, having witnessed a massacre. I also get misty-eyed at the end of “The Others” when Nicole Kidman and her children watch the family who have come to live in their home and Nicole says “This is our house. We’ll never leave.” Anyone who has ever truly loved a house knows that sickening feeling of having to move and then realizing that completely different people will now inhabit what was once yours.

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