The first two OMEN movies scared the hell out of me when I was a kid and they always seemed to be on T.V. Something about those demonic chants that would come before an approaching death got to me. Were they singing “Long live Damien”? The scariest part, I think, was in the second film when that guy fell into the ice. Just knowing that he could see safety through the ice but not reach it freaked me. All the people running around unable to do anything but watch him float away, and he could SEE them! What an awful way to go!!
Yes Virginia, there is a danger to be found on frozen lakes! And as we once did with scarf safety, we’re going to take the opportunity you just provided us to speak of ice safety. Usually ice safety is a subject for spring, but with this whole global warming thing going on, now is as good a time as any. We don’t want any of our beloved readers to suffer the same fate as that guy in DAMIEN OMEN 2! Let’s look at some other fine films that address that logical fear!
Google research also reveals similar ice calamities in cute doggy flicks (EIGHT BELOW), crap-fests that shoplifters have to star in for penance (MR.DEEDS), and the always educational daytime sudser PASSIONS.
So listen up kids, if you’re going to learn anything in life, it certainly won’t be at school. It will be at the movies, and all movies agree STAY OFF THE ICE!