Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Living Nightmare

The Shamus asked us for our Top 5 Scariest Movie Characters. And this has to be one of the most disturbing scenes for me involving one of the scariest characters in movie history. Lynch can build a scene like few others. Few directors these days have the patience to let the camera roll and let a scene unfold before us. These days it's all ramps and jump cuts constantly reminding you that you're watching a movie. But not Lynch. He hangs and lingers and creates some of the most powerful cinema to date. The idea that you could be telling someone this horrible nightmare you had and then slowly watch it unfold before you to me is truly terrifying.


* (asterisk) said...

Good call, Piper. Lynch is a master of scares. A scare-master, if you will.

Sheamus the... said...

this scene was freaked me out too this first time I saw it.

pacheco said...

I started watching the clip but then remembered how much that part scared me each time I saw it, so I decided not to finish that clip.

I just saw Lost Highway for the first time the other day. Every time I see a Lynch film, it's 100 times scarier than any "horror film." I love the guy.

Garrett said...

Shit. its been years since ive seen this film and I never fully did understand it completely but I definitely do remember this scene.

I just got chills watching this.

Joe Valdez said...

Fuckin-A, Piper. This is some creepy stuff. What makes it work is the five-minute build-up. Any conventional film made for teenagers would just cut to the scare.

I never watched Mulholland Drive all the way through, but you've made me want to go back and check this out again. Great work, my man!