A blog to accompany ENGL 6750/7750, Film Studies, Middle Tennessee State University, Summer 2013
One cannot argue with the appeal of the effect involving the insect-like/scorpionesque creature crawling out of Ricardo Montalban's ear. That moment drew actual screams/visceral groans at our Newton, Iowa, movie theater back in the day....
Clint, I remember being a kid in the theater with my parents when that happened. I was never so relieved as when we walked outside the theater and the sun was still there (Saturday matinee) . It was just a movie, but the image is engraved in my brain.
I kind of have a similar memory from watching Picard's opening nightmare sequence from 'First Contact,' at the end of which a Borg drillbit-thingy makes contact with the lens of his wide-open eye. Still gives me chills. Could be a paper somewhere in this... 'Star Trek' and images of bodily torture?
Into Darkness is worse than Final Frontier, Nemesis, and Insurrection? C'mon!