Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Favorite scary weather scenes in horror movies

EarthSky put together this interesting look at Scary Weather Scenes in Horror Movies for Halloween- which I think is appropriate since I'm a meteorologist. Enjoy! 
 
By   Oct 27, 2014 

Favorite scary weather scenes in horror movie

Are those loud rumbles of thunder – or pelts of hail hitting your roof and knocking on your windows – or a crazed psycho killer on the loose?

Have you ever watched a scary movie where a crazed killer chases a person in an old, abandoned house during a thunderstorm? If you have, then you know how certain kinds of weather can add suspense and thrills to a horror movie. Thunderstorms can be loud and can produce the flickering lighting that adds to a scary movie. Some of the classic movies just had to include stormy weather. Follow the links below for my picks of favorite scary weather scenes in horror movies.
Frankenstein. How would Frankenstein be born without a good thunderstorm with plenty of lightning?
VIDEO CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H3dFh6GA-A

The Shining. Stephen King built his book (and the subsequent movie) The Shining upon the fact that weather can be horrible. The Shining focuses on a hotel where a couple and their son are trapped by bad weather, and (bwahaha) the hotel eventually drives Jack Nicholson’s character mad. Towards the end of the movie, the scene below would not be possible without a major winter storm. SPOILER ALERT for the clip below: If you’ve never seen The Shining, you might want to avoid watching this clip!
VIDEO CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfpKXa-AhPE

Psycho. The classic Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho also uses bad weather to drive the action forward. Near the premise and beginning of this movie, Marion Crane leaves her home and work place after stealing money from her boss. After hours of driving on the road, a mixture of fatigue and stormy weather influences her decision to spend the night at the Bates motel. Without the storm, would she have stayed at the Bates Motel? We’ll never know, but you have to admit, weather played a large role in her decision to spend the night at a hotel … that will never let her come out alive.
Happy Halloween!
VIDEO CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSlo44VO-lE

SOURCE http://earthsky.org/earth/favorite-scary-weather-scenes-in-horror-movies?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=d2cd3f1a73-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-d2cd3f1a73-307928925  

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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