Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tripod Sirens

All this had happened with such swiftness that I had stood motionless, dumbfounded and dazzled by the flashes of light. Had that death swept through a full circle, it must inevitably have slain me in my surprise. But it passed and spared me, and left the night about me suddenly dark and unfamiliar.

4 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

Love the sound they make. I wonder if I could get that for my horn in my truck....

Joel said...

I was just watching this video last week, to hear the tripod sound! I remember seeing this on the big screen and finding the imagery of people being instantaneously cremated more disturbing than any amount of traditional gore (and that's not just the desensitization to movie blood that comes with years of watching horror films talking.) This and the scene with the bodies floating down the river really stuck with me.

Also, dying to see Super 8 when it releases.

GoneferalinID said...

I saw that at a friends with the super fancy surround sound. It freaked me out big time. So well done. I really liked that movie even if it had cute kids in it. That honk and the legs clanking, I love it. I've heard war of the worlds is based on what it must have been like for the native Americans when the Europeans came along.

GoneferalinID said...

I actually got called out on a case the first time I saw that. I watched it at home on my super duper setup and need to say again, that is one of my favorite scary movie moments ever. I had nightmares about those things the night after I watched it. I was sleeping in a huge dome tent and I dreamed that the poles turned into the legs of those guys. Yes. I. Am. A. Dork.