Horror Roundtable Week Ninety-Four

Share a favourite horror quote.

Jeff O’Brien

“We’re done, man! Game Over!”

Cpl Hicks, ALIENS.

Sean – Attentiondeficitdisorderly Too Flat

For my money there’s no beating “We have such sights to show you…” as said by Pinhead in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser. Sums up the whole damn genre. Also, one time a girl said it to me before sexytime, which was fucking awesome.

B-Sol – Vault of Horror

“For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you are a wise man, Van Helsing.”

–Dracula (1931)

David Z. – Tomb It May Concern

Oh that is a fun one…

I’ll take Tenebre and the classic “Pervert…filthy slimy pervert.” Of course the character saying that is running around and killing people while the horrid pervert is a pretty lesbian. I’d take lesbians over serial murderers anyday there fella.

Corey – Evil On Two Legs

“I dunno what the hell’s in there, but it’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is.”

The Thing (1982)

Uncle Lancifer – Kindertrauma

“As a matter of fact, it was…” Dr. Loomis’s response to Laurie Strode’s question of whether “the shape” was indeed “the boogeyman” in the final scene of HALLOWEEN comes to mind first. In fact, most of John Carpenter’s films are highly quotable and he’s really not given enough credit as a writer of crisp, to the point and still hauntingly lyrical dialogue. His collaborations with Debra Hill especially shine. So, assuming I’m not the only one to jump on that brilliant tone confirming remark by the good doctor, let me throw in for good measure, a little last minute advice from smokey voiced DJ Stevie Wayne (ADRIENNE BARBEAU) from THE FOG, which is a wonderful tribute to THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD’s “Keep watching the skies!”

“I don’t know what happened to Antonio Bay tonight. Something came out of the fog and tried to destroy us. In one moment, it vanished. But if this has been anything but a nightmare, and if we don’t wake up to find ourselves safe in our beds, it could come again. To the ships at sea who can hear my voice, look across the water, into the darkness. Look for the fog.”


“We must destroy the living…”

Garden of the Dead.

JA – My New Plaid Pants

I could list every single line spoken by Piper Laurie in Carrie here (“Red. I might’ve known it would be red.”; “I can see your dirty pillows.”), but I’ll stick with the mother (hardy har) of all of them:

“I should’ve killed myself when he put it in me. After the first time, before we were married, Ralph promised never again. He promised, and I believed him. But sin never dies. Sin never dies. At first, it was all right. We lived sinlessly. We slept in the same bed, but we never did it. And then, that night, I saw him looking down at me that way. We got down on our knees to pray for strength. I smelled the whiskey on his breath. Then he took me. He took me, with the stink of filthy roadhouse whiskey on his breath, and I liked it. I liked it! With all that dirty touching of his hands all over me. I should’ve given you to God when you were born, but I was weak and backsliding, and now the devil has come home. We’ll pray.”

Eric – Bloody Good Horror

Mine’s slightly obscure. But more or less the entirety of “Sleepaway Camp 2″. With the exception of a few slightly offensive ones, my favorite is when the (one) black camper is readying a practical joke to pull on Angela, and as he’s painting red stripes on his hockey mask he says, “Angela will dookie in her pants!”. There is something magical about both his cadence, and the way that he emphasizes “dookie”, that gets me every time.

Nathan – MicroHorror

Skeet Ulrich as Billy Loomis, “Scream” (1996): “Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative.”

Retropoliltan – Tales To Astonish

There are so many great lines in horror that it would take me weeks or months to sift through them all to find just the right one for this occasion. Instead, I’ll offer the very first one to come to mind, from the 1983’s atrocious horror-comedy “Hysterical”:

“The library is closed. All white people must leave.”

Tim – Mondo Schlocko

I still get a kick out of the “Wolfman has nards!” line from MONSTER SQUAD. No exactly thrilling but it has stuck with me whenever I think of watching movies during my years as a youngin’.

Kimberly – Cinebeats

My thoughts went straight to horror film quotes so I hope you weren’t asking for literary quotes or general quotes about horror. A couple of favorites that popped into my head were:

“It’s a dog eat dog world, and from where I sit, there just ain’t enough damn dogs!” – Drayton Sawyer (Jim Siedow) in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

“I find a coffin much more comfortable than a bed” – Dr. Lorenz (Bela Lugosi) in the Corpse Vanishes (1942)

“Monster? We’re British, you know.” – Dr. Wells (Peter Cushing) in Horror Express (1973) in response to the question: “But what if one of you is the monster?”

Arbogast on Film

Does it get any better than “We belong dead”?

Well, does it? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks once again to all of this week’s participants, and until next week, keep your balls in the air, Reg. Keep your balls in the air.

13 Responses to “Horror Roundtable Week Ninety-Four”

  1. Sean T. Collins Says:

    Quotes I’m glad WEREN’T said to me by a girl prior to sexytime:

    “I find a coffin much more comfortable than a bed.”

    “Wolfman has nards!”

    “I dunno what the hell’s in there, but it’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is.”

    “Pervert…filthy slimy pervert,” however, is acceptable.

  2. Steve Says:

    You’ve just made it my life’s mission to get someone to say “Wolfman’s got nards” to me when I whip ’em out.

  3. Urbain Grandier Says:

    Some of my faves can be heard in this cool YouTube series, Splatter Theater:






  4. Sam J. Miller Says:

    “It’s not as if she were a maniac… a raving thing… she just… she just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes.”

  5. Ivan Says:

    “You’re next! You’re next!” (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

    “Once they were men, now they are landcrabs.” (Attack of the Crab Monsters)

  6. The Retropolitan Says:

    “We belong dead” is such a wonderful, wonderful line.

  7. ARBOGAST Says:

    I always liked “It wants no straps” from THE EXORCIST. I also like Edward Woodward’s little speech from INCENSE FOR THE DAMNED:

    “Man works and loves in many ways. Some men, for instance, get excitement only from statues – the “Pygmalion Syndrome”. Other men can only make love in coffins. You have voyeurs, transvestites, narcissists, bestialists— Ah, it’s a funny old world we live in!”

  8. Jeff Allard Says:

    While it’s a terrible movie, my friends and I quoted Creepshow 2’s “Thanks for the ride, lady!” for years.

    The same (well, except for the terrible movie part) goes for “Sorry kid, I don’t believe in fairy tales!” from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (and pretty much every other Freddy line from that movie).

    Rory Calhoun’s final words in Motel Hell always struck me as great. After a lifetime spent killing innocent people and selling their meat back to unaware consumers as “Farmer Vincent’s Fritters”, with his dying breath he confesses his greatest sin: “I’m the biggest hypocrite of them all! My meats…I used preservatives.”

    And I’m also partial to Dr. Channard’s first words as a Cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser II: “And to think…I hesitated.”

  9. Sean Says:

    The above are wonderful.

    No one mentioned Dr. Pretorious’ tag line for the movie, “From Beyond”:

    “Humans are such easy prey.”

    One that’s stuck with me since I was a kid is the line by Ralph Norton, who is cackling like a hen being as he has just lost his freakin’ mind after seening The Mummy come back to life:

    “He went for a little walk. You should have seen his face!”

  10. Nathan Says:

    “And to think…I hesitated.”

    That’s another great one. Sends chills up my spine.

  11. Zombie Games Says:

    From Steven King’s The Stand

    “Come down and eat chicken with me beautiful.. it’s so DARK!”

  12. Jonathan Says:

    “I’m in the God Damn Club, Aren’t I?”
    – Rudy “Monster Squad”

    The line is stupid as hell but it pumped me up as a kid everytime I heard it. Everything else said by you guys was great as well.

  13. Praise_up Says:

    “This is it, Jennifer, you’re big break in TV…Welcome to prime-time, BITCH!”
    -Freddy Krueger, Nightmare On Elm Street 3

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