I have many flaws. Kinks in my armor. This is something that Chris knew about me before he married me. Yet he still acts completely shocked when one of these flaws appears from time to time. Chris calls them "holes" in my knowledge. Knowledge of what you might ask? Of 80's movies.
It's not like I was deprived as a kid. My family was just not big on movie watching. However, ask me about the the Celtics in the 80's, the curse of the Bambino, or the Hail Mary pass that Doug Flutie threw for BC to beat Miami with no time left on the clock and we are good to go. That and music. Chris calls me the human jukebox. I don't always know all the words, but with 80's music, it's not that hard to fake. The majority of the songs are the chorus. Time After Time, my True Colors come out. After all, I Love Rock-n-Roll.
Back to the point of this post. The hole in my library of 80's movies. Whenever my husband mentions one, for example, 'Lost Boys' and I say, "Never saw it.",
he gets this horrified look on his face. A look like I just told him that I slaughtered a baby deer out back. Then he always asks me the same thing,
"What? How have you not seen that? It's a classic (or cult classic)."
I've scarred my husband too many times to count.'Terminator'. Nope. 'Scarface'. Nope. 'Rambo'. Nope. Stop looking at me like that! I decided I should probably start watching some of these movies to see what all the fuss is about. So Chris and I grabbed some popcorn, beer, and I put on my leg warmers as we watched this must see 'Lost Boys' one night. Chris said...again...
"I still can't believe you haven't seen this. I was a freshman in high school."
At that moment it clicked with me. If he was a freshman, that means I was in the fifth grade (since there's almost four years between us). And I'm sorry, but vampire Keifer would have scared 10 year-old-me out of my mind. That goes for all those disturbing 80's horror flicks like 'Nightmare on Elm Street'. For goodness sake, I overheard a friend talking about Freddy on the bus in fourth grade and I didn't sleep IN my bed for a week for fear razor sharp claws would come through it.
They are 80's movies after all, so there is some serious cheese in them. For example, 'Legend' with Tom Cruise. What a complete bust. I don't even know what they were trying to do there. But I do have to give my husband credit. Not all his introductions to these movies are bad. One of my favorite movies is now 'Die Hard', thanks to Chris. Like 'Jaws', it's a movie I can watch over and over and over again. There are some great one-liners that you can use in your everyday life. You know, like....
Yippee Ki Yay...well, you know the rest.
If you'd like to suggest any classic 80's movies you
think I must see, feel free to add them to the comments.
Chris has a running list, but it could always use more...
because I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
This post is linked up with Yeah Write #60