Uncluded - "Hokey Fright"
As soon as something is described to me as "quirky" I'm out...I can't hang. I immediately picture the most ironic of hipsters praising their latest bootleg of Tuvan throat singing while wearing some obnoxious pastel t-shirt announcing to the world that they "run on puppy power...quirky indeed
This record will probably be described as quirky by the blogosphere but please friends, do NOT let that turn you off.
This is probably the most lyrically well-crafted album to grace my ears so far this year. Kimya Dawson's gentle, quasi-innocent words dance around the gruff verbal maypole that Aesop Rock has firmly planted into a musical landscape that could easily be straight from the pages of the brothers Grimm.
Humor twirls with sadness, introspection bows to sharp observation, minutea has meaning...this record is deeper than it appears yet it can easily be put on as background music to make heads bob.
TLDR? - Magic words from Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock.
This slot on the list is a zombie movie...but not the kind you're probably thinking of.
#4 - The Serpent and the Rainbow
Here we have Bill Pullman (or is it Paxton, I can never remember which is which) as an anthropologist visiting Haiti on the hunt for a mythical voodoo powder that can mimic death in the hopes that it will revolutionize modern anesthetics.
What he finds is a backwards country and a weird little troll that drives a nail through his weiner.
Let me repeat....HE GETS A NAIL DRIVEN THROUGH HIS WEINER!
TSATR is more of a weird drama than a horror movie but it's inclusion of zombies and the fact that it is "loosely based on a true story" coupled with the fact that the protagonist gets a spike through the ding dong ramps it up my list to #4.
Fun Fact #1 - Due to political strife and civil turmoil in Haiti during the production, the local government informed the film crew that they could not guarantee their safety for the remainder of the shoot. The crew subsequently relocated to nearby Dominican Republic to complete filming.
7 Minutes "Don't let them bury me, I'm not dead!" Free