Hey there people! I was scrolling the Creator news, and happened upon THIS ARTICLE! Seems like a cool idea, right? So here we are! For those who didn't want to follow the link, basically you choose 5 movies and one luxury item to bring with you when your plane crashes on a deserted island! I'm SOOOO ready for this!
#1: Halloween (1978)
Halloween is my absolute FAVORITE horror movie!! It might even be my favorite movie OF ALL TIME! I love this flick for three reasons: it's the film that started the slasher craze of the 80's, it is LEGITIMATELY scary, and using a panted William Shatner mask is pretty hilarious. Also young Jamie Lee Curtis? YES PLEASE! This movie fucking rules, and I will probably need the cathartic release while I rot alone on a tropical island. Also, the music is too good. The fear this film invokes will force me to get shelter and weapons together, just in case The Shape decides to come after me!
#2: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Okay, here we go, THIS is my favorite movie of ALL TIME! How can I turn my back on the darkest and best Star Wars film?! What can I say about this legendary movie? The lightsaber fight is fantastic, the dialogue is great, all the battles are well made, and I just LOVE this movie! I was raised watching the VHS Remastered Trilogy, man! It's really an exciting movie! The asteroid sequence is so much fun, and John Williams' score is, as always, AMAZING! Also, it's 127 minutes long, which will help pass the time pretty nicely! And I still get 3 more picks! Whoo-hoo!
#3: Die Hard (1988)
I like action movies as much as the next guy, but I LOVE the ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS MOVIE, Die Hard! This would be one of my feel-great, get-pumped amazing films to bring me out of the deep depression which comes from total social isolation. It's funny at times, Bruce Willis as John McClane AND Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber are PERFECT casting choices, and there are a ton of great lines throughout. Tons of fun for a castaway, and this is another longer film at 132 minutes, which will be great for getting through those long, lonely days. Plus, whenever I hunt, right before I kill the boar or fish or whatever, I'll be thinking "Yippie-Kay-Yay, motherfucker!"
#4: (500) Days Of Summer (2009)
Okay, confession time. I'm a major horror/exploitation buff, but I am absolutely enamored with this damn movie! First of all, I am a Joseph Gordon-Levitt fan, and Katy Perry, er... I mean Zooey Deschanel (Just kidding, but they look SO ALIKE) is a beauty! The story is simultaneously heart breaking and uplifting, and the dialogue is particularly well written. Great soundtrack, emotional performances from both leads, and overall just a quality film that causes me to shed a single manly tear every time I watch it.
As cheesy as it is, I watch this movie at least once every year on January 8th, and I love every minute. But enough sappy shit, let's get to that final pick!
#5: Cannibal Ferox (1981)
There are only two reasons why I like this movie enough to bring it along. The first is the porno theme. Follow THIS LINK and let your ears and body groove to the beat of sleazy Italian exploitation! Also, the gore in this movie is pretty awesome, and I need a fix of cathartic cannibal release every now and again, especially in the stressful world of being alone on a fucking deserted island! This would be one case where a dubbed version is preferred in the interest of hilarious acting. It's a fun movie if you can stand the insane levels of violence. This is pretty much a rip-off of Cannibal Holocaust, so you know what you're getting into. Good times.
Oh, and I get to take a luxury item too! Hmm... What to take... Of course, my baby!
My beautiful baby to keep me company! This way, if I survive, I can bring with me some makeshift island songs and get famous through the magic of isolated musical composition! This might actually be okay, getting stranded. Looking forward to seeing your lists, everybody! And remember: don't get on a plane with Matthew Fox or Tom Hanks!