February 26, 2009
A few weeks ago I rented The Cave for Ian to watch, cuz he likes scary movies, and The Cave is an underrated scary movie.
He really liked it, except he said it had a lame ending.
I’m not going to spoil the ending for you, except to say that he didn’t like the ending because it lacked closure. Teenagers LOVE closure. Myself, I have quite a penchant for open-ended, distinctly NON-closure type endings.
Like Limbo. Remember that one, in Alaska? Maybe the least closure-oriented ending ever. Maybe I’m exaggerating. But I love stuff like that.
When a movie like Limbo leaves you hanging at the end, that’s art. When a horror movie like The Cave leaves you hanging, that’s artifice. But it’s GOOD artifice. Because nobody at the end of a horror movie should leave the theater (or couch) anything but unsettled. Even Thriller ended with Michael looking at the screen with those glowing red eyes.
My fridge at work is like that.
Here we are getting everything out of it:
And me loading it up. No way I wasn’t gonna be a part of this:
It even left a slime trail, which I was unable to capture sufficiently on film.
The “take-your-fridge-away” guy met us at the back door:
I kept thinking this alarm would go off. I mean, shouldn’t it?
But here’s the scary, no-closure ending part:
That’s right–he’s going to RECONDITION it! This could be YOUR next fridge!
And . . . cue the screaming.