1. Showers - Psycho, 1960
2. Bathtubs - A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984
3. Old TVs - Videodrome, 1983
4. Slightly Newer TVs - The Ring, 2002
5. Dolls - Child's Play, 1988
6. Hotels - The Shining, 1980
7. Phones - Scream, 1996
8. Sewer drains - It, 1990
9. But, sure. Also clowns...
10. Toddlers - Pet Sematary, 1989
11. Children - Village of the Damned, 1960
12. Neighbors - Rosemary's Baby, 1968
13. Gynecologists - Dead Ringers, 1988
14. Admirers - Misery, 1990
15. Sleep - A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984
16. Typewriters - Naked Lunch, 1991
You know how, if you're ever in the mood to really give a metaphor some exercise, you could say that the act of writing is like masturbation, because both are (usually) solitary practices utilizing creative... parts? Well. This film makes that connection explicit. And then drenches it in fluids.
This movie will also make you fear well-dressed older men with giant birdcages in their living rooms, although you really should have been afraid of them already.
17. Dogs - Cujo, 1983
18. Taxi cabs - The Bone Collector, 1999
19. Dating - Audition, 1999
20. Hitchhikers - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974
The original film is a masterpiece or horror and dark comedy, telling the story of a family whose livelihood, butchery, has been rendered obsolete. So how do they hold on to what they know? By mimicking a typical nuclear family gathered around the table for supper in as grotesque and deranged a tableau as possible.
Add to that a hitchhiker who threatens a group of well-meaning young people for no reason other than, well, he wants to. In broad daylight. On their own turf. After they've invited him in.