February 4, 2010

Vehicular Manslaughter

It wasn't so long ago that the suits in Hollywood (and evidently the Valley, by the looks of some of these budgets) set their sights on automotive enthusiasts as their go-to villains and maniacs for the not-so-silver screen. It seems mental patients, vampires, aliens and red-headed stepchildren had already had their time in the lime light and the open casting call was answered by the violent youth behind the wheels. By the looks of these posters I'm surprised anyone ventured out onto the roads at all. Although Ron Howard leaves much to be desired in the instilling fear department. I could only imagine walking in front of my local movie house and seeing the back-lit poster for Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! -- "One for the matinee, please."