Sunday, 6 February 2011

In space no one can hear you blog...

I don't normally go in for blogfests, but couldn't resist Ellie Garratt's latest, which asked for top ten science fiction and/or horror movie quotes.

So for a bit of fun, I've chosen to list, and then undermine, some classics.

1. "In space no-one can hear you scream"... but they can if you do it in Tesco. (Alien)

2. "I'll be back!" ... I left my shoes and socks here. (Terminator)

3. "I AM your father" ... and if you don't stop this minute, there'll be no Christmas (actual quote from my dad) (Star Wars IV)

4. "Feast your Eyes! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!” ...oh, I know, I'll just stick this comedy flower in front of my face. (Phantom the Opera 1925)

5. "It's alive! It's alive!" ... Does it want a cup of tea? (Frankenstein)

6. "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti" ... and my farts smelled of census forms for days afterwards (The Silence of the Lambs... or, as it's known in Liverpool, Shut Up Ewes)

7. "I only drink blood" ... but if you insist on the white, I'll have a couple of glasses anyway (Dracula)

8."Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make"... Turn the bloody noise down - don't you know what time it is! (ibid... ooh, I always wanted to say that!)

9. "One, two, Freddy's coming for you"... three four repeat after me: 'It's only a movie, it's only a movie!' (Nightmare on Elm Street)

10. "The box. You opened it. We came." ...mmm, Crunchy Nut. (Hellraiser)

OK, two questions:

a) Any more for any more? Feel free to join in!

b) How long will if be before I get 'Tesco Alien' amongst the keyword searches that bring people stumbling to this blog?


  1. Great list. Lots I didn't know or never thought of.

  2. Interesting approach--daft and nutty, but entertaining. Mine won't be up for a couple hours yet.

    Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

  3. "Oh Yes, there will be blood!" one likes a failed phlebotomist.

  4. "Pay back Wonga" [Predator]

    "This bounty hunter is my kind of scum... three milk and one dark chocolate!!" [Return of the Jedi]

    "This is the main deck. This is the core. Where we broadcast our pirate signal, and hack into the Matrix... welcome to Radio Norfolk" (Matrix]

  5. LOL. I can't stop laughing. You crack me up!

    “We'd better get back, 'cause it'll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night... mostly...sorry, too many adverbs.”

    “What does God need with a starship?...wouldn't a Robin Reliant do?"

    Thanks for taking part! Top Ten Movie Quotes Blogfest

  6. Very funny. Cheered up my sunday! What a mind you have!!

  7. Cute twist on the Blogfest. Me likes!! :)

  8. Wendy - Welcome! Glad you liked the list - but I'm gutted I forgot Galaxy Quest in mine!

    Lee - I'll check yours out later. It's hard to remember anything other than the obvious ones so I just messed about a bit!

    Martin - I haven't been skiving - honest!

    Dave - LOL - all good, but that Radio Norfolk one has had me giggling all afternoon!

    Ellie - Thanks for hosting it! Adverbs! haha ... I love the idea of God in a Reliant Robin too! (Dave would probably say God is already in every Reliant Robin!

  9. CG - anything to cheer you up! oh... and I need to talk to you in the Real World about 'the wrong kind of hyphen'...

    DL - thanks for visiting! I can't resist subverting the cliche! One day I hope to BE the cliche - then you can all subvert me!

  10. Loved your twists on the quotes. Especially the Darth. lol

  11. I hope you had as much fun writing this as I had reading it.
    A list with Star Wars, Phantom and Aliens in it can't go wrong :)

  12. I used to love watching really crappy B-movie horrors late at night, so when i saw the pic from Hellraiser i had to come and have a look at what you were writing about.
    That Dad quote you put in, i bet he had to say that to you a lot didn't he?
    Isn't "glut your soul" brilliant though?
    and the simplicity of "the box. you opened it. we came." oooh, creepy.

  13. HAHA! Enjoyed it! And great choices!

  14. Great way of showing off your favorites!

  15. Thats cute- I love how you added your own comments. Great list!

  16. M Pax - Thanks for visiting! I've got a bit of a thing for Darth Vader - as this post will testify!

    Elaine - Yes, it was fun! Thanks for visiting. I'm not sure they're the best quotes - but it's easier to remember quotes from your fave films isn't it?

    Alex - Thanks! And welcome.

    Mounen - Apart from it being so gory, I really like the Hellraiser series - especially as the guy in the picture actually is quite a sympathetic character in the end. The 'Glut your soul...' one - did you ever see the original (silent) Phantom? Cracking stuff!

    Danette - Glad you liked. Thanks for visiting!

  17. Ms Witless - Thanks! Thought of loads more now... doh!

    Abby - Cheers. I haven't blogfested before - hope I didn't go against the spirit of the thing!

  18. I love your take on the blogfest - fantastic! And very entertaining with lots of great quotes.

  19. great list and of course phantom of the opera... i love it...

    Thank you for being part of this, it was a great time and success.
    Jeremy [iZombie]

  20. Nice list. I forgot about Hellraiser and you must be the 3rd entry!

  21. Hi Bud! Thanks...erm, what's this NEWT business?

    Kimberley - Cheers! Sorry there's only one Alien quote for ya! (and thinking about it... that isn't really a quote is it? It was just the publicity blurb!

    iZombie - Thanks! I didn't twig it was both you AND Ellie who started it - should have credited you too!

    Heather - Hello! Ta for visiting. I was going to go for 'Jesus wept!' but that's such a nasty scene.

  22. Shut up ewes? LOL.

    Phantom Of The Opera, nice and unexpected. Thanks for sharing.