Lightning in horror films.

Lightning in horror films.

lagoonblackwater's picture

This ones been drivin' me bonkers. Whenever thunder strikes in a horror movie, the lightning flashes simultaneously. I've only seen this happen in real life once or twice. The only exceptions I can think of are POLTERGIEST and HALLOWEEN 4. If anyall can think of another...what are they?

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

I have no idea what you mean. But thunder and lightning have been horror movie staple since the beginning, from Boris Karloff in FRANKENSTEIN to many a gothic thriller to JASON VOORHEES being reanimated to SyFys hokie LIGHTNING STRIKES movie.

THUNDER CLOUD  (CLICK/ACTION)

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mizliz's picture

This must be one of your Pet Peaves. I don't think most people would notice that there should be a delay in the thunder after the lightning in the movies. They probably just don't think about it. You noticed it & now you watch for it. 

One of my Pet Peaves in movies & tv is when they show people holding coffee cups you can tell there is no liquid in the cups because the people are careless in the way they hold the cup-tipped sideway,etc. If there was liquid in the cup they would hold it straight up so as not to spill it! Notice this the next time you see an actor with a cup of coffee in the paper cups with the lids.

Some people have commented before that they noticed that when knives are drawn out of their  leather sheaths that there is a zinging sound that would not occur in real life, it would be silent.

So what is everyones pet peaves in movies? Pet Peaves

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bootsngin's picture

F.Y.I movies are not real...Laughing

nor is the lightning prob. sum movies may have real weather in em most don't.. wanna see a lightning show go see those tesla cover peeps' you'll see how much light electricity carries lmao just don't stand to close to the guy conducting it....

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bootsngin's picture

i do have to call b.s on the industry on the cars in movies all of em get it wrong when ya blow something up like a car or structure or shoot the shit outta somethin...it's nothing like the films lmao it would be nice to see a little reality when it comes to the so called blockbusters.. i like to be entertained but not completely waste my brain!! lol the part below is just a mistake my bad Foot in mouth

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Spookster88's picture

'The 'NeverEmpty Gun' syndrome. When guns and firearms of various sorts, no matter what their magazine capacity-never seem to run out of ammunition and keep firing infinitely. This is paid attention to more than it used to be, and on occasion, a character will change clips or re-load his weapon in the middle of a firefight-but once in awhile, that slips by everyone involved-it used to be a staple in evey action or western film. Also when 2 people are on the phone and one hangs up, there is a click and a dial-tone. In real life when someone hangs up on the other person, there is silence. I have NEVER seen a movie yet that has gotten this right. (Even in movies where the characters use cell phones!)

Or when characters in movies see or hear things that they shouldn't be able to because of distance or the angle they are at, but they see or hear it anyway! Just to make it 'convenient' to move the plot along.

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

One TIME HONORED, ALWAYS SHOWN SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME MOVIE BULLSHIT is the car being chased by the helicopter. Not only can the high speed aircraft not keep up with a simple car from everyday to hot shit, which is a fallacy in itself, but SOMEHOW, the pilot is such a numbskull that he runs into power lines, mountains, overpasses, bridges. The pilot NEVER simply flys OVER all that stuff. Never accelerates ahead of the car to face it head on to shoot it or whatever.

Hint to FEARnetters who might not know, you CANT outrun a helicopter in a car and you ARENT going to "trick" him into crashing into a mountain cause he is "going so fast he cant fly over it." The helicopter can simply STOP. The helicopter is HIGH SPEED, the helicopter can just hover etc. etc.

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