In the "so bad it's tolerable" category, I watched Creepshow 2
last weekend. I really wanted a horror to make me pay in fear dollars, but I'm afraid it failed to deliver, because it was far too 80s. Ridic so. Also, the scriptwriters weren't up on 80s dope-smoking teen lingo, as there's this one scene (on the segment "The Raft") where two teenagers (trapped on a raft as an oily acidic ooze stalked them from the waters around them) began to get hysterical, as two of their friends had been caught and dissolved by this malevolent floating blob. The girl was screaming and losing all forms of rationality, and the guy, in true 80s Teen Hero Guy fashion, grabs her arms to assert control, and yells "I swear to god I'll SMOKE ya!" *shakes fist*
Now, violent chauvinism aside, I found myself laughing like a loon. "smoke
ya?" Since when has 'smoke' ever meant 'punch'? Shirley it means "to shoot" someone? It's like someone running towards you menacingly wielding a wiffle back, screaming "I'm gunna pop a cap in yo ass!"
Anyways I've taken to shaking my fist at people, saying "I swear to god I'll smoke ya!", emphasising the word 'smoke' with an extra wiggle of the fist.link Trigger warning for Male on Female violence.