|This is a true cult classic, and it's a great pun on the Alien tagline -- only it doesn't really apply to the movie. Apparently the movie briefly involves an ice cream truck, but it's not really central. It would be if the tagline of The Dark Knight had been "Zeus Makes a Magnanimous Decision on a Ferry." The ice cream tagline feels mostly like they came up with the pun and felt like it was too good to pass up -- even though it didn't quite fit.|
|This was a low-budget movie that still featured Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt and John Travolta at various stages in their careers. Unfortunately, the tagline is just a mess. Here are my theories on what they were going for...
(1) "Heaven help us all when the devil reigns."
(2) "Heaven help us all when the devil's rain falls."
(3) "Heaven help us all when the devils rain down."
(4) "Heaven help us all when the devil's rain" because we don't understand proper use of an apostrophe s for pluralization.
|I'm not sure they know the meaning of the word "ravishing." In fact, I'm positive they don't. Firstly, it's an adjective, not a verb. Secondly, they might've meant ravaging, which had sexual connotations -- like, Mothra was going around having arguably consensual sex with planets and red dwarfs and comets and such?|
|I do like to see my horror movie bad guys giving 150 percent. It makes it even harder for a hero who's only giving 110 percent to overcome them.|
|They went with this tagline to mock how horror movies always churn out an endless train of low quality sequels to squeeze every last drop of cash out of a franchise. Then Scary Movie inexplicably opened big... and went on to make an endless train of low quality sequels to squeeze every last drop of cash out of the franchise. Whoops.|
|I'm not sure "thriftiness" should be the primary character trait of a good horror movie villain. Also, I looked it up, and you can get a decent chainsaw for less than a good nail gun, so this isn't even true.|
|This is arguably the most befuddling horror movie tagline ever written. Does the prospect of never eating shish kabob again strike fear into the hearts of men? I feel like if shish kabob disappeared tomorrow, we'd all just move on. Also -- how is that tagline connected to a movie called Happy Birthday to Me? Now I've got to watch this one.|
|So this movie came out in August, which is why they went with that tagline. But it's really irresponsibly incongruous (and disrespectful to the franchise) to associate a movie literally called Halloween with the summer.|
|This is one of those laugh out loud taglines due to its mix of gravity and preposterousness. Mike Nichols directed this six years after The Graduate. And we thought Cuba Gooding Jr.'s fall from Jerry Maguire to Boat Trip was precipitous.|
|They axed for it? If everyone in that poster wasn't super-duper Girls cast-level white, I just might call them racist here. And speaking of racist....|
|I adore the pun -- but that's only because I'm a pun lover. No joke -- notorious former MLB pitcher John Rocker plays the Greenskeeper. So there's no worry about the old cliche of the "black guy always dies first in horror movies" -- there's no chance there were any black characters to begin with.|