As a kid I always enjoyed horror movies the best. After all, how could you possibly get your twenty-five cents worth, which was the price of a movie ticket back then, unless you left the theater completely terrified out of your gourd?
I found the vampire to be the cheesiest of all the movie monsters, even though it is still popular in today’s culture. In the end, the hero would always venture to Dracula’s castle in the daytime when the vampire slept and would drive a wooden stake through his heart, destroying him forever.
Pursuant to the logic of a nine year old, I often wondered why the hero didn’t pull the vampire’s teeth with pliers instead of using a cumbersome stake through the heart. Go figure. Better yet, dispatch a dentist to the castle. What horror writer or movie producer could ever dream up a villain more terrifying than a dentist?
Hopefully, no vampire killers or dentists will show up at my house this Halloween with a wooden stake and hammer, or worse yet a set of pliers.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!