Happy 4th Of July Horror fans!!! This week here at Beyond The Void we bring you a bonus list. And it's America's birthday, so this extra list of the week will be about fireworks!!! In no particular order, here are…
6 Fireworks Scenes In Horror
Some spoilers are in this list
6. Land Of The Dead (2005)
This is a beautiful, bloody entry in the 'Dead’ series created by George A. Romero. It has a more modern feel to it than his first 3 'Dead’ films, that doesn't bother me at all, though. We get strong gore for us fans and fireworks to distract the zombies. It was a necessary move since the zombie became smart by this point in Romero's storyline.
I've heard some people say Romero's zombie movies ended with 'Day Of The Dead’, but Romero himself said the story ended with 'Land Of The Dead’, and I agree. Rest In Peace, Mr. Romero. Your legacy lives on.
5. Critters 3 (1991)
I didn't expect to see fireworks in a ‘Critters’ movie, but when I rewatched the first 3 of the series (it had been years since I'd watched all of them) I was pleasantly surprised to see a “Crite” blow up into fireworks. The movies were actually better than I remembered them being. If you have yet to see what these 'Critters’ are all about, I think it's worth giving them a chancet. They're funny and bloody, two elements that make a Horror movie enjoyable.
4. Final Destination 3 (2006)
Another “Part 3”! ‘Final Destination 3’ to be exact! While not the best movie in the franchise, it has a load of quick-witted deaths that make me forgive some of the bad dialog. In a scene that takes place outside at night time at a school fair, the possibilities of death are endless. Add some fireworks to distract the audience and you have one tension filled scene.
3. Silver Bullet (1985)
A paraplegic boy, Marty (Corey Haim) literally has a blast after being gifted a souped-up wheelchair with fireworks to go along with it. As Marty parties by his lonesome, he sets off fireworks that catches the attention of a local werewolf. The werewolf rushes Marty but he blasts a rocket firework into the wolf's eye.
It's a smart use of fireworks as it is used as a weapon to save the movie's protagonist.
2. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
The fireworks don't show up until the end of this flick, but they do happen, and they light up the sky something pretty. The way the Chiodo brothers give reason for fireworks to exist in this film is pretty witty. It represents a celebration after our heroes have won… or have they?
1. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Yup, this is a movie I watch every 4th of July season.
In a tension filled chase scene, the Fisherman killer tries his hardest to eliminate Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Gellar was extremely popular at the time, but still managed to get killed in two Horror movies in 1997. This scene comes to an abrupt end as fireworks light up the sky, which stops Helen in her tracks, leading to her demise.
Facts About fireworks
China invented fireworks, but Italy invented the aerial shell (and also made fireworks colorful).
A rocket firework can reach speeds of 150mph, however, the shell can reach as high as 200 metres (656 feet).
I hope you all have a safe and fun 4th Of July!!! Until next time, keep it bloody, Beyond The Voiders!!!
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