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CREEPY COMMONALITIES - Every house is a mortuary
House on Haunted Hill. House of 1000 Corpses. The Last House on the Left. House at the End of the Street. Horror movies can be pretty descriptive in their titles when they want to be. Genre title patterns seem to suggest that really any place you call home houses malevolent spirits, poltergeists, demon dolls, basement-dwelling barbarians and the occasional friendly neighborhood psychopath. No place is actually ever safe, if horror movies are to be trusted. So the next time you utter mi casa es su casa, I’m betting you won’t think of that phrase the same way again.
Reservoir Dogs' title came to Quentin Tarantino via a patron at the now-famous Video Archives. While working there, Tarantino would often recommend little-known titles to customers, and when he suggested Louis Malle’s Au Revoir Les Enfants, a patron mockingly replied, “I don’t want to see no reservoir dogs!” The title is never spoken in the film, however (x).
Irreversible writer/director Gaspar Noé only had a three-page draft before the movie was shot, so all of the film’s dialogue was improvised. The film’s tagline (“Le temps détruit tout” meaning “Time destroys everything”) is the first phrase spoken and the last phrase written (x).