CELL PHONES in HORROR MOVIES

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    Feb 27, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    Isn't it interesting how the lack of cell phone coverage seems to be a standard ruse in horror films. You just know when they pull them out that they aren't going to get a good signal. Then they run all around trying. icon_wink.gif

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    Feb 27, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    I would have thought the battery cutting out just on the


    Help, someones going to kill me
    Where are you
    I'm.........beep, beep battery deadicon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 27, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    I think someone needs to write a screenplay about a slasher who targets early adapters for their state-of-the-art gadgets.

    that way, when they pull their newest iPhone out, their hand gets chopped off at the wrist and the attacker just walks away with the phone, leaving the victim to bleed out.
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    Feb 27, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    drypin saidI think someone needs to write a screenplay about a slasher who targets early adapters for their state-of-the-art gadgets.

    that way, when they pull their newest iPhone out, their hand gets chopped off at the wrist and the attacker just walks away with the phone, leaving the victim to bleed out.

    YIKES!!! icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 27, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:46 PM GMT
    lissenup said



    OMG, I knew it was prevalent, but man, so much so somebody made a Youtube video on it? Amazing. Maybe they should retire that little story line.
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    Feb 28, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    If all of the plans were AT&T then it's believable...otherwise, it's time to retire the plot device.
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    Feb 28, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    My Favorite is still when they try got a cell reception where its clearly impossible.

    Movies are full of cliches. Every female with brains is also a Supermodel. Shoot a car wherever you want and its gonna explode.
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    Feb 28, 2010 8:30 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIsn't it interesting how the lack of cell phone coverage seems to be a standard ruse in horror films. You just know when they pull them out that they aren't going to get a good signal. Then they run all around trying. icon_wink.gif



    I always thought this was the best idea:

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    Mar 01, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    I fancy myself a screenwriter (no sales yet), but I don't write horror. I imagine if I did, I would try to make a situation where having a cell phone wouldn't really help. I mean, if you're stuck in the desert, even if you had cell reception, it would still be a few hours before anybody could come get you. There's plenty of time for crazy things to happen.

    (If you've ever had to call a tow truck, you know there's enough time to get murdered in the hours it takes for the guy to actually show up.)

    Or maybe set the characters inside a Faraday cage, if at all possible. I mean, if you're a mad killer who's going through all the trouble to kidnap and murder sexy teens, why wouldn't you take the time and effort to line the walls with something that blocks cell reception? At least it's plausible, and shows thought on the villain's part, rather than an unlucky coincidence.