Originally posted by Vanna
Definitely true that it's creepy as all hell (pun intended)
Originally posted by rourke
I always thought it was a brilliant depiction of Satan- his deception of giving gifts (knowledge), his intense hatred of humankind and utter contempt for life. Some philosophies hold that Satan is allowed certain powers over humans and denied others: he can control weather and influence emotions, but cannot overrule reason and will. I think he further deceived the children by appearing to give life to the figures the children made. Satan cannot produce life, only an illusion of it. The children can potentially create life, demonstrated in their crafting the figures. Satan's contempt is so great he can't resist destroying even the illusion of life. In the clip, he had great power but the children freely (and quickly) rejected him for his actual cruelty. His final statement that life is only a vision, everything is nothing, etc., is a satanic attempt to deny reason and logic.
Originally posted by insanedr4gon
I grew up on Courage the Cowardly Dog. I thought it was that special kind of scary, the kind where it doesn't strike fear but rather fascinates you. My mother tried to stop me from watching it, but I found ways to see it anyway. She would have had a stroke if she saw me watching this.
Do I find it scary now? Nope, just fascinating and captivating. If I would have seen this when I was a child, I would have # my pants every time time the sun set and have ran to my mother crying something like "I don't want to die tonight!"
Great find. I love this stuff.edit on 2-4-2012 by insanedr4gon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Suspiria
Slightly offtopic I know, but it does have relevance to the fact some people were shielded more as children than others and how times have changed even for me.
My parent's were never overly protective of what I could watch within reason. They were OK with the old Hammer Horror stuff, but with the rise of the video nasty I was for the most part hidden from it. (I say for the most part because even if you didn't watch them, you couldn't escape the graphic cover's in the video shop). All cartoon's and claymation stuff were fair game though, and who can forget the Old 1978 Lord of the Rings toon?
I was however, nearly mentally scarred for life at the age of 7, first year of Primary school.
It was only a tiny village school, one class for each year..In those days about 20 kids in each class if that...You get the gist.
Anyway, one glorious day my class were all filed into the main hall, to be faced with a load of round tables filled with paints, pencils and crayons. Mrs Ball, our teacher for that year whipped out a brand spanking new LP of Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds and informed the hall full of now nervous children that we had to listen to it and draw what we thought was going on. Well you can imagine..This was 30 years ago!
I was in my Twenties and a mother before I could listen to the damn thing without having a panic attack and I mean a proper think you are gonna die panic attack.
Bloody school would get sued these days...
Mind you, if I'm honest they scarred a few of our childhoods with that film The Day of The Dolphin too..
edit on 3-4-2012 by Suspiria because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by seamus
reply to post by sugarcookie1
you might not realize this is only one little 5-7 minute segment about 2/3 of the way through a whole feature-length cartoon. Most parents would be out of the room by that time, except for Mark Twain fans, and Mark Twain fans would love their kids to see this. Then they would have the opportunity to explain the lunacy of religion to their children.
You do know Mark Twain was anti-religion, right? He didn't believe in a real Satan any more than he believed in SkyDaddy. Now, don't get me wrong, I have personal experience of the Infinite Creator, but my view is Monist rather than the chopped-up artifact of Theism. i am god. You are god. whoop-de-doo, let's have fun!