While camping over the weekend, the group I was with decided to play one of those board games where you ask a question and then, based on the answers, one person has to guess who said what. One of the questions was, "In your opinion, what's the worst way a person can die?" Lovely game, huh? Especially when you're in the middle of the woods and just recently watched The Blair Witch Project for the umpteenth time.
Being the creative genius that I am, I believe I came up with an elaborate answer that involved some sort of adult-sized shredder. Damn, would that suck. Ever since 9/11, our society has been plagued by the 'what ifs'. What if it happens again? What if they bomb a train, a plain, a bus, a building or a school? What if they use toxic gas? What if they pollute our water? Each and every single day, we're forced to walk around with the belief that, at some point in the near future, all of our worst fears will come true ... again.
The following films all examine the fear of death, placing their characters in situations where tough choices need to be made ... and fast. Now, I don't think we have to worry about a monster rising out of a lake, destroying the nearest town. Yet, a dirty bomb going off in the middle of Los Angeles, no matter how it plays out on screen, is still a very real threat. What are your worst fears? Welcome to this week's Trailer Park: