Today is my first post about something I really like: scary movies. I’ve been in 8 movies, and all but one was a horror flick. The other night I caught the first Resident Evil on television, and I thought I would do a spread about it using the Halloween Tarot.
Alice – played by Milla Jovovich, Six of Bats. This person is going on a journey. Is she leaving something behind or moving towards a better future?
During the movie, she just has to keep on the move to outrun the zombies and try to outwit the super-computer that is determined to keep everyone trapped inside the Hive of Umbrella Corporation.
Alice is holding a pumpkin and there is a figure beside her. She tries to help everyone else out and has a lot of compassion for the others, but not at the expense of her own life.
I always like the fact that they named her Alice when she had to go down the Rabbit Hole in the first movie.
Rain – played by Michelle Rodriguez, Three of Pumpkins. This is a person who is always trying to make sure things are in their place. She plays a strong military person in many of her movies. If she’s not in the military, she’s still a bad-ass.
Unfortunately, I always think Michelle is going to get killed off in her movies – not only does she die in Resident Evil (after turning into a zombie, of course), she also bites it in Avatar and Fast and the Furious. Oh, wait, scratch that, if you stayed for after the credits of Fast Five.
I don’t know why I always expect her to die. She only lost an eye in Machete, and she beat all the odds in Battle: Los Angelas (as far as I can remember). I’m thinking her comeback to the Fast and the Furious series will erase me expecting her death every flick. Fingers crossed – I’ll definitely be going to see the next one. (I’m pretty sure Vin Diesel is wrapping up filming for the next Riddick, and Fast Six should be slated to shoot next year – yay!).
On a personal note, I think she is really starting to reap some great rewards from all of the hard work she has put in over the years. I try not to read Tarot on people who aren’t here because it’s none of my business and I don’t want to pry, but I think this card says a lot about the actress as well as the characters she plays.
The Umbrella Corporation – Five of Bats. What a great card to get that sums them up so well!
Not only is Umbrella a greedy corporation that is money- and power-hungry, they are also very sneaky as well. In fact, some of the movies suggest they are downright evil.
I may be getting confused with the Resident Evil book series (yes, there is a book series!), but at some point there was something about them creating the virus so that they could sell the anti-virus and make $billions. If that’s not evil, I don’t know what is!
Zombies are pretty dumb. They have been reduced to the basest of functions – the search for food. Unfortunately, they also now think food is humans’ brains.
One of the things that always confused me about zombies was why they never attack each other. I mean, zombies still have brains even if they don’t really use them anymore. Apparently, Simon Pegg also thinks this is pretty weird. In Shaun of the Dead he and his friends just “act” like zombies and stumble around, and none of the zombies attack them.
But in Resident Evil the zombies are pretty well contained. They are the 500 or so workers who got infected down in the Hive. So surely, they are contained and won’t be able to move forward like the Knight of Pumpkins.
Yeah, that never happens. No matter what, they’ll find a way to break out or the infection will find a way to spread. After all, there is a Resident Evil 2, 3, and 4.
What do I need to know about the zombies? Ace of Bats. This was pretty funny. All I can think of is if you see a zombie coming, RUN!
Pretty good advice, as far as I’m concerned. In all honesty, bats are about air and air is usually represented by swords and means intelligence or some kind of intellectual pursuits. So this card also means to keep your wits about you, especially if you do have to stop and fight. Just remember to conserve your ammo.
So what do you think about horror movies? It is the month of October, after all. I like to do Tarot spreads sometimes on movie and book characters, and will probably do a few more spreads like this before Halloween.