Friday, September 26, 2008

Evil, Thy Name Is...

The 2007 movie "Disturbia" and the current hit "Lakeview Terrace" bear some similarities.

They're both set in seemingly idyllic suburbs, spoiled by a homicidal neighbor. And in both cases the neighbor is named...Turner.

With these two firms and, of course, Ike Turner in "What's Love Got to Do With It," I wonder if Turner is emerging as a name of choice for villain characters.

With first names, on the other hand, writers typically opt for Earl as their evil name of choice. Examples: the movie "Waitress," the Dixie Chicks song "Goodbye Earl," and the TV show "My Name Is Earl" (yes, Earl is a good guy in that program, but the point is that he spent most of his life being a jerk).

So I suppose Earl Turner would be the ultimate fiend. (I guess we'll have to have another kid to use that one.)