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The Worst Places to Be Stranded, According to the Movies

Gravity_1Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity doesn’t hit theaters until October 4, but the film’s trailers alone are powerful enough to convey the sheer horror of being lost in space. Until you get the chance to see how Sandra Bullock and George Clooney manage to survive with limited air and no connection to home base while 375 miles above the Earth, here are some other utterly terrifying places to get stuck…with little chance of getting out alive.

The deep blue sea (Open Water)

There are some major downsides to being all alone just about anywhere, but stranded in the middle of the ocean, with no boat, hungry, and exhausted? You’d think it couldn’t get much worse than that, but then poor Daniel and Susan realize they actually do have some company — sharks. Making the scenario in Open Water even more horrifying is that it’s loosely based on a true story.

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8 Great…Weapons the Movies Taught Us to Always Keep Handy

Who doesn’t wonder what they’d do if an unwanted visitor came to their door in the night? With the remake of Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs about to hit theaters, you can’t help but consider a potential plan of defense or attack, if it came down to it.

When I was younger, a neighbor of mine woke up to a strange site: a bloody man stumbling towards her kitchen door. He comes in uninvited and, with kids in the house, she does what any mother would do — defend her family. Her weapon of choice? A Maglite.

What would you have done in that situation? If keeping a gun rack in the house isn’t your thing, here are a few items movies have taught us to use that should get the job done if you ever need to thwart a home invasion.

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