I was lucky enough to get to see this in theaters a few weeks ago for it’s 30th anniversary. It’s the kind of movie that would have shocked people more than Psycho if it was released in the late 60’s. I’m sure the tale of Norman Bates would have still freaked out people too. But this one is just slightly more disturbing. Even though it’s setting is modern, well modern as the mid 80’s can be.
Blue Velvet has the look and feel of a late 50’s mystery drama. Even some of the characters behaver and act like the ones in movies of that era. It’s setting is this idealistic small town and the dangers that lurk underneath.
Even if you have never been there before, you know about towns like this. It’s kind of hard to describe what an experience it was watching this in just words. So instead I’m going to share with you a few images combined with famous quotes from the movie. There may be some minor spoilers so I’m giving you all a fair warning now