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Mike Myers as Michael Myers

(YouTube link) Another Halloween movie? That’s great, because this time, Mike Myers is playing the role of Michael Myers! Schwing! Groovy, baby! It had to happen sooner or later (I thought it was happening when I heard Mike Myers was doing a movie called So I Married an Axe Murderer) and Screen Junkies made it happen. [...]

The Missing Links: Why You Shouldn’t Rob a Bank

Morganna’s Topheavy Legal Defense People of a certain age may recall the exploits of Morganna the Kissing Bandit, the buxom blond who became famous in the 1980s for rushing the field at Major League Baseball games and planting a big one on various players. I was reminded of her recently while reading The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia. What [...]

10 Strange and Wonderful Plush Toys

There should probably be a rule #34 for toys: “If it exists, someone will make a plush doll of it.” In a couple of previous posts, we found roadkill, monsters, germs, food, and internet memes rendered in cuddly toy forms. We have yet to tax the supply of available plush. 1. Patients Paraplush is a German toy [...]

The Stories Behind 6 Famous Masks

Just in time for Halloween, here are a few behind-the-scenes tidbits about some famous masks (of both the scary and not-so-spooky variety). 1. The Leatherface Mask Portions of the classic horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were based on the crimes of serial killer Ed Gein, but the trademark Leatherface mask was inspired by a far more [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Other Jobs Held by Horror Movie Icons

I had so much fun researching yesterday’s post that I thought I’d do a related one about what your favorite horror movie icons did before and after they gave you nightmares in their murderous roles. After all, the person you think of as a terrifying-ghost-girl-crawling-out-of-a-television may also be your daughter’s favorite Disney character… 1. Doug Bradley, [...]