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THE SEMI-DAILY ‘HORRIBLE’ HORROR MOVIE QUOTE OF THE DAY-APRIL 19, 2014

From Plan 9 from Outer Space and featuring Duke Moore as Lieutenant Harper:

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But one thing’s sure. Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody’s responsible.

 

 

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CAPTAIN KRONOS-VAMPIRE HUNTER

CAPTAIN KRONOS-VAMPIRE HUNTER-United Kingdom-91 Mins. 1974

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Horst Janson as Kronos in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Horst Janson as Kronos in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

John Cater as Dr. Hieronymous Grost in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

John Cater as Dr. Hieronymous Grost in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

John Carson as Dr. Marcus in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter.

John Carson as Dr. Marcus in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter.

Caroline Munro as Carla in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Caroline Munro as Carla in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Shane Briant as Paul Durward in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Shane Briant as Paul Durward in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Ian Hendry as Kerro in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Ian Hendry as Kerro in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Wanda Ventham as Lady Durward in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Wanda Ventham as Lady Durward in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter

Directed and written by Brian Clemens

Before there was Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy the Vampire Slayer; before there was Wesley Snipes as Blade; there was Horst Janson as-wait for it-Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter! While Buffy might have had better high kicks and back flips and Blade may have had Whistler to forge cool vampire-killing weapons; Captain Kronos had Dr. Hieronymous Grost and his encyclopedic knowledge of vampires, his mighty sword and the beautiful, doe-eyed Caroline Munro at his side as he fought against the scourge of the un-dead.

The vampires that the good Captain engages are of a different breed than normal in that, instead of robbing its victims of their blood, it robs them of their youth. This is definitely a bit of a downer, especially when it comes to the vampire’s female conquests. Usually in a vampire film any time a young maiden is bitten she either dies or becomes a hot sexy female vampire. This vampire cuts out the middle man and goes straight to death and for that alone he must feel the cold steel of Captain Kronos’ blade.

As you can expect, Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter is exciting, sword-swinging, vampire action in the Hammer Films tradition. Horst Janson portrays Kronos as larger than life even if he does occasionally deliver his lines a bit stiffly (It’s not really Janson’s fault; his voice was dubbed by another actor) . The supporting cast, especially John Cater as Grost and Munro as Carla do a more than adequate job of scenery-chewing and writer-director Brian Clemens moves the film along at a steady gallop.

Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter was supposed to have been the first in a series of films for Hammer, but poor box office cancelled those plans. It’s a pity; despite a few tiny flaws I think a Captain Kronos franchise would have been quite fun.

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Ingrid Pitt has said in interviews she refused the Wanda Ventham cameo role.

Writer Brian Clemens had been keen to use Simon Oates as Captain Kronos.

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Horst Janson also appears in The Devil May Laugh and Shout at the Devil.

John Cater also appears in The Woman in Black (1989) and The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

John Carson also appears in Taste the Blood of Dracula and Doomsday.

Caroline Munro also appears in Where’s Jack? and The Spy Who Loved Me.

Shane Briant also appears in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Ian Hendry also appears in Get Carter (1971) and Repulsion.

Wanda Ventham also appears in Asylum  (2005) and The Blood Beast Terror.

 

 

THE SEMI-DAILY HORROR MOVIE QUOTE OF THE DAY-APRIL 13, 2014

From A Nightmare on Elm Street:

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One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again.

 

DRACULA A.D. 1972

DRACULA A.D. 1972-United Kingdom-96 Mins. 1972

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Christopher Lee as Count Dracula in Dracula AD 1972

Christopher Lee as Count Dracula in Dracula A.D. 1972

Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing in Dracula AD 1972

Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing in Dracula A.D. 1972

Stephanie Beacham as Jessica Van Helsing in Dracula A.D. 1972

Stephanie Beacham as Jessica Van Helsing in Dracula A.D. 1972

Christopher Neame as Johnny Alucard in Dracula A.D. 1972

Christopher Neame as Johnny Alucard in Dracula A.D. 1972

Caroline Munro as Laura Bellows in Dracula A.D. 1972

Caroline Munro as Laura Bellows in Dracula A.D. 1972

Directed by Alan Gibson

Written by Don Houghton

Hey, hey what is happening righteous readers and bodacious bloggers? It’s time for a hip review of that somewhat square Hammer Films production of Dracula A.D. 1972 starring those cool cats Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing as toothy Count Dracula and his arch-nemesis Lawrence Van Helsing. Don’t ask me what happened to Abraham Van Helsing; I think the old guy must have been on vacation in the Bahamas or something.

After a prologue set in 1872 with the Count and Van Helsing doing battle on a stagecoach and the Count going down for the count and this weird dude in black scooping up his ashes we see a plane flying overhead to give us a hint that we are in swingin’ far out 1972. I think the sight of birds (that’s British for babes) in hot pants and go-go boots would have been clue enough if you ask me. Anyway, this creepy cat named Johnny Alucard (who looks just like the weird dude from 1872) gets a group of friends together and incites a black mass to summon Count Dracula back to the land of the living. Dracula uses Johnny to bring him ladies with luscious necks to suck blood from and to find the descendants of the Van Helsing family so he can destroy them once and for all. This Dracula dude is really bumming me out, man. First he sucks the life out of raven-haired Caroline Munro and then he wants to do the same to Stephanie Beacham as Van Helsing’s granddaughter Jessica. It’s a good thing grandpa Van Helsing, a descendant of Lawrence, is there to pull the plug on Dracula’s nefarious scheme.

Okay, I’m going to bring it all back home to 2014 for the rest of this review. Yes, Dracula A.D. 1972 is probably the worst of the Hammer/Christopher Lee/Peter Cushing Dracula series. There’s just something about bringing the Count in to the (then) modern era of 1972 that just doesn’t seem…right. It’s quasi-surrealistic to see Dracula chasing Van Helsing to the beat of a hip ’70′s soundtrack; or to see Dracula resplendent in his signature red-lined black cape among bell-bottoms and Beatle boots. All that aside; as bad as Dracula A.D. 1972 is I can say with one hundred and fifteen per cent assuredness that I would rather watch a million hours of bad Dracula movies than one millisecond of the Twilight saga. That’s not just righteous, that’s far out, bay-bay!!!

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Four actors in the film appeared in future James Bond films. Christopher Lee played Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Caroline Munro played Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Michael Kitchen played Bill Tanner in James Bond(1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Christopher Neame played Fallon inLicence to Kill (1989).

Renamed for its French and Spanish releases because it was reached theaters there one year later.

Dracula’s taunting of Van Helsing in the church (“You would play your brains against mine, against me who has commanded nations?”) directly references Dracula’s dialogue from Stoker’s novel: “Whilst they played wits against me, against me who commanded nations, and intrigued for them, and fought for them, hundreds of years before they were born, I was countermining them.”

The music used in the church resurrection scene is “The Black Mass: An Electric Storm in Hell” from the 1969 album “An Electric Storm” by White Noise. The group themselves were an experimental space-age rock combo formed by David Vorhaus and featuring Delia Derbyshire & Brian Hodgson from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

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Christopher Lee also appears in The Wicker Man and Dark Shadows.

Peter Cushing also appears in Top Secret! and Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope.

Stephanie Beacham also appears in The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and The Witches Hammer.

Caroline Munro also appears in Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

Christopher Neame also appears in The Prestige and Ghostbusters II.

 

BAD MILO!

BAD MILO!-United States-85 Mins. 2013

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Ken Marino as Duncan in Bad Milo

Ken Marino as Duncan in Bad Milo!

Gillian Jacobs as Sarah in Bad Milo!

Gillian Jacobs as Sarah in Bad Milo!

Patrick Warburton as Phil in Bad Milo!

Patrick Warburton as Phil in Bad Milo!

Mary Kay Place as Beatrice in Bad Milo!

Mary Kay Place as Beatrice in Bad Milo!

Peter Stormare as Highsmith in Bad Milo!

Peter Stormare as Highsmith in Bad Milo!

Directed by Jacob Vaughan

Written by Brian Hayes and Jacob Vaughan

I’m having a little trouble trying to figure out Bad Milo! Is it a film about a man with a demon residing in his anal cavity that emerges when it feels the urge to kill? Perhaps it is a metaphor for the stress we experience in our everyday lives and the dangers we face in keeping things bottled up. Or, maybe Bad Milo! is simply one big 85 minute fart and poop joke. After all, we’ve all taken dumps and then bragged to our friends about how big they were. “Don’t go in there, bro. I just came out of there and brown Godzilla is in the toilet.” Personally, I tend to think that Bad Milo! is all of the above.

Duncan Hayslip is a guy living under complete stress. Trouble at home, trouble at the office, trouble with his boss, trouble with his cougar mother and her young husband, trouble with his estranged father, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble. That’s a whole lot of trouble. It’s no wonder that when the guy gets stressed out that a three foot tall slimy brown monstrosity crawls out of his ass and wreaks havoc on an unsuspecting public. Admittedly, for a shit demon Milo is kind of cute once you get past the bad smell, the teeth and the fact that he just crawled out of a guy’s ass.

I liked Bad Milo! The funny thing is that I liked the movie more for its supporting cast than for Ken Marino’s main character, Duncan. Mary Kay Place, Peter Stormare and Patrick Warburton steal most of the scenes that they are featured in, especially Stormare as Duncan’s reluctantly parrot-assisted psychiatrist (“Abandonment issues, Rawwrrkk!!).  As much as I liked Bad Milo! I’m still not 100% sure if it’s a good movie. What I can say is that in the future whenever someone says “What crawled out of/up your ass?” I can say without hesitation, “Milo!”

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Milo and Ralph was mainly controlled by two puppeteers. One handles the body and the other handles the expressive face.

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Ken Marino also appears in Role Models and Gattaca.

Gillian Jacobs also appears in The Box and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

Patrick Warburton also appears in Rules of Engagement and Ted.

Mary Kay Place also appears in Being John Malkovich and Sweet Home Alabama.

Peter Stormare also appears in The Big Lebowski and Fargo.

Stephen Root also appears in Red State and No Country for Old Men.

CURSE OF CHUCKY

CURSE OF CHUCKY-United States-97 Minutes 2013

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Fiona Dourif as Nica in Curse of Chucky

Fiona Dourif as Nica in Curse of Chucky

Danielle Bisutti as Barb in Curse of Chucky

Danielle Bisutti as Barb in Curse of Chucky

Brennan Elliott as Ian in Curse of Chucky

Brennan Elliott as Ian in Curse of Chucky

Maitland McConnell as Jill in Curse of Chucky

Maitland McConnell as Jill in Curse of Chucky

Chantal Quesnelle as Sarah in Curse of Chucky

Chantal Quesnelle as Sarah in Curse of Chucky

Summer Howell as Alice in Curse of Chucky

Summer Howell as Alice in Curse of Chucky

A Martinez (BG) as Father Frank in Curse of Chucky

A Martinez (BG) as Father Frank in Curse of Chucky

Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky in Curse of Chucky

Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky in Curse of Chucky

Directed and written by Don Mancini and based on his characters

It’s not supposed to be like this. The sixth film in an arguably tired franchise should not be the best film in the series; especially when it bypasses theaters and goes straight to home media. So riddle me this, Batman: how is Curse of Chucky exactly that, the best film in the Child’s Play franchise?

Riddler, the answer to that is an easy one. It’s because Curse of Chucky returns the franchise to its horror roots; taking it away from the comedic bent of the last two films in the franchise, Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. Curse of Chucky makes Chucky the doll scary again. What’s better is that the film makes Chucky creepy as hell with a flashback that reveals a little more about the serial killer Charles Lee Ray. It doesn’t tell us everything we want to or need to know but it tells us just enough.

Alright, Batfart, I’ll bite; what makes Curse of Chucky scary?

Oh Riddler, I love it when you villains come up with insulting variations of my name. Curse of Chucky is scary because writer/director Don Mancini keeps the action predominately in one setting: a house shared by a paraplegic young woman and her mother. After the mother receives the Good Guy doll erroneously in the mail she is killed off-screen and her death is ruled as a suicide. Of course, those of us who have followed the Child’s Play series know damn well that Chucky is behind it. When family members arrive at the home this allows Chucky to pick them off one by one ‘And Then There Were None’ style. Rat poison, electrocution, hatchet and knife are just a few of the methods of murder for the nefarious doll.

Wow, Batbutt, Curse of Chucky sounds like a winner. Is it true that Brad Dourif reprises his role as Charles Lee Ray and as the voice of Chucky; and that his daughter Fiona portrays Nica, the paraplegic? 

Curse of Chucky is a winner, Riddler. Brad Dourif has never been more menacing as Charles/Chucky and he should be quite proud of daughter Fiona’s performance as Nica.

Okay, I’m in. Undo these Batcuffs so I can run to Walmart and pick up a copy of Curse of Chucky to watch on my new Riddler-vision 3000 Hi-Def TV.

Sorry, Riddler. You’re going to jail. The only thing you’re going to be doing is holding on to the soap and watching re-runs of Twilight.

Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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According to ‘Brad Dourif’, he had to wear a wig and massive amounts of make up to make him look like he did 25 years ago in the original Child’s Play movie. Lighting was also a huge factor.

‘Brad Dourif’ (the voice of Chucky) recorded all of his lines in less than a day.

In the post credit scene Andy is talking to his mother. He asks how ‘Mike’ is doing. This refers to the character Mike Norris, the detective who gunned down Charles Lee Ray in the toy store.

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Fiona Dourif also appears in Garden Party and The Master.

Danielle Bisutti also appears in Get Smart and Insidious: Chapter 2.

Brennan Elliott also appears in Double Jeopardy and Flight 93.

Maitland McConnell also appears in Ninja Cheerleaders and Chicks Dig Gay Guys.

Chantal Quesnelle also appears in The Wrong Guy and Bruiser.

A Martinez also appears in Ordinary Sinner and Powwow Highway.

Final note: I have no idea why I used a Batman reference to review this film.

CHILD’S PLAY 2

CHILD’S PLAY 2-United States-84 Mins. 1990

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Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay in Child's Play 2

Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay in Child’s Play 2

Jenny Agutter as Joanne Simpson in Child's Play 2

Jenny Agutter as Joanne Simpson in Child’s Play 2

Gerrit Graham as Phil Simpson in Child's Play 2

Gerrit Graham as Phil Simpson in Child’s Play 2

Christine Elise as Kyle in Child's Play 2

Christine Elise as Kyle in Child’s Play 2

Grace Zabriskie as Grace Poole in Child's Play 2

Grace Zabriskie as Grace Poole in Child’s Play 2

Directed by John Lafia

Written by Don Mancini

Based on Characters created by Don Mancini

What do I remember the most about Child’s Play 2? The answer to that question would have to be that stupid trailer. You know; the one where Chucky steps on the Jack-in the-Box and says “Sorry Jack, Chucky’s back!” Why do I remember it so well?  It’s because I had a friend of mine who had a kid who repeated that line over and over. The problem with that is that the little ankle biter had a speech impediment so that made it come out more like “Sorry Dack, Thucky’s back!” I think the kid grew up to be Justin Bieber or some other famous twerp.

Anyway, what was I talking about in the first place? Oh yeah, Child’s Play 2. You can sum the production of this film up to the excellent box office that the first film achieved. The plot of Child’s Play 2 is so threadbare that I still have trouble comprehending how the filmmakers managed to stretch it out to 84 minutes. It’s two years after the first film and Andy Barclay, the kid who Chucky the murderous My Buddy-err-Good Guy Doll wants to transfer his human soul into, is sent to live with foster parents while his mom spends time in a psych ward for backing up his story about a killer doll. Naturally, Chucky finds Andy, kills the foster parents and then takes off with the kid for a grand finale at the toy factory that mass produces the Good Guy dolls in the first place. In between all this are several scenes of Andy being blamed for trouble that Chucky causes and having no one who will believe him. There is just not enough of a plot for this film to justify an 84 minute run-time. Do you think they might be accounting for the lackadaisical performances from each and every one of the cast members; with the exception of Brad Dourif in his reprisal of Chucky?

Is there any part of Child’s Play 2 that even remotely looks as if the filmmakers were trying to make a scary movie? I don’t think that there is. It seems like all I have done for this entire review is ask and then answer my own questions. For my closing sentence let me ask one more question about Child’s Play 2: is it as good as Child’s Play? Answer: not even close.

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According to commentary by writer Don Mancini on the DVD of the first film, the reason the rest of the “Child’s Play” films are released by Universal instead of MGM/UA (despite the first film being highly successful for them), was that United Artists was about to be bought out by a company that wanted to abstain to a “family friendly” slate of films. The property was then gladly sold to Universal. Ironically, Qintex, the company that made the bid to purchase United Artists, dropped the deal not long after the film set up shop somewhere else.

The only film in the series where entirely Chucky doesn’t use a real gun as a weapon (although he does use a squirt-gun as a decoy).

In the later seasons of Seinfeld (1989) (in which Grace Zabriskie plays “Mrs. Ross,” after playing “Grace Poole” in this film), a copy of Child’s Play 2 can be spotted on the shelf in Jerry’s apartment where he keeps his VHS tapes.

Kevin Yagher ended up directing several scenes featuring Chucky when the puppets proved problematic to work with.

Adam Wylie’s first film role.

Christine Elise’s film debut.

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Alex Vincent also appears in My Family Treasure and Dead Country.

Jenny Agutter also appears in Logan’s Run and An American Werewolf in London.

Gerrit Graham also appears in Phantom of the Paradise and Demon Seed.

Christine Elise also appears in Body Snatchers and Boiling Point.

Grace Zabriskie also appears in Wild at Heart and The Grudge.

Brad Dourif also appears in Dune and Halloween (2007).

 

CHILD’S PLAY

CHILD’S PLAY-United States-87 Mins. 1988

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Catharine Hicks as Karen Barclay in Child's Play

Catharine Hicks as Karen Barclay in Child’s Play

Chris Sarandon as Mike Norris in Child's Play

Chris Sarandon as Mike Norris in Child’s Play

Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay in Child's Play

Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay in Child’s Play

Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray...

Brad Dourif as Charles Lee Ray…

...and as Chucky in Child's Play

…and as Chucky in Child’s Play

Directed by Tom Holland

Story by Don Mancini

Screenplay by Don Mancini, John Lafia and Tom Holland

The first and, until now, only time that I saw Child’s Play was on VHS in the early 1990′s. The same goes for Child’s Play 2 and Child’s Play 3-one viewing upon their respected home-entertainment format releases. I’ve seen Bride of Chucky numerous times because I think the movie is hilarious. In fact, both Bride of Chucky and its follow-up Seed of Chucky are known more for their humor than for their horror. Making a long story short, what I am trying to say is that until I re-watched Child’s Play I had forgotten that Chucky used to be one mean, murderous, voodoo chanting, gun-toting, hammer-wielding, overalls wearing little piece of red-haired plastic. My only assumption as to his foray into comedy is that I guess starring in two films with Jennifer Tilly and her cleavage can take the edge off a guy-err-doll.

Chucky starts out in life, so to speak, as Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer on the run from the Chicago police. Charles is killed in a shoot-out in a toy store but is able to transfer his soul to the nearest vessel which just happens to be a ‘Good Guy’ doll. His plan will be to hide out in the doll until he can find a human vessel to possess. He doesn’t have to wait too long; Karen Barclay wants a ‘Good Guy’ doll for her son Andy on his birthday and isn’t above acquiring one from a grimy street peddler. Which one does she acquire? Do you even have to ask? Pretty soon Charles-err-Chucky is up to his murderous ways and taking Andy on the adventure of his life in search of any loose ends (people) that need to be taken care of (killed). Think Charles Starkweather meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and you’ll have a good idea of what I’m talking about. After Chucky takes care of business it’s time to find a newer and more human vessel for his mean old soul. Hmm, I wonder who it will be. I’ll give you a hint: he’s six years old, his name starts with an ‘A’ and ends with a ‘Y’ and he’s just oh so adorable. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. Will Chucky reside in the body of a six year-old boy; or will the good guys (pun intended) win the day?

In case you didn’t know it, the Good Guy doll is similar in make and model to the popular My Buddy dolls of the mid-1980’s. I personally don’t believe that this similarity was an accidental one. As creepy as I found Chucky I found the My Buddy doll to be even creepier. Real life creepy will win over movie creepy every time.

So, I’ve re-watched the first film in the Chucky franchise after a hiatus of nearly 25 years. I can’t say that it’s as good as I remember because to be honest until I saw it again I didn’t remember much about it. What I can say is that I saw it again for the first time and that I liked it the first time I saw it the second time around; or something to that effect.

Chucky’s full name, Charles Lee Ray, is derived from the names of notorious killers Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald, and James Earl Ray.

In the scene where Chucky runs behind Maggie in the hallway, Chucky was actually played by Alex Vincent’s younger sister.

The Chucky films have always been accused of inspiring violence in children. One case linked to the series was a gang in Manchester kidnapping and murdering a 16-year-old girl. While they tortured her, they forced her to listen to recordings of the gang leader repeating the catchphrase “I’m Chucky, wanna play?” Director Tom Holland has always defended the first film from these accusations, stating that viewers of horror movies could only be influenced by their content if they were unbalanced to begin with.

The working title for the film was “Blood Buddy,” which seems to confirm the widely believed notion that the film was inspired by Hasbro’s My Buddy toy doll, which also dressed in denim overalls and a striped shirt.

Child’s Play (1988) continues a theme in Tom Holland’s films of people seeing something supernatural, but they can’t get anyone else to believe them. E.g. Scream for Help(1984), Cloak & Dagger (1984), and Fright Night (1985).

John Lithgow was rumored to be considered to play and voice Chucky.

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Catherine Hicks also appears in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Peggy Sue Got Married.

Chris Sarandon also appears in Fright Night and Dog Day Afternoon.

Alex Vincent also appears in Child’s Play 2 and Curse of Chucky.

Brad Dourif also appears in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Wise Blood.

Creepy. Little. Bastard.

Creepy. Little. Bastard.

 

 

WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-MARCH, 2014-DANAI GURIRA

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Consider the March Scream Queen of the Month to be a learning experience. Honestly, the only thing I truly know about Danai Gurira is that she plays this character:

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That, and that I never want to piss her off as long  as she’s wielding that sword.

So, kiddies, what can we learn about Danai Gurira?

She was born Danai Jekesai Gurira on February 14, 1978 in Grinnell, Iowa to Zimbabwean-American parents. Her mother is a university librarian and her father a chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She has an older brother who is a chiropractor, as well as two older sisters. 

She is an Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award winner, both for writing. She is a Helen Hayes Award winner for Best Lead Actress for the off-Broadway play In the Continuum, which commemorated World Aids Day in December, 2011.

Her film credits include The Visitor (2007), for which she won the Method Fest Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress; My Soul to Take (2010) and Mother of George (2013).

Her television credits include Law & Order and Law & Order:Criminal Intent. She had a recurring role as Jill on the HBO series Treme. She has played the character of Michonne on the AMC series The Walking Dead since Season 3 in 2012.

It is an honor to present to you the lovely and talented Danai Gurira as the March, 2014 Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month.

YOU CAN’T DANAI THE FACTS:

She is a Christian.

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WHEN MICHONNE SPEAKS, YOU LISTEN:

“I do have some dings on my apartment wall from tricks I was attempting at home. I don’t advise that.”-on preparing for her role as a sword-wielding zombie slayer on The Walking Dead.

“I was a jock when I was a kid, so I’ve always wanted to physically live through a character – one of those really tough chicks.”

THE PIT OF ULTIMATE DARK SHADOWS EPISODE 8

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Note: Hannibal Lecter does not appear in this (or likely any) episode of The Pit of Ultimate Dark Shadows. He is merely a ploy to get you to click on the link to Episode 8. I’d do as he says if I were you. Ta-ta.

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