Day Made. Kudos to the Artist.

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File this under “Oh damn, yes.” Thank you unknown artist.

PS: If anybody has a copy of EXORCIST II: HERETIC, I’d be more than grateful.

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Merrin vs Pazuzu – Exorcist II – the Heretic

I was trying to beat The Devil—or in tonight’s case, amazon—when I found this excellent little film assembled by RawIronMix which was EGGS-ZACTLY what I was looking for. It almost restores your faith!

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the true story of a young female mass murderer in 70s prague

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Michalina Olszanska is the breakout star of a new film about the last woman to be executed in Czechoslovakia. We sat down with the actress to talk about difficulties and challenges of playing such a complex character.

Your character also smokes like crazy, in almost every scene. Was that hard for you?

Well, I smoked before but just a little – with my friends at parties. But after that fucking film, I smoke a lot now! It was a really important thing for me because I think her cigarettes are like a dummy, like a baby. My mum says that we smoke because we’re all animals and we feel safe when we’re sucking something. It’s like we’re remembering we’re drinking the milk from our mother’s breast. Olga was smoking in a very specific way, not like a Greta Garbo, but that helped me a lot, because every time she felt insecure she was doing this.

Here.

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Oh I am going to bitch. I am going to bitch for so long and loud you would want to slap me if you were in my presence. I just watched the new trailer for DR STRANGE (above, duh), and I am five times past Friday, I’m bent.

So we have The Car Crash (check), The Fucked Up Hands (check), The Trek to Tibet (check)… and then it looks like everything goes to shit. Seriously. Cumberbatch pulls on a semi-passable Dr Strange outfit, but in the action/battle sequences featured in the trailer, he might as well be Superman. And that’s not Dr Strange.

Dr Strange was about dreams and nightmares. It was about traveling to other dimensions. It was about fighting a villain named DORMAMMU. It was weird and strange, man, it was a great comic. And this film doesn’t evoke any of that. It looks like a fucking Superman movie.

One last thing. I don’t understand why the makers of these films don’t utilize and adapt the visual elements of the original comics. I want to see a Fantastic Four movie directed and photographed by Jack Kirby, I want to see a Dr Strange movie that captures and reflects Steve Dikto. Filmmakers can do this shit. And there are lot of talented designers out there. Yes, you CAN make a Fantastic Four movie that looks Kirby drew/designed every frame.

But this Dr Strange shit… again, it’s a matter of appropriation, and laziness. And it sucks.

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HEMLOCK GROVE SEASON 2 TRAILER

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Still Here, Despite the Silence

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No excuses. Though in its own weird way the weather did play a factor…

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The care of the little ones required extra TLC (and creepy masks)…

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It took me about nine million years to get through my viewing of KWAIDAN (1964)…

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And other assorted bullshit, sorties, and nonsense. But we’re still here, licking and ticking and kicking. More to come. Tomorrow. And it will be STUPENDOUS. Promise.

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Battle Axe: The Making Of Strait-Jacket

Good morning.

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Aubrey Morris, High Priest, RIP

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Morris always left an unconventional stamp on even the smallest, and seemingly conventional, roles. Small and rotund, with gleaming eyes, and occasionally wearing round spectacles, he could convey obsessions and monstrosity at odds with his corporeality. His visual characteristics included a wide smile, which displayed a prominent upper row of teeth, and a sly, sideways glance. With his distinctive, precise speech pattern, he could draw out vowel sounds amusingly, or unnervingly. — The Guardian

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Yes, Aubrey Morris (1926—2015) played so many excellent little and unforgettable roles: the crazy grave digger in Wicker Man, Mister Deltoid in Clockwork and hundreds of others. But I must admit that my flat out favorite crazy character he came up with is none other than…

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PETROS, HIGH PRIEST OF THE SURVIVORS OF LEVEL 7!

In the 1975 episode of SPACE: 1999, Mission of the Darians, Morris is an eerie judge and executioner of radiation scarred mutants on a massive 900 year old ruined space ark, and man, he’s creepy, especially when he screams…

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“MUUUU-TAAAAANT!”

The poor “mutant” is locked into a disintegration chamber that glows hellishly white with a high pitched mechanized scream. And as the unfortunate mutant’s flesh melts away, Morris looks on, calm and serene.

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Brrrr. It’s a standout episode all on its own, made that much greater by the unforgettable inclusion of Aubrey Morris, who will be missed and remembered by many fans across the planet tonight. Yes, Morris gave us so many memorable characters. But this one’s my favorite.

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In Honor of EIJI TSUBURAYA’S 114TH BIRTHDAY: MOTHRA METAL!

Also, Google’s in on it, too…

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