Previously I'd compared the two types of Shark movie posters (see the gallery HERE.) But here's another poster trope: HANDS GRASPING FOR DEAR LIFE. The hands are always caucasian. And they frequently belong to men. (Otherwise the poster will show the woman in her bikini.)
KINDERTRAUMA observed that GREAT WHITE's hand is the MORTUARY hand. (It appeared again on a book cover.)
Happy Blobfest Weekend! Some of you are excited about Free Slurpee Day or the new Planet of the Apes movie. But I'm excited to go to Phoenixville, PA -- the town where THE BLOB (1958) was filmed. Here's a video I made for AMC back in 2008, my first Blobfest:
This year's theme is Kaiju, and the organizers had a "Kaiju Haiku" contest. There was a different prize each week. I was bummed that I didn't win the King Kong pillowcases, but delighted to learn that my haiku won the grand prize: passes to Blobfest! And my poem was turned into this 3-panel comic by Jason Deeble (of Monster Haiku)
Here's the full schedule for this weekend's Blobfest. (including appearances by Joel Hodgson and Ghoul a Go Go) It's worth the trip.
I have 3 exciting shows coming to 3 excellent cities.
WEEHAWKEN, NJ - on Sunday July 13th @ 7:00pm THE HAWK - Comedy, Music & Storytelling
ABOUT THIS SHOW: Susie Felber's new variety series features a variety of acts including music, storytelling and a rare stand-up performance by Kevin Maher. For more about the show, read this article. THE HAWK at the PARK AVENUE BAR & GRILL 3417 Park Avenue, Union City NJ 07087 Just $5 (and 2-items)
Anyway, there's a scene where Leatherface (aka "Jeb Sawyer") goes to a carnival and encounters a guy in a pig-mask weilding a chainsaw.
Was this a MOTEL HELL (1980) reference or just a coincidence?
Either way, I wish the film had taken advantage of the carny setting and made some inside jokes about Tobe Hooper's THE FUNHOUSE (1981). But this movie was not made for me. * * * Bonus Fun-fact: I was playing a game of TRIVIAL PURSUIT with my wife and the silver-screen category asked: What 1980's horror movie includes a climactic chainsaw duel. I told my wife: The answer on the card will be "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Part 2" but the REAL answer is "Motel Hell." I was right. You gotta know the limits of the questionnaire.