Friday, April 22, 2011

Top Five Friday: Mad Scientists

Mad Scientists: they go with monsters like peanut butter goes with jelly. In fact, some are monsters themselves. Here are five of my favorites (with two honorable mentions).

Honorable Mention: John Lithgow as Lord John Whorfin/Dr. Emilio Lizardo in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.

Honorable Mention: Marlon Brando as Dr. Moreau in The Island of Dr. Moreau. (Hey, Moreau is an awesome mad doctor... Too bad this movie sucked.)

And the top 5:

5. Vincent Price as Dr. Phibes in The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Kiss me baby.

4. SkekTek the Skeksis (voiced by puppeteer Steve Whitmire) in The Dark Crystal. Scared the essence out of me as a kid. Still does.

3. Jeffery Combs as Dr. Herbert West in Re-Animator. Get that damn needle away from me.

3. Maximillian Schell as Dr. Hans Reinhardt in The Black Hole. Killer robots, zombie crew, and a bitchin' God complex.

1. Colin Clive as Dr. Henry Frankenstein in Frankenstein. Yes, It's Alive!

So who did I miss?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Too Much Horror Buisness - Kirk Hammett

"Any longtime Metallica fan knows that lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has an obsession with horror films. Many of his guitars are decorated with classic horror imagery, like The Mummy, Frankenstein’s monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, and much more. Hammett is an avid collector of horror memorabilia, so it makes sense that the musician would put together a photo book of all of his very rare collection, which will include commentaries on each piece written by Hammett himself."

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