Chris Gaskey.

I dream of the day when chickens can cross a road and not have their motives questioned.

On this day in 1925, Lon Chaney’s immortal version of The Phantom of the Opera premiered.

Thisalong with Quasimodostands as Lon Chaney’s make-up effects magnum opus. This landmark horror film is still popular among genre fans today, and is full of iconic imagery that even non-horror fans recognize, from the infamous “unmasking” sequence (aped in films such as Gremlins 2: The New Batch) to Chaney’s look for the Phantom.

Phantom was ranked #52 on Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments list, and was one of the 400 films nominated to be on the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) list. The Library of Congress added it to the National Film Registry in 1998.

You can watch the entire film above!



did-you-kno:

Scientists studying ancient evolutionary changes recently trained a group of fish to walk on land. Over a period of 8 months, the shape of their bodies changed as they adjusted to the terrestrial lifestyle. Source

If this can happen in 8 months, and it can be observed happening, imagine what millions upon millions of years can do.It’s both saddening and infuriating that the same people who ask for evidence of evolution — all the while denying the blatant proof that is right in front of them (like this fish) — are the same ones who will believe in an invisible sky daddy with absolutely no proof of his existence other than a 2,000-year-old book of Bronze Age fairy tales and the voices in their own head.If this were someone who believed in something other than god in a case like this, we’d lock them up in the whacko basket. But scream “God” and all of a sudden you’re afforded this disturbing amount of almost reverent courtesy.We’re backward as fuck.

did-you-kno:

Scientists studying ancient evolutionary changes recently trained a group of fish to walk on land. Over a period of 8 months, the shape of their bodies changed as they adjusted to the terrestrial lifestyle. Source

If this can happen in 8 months, and it can be observed happening, imagine what millions upon millions of years can do.

It’s both saddening and infuriating that the same people who ask for evidence of evolution  all the while denying the blatant proof that is right in front of them (like this fish)  are the same ones who will believe in an invisible sky daddy with absolutely no proof of his existence other than a 2,000-year-old book of Bronze Age fairy tales and the voices in their own head.

If this were someone who believed in something other than god in a case like this, we’d lock them up in the whacko basket. But scream “God” and all of a sudden you’re afforded this disturbing amount of almost reverent courtesy.

We’re backward as fuck.



sawfanatic:

SOO CUTE

Honorary Doctorates from the University of Awesome go to these two for using those stupid Coke cans to make a legendary live-action comic strip featuring cosplay of The Doctor and Donna.



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Today’s birth anniversaries:
Keanu Reeves (50) — actor, The Matrix trilogy, the Bill & Ted series, Speed, Point Break
Salma Hayek (48) — actress, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Dogma
Mark Harmon (63) — actor, NCIS (TV), Chicago Hope (TV), Summer School
Cynthia Watros (46) — actress, Lost (TV), Titus (TV), The Drew Carey Show (TV)
Katt Williams (41) — actor/comedian, First Sunday, Scary Movie 5, The Boondocks (TV)
Hal Ashby (1929 - December 27th, 1988) — director, Harold and Maude, Shampoo, Being There
Terry Bradshaw (66) — athlete/actor, Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback (1970-1983), Failure to Launch, Cannonball Run

Today’s birth anniversaries:

  • Keanu Reeves (50) — actor, The Matrix trilogy, the Bill & Ted series, Speed, Point Break
  • Salma Hayek (48) — actress, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Dogma
  • Mark Harmon (63) — actor, NCIS (TV), Chicago Hope (TV), Summer School
  • Cynthia Watros (46) — actress, Lost (TV), Titus (TV), The Drew Carey Show (TV)
  • Katt Williams (41) — actor/comedian, First Sunday, Scary Movie 5, The Boondocks (TV)
  • Hal Ashby (1929 - December 27th, 1988) — director, Harold and Maude, Shampoo, Being There
  • Terry Bradshaw (66) — athlete/actor, Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback (1970-1983), Failure to Launch, Cannonball Run

bcmovieclub:

On Saturday, October 25th, we will be having another movie marathon! We will be celebrating Halloween a few days early and showing Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy!More details to come soon, including details on a potential pre-marathon treat!

bcmovieclub:

On Saturday, October 25th, we will be having another movie marathon! We will be celebrating Halloween a few days early and showing Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy!

More details to come soon, including details on a potential pre-marathon treat!


candidlycara:

white americans spouting communism and libertarianism as these beautiful hypothetical ideals need to stop fucking with hypotheticals when they are the painful realities of the very latino people they’re oppressing in the US

you want those backwards-ass policies? fucking try and make it in our countries. see how you like it. if that shit worked, you think we’d be putting up with your bullshit here in the US?

get the fuck out of here, we’re not your thought experiment or your punching bag

PERFECT RESPONSE.


wolfmansgotnards:

Let us not forget one of the most important things about the Universal Monsters era: The Creature From The Black Lagoon was created by a woman, Milicent Patrick.

Nearly unheard of at the time, ms Patrick is responsible for creating one of the single most recognizable characters, not only in Universal history but in all of film history. She was an incredible talent and she should be honored as such.


You don’t stand for liberty if you don’t stand for everyone’s liberty.
— Marianne Copenhaver, the Libertarian Girl

It’s been a while since I trolled a friend on Facebook… it feels good to be back.

It’s been a while since I trolled a friend on Facebook… it feels good to be back.


bcmovieclub:

Watch this short documentary about the life and work of Lon Chaney, featuring Mark Gatiss!

One of the forgotten greats died on this day in 1930.

Horror fans obviously know who Chaney is and consider him a legend, and rightly so. Unfortunately, even many of them have never seen one of his films. This is not to mention the public at large, most of whom don’t even know who he is. 

Which is a travesty, since the man is a pioneer in the field of special effects. Without Chaney, there’d be no Jack Pierce, Tom Savini, Rick Baker, Stan Winston, Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, or Robert Kurtzman.


Happy 84th birth anniversary to Sean Connery!

Happy 84th birth anniversary to Sean Connery!


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