Have you ever woken up in the morning and looked in the mirror, and your hair is sticking up in every direction possible à la Bill Murray in the hilarious bowling comedy Kingpin? I unfortunately know not those joys in life, because I don’t have a lot of hair……but I bet horror icon Christopher Lee had a lot of those mornings! Why am I bringing up Christopher Lee? Oh, only because he has some of the best hair in a horror movie ever. And the movie I’m talking about is The Wicker Man! Not the terrible remake one.
Look at that. It’s majestic! If my hair could do that, I would never leave my mirror. The way it just almost dances off of his head…..swaying to and fro. It’s poetic. Either that or his hair is just trying to escape his head because it’s terrified. But nonetheless – Christopher Lee’s hair in The Wicker Man has now earned him the most coveted award and honor of all time! He and it have now been inducted into the class of Great Moments In Horror Hair History!!!! Unfortunately, this great man is no longer alive to enjoy this victory – but please honor him and watch The Wicker Man when you can. Not the terrible remake one.
Easily one of my favorite horror remakes of all time is 1988’s, The Blob. So many reasons for this statement: Shawnee Smith, the sink drain kill scene, Shawnee Smith, the kid getting demolished by The Blob in the sewer, Shawnee Smith, the amazing retro vibe that the movie has, and of course – Shawnee Smith. Yes, I had a small crush on her back in the days. But one moment trumps all of these things. One thing so spectacular….so breathtakingly special….so inspiring and monumental that words can’t do it any justice. I’m talking about………
………Kevin Dillon’s hair!!!! Oh yeah. The mullet was still all the rage in 1988, but let’s be serious here – the mullet never loses it’s hypnotic luster. I recently sat down with The Blob again and found myself getting lost in those dreamy locks, and it proved to be quite distracting. How the hell am I supposed to watch Paul get swallowed up by The Blob when all I can think about is when Kevin Dillon’s hair will come back onscreen and grace us with it’s presence. It’s definitely a problem. I manage though, and get through the whole movie but find myself having mullet withdrawals afterwards. And it’s because of this, that Kevin Dillion is undoubtedly part of the ‘Great Moments In Horror Hair History‘ club! Is there anything you’d like to add to this post, Shawnee Smith?
“In the still of the night I hear the wolf howl, honey – sniffin’ around your door!!!!!” Sorry, I had to get my quick Whitesnake karaoke fix in written form considering I’m about to do a story about Tawny Kitaen who was famous for sexing it up in their videos. We’re strictly talking hair here though, which in many ways can be equally as sexy. In 1986, Tawny and her ginger locks starred in Kevin Tenney’s underrated horror flick, Witchboard.
Breathtaking. When Tawny wasn’t fighting off the powers of an evil Ouija board in the movie, she was flaunting her 80’s hair around like nobody’s business. And what a mesmerizing mane it was. It’s not everyday that hair takes center stage over a murderous Ouija board, but in this case it did. And I for one, had no complaints at all. So with that being said, I can easily announce that Tawny Kitaen’s hair in Witchboard was a Great Moment In Horror Hair History! Now let’s reminisce and watch her have some fun on top of some automobiles.
A nice set of hair can really make a movie. Sure it can be distracting, but when it’s luxurious and instantly camera-ready, it will make your viewing experience all the more enjoyable. Welcome to Great Moments In Horror Hair History! A place where you’ll get an eye full of glorious locks from the world of horror cinema past and present. Just try not to get too aroused.
My first induction into this illustrious category is Buddy Repperton from 1983’s killer car movie, Christine. Buddy is a bully, but Buddy’s hair is anything but. It’s dreamy and the added mutton chop sideburns only enhance the appearance. All of his bullying can be easily forgotten once you gaze your eyes upon his impressive mane. Prepare yourself ladies (and some gentlemen too). I give to you: Buddy Repperton’s hair!