Who needs a machete when you have a big thumb? Yeah – I’m looking at you Jason Voorhees. Put the machete down and try using your thumbs like a real man. Michael Myers is a real man, and has crazy thumb skills to further prove that realness.
Due to a long weekend, welcome to Monday Bloody Monday instead of Sunday Bloody Sunday! And since Halloween is only a few weeks away, it seems right to spotlight something from the Halloween franchise. Being that I have thumbs on my mind for some reason, it’s only natural to witness Michael Myers give new definition to the term ‘hands-on’ at the beginning of Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. Try thinking about what it would feel like to literally have that big thumb pushing into your forehead when you watch the clip. And then go get some Advil afterwards.
Kudos to the Halloween franchise for having a character based off of The Fonz from the TV show Happy Days. That’s right, in 1989’s Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers, the character of Mikey (Jonathan Chapin) oozed with the coolness and cockiness of The Fonz, complete with black leather jacket and the constant task of checking himself out in the mirror.
So, on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday I’m highlighting the scene where Michael Myers fucks with Mikey’s car with a sharp garden tool. And we all know, you don’t fuck with Mikey’s car! Problem for Mikey is, you don’t fuck with Michael Myers either as he quickly finds out when Michael uses that sharp garden tool on his head. Mikey ain’t pretty no more……and neither is that terrible mask that Michael Myers wore in this sequel.
An exploding head can always save a shitty horror movie. Just ask Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers about that. That’s right, the infamous 6th installment to the Halloween franchise is renowned for numerous on-set issues and unwanted studio involvement. Luckily no one interfered with the exploding head scene though.
So on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, I’m honoring the cranium collapse of John Strode (Bradford English) courtesy of Michael Myers and some electricity. Michael was definitely pissed off in this movie, and an excessive exploding head is clearly evidence of that. I actually just sat down and watched the infamous Producer’s Cut of this sequel that was restored to amazing quality in the new Halloween Complete Collection box set. Color me impressed, because it actually kind of made the whole ridiculous underground cult storyline a little more acceptable. But enough about that – let’s get on with the exploding head!
I always get nervous when Halloween comes around, because I feel like I can never come up with a creative, original costume. Good thing I won’t have that problem this year, because I think I’m going to go as Chocolate Chip Charlie from the 1985 B-movie horror classic, The Stuff!
Quite possibly the most random Halloween mask I’ve ever seen, it’s a pretty good replication of what our chocolate chip guru (played masterfully by Garrett Morris) looked like when he revealed that he was indeed hooked on The Stuff. Granted, most people won’t know who the hell you are if you wear it – but you’ll definitely get points for originality. If you’re interested in this bad boy, head on over to Ebay HERE and snag one up for $110. A bit pricey, but it’s hand made and painted, so think of it as supporting the arts. And always remember: Enough is never enough of The Stuff! Isn’t that right, Chocolate Chip Charlie?
What’s that old saying? If you can’t say something nice about somebody or something, then don’t say anything at all. I’ll admit, when I saw Rob Zombie’s Halloween II back in 2009 – I didn’t have a lot of nice things to say about it. But, the one scene that I absolutely LOVED was the opening hospital scene. This is where Rob Zombie fucked up in my opinion. Obviously an homage if anything to the original 1981 sequel, which largely took place in a hospital, this setting seems to always work in a horror movie. And when Nurse Daniels meets her demise by way of Michael Myers’ gigantic butcher knife, my hopes were high.
So on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, we’ll take a look at Nurse Daniels’ brutal death scene and then reminisce about what could have been with this movie. From the moment that she stumbles towards Scott Taylor-Compton and lets out that horrible scream, we know it’s not going to end well. And of course it doesn’t, because she ends up a butcher knife in her head while Michael grunts a lot. What great acting though, because Octavia Spencer really sells that terror and even won an Oscar! For another movie called The Help. Bonus points for the gouged-out-eye guy in the stairwell at the end of the clip too.