Oh, Halloween. Not the holiday, but the movie. Even though I do love the holiday. I guess they kind of go hand-in-hand. What am I rambling about? Oh yeah – Halloween! It scared the shit out of me when I was a kid and to this day is pretty much horror movie perfection. But, there’s always a scene that makes me chuckle. A scene, other than when Michael Myers is driving, that stirs the crowd into a frenzy at screenings of the movie. And that scene is………..
That Lonnie was a little shit. And good for Loomis for telling his ass to get away from the Myers house! Better that than have little Lonnie get his ass stabbed by Mikey. But it’s just the whole delivery that Donald Pleasence brings to the line that makes it a crowd favorite. And that little smirk. That semi-giggle. He was so proud of his zinger. And he should have been. Who knows by the way – maybe Loomis’ threatening verbiage steered Lonnie onto the right path in life, and maybe he went on to become a successful……ah, who gives a shit.
Oh yeah, and the new Halloween trailer came out today. I shall reserve my judgement until I see the final product. But……I am fairly impressed with what I have seen so far. Not as impressed as I was, and always will be, with Ben Tramer’s drunken stooper before he got the life snatched out of him by that cop car though. RIP.
One of my guilty pleasures from the world of 80’s horror was the movie Terror In The Aisles – a feature film documentary filled with a compilation of clips from some of your favorite horror movies that were released prior to this 1984 release date. Oh, and it was hosted by Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen! It also sported a sweet poster to boot, and speaking of sweet…..check out this promotional rubber skull that I saw pop up on eBay:
I’m not even going to bother lying. I want that thing. Do I want it for $50 though? Therein lies the question going through my mind as I type this. Regardless of the price, it’s kind of a cool piece of 80’s horror history – and something that you could proudly display as well. It measures about 8″ X 5″ and looks to be in overall good condition. If you are interested in knowing more about this promotional rubber skull from Terror In The Aisles, then head on over HERE. If you haven’t seen the movie btw, I recommend it because it’s a good time and you get to see Donald Pleasance!