Great Moments In Horror Hair History: Stripe From ‘Gremlins’ (1984)

Oh, don’t get your bright lights all up in a bunch.  I know Gremlins might not technically be a ‘horror’ movie, but it definitely had scenes that creeped me out out as a kid (kitchen scene, anyone?)  It is however, undoubtedly a Christmas movie.  Don’t believe me?  Just watch Phoebe Cates recount the heartwarming story about how her Dad once dressed up as Santa and got stuck in the chimney after breaking his neck, leaving a rotting dead corpse smell that would eventually give up the mystery as to where he disappeared to.  But anyway……let’s talk about hair!  More specifically – Stripe The Gremlin!

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Oh yes.  Look at that sweet chalky fluff on top of Stripe’s head.  Now, granted – there’s not much on the sides….but who needs side hair when you have that glorious achievement running straight down the middle!  Unfortunately, Stripe and his luscious locks would meet their demise in a gooey climax that scarred me as a child – but him and his hair will proudly live on.  So please join me in inducting Stripe into the class of Great Moments In Horror Hair History!  Here’s your award, Stripe.  Any words before we go?  “Award…..Caca!

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Water Park Massacre’ From ‘Piranha’ (1978)

Woo hoo!  Summertime is here and what better way to beat the heat than by going to your local beach or water park to relax and unwind.  Maybe even go old school and get in an inner tube and float around the refreshing water.  Oh – what’s that nibbling at your toes?  Probably just some bloodthirsty piranha that want to eat you.  Nothing to worry about.

On this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, I am going back to 1978 for director Joe Dante’s highly enjoyable Jaws parody about killer piranha fish aptly called: Piranha.  And one of the best scenes, that was ramped up to a great gory glorious spectacle in Alexandre Aja’s 2010 remake, is the water park scene where no one is safe.  Adults, kids, and even sand castles.  You know it’s bad news when sand castles are being destroyed amidst the chaos of flesh-chomping piranha.  Watch the clip below and enjoy!