There’s something refreshing about hearing the word throwback. Especially when you’re talking about horror movies. My ears perk up like an excited dog, because I immediately transport myself back to the days of old, musty smelling, small town VHS rental spots where everybody knew your name. Kind of like Cheers, but with dingy clamshell VHS cases instead of frosty beers. And the new Sci-Fi/Horror hybrid, Almost Human, is the definition of throwback. Continue reading
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Horror What Ifs: Action Figures For John Carpenter’s The Thing!
In your own horror filled world, have you ever had a case of the “what ifs”? Like, what if Freddy Krueger released an album where he rapped over embarrassingly awful hip hop beats? Oh wait…sadly that did become a reality. But a better case of the what ifs would be: what if they released action figures around the time that John Carpenter’s The Thing came out in 1982? Why not right? They released Aliens action figures. And if William “The Refrigerator” Perry had an action figure, why couldn’t R.J. MacReady get his own?
Well, someone out there has made our make believe dreams come true, because a video popped up on Youtube giving all of The Thing fanboys an early little Christmas (or Hanukkah for my Jewish readers) present! Yes, it’s a fake commercial for some action figures from the John Carpenter masterpiece. And yes, that’s the Splatterhouse video game music (awesome second choice btw) instead of the actual music from the movie. But nonetheless, it’s pretty awesome! Oh how I would have loved to get my hands on a Wilfred Brimley action figure when I was 5 years old…..but enough about my adolescent action figure fantasies. Check out the clip below!
We can only hope after watching, that there will be more of these fake action figure commercials coming soon. How about one for Highlander? Or maybe Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo? Whatever comes next, I think we’re all thinking the same thing. Just please….for the love of God….no action figures for the 2011 awful remake/prequel for The Thing. Unless of course they start introducing crappy CGI into the action figure market. Zing!