Ah, yes, Halloween. It’s a pagan holiday where supposedly the boundary between the living and the dead is blurred and dissolved… Lol. Who am I kidding? It’s a time for kids to receive free candies!
(You can find a collage of Mr. Rethwisch from this movie here.)
FUN FACT: Gus just shoved the legendary Kane Hodder…
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The horror movie genre was what got me hooked into film. I think one of the main reason why I loved the genre was because it made me feel “normal” and “less evil” for being gay. I am somewhat outgrowing the horror movie genre, but it will always have a special place in my heart. Anyway, for this Halloween season, here are just some completely random horror films that just so happen to have some bearish actors in them…
Scream was the film that gave the horror genre a revitalizing kick in the behind. It was a self-aware parody while giving the “goods” of a slasher film. The bearish character above is W. Earl Brown (seen eating a bag of Cheetos and Tostitos) minutes before his demise. (Rule #85: Eating more than one type of junk food in the span of 3 minutes will get you killed.) Not only is Mr. Brown an actor, but he also has a country music group called the Sacred Cowboys.
Bruce M. Fischer and Richard Davalos were two of the husky daddy bears in one of my favorite childhood supernatural horror films, Something Wicked This Way Comes. To this day, it’s an effective horror/dark fantasy film that did not rely on cheap scares but on great writing, acting, and excellent directing.
Tony Munafo appears in the first of three stories in one of my favorite horror movie anthology: Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (Creepshow being my ultimate favorite). He played a thug for a mafia-run company helping people kick their smoking addiction. I remember thinking how perfect this bearish man was when I was just 12 years old…
No Way To Treat A Lady is more of a thriller, but, hey, it’s just a technicality because it was a fantastic hybrid of dark comedy and suspense. It is also a compelling character piece from Rod Steiger, who was utterly mesmerizing and chilling as a chameleon-like serial killer preying on women.
Now here’s a nasty piece of no-holds-barred splatterpunk cinema from France: À l’intérieur (Inside). This is what I would call a concentrated piece of truly terrifying filmmaking. It’s unapologetic with its violence and masochistic treatment of its characters. Loved it. I’ve already posted about the unbelievably handsome husky actor, Ludovic Berthillot, who had a very unfortunate short scene in the film.
Feast surprised me for being way too fun and highly entertaining for a monster flick. It reminded me of another horror-comedy-monster classic, Tremors. Duane Whitaker plays the slimy owner of a bar where all of the frenetic action takes place.
Russell Hornsby was hilarious as a cowering boyfriend/wannabe gangsta in the horror-comedy, Stuck. Even though it was hard to buy Mena Suvari’s “turn” from a humane nurse to an inhuman monster, it was a dark parable of what certain situations can do to the human spirit. This film explores such nasty side and it was definitely not pretty…
Salem’s Lot is one of my favorite vampire movies. These vampires were very traditional and would probably be very angry at the more recent hip vampires on tv and film today. I have nothing against hip vampires, but sometimes, I just want my vampires to be completely evil… and conservative. ^_^ The super-cute chubby bear, George Dzundza, is also in the film which is a big bonus in my book.
Well, that about wraps up my random horror movie picks that just so happen to have bearish actors in them. You gals and ghouls have a safe and spooky Halloween!
Andre “Doc” Newman (as Maggot) from The Dead Hate The Living!
As a bonus treat for the Dancing With The Stars audience, the remaining 7 couples performed a group dance: Old Skool Hip-Hop. Man, as I was once part of a late ’80s, early ’90s hip-hop dance group, this dance routine was definitely a fantastic trip down memory lane. And watching Warren Sapp bust-a-move was just utterly awesome…
And for an even more bonus, during the dress rehearsal, Warren Sapp wore a white tanktop. Yes!
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Can Warren Sapp and Kym Johnson ever do wrong? Lance Bass may have been this night’s Dancing With The Stars’ crowd-pleaser, but Warren, even with a misstep, has proven to be a versatile ballroom dancer who has the talent of getting into character. He even got compared to Emmitt Smith; however, unlike Emmitt, he was complimented for always bringing in an “emotional quality” to every dance. Whoo-hoo!
This week, Mr. Sapp dances to the Rumba with the lusciously sexy Kym Johnson (WTF? I’m turning straighter and straighter watching this show!).
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Mr. Joey Oglesby puts his alter-ego, the Reverend Donnie Davies, on the sidelines for a moment to deliver a very important Public Service Announcement concerning California’s Proposition 8 — where voting “Yes” means the elimination of the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Mr. Oglesby, you are a GENIUS!
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The last time I posted about Joe Blanton this season, he was with the Oakland A’s. Yesterday, he pitched in the World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Tampa Bay Rays. The result? A Phillies win of 10-2 with Mr. Blanton hitting a solo home run in the fifth. The Phillies now have a 3-1 lead. Will they end the disappointing march of the Rays? Or will the Rays persevere and tie the series? We’ll find out on Tuesday…
In the history of baseball, Joe Blanton is the 15th pitcher to ever hit a home run in a World Series. Ken Holtzman (who was with the Oakland A’s) was the previous pitcher which dates all the way back to 1974! Way to go, Joe!
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I’m not going to mention that these screenshots are from a Blue Collar TV DVD. I’m also not even going to mention that I own said DVD. All that matters is that Larry The Cable Guy is shirtless in this here screenshots… Git-R-Done! Um, yeah…
Good ‘ol Larry is not shirtless in the following video and screenshots, but the above jacuzzi scene (specifically, the “armpit” shot) reminded me of this sketch: “Hick Eye For The Queer Guy.”
I’m pretty sure that some might get offended by the above video. I mean, if you really analyzed it, it’s utterly homophobic. However, our three comedians tend to celebrate their stereotypical blue-collar/redneck lifestyle (specifically the negative aspects of it, such as uneducated and classless), so I guess it all balances out.
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Actor/rapper Jamal Woolard plays Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G., in the upcoming film, Notorious. Watching the trailers, the casting department did a fantastic job for picking Mr. Woolard for the part.
And, of course, scenes such as these have already sold me even further from buying a movie ticket.
While researching more about Mr. Woolard, I found this little similar shooting incident about him:
According to the New York Post, Gravy arrived to the station with an entourage of 30 people rocking his promotion T-shirts, when gunfire erupted. Gravy was struck with one bullet in the buttocks outside the building, while surrounding people began to scream and run from the scene left. Despite being shot, The Post reported that Gravy was able to calmly walk upstairs and into Hot 97 to do the interview. When police officers arrived to question Gravy, he told them he had fallen. Gravy was listed in stable condition in St. Vincents Hospital. 395 Hudson, where Hot 97 is located, has also been the scene of the infamous shooting that sent Lil’ Kim to jail.
Thanks to Tommy and xibearix, not only did I find out the name of that unknown husky college football player (Brett Romberg), their research has led me to four other woofy football players. Out of the four, I have already posted about Kasey Studdard…
I tend to find connections in everything; I then tend to create meaning from such connections (yes, I subscribe to the school of Roland Barthes). It’s a “hobby” of mine that I tend to do a lot. Here’s a sampling of what happened in my bear-filled brain when I did my own research about these 5 football players…
I posted about Brett Romberg, but I did not know him; however, xibearix did and he led me to a full-blown photo that I once ripped apart from a dentist’s office.
From the SI Vault
Tommy then researched about my mistaken Texas Longhorns theory (about Brett Romberg’s university) which led him to another Brett: Brett Valdez. Both are just spectacularly beefy. Brett Romberg is now with the St. Louis Rams while Brett Valdez works for a company called RAM Financial Group.
Ram is a type of animal that gets hunted. Brett Valdez has a passion for hunting and fishing and is the Director of Community Development for TexasHuntFish.com
Brett Valdez graduated from the University of Texas, along with two other woofy football players: Kasey Studdard and Justin Blalock. Kasey and Justin were 2 of the 7 Texas Longhorns selected by pro-football teams from the 2007 NFL Draft.
Brett Valdez and Justin Blalock would hunt together.
While Kasey Studdard was inadvertently hunted by an amateur paparazzi with a drunken Vince Young:
Being involved in a highly-publicized sport, such as pro-football, these athletes will be scrutinized by the media and public. Brett Romberg, for example, has been compared to the late Chris Farley (and in a non-flattering way). Luckily for me, that message board compared another beefy bear, Orlando Pace (also with the Saint Louis Rams) to a babyface rapper/singer. I then researched more about Orlando Pace which led me to this set of awesome photos, specifically the first one… (I wonder why?) ^_^
Election time is near. Listen to the jealous squirrel. Please. Be pro-active and don’t be just a hamster on a piano…