#FBF: Eric’s Top 10 Favorite Playboy Playmates

(Submitted by Smutmaster Eric…Thanks for sharing, Kinky Ho-mie! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo)

Thanks to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (April 9, 1926 โ€“ September 27, 2017) the world was introduced to so many beauties that were bold enough to take off their clothes to become a Playmate of the Month. Some went on to have stardom in movies and on TV, while others took different career paths. Some died too young, but thankfully many are still with us.

Now, the Top 10 Playmates I love the most:

1. Janet Lupo – Miss November (1975)

2. Shannon Tweed – Miss November (1981)

3. Candy Loving – Miss January (1979)

4. Lynda Wiesmeier – Miss July (1982)

(May 30, 1963 โ€“ December 16, 2012)

5. Traci Adell – Miss July (1994) (Ho-stess’s Side Note: Aside from Pammie, Ms. Adell is my personal fave :))

6. Cynthia Jeanette Myers – Miss December (1968)

(September 12, 1950 โ€“ November 4, 2011)

7. Petra Verkaik – Miss December (1989)

8. Dorothy Stratten – Miss August (1979)

(February 28, 1960 โ€“ August 14, 1980)

9. Pamela Anderson – Miss February (1990) (Ho-stess’s Side Note: #QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!)

10. Julie McCullough – Miss February (1986)

News Bleed: The “Thank You, Bernie and Suzan” Edition

Float on! IT is the highest-grossing ho-rror film of all time! Variety

Underworld is heading to TV. ๐Ÿ™‚ Deadline

Spongebob gets spoopy this Halloween! ๐Ÿ™‚ Entertainment Weekly

Kyle “Twin Peaks” Maclachlan joins Eli Roth’s The House With a Clock in Its Walls! Bloody Disgusting

The great Bernie Casey has passed away. ๐Ÿ™ Washington Post

Hammer Horror star Suzan Farmer has also passed away. ๐Ÿ™

Fangs for the Memories, Basil Gogos.

Filmland has just lost one of its most famous monsters…

Legendary artist Basil Gogos was, without a doubt, one of the finest painters known to horror. His jaw-dropping, mind-melting portraits of cinema’s greatest fiends graced the covers of many, many issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland. Starting with an eerie portrait of Vincent Price for Famous Monsters #9, Gogos created almost 50 wondrously macabre works for the publication. Gogos often bathed his monstrous subjects with brilliant colors from multiple light sources, highlighting their fearsome features with expressionistic radiance. His subjects included The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, King Kong, Godzilla, Gill-man, Mr. Sardonicus, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and many other beloved fright icons. Mr. Gogos also brought his distinctive flair to CD covers for rock acts Rob Zombie, The Misfits and Electric Frankenstein.

Farewell, Basil Gogos. Your paintings brought out the beauty in the beast and inspired generations of monster lovers. Thank you for bringing color to black-and-white monsters. ๐Ÿ™‚

]

News Bleed: The “IT Conquered the Box Office” Edition

IT breaks all sorts of records and scares up $123 Million! A huge victory for Horror! Variety

Day of the Dead remake rises this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ Movie Web

Marilyn Manson’s back, bitches!!! Rolling Stone

Daniel Dae Kim is in talks To replace Ed Skrein in the Hellboy reboot. Comic Book

Swamp Thing co-creator/Wolverine co-creator/Watchmen editor/all-around comic book legend Len Wein has passed away. ๐Ÿ™ USA Today

R.I.P. Tales from the Crypt makeup artist Donna Henderson. ๐Ÿ™

Here are two classics Tales eps featuring Ms. Henderson’s Makeup Magic:

Rest in Peace, Tobe Hooper

“Before Halloween…. Before Friday The 13th…. Before Scream…. There Was The Saw.”

Modern horror has just lost one of its chief architects…

Rest in peace, Tobe Hooper, the man who changed the horror genre forever with a chainsaw buzz heard around the world…

With The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Mr. Hooper scared the pants off of America with documentarian-like realism and a unbearable dread unknown to the genre before it. Hooper set a new standard for fright films and popularized the “masked slasher” villain that would forever be associated with the genre. Few filmmakers can claim to have changed cinema, but Hooper was surely among those elite few.

Beyond that masterpiece, Mr. Hooper has given us some of the best and most unusual scare-fare in all of horror. His credits include Poltergeist, The Funhouse (my personal favorite), Lifeforce, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Eaten Alive. For television, Hooper gave us the origin of Freddy Krueger in an episode of Freddy’s Nightmares. He even directed the post-apocalyptic music video ofย Dancing With Myself for Billy Idol.

Tobe Hooper was a true master of horror and he will be missed by all lovers of the macabre.

From Tom Savini’s Twitter page.

The Saw is Forever.

#SendMeBackSaturday: The “Don’t Feed the Plants” Edition

Howdy, Human Ho-mies!

So, we just had a total eclipse of the sun this week…

Based on the fact that you are reading this, it’s safe to assume that the world has not been annihilated by botanical beasts from beyond. Which is of Corpse a good thing for us fleshy, leafless folks. Howl-ever, imagine if that weren’t the case. Imagine if something as seemingly innocent as a house plant appeared out of nowhere during the eclipse and slowly planted the seeds of our extinction. Well, it would be a lot like…
Now, I’m sure you’re all familiar with that maniacal musical masterpiece… and its ending. You know, where they kill the monster and live happily ever after, right? It’s as traditional as monster movie endings get and that’s not necessarily bad thing. I mean, of Corpse Rick “God’s Perfect SeXXX Machine” Moranis would win the fight and get the girl, right?

Believe it or not, the original ending was far darker and, in my opinion, far more satisfying. As much as I adore the godly perfection that is Rick Moranis, Seymour was kind of a creep. He murdered his way through the story and willingly fed a monster from outer space. Sure, the charm of Manly Moranis made us overlook his misdeeds, but he’s totally the type of character who would get some sort of ghastly punishment in EC-style fright fare… and he initially did!
ย In the film’s initial conclusion, Seymour is eaten by the mean, green Audrey II, just as he was in the original play. Now, if that were it, I think I’d be fine with letting Seymour get his fairytale ending, regardless of whether or not he deserved it… but what happened after that is so wonderfully monstrous that it is truly a shame that it got cut. It’s everything a monster movie fan could Axe for: giant creatures destroying buildings, ho-rrifying practical effects, morbid gags, Harryhausen homages, and just the kind of macabre spectacle we eat up here at Kinky Horror.
Unfortunately, audiences didn’t care for it, so they shot the simpler, happier ending that ended up the final film. Guess I can’t blame them for sparing the marvelous Moranis, but the original is just too amazing . It almost works as a short monster movie on its own… and we’ve dug it up for viewing pleasure!
Enjoy the madness below, Kinky Kreeps!

News Bleed: The “Cult of the Zombie” Edition

The new American Horror Story: Cult opening credits are here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Variety

Dead Snow 3 is rising from the grave and it will feature Zombie Hitler. :O Entertainment Weekly

Cult favorite Todd & the Book of Pure Evil gets (Re)Animated! Bloody Disgusting

Rob Zombie will bring 13 Nights of Halloween! ๐Ÿ™‚ PopCulture

Trick ‘r Treat creeps into Halloween Horror Nights as a scarezone! Inside the Magic

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis has passed away. ๐Ÿ™ New York Times

Predator‘s Sonny Landham has also passed away. ๐Ÿ™ #lifeamirite?? LA Times

Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima.

Haruo Nakajima was, in more ways than one, the King of the Monsters. From 1954 to 1972, Nakajima was the man behind Godzilla, donning the legendary suit for some of the greatest monster movies of all time. As if one timeless sci-fi icon wasn’t enough, the great Nakajima also portrayed Rodanย ย Varan, Baragon, Gaira, the larva form of Mothra, and several kaijus in both Ultra Qย andย Ultraman.ย Nakajima was a true giant in genre cinema and his creatures will continue to inspire both fright and delight in fright fans for many years to come. Haruo Nakajima was an incredible, unstoppable titan of terror.


Rest in Peace, King of the Monsters. xoxo

Thanks for the Memories, June.

“One of the few misconceptions about June is to think of her wonderful talent as ‘voice-over’. Nothing could be further from the truth. June is worthy of the gift-word: actress. She imbues a part with herself, be it a Mama Bear or the deadly cobra Nagaina in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi… in fact–and I speak with the deepest respect for him–I can only compliment Mel Blanc by saying that he could be called a male June Foray.”

– Chuck Jones

Even if her name is unfamiliar to you, there’s a good chance you grew up with June Foray. She was a woman of a thousand voices and of many timeless characters. Starting her career in 1937 and performing her final role in 2014, ย Ms. Foray had delighted kids and adults alike for nearly a century. Her character voices include Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Jokey Smurf, Witch Hazel (Looney Tunes AND Disney), Granny from Looney Tunes, Twilight Zone’s Talky Tina, Lena Hyena/Wheezy the Weasel in Who Framed Roger Rabbit,ย Grammi Gummi in Gummi Bears, and Cindy Lou Who. And as impressive as those examples may be, they only represent a small portion of her massive career. ย She was a giant in her field and played a huge part in the childhoods of many.

Though she may be gone, her voice will never fall silent. Every time a child discoversย How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Cinderella, or any of her other fabulous classics, they will hear her. She will be a part of the childhoods of generations to come, living eternally through the laughter and joy she will continue to inspire.

In honor of the fabulous Ms. Foray, we present Broom-Stick Bunny, a short considered to be the best of the Witch Hazel cartoons. It is a true classic and showcases the enormous talent of Ms. Foray. Enjoy.


Thank you for everything, Ms. Foray.

News Bleed: The “Scream, Vampirella, Scream!” Edition

Scream yet again… The rebooted third season of MTV’s Scream gets a cast and details. Hollywood Reporter

John Carpenter will tell us more Tales for a HalloweeNight this September. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bloody Disgusting

The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close in August. ๐Ÿ™
Bleeding Cool

James Cameron goes from director to colonial marine with this sweet new Aliens figure. ๐Ÿ™‚ Entertainment Weekly

Get some early Ghoul-tide fear with this teaser for Better Watch Out. ๐Ÿ™‚ Movie Web

The Dark Tower is only 95 mins long. Seems short for a story told in eight books… Collider

Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella is creeping onto shelves this Halloween. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Newsarama

And the Queen of Halloween herself, Elvira, is back in kreepy komic form, thanks to the dynamite folks over at Dynamite! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bleeding Cool