You play a good game, boy, but the game is finished. Now… you watch Adult Swim!
In the year of 2004, Adult Swim summoned the late, great Angus Scrimm to ho-st a Halloween marathon of the freakiest episodes of one of Adult Swim’s freakiest shows: Aqua Teen Hunger Force! Master Scrimm was at his Tall Man best, with a menacing glare and that wonderfully frightful voice. Dressed to kill in black, Scrimm knocks ’em dead with his signature grimaces and a few classic Phantasm quotes sprinkled about. Even in the goofiest setting, there’s nothing like Mr. Scrimm letting out a “BOY!” to freeze the blood and paralyze the soul! Like Vincent Price before him, it’s clear that he had a “ball” with his ghoulish persona. Each bumper delivers a chill and a wink in a way that only a true Prince of Terror could pull off. Whether in a funeral home or a late night cable spot, The Tall Man knew how to deliver the creeps. Who else but Scrimm could make a shake, some meat, and an order of fries seem so ghastly?
Check out the bumpers/commercials below……if you have the balls! 😉 xoxo
Random Side Note: I totally had a thing for Meatwad back in the day…#MME 😉 xoxo
Hiya, Ho-rror Homies! I just a-gore Phantasm, don’t you? That Tall Man certainly had balls! (HA!! #ElviraSpeakOnFleek!! ;))
The Tall Man is one of the baddest badass baddies of the the 1970s, so who better to pimp out Fangoria than this morbid mortician?
That’s Fright, Kinky Ho-mies! Back in the late ’80s, The Tall Man himself suggested we subscribe to the classic ho-rror magazine Fangoria and do you really want to argue with this fiend? 🙂
Actor Angus Scrimm reprises his iconic role as the terrifying Tall Man for the noble cause of selling awesome Fangoria issues! Not only did Mr. Scrimm star in this spot, but he also helped write it! (Boo-ty AND braaaaaaaaains?? #SWOON! :))This nifty little terror treat was filmed at the same mausoleum as the original Phantasm. The shoot went so seemlessly, it inspired Fangoria to venture into films with Mindwarp, also starring Scrimm!
For your viewing pleasure, here’s The Tall Man and his casket full of Fangoria!
Have a fabulously freaky #FBF feisty fiends!! 😉 xoxoxo
Dude. This year was rough, pop culture-wise. I guess it’s bound to happen at some point…when you have enough kickass horror people doing their thing, you’re going to have a year when you lose more than your fair share. This was that year. 🙁 Instead of looking at it as a tragic fucktard of a year, though, I’m choosing to look at the fact that some odd years ago (let’s say however many unimportant years and 9 months) two great parents boned down in what I have to assume was some awesome abandoned cabin somewhere and made all these aweseome people. It hurts to say goodbye, but their awesome contributions to the world will live on forever. xoxoxo
Angus Scrimm (Actor, “Tall Man” in the “Phantasm” series):
August 19, 1926 January 9, 2016
Tom Neyman (Actor, “The Master” in “Manos: The Hands of Fate”)
November 23, 1935 November 13, 2016
Fritz Weaver (Actor, “Twilight Zone”, “Demon Seed”, and “Creepshow”)
January 19, 1926 November 26, 2016
George Kennedy (Actor, “Straight-Jacket”, “The Terror Within”, and “Creepshow II”)
February 18, 1925 February 28, 2016
Alexis Arquette (Actress, “Bride of Chucky”, Sometimes They Come Back”, “Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror”, “Pulp Fiction”)
July 28, 1969 September 11, 2016
Kenny Baker (Actor, “Star Wars”, “The Elephant Man”, “Circus of Horrors”, and “Time Bandits”)
August 24, 1934, August 13, 2016
Anton Yelchin (Actor, “Odd Thomas”, “Fright Night” Remake, “Burying the Ex”, and “Star Trek”)
March 11, 1989 June 19, 2016
David Bowie (Singer-Songwriter, Actor in “The Hunger”)
January 8, 1947 January 10, 2016
Gene Wilder (Actor, “Young Frankenstein”, “Haunted Honeymoon”, and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”)
June 11, 1933 August 29, 2016
Jack Davis (Cartoonist, “Tales from the Crypt”, “Vault of Horror”, “Haunt of Fear”, and “MAD Magazine”)
December 2, 1924, July 27, 2016
Lupita Tovar (Actress, the 1931 Spanish version of “Dracula”)
July 27, 1910,
November 12, 2016
Larry Drake (Actor, “Darkman” series, “Tales from the Crypt”, “Dr. Giggles”, and “Dark Night of the Scarecrow”)
February 21, 1949 March 17, 2016
Ted V. Mikels (Filmmaker, “The Astro-Zombies”, “”The Corpse Grinders”, “The Doll Squad”, “Bloody Orgy of the She-Devils”, and “Girl in Gold Boots”)
April 29, 1929 October 16, 2016
Alan Rickman (Actor, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, “Die Hard”, “Harry Potter” series, “Galaxy Quest”, and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy”)
February 21, 1946, January 14, 2016
Valerie Gaunt (Actress, “Horror of Dracula”, “Curse of Frankenstein”)
June 26, 1932, November 27, 2016
John “Zacherley” Zacherle (Horror Host, actor in “Brain Damage”)
September 26, 1918, October 27, 2016
Herschell Gordon Lewis (Director, “Wizard of Gore”, “Blood Fest”, “Color Me Blood Red”,”Two Thousand Maniacs”, “The Gore Gore Girls”, “The Gruesome Twosome”, and “Monster a Go-Go”)
June 15, 1926, September 26, 2016
Carrie Fisher (actress, “Star Wars” series)
October 21, 1956, December 27, 2016
(Not ho-rror specific, I know, but she was our Princess. xoxo)
(Thanks and hugs to Anton Phibes for sharing his thoughts with us. xoxo)
In the last week, we have lost two icons to the Strange and Unusual, those two being Angis Scrimm of Phantasm phame and the insane genius of David Bowie. Scrimm gave us a monster worthy of the greats and Bowie blessed with some of the most eccentric pop music of all time. We should not mourn their deaths, but instead celebrate their lives. And what lives they were!
Angus Scrimm was, with no intended insult, one of the most extraordinarily unique looking actors to grace the screen. His presence was as haunting as his death-orbs he controlled. Before the horror though, Scrimm journalist and wrote and edited for TV Guide, Cinema Magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and other publications. Born Lawerence Rory Guy, the man who would be Angus Scrimm also wrote liner notes for the Beatles and Frank Sinatra, earning a Grammy for his work. I never had the honor of speaking to the man, but his kindness was well-known throughout the horror community. He played a good game…
David Bowie was a blessedly odd gift of theatrically and glam style to the formerly drab world of mainstream pop. Style and otherworldly grace flavor his brand of art, as well as a generous helping of good madness. Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke… Few other musical artist have as many iconic characters to their name as Bowie. With a musical career as his, it’s hard to pick favorites. Bowie’s discography is the stuff of legends. On top of that, Bowie has had several brilliant screen appearances, such as Labyrinth and the Vampire Horror of The Hunger.
With love and gratitude, may the two of you continue to kick ass in the next world.