#FBF: The “Adult Swimming with The Tall Man” Edition

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! πŸ˜‰ xoxo

Random Side Note: I totally had a thing for Meatwad back in the day…#MME πŸ˜‰ xoxo

#TBT: The “Monster Mufflers” Edition

Ho-wdy, Ho-rror Ho-mies! As you creeps probably know, the Universal Monsters are getting a brand-new shared universe, and they’re hoping to give Marvel a run for their “mummy!”
We here at KH love a good Monster Mash, especially one from the original House of Horrors. Β Starting with 1943’s Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Universal has had a rich history of having grand ol’ ghouls go face-to-fang. However, there are two iconic monsters that have yet to appear in the same film…

Yes, it’s true… The Mummy and The Invisible Man, Universal’s baddest bandaged baddies, have never co-starred in a film together! Now, I know there’s a fair chance that the “wrap” stars will appear together in an installment of the new franchise, but it’s been over 80 years! You would think that Universal would throw us an invisible and/or mummified bone, but they never did.

However, the gauze ghouls did get a chance to share the spotlight in a commercial for Meineke Mufflers in 1988. Not only are The Mummy and The Invisible Man here, but they are positively horrible.. in a good way! πŸ™‚ That Mummy could stomp around in a real monster movie, as far as I’m concerned! I don’t recall the Invisible One being much of a driver, but I suppose The Mummy would need a new a muffler for the ol’ chariot… πŸ™‚

It’s not Universal, but it does the trick!

Check out the creepy commercial below:

#FBF: The “When Betty Met Drac” Edition

Ho-wdy, Ho-rror Ho-mies! Is just me or does cartoon flapper eXXXtraordinaire Betty Boop have a thing for the spooky-cool side of (after)life? She’s always running into demons, ghosts, weirdos, and other creep-peeps I really dig! In this Hollywood on Parade short from 1933, Betty really amps up the fright factor by running into Bela Lugosi, the king of Ho-llywood Ho-rror! The short starts innocuously enough with a Hollywood wax museum… then ends with Dracula (presumably) killing Betty Boop! Ho-ly Heck! Before his unholy deed, Dracula utters what may be his greatest quote ever: “You have booped your last boop!” I bet Bram Stoker is kicking himself for not adding that to his novel! πŸ˜‰

For the greatest crossover in film history, check out the video below:

P.S.: There is some controversy over who is portraying Ms. Boop in that clip. Some claim it’s original “Boop-a-Doop” girl Helen Kane, others say it’s the famous Mae Questal, and still others say it’s Bonnie Poe. We here at Kinky Horror like to think it’s Ms. Poe… if only because it’s awesome to say “Poe” faced Dracula!

 

A comparison between Bonnie Poe and the Betty Boop in the short.