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Mr. Beaks's Conversation With Jerry Dandrige (aka Chris Sarandon)!!

Published at: Sept. 19, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST by mrbeaks

Leon Shermer. Jerry Dandrige. Prince Humperdinck. The (non-singing) voice of Jack Skellington. There's no disputing that Chris Sarandon has had a decent run. And yet it feels like we've been missing him over the last decade when, judging by the volume of work, we clearly haven't. Sarandon's been very active, snaring recurring roles on popular shows like FELICITY, ER, LAW & ORDER, JUDGING AMY and CHICAGO HOPE while appearing on Broadway in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and CYRANO DE BERGERAC (with Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner). But when you earn a Best Supporting Actor nomination for your first film performance (as Al Pacino's gay lover in Sidney Lumet's classic DOG DAY AFTERNOON), and then go on to appear in two of the 1980s most beloved horror/fantasy films (FRIGHT NIGHT and THE PRINCESS BRIDE), anything less than iconic seems like a letdown. While Sarandon sounds content with his life (and if I were married to Joanna Gleason, I wouldn't be complaining either), I can't help but feel that there's something unfinished. Sarandon is a top-notch performer; he should be mixing it up with his contemporaries (guys like Pacino, De Niro and Walken) on the big screen rather than quietly impressing on television. Doesn't someone have a nice, juicy, "Holy hell, we missed this guy!" second-act role for Sarandon? Isn't this your job, Tarantino? All one needs to do is revisit the seductive menace of Jerry Dandrige in FRIGHT NIGHT to fall back in love with Sarandon. As folks have been saying in the Tom Holland talk back today, Dandrige compares favorably to the best big-screen bloodsuckers of all time; Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt wish they were this charismatic in INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE. Sarandon's so cool, he even keeps that bizarre, dreamlike dance scene in the club with Amanda Bearse's Amy from collapsing into camp; you totally get why this girl suddenly went from cute to scorching in the blink of an eye. When I started lining up interviews to coincide with the special screening of FRIGHT NIGHT at the Nuart (Friday @ midnight!), it didn't sound like Sarandon would be involved. Then I received an email two weeks ago from Tim Sullivan saying Sarandon was in, and that he'd be more than happy to do an interview. A few days later, Sarandon rang me at home asking if I was ready to go. Though I was in the middle of writing a review (we hadn't set a definite time), I figured "What the hell? I've been watching this guy's stuff since i was a kid." So I grabbed my recorder, and we jumped right into it. I think it went rather well.

Mr. Beaks: Let's start with how you got involved in FRIGHT NIGHT.

Chris Sarandon: I was sent the script by my agent. I, of course, was convinced there was no way I wanted to do a vampire movie. When my agent called and said, "They're interested in you for this vampire movie that's being done. It's a first time director," all of the alarm bells went off. Then I read it. I remember very distinctly sitting at my desk in my apartment in New York at the time, and turning to my wife and saying, "You know, this script is really good! I think I should meet these guys. I don't think I should dismiss it out of hand because it's a vampire movie. It's really well written." I can't remember if I flew out or if they flew me out, but, anyway, I go out to meet with Tom Holland and Herb Jaffe, who was the producer, and we just hit it off. We talked and, essentially, I was honest with them. I said, "Tom, I'm taking a real flier here. You're a first time director. I'm really not sure what I'm getting into." And he said, "Well, let me tell you how I'm going to shoot the movie." And he literally described every shot in the picture. He had it all in his head, a very clear idea of what he wanted to do with it. And the more he talked, the more excited I got. By the time he finished, I said, "Let's do this!" And that was it!

Beaks: Did that confidence translate to the set?

Sarandon: Absolutely! Also, Tom was an actor at one time, and he felt comfortable with actors - which is unusual for first-time directors. My impression was that he was very specific with his cinematic vision of the picture, but also what he wanted from the characters. The first time we sat down to read through the script, he said, "I really want you guys to explore these characters. I'd like everybody to do a biography of their character - if only for themselves - to help create a real life for your character that's not necessarily going to be seen on screen in terms of its specificity, but will be specific in your mind when you're doing the scenes. It will make the scenes richer." He was, of course, absolutely right. That's the way to approach it. From that point on, the atmosphere was very collaborative. I mean, I'd come up with ideas, and Tom would say, "Oh, great! Let's shoot it!" He would add shots, or he would rethink the way he was going to do a scene based on an idea that I had or someone else had. It was wonderfully collaborative.

Beaks: I know of two little elements that you added. One is your whistling of "Strangers in the Night".

Sarandon: Right.

Beaks: And the other is the apple. Tom said you had Jerry chomping on an apple to clean his fangs.

Sarandon: Well, first, I did a little research. I mean, how much can you research vampires besides what's available in the fictional realm? But I did think, "Why not research bats?" Why not get into the whole bat world?" So I started reading on that, and the more I read, the more I came to understand that the majority of bats throughout the world are fruit bats, not vampire bats. So wouldn't it be interesting if Jerry had some fruit bat in his DNA somewhere? Hence, his taste for fruit. So we had little moments in the movie where Jerry would enter the scene and... actually, I think the scene in which you first see him, he's walking down the stairs eating an apricot. Then there's the scene in which he leaves the house and Charley is hiding in the bushes; that's the apple scene you're talking about. I also thought, "Wouldn't it be fun if he took a bite out of the apple, and Charley sees the bite and it's huge!" It added a kind of scary element to the movie. So we added it, and Tom shot it that way. It was great. Tom was great that way.

Beaks: I can't imagine you've had too many experiences in film where you've had a director ask you to do a biography.

Sarandon: No. That was the first and the last time. Now, that said, I did work with Sidney Lumet, who has a background of having worked with actors all his life - in fact, he was an actor when he was younger. Sidney hires the kind of actors who do that kind of work naturally; it is a natural result of the naturalistic acting movement that was created in this country in the '30s and '40s by The Group theater, who were firm adherents to the Stanislavsky method, which says you've got to go back and figure out where you came from above from your own emotional truth and what your character's emotional truth is, etcetera, etcetera. So there are directors who are very comfortable with that. But this is the first time and the last time I ever worked with a director who said, "I'd like to see you sit down and do this. This is your homework. Come back to school tomorrow or next week, and let's discuss this."

Beaks: So working with Tom was a little like working with Sidney?

Sarandon: Yes. But Sidney does a lot of rehearsal. Tom didn't have the luxury that Sidney is afforded through his many years of experience, and the fact that he almost invariably shoots under-schedule because his actors are so rehearsed. You don't have to shoot a lot of takes. They know what they're doing. With Sidney, you go in and you rehearse for two or three weeks. I think we had a week to rehearse FRIGHT NIGHT, which is much more than most movies, but certainly not as much as Sidney. Tom was a first-time director, so asking for a week of rehearsal was unheard of, but it paid off because the movie, despite its special effects, came in right on time and right on budget.

Beaks: You talk about experiencing some trepidation over working with a first-time director. Before FRIGHT NIGHT, you'd worked with Sam Peckinpah on THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND and, obviously, Lumet on DOG DAY AFTERNOON. Were you chasing noteworthy directors with whom you'd like to collaborate?

Sarandon: I am not, and was not at the time, an actor who can choose what he wants to do. By and large, most of the actors who are out there, and that includes a lot of people who are better known than I am, are always looking for their next job. You're fighting for parts and trying to do things that are challenging and interesting. So when this came along, I was on a pretty good string; I had done THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND and some television specials for "Hallmark Hall of Fame" that were well received. I was working steadily. But you're always looking for the next role. That was one of the reasons I was being careful with [FRIGHT NIGHT]; at the time, I'd had an Oscar nomination with my first movie, and had done a string of movies after that, and... I was just looking for something interesting. And [Jerry Dandrige] was, in a way, a kind of theatrical role. Even though the medium itself is a naturalistic one, the story is a fantasy/horror genre piece in which the performances can be a little larger than life. You're playing someone who's been alive for a thousand years maybe, has powers far beyond normal human beings, and sucks people's blood to stay alive. It's all pretty much in the realm of fantasy, so it lends itself to a certain kind of theatricalism.

Beaks: Very much so. There's that wonderful seduction of Amy in the club; it's this sort of pas de deux that feels like it belongs in a movie musical.

Sarandon: That was choreographed by [Dorain Grusman], and a lot of that was Tom, too. The way he chose to shoot it, the way he had her physically changing so that she goes from this rather dewey, innocent-looking girl to this femme fatale, she kind of grows up right before your eyes. It was all very choreographed and calculated.

Beaks: And this centuries-old romance was also something you suggested, correct?

Sarandon: Yes. It was something that I thought might be a little corny, but I also thought it would add a certain kind of resonance to his attraction to Amy. Otherwise, he's just attracted to Amy. But if she looks like someone he loved hundreds of years ago, it gives us more of a jump-start into that relationship.

Beaks: It's an interesting choice because, up until that point, there is a sexual ambiguity to Jerry. He's very pansexual.

Sarandon: Oh, absolutely. Duly considered. It was seen that way from the beginning, and we didn't want to shy away from that. The scene with Evil Ed, in which Ed is being stalked by Jerry... but then, as it turns out, Jerry is the only sympathetic figure in Evil Ed's life. Everybody makes fun of him, everybody gives him a hard time, and, essentially, Jerry is saying "I'm giving you a chance to become as powerful as I am both physically and sexually." I think that's one of the things that people find attractive about the character - and the movie, too. It has a sexual ambiguity to it.

Beaks: Now in terms of the special effects, Tom was working with Richard Edlund and the team that had done GHOSTBUSTERS the previous year. A lot of those f/x were centered on your character. Did that complicate your performance?

Sarandon: In a way, those things were still in their infancy. It was, um, work. (Laughs) It was time consuming because a lot of what was done was done very low-tech. You weren't working against a blue-screen or a green-screen; you were working with a fake bat and/or with special f/x makeup, cranking the camera in reverse... that sort of thing. There were things added after, but a lot of what was done was done on the day; I don't want to say it was a majority, but certainly more than is done now. For the full vampire makeup, I would come in at four in the morning, and I'd be done eight hours later. The prosthetics were very time consuming to put on: the fingers, the whole face, the ears... everything. We didn't have the full facial pieces, so they were done individually and blended. It was very time consuming, exhausting, but fun. Except for the bloody contacts. At the time, contacts were very low-tech. They were hard contacts, and they were literally painted with paint, so they felt like somebody had stuck a three-inch diameter pearl in your eye. I could only wear them for no more than a half-hour to forty-five minutes before it became just impossible.

Beaks: So what are you up to now? I see that you did a production of CYRANO DE BERGERAC.

Sarandon: We closed at the end of January. Since then, I did a pilot for ABC called THE UNUSUALS, which just got picked up. It's about a female detective. I play her rather rich and disapproving father. She comes from a Park Avenue background, and he is a very wealthy mogul. Joanna Gleason, who is a rather spectacular actress, plays her mother. We get to play husband and wife for the first time ever. And that's it at the moment! Otherwise, it's the old actor's life. You're just out there looking for work.

Beaks: Well, that's very admirable.

Sarandon: It's interesting and fun. I spend a lot of time at this point working outside gardening and raising my own tomatoes and vegetables, which I enjoy tremendously.

Beaks: And at the same time, you've got a number of great performances in movies that have left their mark on the culture: DOG DAY AFTERNOON, FRIGHT NIGHT, THE PRINCESS BRIDE and even NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

Sarandon: I'm very proud. I'm very proud of the work that I've done and the people I've worked with.



Coming tomorrow (or over the weekend), I'll have your Stephen Geoffreys interview. Faithfully submitted, Mr. Beaks

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  • Sept. 18, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Fright Night Is Great

    by tolomey

    But isn't comparing Tom Holland to Sidney Lumet a bit of a reach?

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    You got to have faith...

    by Uncle Bastard

    for this to work on me.

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Sorry Beaks, Forgot To Say

    by tolomey

    Good interivews though, both Holland and Sarandon, looking forward to Evil Ed as well

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Easy...

    by mrbeaks

    I was comparing their approach to the work - which, according to Sarandon, was similar.

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    No Worries, Tolomey

    by mrbeaks

    Thanks!

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST

    So glad I'm in LA this week...

    by BlackBanana

    "You're so cool, Brewster!"

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    "Tyrone, you know how much I love watching your work..."

    by MCVamp

    Between Chris Sarandon and Sam Jackson, it's nice to read two interviews with actors who definitely do not have their heads up their asses about who they are and what they do. They act. They entertain. It's their job. It's a really, really fun job, but really just a job nonetheless. Seems like a nice guy and obviously is a good actor.

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    I dug his crazy Reverend in

    by Andre the Frog

    Bordello of Blood. You could tell he really got off on melting those vampire hookers.

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I'm glad that Fright Night is getting the attention

    by Kneprock

    that it deserves. I have always enjoyed the movie. Now how about that special edition DVD

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    How cool is Bordello of Blood?

    by Spacker Dave

    Chis Sarandon cracks me up in that flick. If you're comparing directors, Beaks, why not Tom Holland and Gilbert Adler? (I'm of course kidding)

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    What about his role in Child's Play?

    by BauerJackBauer

    Hasn't that left a mark on our culture? Seriously, I've always loved Fright Night. Thank you for doing this, Beaks.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST

    The sad thing is, I knew who Jerry Dandridge was...

    by Warcraft

    ...without having the aka chris sarandon. fright night was awesome.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    oh also, i introduced my wife to fright night...

    by Warcraft

    for the first time a few months ago. she loved it, especially the awesome soundtrack. the love making theme and jerry's evil vampire theme are both very awesome.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Chris Sarandon is so ridiculously underrated

    by IndustryKiller!

    I really really wanna see more of him. He's got incredible stage presence and is great in everything, including the aformentioned bordello of Blood. And between Fright Night and Nightmare Before Christmas he left a huge mark on my childhood and why I love film in general.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Met Sarandon at an airport

    by barneyshouldbeputdown

    ...about four years ago. He was really gracious and willing to chat. Just a normal, unpretentious guy. As MCVamp said... refreshing.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I'm with Tim Sullivan

    by Purgatori

    I want my super delux special Fright Night edition of the DVD. The soundtrack to this movie is EPIC good (with Mr. Terminator Brad Fidel doing a great job on it too). Sarandon is one of the hottest vampires ever on screen. I love Jerry.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Wrong name...

    by HulkSmashNow

    Great interview, but Sarandon's character was named "Dandrige" not "Dandridge."

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Sarandon is Great

    by reni

    Nice interview too. Princess Bride, Fright Night, Dog Day and the one with Goldie Hawn! Protocol was it? Great work Chris.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Evil Ed

    by TechLord

    Can't wait until you ask ole Evil Ed about all the acting he's been doing after Fright Night. Wonder how he would answer that?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Beaks...why do you act like Joanna Gleason is hot?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Did I miss something? She fucking looks like Harvey Keitel in drag.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    "Ive seen all your movies..

    by Jonah Echo

    and I found them MOST amusing." <P> Line delivery was everything with Dandridge and Sarandon nailed every last one. Especially that "Welcome to Fright Night...for real." <P> Now I have no idea how that line was written in the script, but on the page it would look silly, and yet in the film Sarandon does the whole thing as a mock at Peter and Charlie, and adding the "for real" in with such a forbidding tone, that it is clearly designed to intimidate them. It's almost a snarl, you can hear the bemusement with which he says most of his other lines just melt right out of it. <P> Chris, ever considered doing some return to horror? I think you have come full circle and could play the monster hunter now?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Fright Night got several things right on

    by Jonah Echo

    One of them was it found a way to marry alot of different moods into one film. It's satisfying as a comedy, and satisfying as a horror, and it even operates on an almost teen coming of age bent too. Like John Hughes with vampires. It was always admired as a fun little flick, but I

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Sarandon would be a good Satan....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    I think it is

    by Jonah Echo

    alot more accomplished than it gets credit for. To me, it is the most effective take-off of Dracula(and mostly point by point it is) since the original novel. Yep, I prefer it to the Lugosi flick. <P> What's so crappy about the current dvd, save for lack of extras? It's not too bad. Just watched it last Halloween, but am getting ready to pull it out again. <P> Forget a remake. Let's get Fright Night 3 with Sarandon in a Peter Vincent-esque role.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    IMDB has more freaks than AICN.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Check this post out, from Chris' page: <p> "If you were married to Chris. Can you just imagine? I would liked to had been a famous model, early 20s and we would've met at a party during the mid 70s and the time of Susan's separation. By the time they divorce, we get married which was already planned and there would be a wedding too and hot lovemaking during the honeymoon. I would have his babies too."

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Wow, Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    do you think Eggsalad posted that?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I think the thing is

    by Jonah Echo

    as far as feature films go, Chris never got another big role(Skellington speaking aprt aside) that really allowed him to show his talents. Bordello of Blood was a joke, as was his character. He did fine, but c'mon, what a mess that was.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Look at Chris now..

    by Jonah Echo

    as I posted somewhere awhile back, when Fright Night came back, looks like he's morphing from Sarandon into Lee. Take a gander: <P> http://www.imdb.com/media/rm46438400/nm0001697

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    yeah...he is pretty hideous now....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..he used to be a handsome guy.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    not necessarily hideous..

    by Jonah Echo

    He just looks a bit more eccentric. Heck, to look at that you might think him british.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Hideous? he looks exactly the same

    by IndustryKiller!

    Seriously he doesn't look like he aged that much at all.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    yea, he looks pretty well kept

    by Jonah Echo

    for 66. It's the hair and the mustache there, but it's quite possible that's part of the look for his Cyrano character, as I think the pic is from around the same time.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    he looks strung the fuck out in that pic....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...look at his eyes. He's totally on something.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Fright Night has loads of small details

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Like when Sarandon was walking along that railing and his nails were etching grooves into it.<p> I also thought the use of the larger than average mouth on the vampire chick was a very fresh (and frightening) take on the usual plastic set of teeth.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    She could outeat Joey Chestnutt with that mouth

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I may be crazy, but the out of proportion mouth was kind of sexy.<p> Without the dripping fangs of course.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Chris Sarandon = Class Act

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I love and always have loved his acting work. Nice interview on both sides. Mr. Beaks, I'm pretty much digging the hell out of you as a writer and interviewer. Keep up the great work, man.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Beaks has been a good addition to AICN

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    He's a cool dude. He would have been really cool if he had given me Godfather tickets but he decided to fuck me in the ass with no spit on that one. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Hey Toad!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Neigh means Neigh!<p> Hee-Hawwwww! Hee-Haw!!!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    DAMN!!!!!

    by toadkillerdog

    Ok. You got me. But you can bet your sweet feed chitlins I will get even!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I loved this film! Just loved it!

    by toadkillerdog

    Thought Amanda Bearse had that cute/innocent girl next door/hot look down pat. Just a great flick.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Fishus!

    by toadkillerdog

    Damn boy, where the hell have you been?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah who knew Marcy Darcy was hot?

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    At the first of the film when she said "Ok, Charlie, I'm ready.." and he was looking across the street.<p> Classic.<p> Actually they both could have watched if he had banged her from behind doggy style.<p> Dandridge could have looked over, waved and gave the thumbs up.<p> Charlie would give two thumbs up back in an enthusiastic response.<p> By this time she would have her head looking down and moaning of course, adjusting her rearward thrust to hit just as Charlie's forward shunt reached full penetration.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    And if that had happened

    by Mavra Chang

    Would any of you guys have noticed that there were vampires in the movie?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Jonah

    by Mavra Chang

    Absolutely nothing to do with Amanda Bearse, but thumbs up on your idea.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Mavra

    by toadkillerdog

    Whats your point?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    It would be like Embrace of the Vampire Mav

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I didn't realize that was a vampire movie until I read the plot on IMBD.<p> Go figure.<p> And yes, you may give me a scolding and refer to me as swine, porcine or the standard version..pig.<p>

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Chitty El Puerco!

    by toadkillerdog

    I just know I spelled that wrong. Probably tensed incorrectly as well. Maybe HOD can fix it. <p> Chitty, Mavra is just a dude with lumps on her chest - she can take it.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    El Puerco Chitty!

    by toadkillerdog

    One gotta be correct.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    The wide-mouthed vamp in Fright Night

    by Jonah Echo

    That was a great design, and also did anyone notice it's basically a different actress once she's been vampized, even before the giant monster mouth. <P> Intersting bit regarding that design. It was Edlund's original design for the librarian ghost in Ghostbusters, but they didn't want to go with it, so he saved it and ended up using it for Fright Night. <P>

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Not scolding at all, Chitty

    by Mavra Chang

    Merely amused. I can't avoid the TBs when you guys are writing these fantasies or Hod will think I'm awol again, so I might as well join in the comments. Yup, just a dude with lumps....that's me! :)

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Loved the scene

    by Jonah Echo

    where Vincent rolls into the neighborhood for the first time, and sees Dandridge's house, and there is fog rolling off it, and it just look sinister and he says "Oh, I see what you mean."

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Seems like I read that somewhere Jonah

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I also caught a bit of Species yesterday at lunch.<p> I liked Edlund's take of the alien.<p> Sort of sexual, yet frightening.<p> I thought that may have been a different actress in that scene in Fright Night, as the facial structure and body seemed to be different.<p>

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    The wildness of the designs

    by Jonah Echo

    is one of the things that really worked in Fright Night's favor. I think if you are doing horror comedy, and you want to do it successfully, some really out-there, off the wall monster designs really help. FN was one of the first I can think to do this, followed by Evil Dead 2 and Bad Taste and Dead Alive,etc.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Soeaking of HOD

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Where is the DVD slinger today?<p> I will go investigate the political TB, even though he said he wasn't going back.<p> Those are like the black holes of TBs, as nothing can escape.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    OHHHHHHHHHHH FUCK!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Now its being reported that an offer has gone out to Robert Rodriguez to direct a new Conan?! <P> WHAT <P> THE <P> FUCK?!! <P> I would sooner accept a fucking Godfather remake directed by Brett Ratner than Conan directed by Rodriguez, that sack of talentless gelatinous horse cum.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    did you see above

    by Jonah Echo

    where Sarandon basically took 8 hours to get into full vampire makeup. It did look good though. One of the visuals I was always amazed by was that wolf transformation under the stairs regarding Evil Ed. It was both touching, and wierd. I really thought that was fine work. That scene of the wolf whining and dragging itself under the stairs is awfully creepy.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    That is why it worked Jonah

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    They said "This is what we are doing!"<p> There was probably little or no resistance from the studio just because when there is a horror/comedy you have so much more room to create a unique design.<p> If it scares then great! If it draws laughs, then also great!<p> Win, win and not as much pressure.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Say it ain't so

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I'm crestfallen. The Brim has been spotted at McCain rallies. I guess he bumped his head on a stud one time too many crashing through walls as Hughes' bodyguard.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    On the next interview

    by Mavra Chang

    Several people are waiting to diss Stephen Geoffreys, but he put some real drama into both of his death scenes that could have easily become schlock or been played for laughs. He exceeded what Ed began as and, I thought, did a better job than William Ragsdale, in creating a memorable character that helped make this film a classic.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    HOD!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I knew you would go back to that Political TB.<p> Although I have to admit I have perusing over it myself, waiting for an all-out flame war.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I'm a sucker for punishment

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    What can I say. I wish Harry would take that TB down as it's a mood killer. It's Friday, I'm sober and completely cheesed off at my fellow countrymen now.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    HOD about The Brim

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    How do you know he's not working undercover?<p> You don't think Hughes stayed one step ahead of everyone because he was smart do you?<p> No it was because he was just smart enough to hire people like The Brim.<p> The Brim could walk up to me and say he was Doria Baird and I would believe him and stare towards his cleveage uncontrollably.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    HOD - do you speak Spanish?

    by toadkillerdog

    I am trying to figure out the proper tensing for calling Chitty a Puerco.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    The Brim

    by Jonah Echo

    He has no political affiliations HOD. When he looks he doesnt see Republican or Democrat. All he sees is delicious meat.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I never call anyone pig or swine

    by Mavra Chang

    Goat sucker maybe, but not pig. Then again, I would not want to chance bringing Equinas into being, so I won't call anyone chupacabra either.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    HOD

    by Jonah Echo

    Did you see the group project over at Z-spot? <P> Also, if you sent me that email with the comments, I didnt get it. I sent you a better address though to use.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    The Brim

    by Mavra Chang

    Tests McCain and he tests him often.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    El Chupacabra Chitty!

    by toadkillerdog

    Yeah!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    HOD-- you're surprised by that? The Brim is all man....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    He has a trophy room at his ranch with the mounted heads of queers and feminists he has speared over the years. The Brim believes women have three purposes in life-- cooking the vegetables (he prepares the meat), falling out of airplanes, and giving exotic massages. I saw footage of him at the Reagan Library groundbreaking in the beautiful Simi Valley, CA where the reported asked The Brim his view on Liberals in America and he responded, "Liberals make good fertilizer when they come out the ass end of my wood-chipper," and stormed off.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    The Resurrected

    by FlyingGuillotine

    It's a pretty bad movie for the most part, but definitely worth checking out for Sarandon's excellent performance. He brings his A-game every time, no matter what he's in.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Really HOD, like Danny said, how are you shocked

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I would have pegged him Republican all the way.<p> In fact, McCain/Palin is just a puppet regime in front of the true leader.<p> The Brim.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    The Brim has actually been leader of free world since 1963

    by toadkillerdog

    Whe Hughes went off his meds - someone had to take over. The Brim sorta liked the gig and stayed on - knowing full well Howie would be back to his ol pill popping ways shortly.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    Anyone ever read the Fright Night comics?

    by Jonah Echo

    They were actually very well written. They had the return of Evil Ed as well.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    TDK

    by Xiphos_2

    Puerco is correct. Besides literally being the word for pork, it also has the added meaning, depending on context, as despicable, dirty or low down.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    if you love The Brim....then watch this!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    http://tinyurl.com/yxnkum

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Xiphos

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    You're telling me I could say I'm going to PUERCO her PUERCO ass like a PUERCO?! That makes sense?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    DGDB

    by Xiphos_2

    I guess you could if you were going to have a hog do your old lady.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Thanks Xi! Now we are working on: El Chupacabra Chitty

    by toadkillerdog

    Does the Chupacabra come before the Chitty, or does the Chitty come before the Chupacabra. And as I typed that I realized that Danny would have a field day with it!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Xiphos

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    No no...I was thinking of it like -- I'm going to PORK her DESPICABLE (or low down) ass like a HOG. <P> So 3 Puercos would work in that context?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I saw a Fright Night comic back in the day Jonah

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    If I remember correctly the female vamps had an even more aggressive mouth than the movie.<p> It wasn't Byrne that did them was it?<p> I remember good detail, but sort of a nice flair of overboard as well in design.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    chupacabra sex...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..is one form of beastiality I wouldn't touch. Those fuckers are ugly as sin.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    RE: my last post

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    And when I say "TOUCH" I mean joke around about....not actually TOUCH....like I would TOUCH all other animals other than Chupacabras. I would touch them....just not that way. I would only pet them. Not THAT way. FUCK!!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Double bag it Danny and rock on!

    by toadkillerdog

    You dirty ol Dickblood you!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Yo qero punta grande!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Right now dammit!<p> I did say that right didn't I?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrfP72xufgg Does anyone know where to find the original Part 2 screenplay with Evil Ed?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    DAMN IT! True beauty is on the inside Danny!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Have you ever gotten to know a Chupacabra?<p> I mean really know them, past the usual stereotypes of bloodshed and mayhem.<p> Maybe ask what kind of movies they like or music they prefer.<p> You know, topics that you may have in common, so that maybe something can be agreed on.<p> And those passionate feelings are shared of say...the love of a certian movie or something, then you have the groundwork to arouse curiousity of maybe trying to dig a little deeper.<p> Those little things in common can lead to a long and meaningful relationship. I can't believe that you would as shallow to judge someone that has feeling on their looks.<p> Ha! I'm kidding, they are ugly as fuck and would only be useful to hang out with so that I would be the better looking guy compared to one.<p> But Lord knows I would want him on my side when the bar brawl breaks out.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Chitty---hahahahah

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    The image of a Chupacabra with a pencil thin mustache, a cigarette, and Ray Bans-- backing you up in a bar room brawl is fucking awesome. <P> I can see someone taking a swing at you and a clawed fist flies up out of nowhere, blocking your adversary. Chupacabra looks little on the bar stool but once that fool stands up he is over 4 and a half feet tall!! He gets real close to the punk starting trouble, exhales in his face and grumbles, "YOU LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE.....PUNK?"

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    DGDB

    by Xiphos_2

    the word puerco really doesn't translate as having sex in the traditional sense. Although in Mexico along the border states Like Baja California or Sonora where there is a more spanglish comingling of language, puerco has started to take on the meaning of "pouring the pork" to somebody so to speak. Its more of regional idiom though.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    El Chupacabra played by none other than Warwick Davis!

    by toadkillerdog

    I can see this!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    TDK

    by Xiphos_2

    What are trying to say about Chitty?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Danny I would call him Choopy

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    And he would be my Joe Pesci to my De Niro just like Casino.<p> Some guy would mouth off and I would just glance at Choopy.<p> Boom! In an instance that guy would look like he was standing on a suddenly full-throttled wood chipper.<p> His drink wouldn't even spill as he slowly descended into a small pile of entrails and bad hair piece.<p> I would then buy Choopy another Prairie Fire (Tequila and hot sauce) and we would both give each other an understanding look of approval and job well done.<p> I heart Choopy....

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Sadly I don't speak Spanish

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I did as a kid for a spell but my dad failed to keep talking to me in Spanish so I lost it all. Now I'm using that Rosetta Stone stuff to re-learn it (and Korean) so hopefully it'll all come back to me in a couple years.<p>Jonah, I saw and this weekend I promise to look at everyone's crap, err, I mean ideas over there and offer my criticism, err, opinion.<p>OK, off home to eat some homemade spaghetti, drink red wine and maybe watch Iron Man.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    toadkillerdog

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Working 15-20 hour days for past three weeks or more due to these fucking hurricanes (and the nature of my job). Good thing we've got a nice break from the tropics right now. Took my first day of for almost a month a couple of days ago. Good to have a break...

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Xi! I am trying to call him, Chitty the Chupucabra

    by toadkillerdog

    Since Chitty the pig did not fly. However, since he has claimed that the Chupacabra is in fact his wing man, and not himself, I may have to rethink that position. Still, I would like to know what the proper way of calling him a chupacabra is - just in case he reveals himself to be one at a later date.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Le Vicious Fishus

    by toadkillerdog

    Well, it is good to see you back. It has been quite a while - since back in the old Brane days! <p> I infer from your post that you are in some way connected to relief efforts with Hurricane victims?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    A Chupacabra.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...with a pencil thin mustache, a bad hair piece, Members Only baby blue jacket, and Ray Bans-- voiced by Joe Pesci attempting to to a Spanish/broken English accent......FUCK YES!! I just hope we don't fuck it up and go CG. No way man....this babies gotta be a practical puppet.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    One night in the Chubacabra bar

    by Mavra Chang

    Chitty and his new pal Choopy eyeballing people they can open up a can of whoop ass on. <p> Toad getting translation assistance from Xiphos to strike up a conversation with a female chupacabra "You like sucking goats? Chitty likes sucking goats! You two should meet. He takes his with a slice of lime." <p> Danny standing back, just out of reach but his arm outstretched "I'm not touching them. Nope...still not touching them. I wanna, but I'm not touching them."

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Mavra! That made laugh!

    by toadkillerdog

    Hah! Very good one! 'Chitty likes sucking goats'! hah! I'm still chuckling!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    That made me laugh!

    by toadkillerdog

    She nailed you guys! <p> "I'm not touching them. Nope...still not touching them. I wanna, but I'm not touching them."

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    Mavra

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Its hard to resist the urge. Like staring at a freshly manicured landing strip. <p> I just gotta touch it.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    it would be cool to insert Choopy into existing roles...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I picture him as Dodgson, that company stooge that Dennis Nedry meets in Costa Rica in Jurassic Park. You know, the guy that gives him the shaving cream smuggling gadget thing? Choopy is that kinda shady go to guy in an exotic land wearing a hawaiian shirt, trying to blend in. wink wink.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    There is nothing wrong with Goats!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    True beauty is on the inside! Have you ever gotten to know a Goat? I mean really know them, past the usual stereotypes of headbutting and eating tin cans and paper.<p> Maybe ask what kind of movies they like or music they prefer.<p> You know, topics that you may have in common, so that maybe something can be agreed on.<p> And those passionate feelings are shared of say...the love of a certian movie or something, then you have the groundwork to arouse curiousity of maybe trying to dig a little deeper.<p> Those little things in common can lead to a long and meaningful relationship. I can't believe that you would as shallow to judge someone that has feeling on their looks.<p> Ha! I'm kidding, goats are ugly as fuck and would only be useful to hang out with so that I would be the better looking guy compared to one.<p> But Lord knows I would want him on my side when the bar brawl breaks out.<p> A pair of horns, four hoofs and a blaze of glory would be my fullback to run behind to the door!<p> Yeeee-Haaaa!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    thats a great opening for a joke....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....so Chitty, a goat, and a Chupacabra walk into a bar....

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I'm picturing Alien Nation type of movie with Chupacabra's

    by toadkillerdog

    Chitty is a hard biten, southern policeman with a dislike for Chupa's because one killed his beloved goat - myrtle. But, in the wake of mutilations to livestock, and strange rituals involving naked teens and propane tanks adorned with chupa symbols, Chitty must put aside his predjudice. <p> Xiphos, an Arizona lawmen, versed in the ways of the Chupa comes to Hattiesburg, MS. To lend aid. He brings along his trusty sidekick (and closeted Chupa lover) Danny. Murder, mayhem, drinking and blown propane tanks erupt across the Screen!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I picture Choopy in Michael Caine's role

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    In Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.<p> Subtle, yet explosive.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    toadkillerdog

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Thats great!! <p> It is a sort of cross between Alien Nation and Mississippi Burning. But there should be some deep rooted sexual tension between several of the characters. So really its not an allegory for racism, its an allegory for homophobia. <p> You're a fucking genius!!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    there should be a tough ass Chupacabra freedom fighter....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....protesting for equal rights. And his character design and facial structure can be based on Charles Bronson.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    I can see the punchline to the joke

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    as Choopy declares.."Wrecked'em? Damn near ate'em!!"<p> And everyone throws their head backs roars with laughter.<p> I pause mid laugh and look at the bartender, pointing at my empty shot glasses and making an around the table motion with my finger and slappy Choopy on the back with the other hand.<p> Good Times!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    fuck yes....its gotta be set in the mid 60s.......

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...and you gotta real feel that heat. As the southern temperature rises the sexual appetites just get hotter....

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Maybe a Chupa comes to help, Toad

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I have to put aside my seething hatred to tolerate this outsider because only he can help.<p> Sort of like In the Heat of the Night.<p> The Chupa that comes to help has a habit of bending the truth, so we call him Mr. Fibbs.<p> I have to sort through what is true and false.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    TDK

    by Xiphos_2

    For some reason I keep hearing the dulcet tones of Michael Buffers voice rolling through my head saying: "Weighing in at 200 pounds, fighting out of the great state of Sinaloa Mexico, CHITTTTTTTTTY "EL CHUPACABRAAA" BANBANGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!! LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.....

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Why not Choopy as Dandrige?

    by Mavra Chang

    Then you could have him seducing Amanda Bearse. The Brim could be Peter Vincent, but he would not give the girl to the puny peeping tom Ragsdale. <p> Think of the epic battle that would be unleashed between the Brim and Choopy. Well, we know who would win, but it would be a sight to behold. Maybe before the fight, they would compete to see who has the best 'stache. Now...who in that film could they pick as the judge...?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    basically I think a rule of thumb could be

    by Jonah Echo

    any role Louis Guzman could play, insert Choopy there.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    you can tie in a drug ring as well....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ......just so we can squeeze in that shake-down from The French Connection where Popeye is busting everyone's ass in that bar and pulling out pipes, needles, and baggies of crack. Imagine a mean ass Chupacabra patting everyone down, "Get up against the bar mother fucker.....I ain't fuckin' around. You think I'm stupid.....put that shit on table!! What the fuck did you say?!"

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    One of the issues of Fright Night

    by Jonah Echo

    was just stories. None of them tying to Peter and Charle. The cover had a real photo of a girl throwing a ball with some cartoon animals. It looked like the cover of an issue of 321 Contact or something, but it said Fright Night at the top. <P> In the story, the young girl of the story would go outside and then "enter" a magical world where animated characters talked to her and tried to help her with her problems. Her babysitter follows her out to the shed where she goes to play and discovers that the animated characters are all dead animals, the little girl has killed and marionettes out of, and she pretends like she has these magical friends but they are just rotting carcasses. I think the babysitter falls and dies, and becomes a marionette too.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Jonah....dude this is a Chupacabra TB.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Lets do a magician flick

    by Jonah Echo

    like The Illusionist. We can call it Abra Chupacabra!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    He would eat the first fucker that smarted off

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    And the rest would be like "Yes Sir!" the rest of the time, singing like canaries and giving up their stashes.<p> Right before he left, he would pause at the swinging doors, turn slowly around and give a slight grin.<p> Then shit out the first guy he ate and make an Arnold-Like pun "I bet he feels like shit for smarting off now."

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    There's a boxer that uses by El Chuppracabra as a nickname

    by Xiphos_2

    I think he's either Mexican or Puerto Rican and is a middle weight. He's pretty good if I'm remembering the right guy.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Anyone seen any of those myriads

    by Jonah Echo

    of Chupacabra movies they show in scifi? <P> We watched Legend of the Chupacabra from Troma and that was pretty bad. <P> Best scene involved a dude making a molotov cocktail(some redneck that actually sort of liked like Bush) and telling the others to get far away, so he could kill the creature. This of course being the scene where the old grizzled guy fights the beast. Well, when the others get far enough away, they look back and hear a giant VWWWOOOOSH!! and hear screaming, and the redneck comes running back towards on fire. Apparently he lit it too early and it engulfed in flames. No interaction with monster required.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Go check this out! Choopy sings!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=IFLihlCOXjQ<p>

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Maybe a 48 hours type of Chupacabra movie

    by toadkillerdog

    With Choopy in the Eddie Murphy role?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I watched the Sc-Fi Chupacabra about

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    where they were on a boat and it had John Ryes Davies and somebody else, I forgot.<p> But It was big and fast and a very good beer-drinking movie.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Choopy Come Home

    by Jonah Echo

    All about one brave chupa during WWII just trying to get back to his family.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Chitty - Is there such a thing as a bad beer drinking movie?

    by toadkillerdog

    Even the worst flick is made better with beer!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Hah Jonah!

    by toadkillerdog

    I thought you were relating it to Snoopy not Lassie! Funny either way. But Snoopy is a killer!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    ok..guys,

    by Jonah Echo

    off to have dinner with the wife down in the city. Be back later. If you see anyone of our group, have them give their choices for the Z thing, so we can get a topic. <P> And we really do need a big budget Chupacabra film. If for no other reason then we can finally have the Taco Bell tie in: The Chupa-lupa.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Yes, I am outta here as well

    by toadkillerdog

    Y'all have a great weekend.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Valid point Toad

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    In fact, I'm trying to think of the last movie I didn't at least sip on a beer while I watched.<p> Not drunk, but just relaxing and having a beer.<p> Smokey and the Bandit is a really great beer drinking movie.<p> Some are better than others, as Dumbo is a tricky one due to the fact that if I am the least bit tipsy when they carry Dumbo to see his mom...<p> LIKE. A. BITCH.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Arizona lawman eh?

    by Xiphos_2

    Can I carry a single action colt and maybe winchester model 94 under a long duster? Maybe there can be a scene set in a city, I'm thinking Miami because of the drug angle, where I ride a horse down a busy street like Dennis Weaver in McCloud? I'm thinking Biscayne blvd.<p>I'm sure nobody is going to understand this post, seeing how its filled up with guns, obscure TV references and such.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I used to sell some dusters Xi

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    We sold some that were already oiled and those damn things were heavy.<p> They kept the rain of though.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    The Resurrected

    by Geekgasm

    was actually a surprisingly good movie. Sarandon was really terrific playing two roles, Dan O'Bannon's direction was solid, and its arguably the best translation of an H. P. Lovecraft story to film. Worth checking out the bare-bones DVD from a year or two back.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Re:The Resurrected

    by twindaggerturkey

    Yeah, seconded. It's got good atmosphere and some wonderfully effed-up makeup effects (and Chris Sarandon is awesome.)

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    This TB is insane

    by spud mcspud

    I went to have a read at Beaks' fantastic interview with Sarandon the Magnificent, and now I've got uncontrolled images of mad chupacabra sex going through my rapidly disintegrating mind. Y'all are some creative pervert types out there.<P> Beaks, write the definitive MAKING OF book about the two FRIGHT NIGHT movies NOW!! You're one talented writer mofo, yo.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Chitty

    by spud mcspud

    Strangely BIG FISH has the same effect on me, beer or no beer. The moment where Crudup places his father gently in that stream, his dad becoming legend - actually becoming the Big Fish - well...<P> *can't see the screen any more*

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    He's never less than good, even in crap

    by catlettuce4

    The mark of a really good actor.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Xi - I understood it perfectly

    by toadkillerdog

    Of course I am old enough to remember Weaver in McCloud, also. Which is why I cast you as an arizona lawman - but not in NYC. Eastwood originated that on the big screen though. Switching locales to south beach - trust me, they have seen far weirder things than a man wearing a duster and cowboy hat riding a horse down ocean blvd.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Danny - Charles "Choopy" Chupacabra.

    by toadkillerdog

    A remake of the Magnificent Seven. <p> 1) Chitty <p> 2) Danny <p> 3) Xiphos <p> 4) Jonah <p> 5) Mavra <p> 6) Fred <p> 7) Choopy!<p> Ok, I leave up to you fine folks to determine which characater in the mag seven fits the above folk. Choopy already has the Bronson role.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    If I were to interview Chris Sarandon

    by skimn

    I would immediately sound like the fat henchman on Venture Brothers.."DUDE!!..You got to have sex with a young, hot Susan Sarandon!!..SEX!!..WITH SUSAN SARANDON!!...DUDE!!!!"

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:52 p.m. CST

    HOD, chipps, kungfu -To play the three Mexicans

    by toadkillerdog

    Who seek the guys(and one lumpy chested one) help, only to turn on them!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Pillow, Jarv, ThereWolf - are horses or serving wenches

    by toadkillerdog

    Your choice. Serving wenches make more in tios though.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:58 p.m. CST

    I'm outta here -time to do some heavy drinking!

    by toadkillerdog

    Yes!

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    And Toadkillerdog as the blind toothless old crone

    by toadkillerdog

    Sitting in the corner cackling while shcucking corn(maize) into a wicker basket.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    "You have to have *faith* for that to work..."

    by Darkman

    "...Mister Vincent!" <br><br> Just love that delivery.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    hey everyone..

    by Jonah Echo

    how goes it?

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST

    You must be joking, Jonah

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Nobody is here on Saturday mornings. Except me, sometimes, hungover from the Friday drunkening and kicking myself for volunteering for Saturday overtime. AICN on a Saturday morning is, to quote Leonard Cohen, like heaven on a Saturday night.<p>P.S. It goes well.

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Oh, man, look at that time difference

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I am the one who must be joking.<p>Fuck Saturday overtime.

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Is this not the Fright Night talkback?

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    I'm confused by the later half of this message board. What on earth is everyone talking about? It is most baffling.

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    you hear that people? Fright Night is an HOMO MOVIE!

    by chien_sale

    Jesus Beaks, let it go.

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Did you just address him as "Jesus Beaks"?

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    Is this the second coming of AICN?<p>I jest.

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    "An Homo movie"?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    To be sure, we must all turn our backs on FRIGHT NIGHT once and for all lest we all involuntarily join the Vampiric Dark Side of Gayness. Wouldn't want viewing such unholy, not-quite-straight movie to transmogrify any of us into "an homo," now would we?<BR><BR>Hmmm. Guess some of us are less secure in our sexuality than others of us...

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Cheers, Toad

    by ThereWolf

    I'll have the serving wench gig, you cheeky twat!

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Fright Night

    by ThereWolf

    Is the bollocks. It's a ravishing hoot from start to finish.

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    hey all.

    by Jonah Echo

  • Sept. 21, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    nazis, i hate these guys.

    by chipps

    ten points if you can guess what movie I'M watching.

  • Sept. 21, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    i didn't know you could fly a plane

    by chipps

    fly? Yes! Land? No!

  • Sept. 21, 2008, 2:20 a.m. CST

    goose stepping morons like yourself

    by chipps

    should try reading books instead of burning them!

  • Sept. 21, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    The Sound of Music

    by Mavra Chang

    I should get bonus points for that answer.

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Lots of news this morning

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    And I curse all these people who have already seen The Good, The Bad and The Weird.<p>Is this still our home?

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Hola HOD

    by toadkillerdog

    I can not find the regular crew anywhere.

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Need Fred to to do what he does best

    by toadkillerdog

    Talk this thing back into top ten by himself!

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Ok, so it is up to me

    by toadkillerdog

    Alright, well how about we start with a weekend update?

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    My two favorite teams, Giants and Steelers played

    by toadkillerdog

    Giant' hung on, Steelers O-line sucks pound puppy poo.

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Hitting the walll already talking to myself

    by toadkillerdog

    Ok, new topic.

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Favorite non-conventional, non-geek thing you love

    by toadkillerdog

    Well, I love football, and motorcycles and travel. But those are conventional. So, how about this: Bull Riding! Watching it, not doing it. I tried it once...once.

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Need Mavra's psychic ability to summon others

    by toadkillerdog

    This is a slow monday morning for me, so I have some time.

  • Sept. 22, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    CHITTY!

    by toadkillerdog

    NEIGH MEANS NEIGH!!!!