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Gary Glitter: The slowed-down horror of ‘Do You Wanna Touch Me?’
10.31.2012
02:14 pm

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The clues may have been there all along, as to Gary Glitter’s sexual predilections. His lyrics claimed he was the man who “put the bang in gang” and asked if we wanted to touch him there.

Now, m’colleague Tara McGinley has uncovered this incredibly creepy version of Glitter’s 1973 hit, “Do You Wanna Touch Me”, which has been slowed-down 10 times by scorzonera, to reveal its full chilling horror.

Play Loud.

Happy Halloween.
 

 
With thanks to Tara McGinley!
 

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Notes From The Niallist #8: Krys Fox and the ‘31 Days Of Halloween’
10.31.2012
01:45 pm

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There are people who love Halloween. Then there are people who LOVE Halloween. Like, really, really LOVE Halloween.

Brooklyn-based photographer Krys Fox is one of the latter. To show how much he loves the witching season, Krys has just completed the mammoth feat of of shooting 31 different photos shoots in 31 days—one for each day of October—with each shoot based around one of his favourtie horror movies. Now THAT is dedication to the Halloween spirit! I sent Krys some questions to find out what had inspired him to undertake this epic task, why invert the gender roles in these photos, and what got him in to photography in the first place…
 
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THE NIALLIST: So, how are you handling Hurricane Sandy? That seems like a real horror movie. Has it affected your shoots?

KRYS FOX: Hurricane Sandy scared me last night. It got violent out there. Our building in Brooklyn was shaking and swaying. It sounded like a monster was out there in the wind. Very much like a scary movie. Luckily, we didn’t lose power. Just internet and cable… and I own a LOT of movies so we just had a movie marathon. Halloween, The Mist, Hide & Seek and Sleepy Hollow were our films… As far as my shoots go, I shot four on my last day, I finished the last shot for the series at 9pm on Saturday night. The subways and buses were already shut down by then (and still are) so, I walked a half an hour back home (with all my props, equipment and camera on me) while Sandy started getting windy. It was a bit freaky, but also pretty cool. It was eerie outside and fun to be in it before it got too serious. So, I lucked out. If the storm had started a day earlier, I wouldn’t have finished this epic project.
 
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More photos, and questions with Krys, after the jump. Let’s see, can you name the horror movies referenced in his work?
 

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Voice of the demon: ‘The Exorcist’ and the legacy of Mercedes McCambridge
10.31.2012
12:13 pm

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It inspired an ocean of imitators and aspects of it seem quaint in the context of the age of digitally effected gore. But almost 40 years after its release, The Exorcist remains a chilling classic that transcended the horror genre due to both William Friedkin’s masterful direction and Linda Blair’s stellar acting.

In the spirit of Tara’s posting of creepy test footage from the film earlier this month, here’s the gifted Blair voicing the scene that introduces Regan to Father Karras followed by the eventual dubbing.
 

 
After the jump: meet the voice behind the possession…plus bonus audience reaction footage!

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Little girl in tears because she’s tired of ‘Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney’
10.31.2012
11:48 am

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I feel your pain, little mama. I so totally feel your pain…
 

 
Via BuzzFeed

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Star Wars / Disney mashup image
10.31.2012
10:53 am

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“A New Hope” by Paolo Rivera.
 
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Vincent Price & Peter Cushing: On location filming ‘Madhouse’ in 1974
10.30.2012
08:26 pm

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A location report for Jim Clark’s 1974 film Madhouse, starring Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri and Linda Heyden. The film was very loosely based on Angus Hall’s pulp thriller Devilday, which told the story of a dissipated actor, Paul Toombes (Price) and his return to acting in a TV horror series about the evil Doctor Dis (Doctor Death in the film). Toombes was an obese, unrepentant, drug addicted and sexual predator, who dabbled in Black Magic, and is suspected of a series of brutal murders. Hall’s character owes something to Orson Welles and Aleister Crowley, and the book offered quite a few interesting plot lines the film never developed. Clark went on to edit Marathon Man, The Killing Fields, and The World is Not Enough, amongst many others. Madhouse was his last film as director.

Here director Clark talks about his admiration for the gods of film James Whale and Todd Browning, while Vincent Price and Peter Cushing talk about why ‘horror’ or ‘thrillers’ are so popular.
 

 
With thanks to Nellym.
 

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Punk rock Halloween: Spinetingling music/video monster mashup
10.30.2012
07:41 pm

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43 punk and power pop rockers from the late 1970s and early 80s for your Halloween listening pleasure. Plus, a bunch of cool horror and exploitation movie trailers!

Don’t Spit on Me - Snuky Tate
Making Room For Youth - Social Unrest
I Didn’t Get It - The Saucers
Teddy Crashes Blonde Dies - The Sinatras
On Whom They Beat - Sadonation
Walking Out On Love - Paul Collins
Pretty Please Me - The Quick
Let’s Shake - Teenage Head
Move It On Over - The Wild Giraffes
Senseless - The Real Kids
Out Of Order - The Skinnies
Gimme Gimme Some - The Skunks
Problem Child - The Slugs
Head Over Heels - The Upstarts
Strike Three - 63 Monroe
Tell Me The Rules - Sorex
Break The Ice - The Scruffs
When I Was Younger - The Shivvers
Working On The Roof - Sgt. Arms
Let Me Take Your Photo - The Speedies
Run My Life - The Rattlecats
Can’t Tell You Anything - The Romantics
Something On My Mind - The Speedies
We Were That Noise - Shock
Nothing Special - Schematic
Killing Machine - The Sins
Never Should Have Told You - The Slugs
Drunk And Disorderly - The Shirkers
Till We Die - The Shreds
Violent Days - Screaming Sneakers
Nothing Of My Own - The Victims
It’s Not Right - F Models
The Break - The Penetrators
Kids Gonna Do It - 391
Social Circle - UXA
Black Haired Girl - The Alley Cats
Kill Me - Roger C. Reale and Rue Morgue
Burn It Down - The Suicide Commandos
Chop Up Your Mother - The Sic Fucks
Cheap Tragedies - Randy Rampage
One Step Closer - Stranglehold
God Is Dead - Heart Attack
This Is Rock And Roll - The Kids

Definitely not suitable for work.
 

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Chrysler to Romney: Stop lying about Jeep moving to China, you’re scaring our workers
10.30.2012
07:27 pm

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Fact checkers? Who needs ‘em? Or at least that’s the way the Romney campaign felt back in August. But a whopper of a claim in Romney’s newest TV and radio ads in the battleground state of Ohio—that Chrysler is planning to move Ohio’s Jeep manufacturing operations to China—is getting a whole lot more scrutiny than they probably expected…

What a seriously undignified thing for a Presidential candidate to get called out on for brazenly lying about, but it’s especially shameless when it’s the son of a legendarily principled auto executive who is the one doing the lying. As TPM’s Benjy Sarlin writes, Romney’s campaign is going off the fact checking rails:

The latest is an unannounced radio spot, audio of which was posted by Greg Sargent on Tuesday (Romney’s astonishingly dishonest Jeep-to-China radio ad). The spot asks whether Obama rescued the auto industry for “Ohio — or China?”

“Now comes word that Chrysler plans to start making Jeeps in — you guessed it — China,” the ad’s narrator says. “What happened to the promises made to autoworkers in Toledo and throughout Ohio — the same hard-working men and women who were told that Obama’s auto bailout would help them?”

The radio spot is a supercharged version of an earlier television ad, also unannounced, that drew unusually widespread condemnation in the local and national press for tying a planned expansion of Jeep operations in China to the fate of Jeep workers in Ohio. And that ad jumped off similar statements Romney made earlier while campaigning in Ohio.

Chrysler, Jeep’s parent company, has publicly condemned Romney’s claims as false, writing on its website that they have “no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China” and that any expansion in Asia is to serve Asian markets. In fact, they are adding over 1,000 jobs to their Toledo factory as part of a $500 million investment in upgrading its capacity.

Chrysler’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has personally swatted down Romney’s false claim, according to the LA Times:

“Jeep is one of our truly global brands with uniquely American roots. This will never change. So much so that we committed that the iconic Wrangler nameplate, currently produced in our Toledo, Ohio plant, will never see full production outside the United States. Jeep assembly lines will remain in operation in the United States and will constitute the backbone of the brand.”

GM spokesman Greg Martin told the Detroit Free Press:

“We’ve clearly entered some parallel universe during these last few days, No amount of campaign politics at its cynical worst will diminish our record of creating jobs in the U.S. and repatriating profits back to this country.”

Joe Biden brought it up—as did Bill Clinton—at a rally in Youngstown, calling the Romney claim “bizarre” and adding that he will “say anything, absolutely anything, to win.”

“This guy … pirouettes more than a ballerina. Ladies and gentlemen, have they no shame? … It’s an absolutely, patently false assertion.”

Romney left himself wide open on this one and now the fallout for Mittens is that Ohio voters are getting to understand what a fucking liar he is. The Obama campaign has already released an ad to counter Romney’s falsehoods. Not one of their better ones, but it doesn’t really take “clever” to bludgeon Romney on this matter. He’s given them plenty of rope with which to hang him. Romney’s getting hammered on this and it’s his own fault for being such a lying liar.

Who needs fact checkers when there is AN ENTIRE WORLD of fact checkers with access to this nutty newfangled thing called Google??? Mitt Romney. That’s who needs fact checkers!

Mitt Romney—The Candidate Who You Hope Is Lying (Slate)

All False statements involving Mitt Romney (Politifact)

Romney The Liar blog
 

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Style Wars: Anne PIgalle vs. Lady Gaga
10.30.2012
06:17 pm

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Anne Pigalle says ‘enough is enough’ to Lady Gaga, over the pop diva’s alleged copying of the fabulous chanteuse’s celebrated image.

Ms. Pigalle tells Dangerous MInds that she will be posting a series of comparative photographs that will highlight apparent similarities between her own celebrated and idiosyncratic style with Lady Gaga’s recent make-overs. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but nothing beats originality.

Now, judge for yourself, as we post a selection of these pictures.
 
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More from Pigalle/Gaga, after the jump…
 

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‘Obama caused Hurricane Sandy’ say conspiracy theorists
10.30.2012
03:31 pm

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As far as conspiracy theories go, I think this one only merits a “meh.”

US News and World Report is reporting that certain conspiracy theory websites are already jumping to conclusions about Hurricane Sandy and what caused the freak super storm. Global warming? HA! Don’t be a patsy say InfoWars.com, TheIntelHub.com, and ConsfearacyNewz: It’s all OBAMA’s fault and he engineered Sandy with the use of the nefarious High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, (HAARP):

HAARP, a research program managed by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, studies and conducts experiments relating to the ionosphere, or upper atmosphere. As NASA explains on its web site, the ionosphere is important because it often reflects radio waves and scatters GPS signals, leading to “a big impact on communications and navigation” on Earth.

Because of this, conspiracy theorists have blamed HAARP for a number of natural events over the years, saying the government uses the Alaska-based program to manipulate the weather with the help of electromagnetic waves.

On Friday, InfoWars published a story arguing that Sandy “will undoubtedly produce widespread chaos and present an ideal opportunity for Obama to come off as a strong and decisive leader.”

“Following the ‘perfect storm,’” wrote Infowars’ Kurt Nimmo, “the establishment media will naturally provide all the propaganda Obama needs to sweep the election on Tuesday, November 6, a week after the hurricane is projected to hit.”

As proof, Nimmo noted that HAARPStatus.com, a site that claims to detect frequency on the ionosphere, is reporting unprecedented levels of HAARP frequency above the Eastern coast. HAARPStatus.com appears to be a site not actually associated with HAARP.

Yeah, and their graphs are just Photo-shopped…

As someone who has closely studied the conspiracy theory subculture for many, many years, I put it to you that if it wasn’t even possible to hide a blow job in the Clinton White House, how easy would it be to orchestrate Hurricane Sandy and get away with it?

Michele Bachmann would expose it, right?
 
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