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Unintentionally hilarious horror movie-themed anti-smoking PSA


 
This short anti-smoking PSA produced by Enniscorthy Youthreach in conjunction with the Irish Cancer Society has its heart in the right place even if the results are unintentionally hilarious.

The two-minute spot on the terrors of peer-pressure features homages to famous horror villains, including Jack Torrence (“I’ll huff and I’ll puff… MAINLY PUFF”), a Freddy Krueger with cigarette fingers instead of knives, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Ghostface, Chucky, Hannibal Lecter, and a Reagan McNeil who, in the best scene of the video, vomits a whole carton’s worth of cigs at the protagonist. 

In the end, we find that this was all the hospital-bed nightmare of someone ostensibly dying of lung cancer.

The storyline, acting, makeup, and special effects are all gloriously no-budget and awesomely terrible, making this, perhaps, the most entertaining anti-smoking PSA of all recorded time.

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Posted by Christopher Bickel
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08.25.2017
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Your favorite horror villains… playing with kittens!
11.12.2015
07:51 am
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Leatherface with sweet kitten friends. R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen.
 
While conventional Internet wisdom via “rule 34” suggests that “if it exists there’s porn of it,” the Internet is so much more sophisticated today: if it exists, there’s a high probability that there’s cutesy fan art of it. Such is the case with Kat Philbin’s precious renditions of famous horror icons playing with kittens.
 

 
Philbin’s illustrations, available through her Etsy shop, depict such classic villains as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Pinhead, Hannibal Lechter, and the Alien Queen being “attacked” by sweet, delightful kitties. The cynical horror purist in me wants to hate this… but how could I? These prints are absolutely adorable.


 

 

 
More horror greats and their kitties, after the jump…

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Posted by Christopher Bickel
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11.12.2015
07:51 am
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If you played the old Nintendo ‘Friday the 13th’ game, this is the best thing you’ll see all day
11.05.2015
08:49 am
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The purple and teal Jason Voorhees Nintendo game figure that was introduced at the 2013 Dan Diego Comic-Con resurrected a great deal of interest in the 1989 Friday the 13th NES video game—considered by many to be one of the worst video games of all time.
 

 
The notoriously stupid, extremely difficult game has achieved a kind of fandom for being so utterly terrible and is held in the same sort of esteem that Atari’s infamous E.T. game is among vintage game aficionados. The fact that the Friday the 13th film franchise has so many die-hard fans insures its popularity, even if 8 bit purple Jason and his mother’s floating severed head aren’t exactly terrifying. And let’s not forget about that classic bum-out end screen:
 

 
The fans at YouTube channel Maga64 have created a faux trailer for an imagined movie version of the video game (complete with old-school VHS tracking adjustment issues) and they totally nail every inexplicable aspect of the gameplay (right down to the cleaver that looks like a toothbrush). If you are a fan of the movie series or the video game, this may very well be the funniest thing you see all day.
 

 
Via: ihorror.com. H/T: Mike Bracken

Posted by Christopher Bickel
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11.05.2015
08:49 am
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Your favorite movie villains are now IKEA instruction manuals
09.28.2015
09:26 am
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Artist Ed Harrington has scores of horror and pop-culture-themed illustrations on his website, Instagram, and Tumblr pages, most displaying his keenly sick sense of humor.

I really love the guy’s work, but my favorite pieces come from a series of IKEA instruction manual-style renderings of infamous movie villains.

I’m not totally sure what IKEA instruction graphics have to do with horror icons, but if you’ve ever have to cobble together a piece of furniture using one of their assembly diagrams, you know there is definitely a sense of dread attached. A bag full of hex bolts is as real-world horror as it gets.

Each of the pictographs assigns a bullshit Ikea product-esque faux-Swedish name to its subject: Jason Voorhees becomes “Vörhees” and Freddy Krueger becomes “Krugr.” The “Krugr” piece is a gem: the step-by-step icons illustrate the famous jump-rope chant from the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies (“One, two, Freddy’s comin’ for you. Three, four, better lock your door…”) Brilliant.
 

 
Anyway, these illustrations are the bomb dot com. Check Harrington’s website for more fun stuff.
 

 
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Posted by Christopher Bickel
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09.28.2015
09:26 am
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Buy a ‘mask’ weed pipe from the guy who originally played Jason Voorhees in ‘Friday the 13th’
01.15.2015
12:55 pm
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In the pantheon of “milking decades of relevance out of a single brief role in a movie,” I submit for your consideration Ari Lehman. Lehman played the role of “Jason Voorhees” in Friday the 13th—you can even look it up. He never wore the famous hockey mask, he played Jason as a younger person—in the scene he is shown emerging from a lake. He never played Jason in any of the ... however many movies followed, there were a lot of them.

Lehman is in a heavy metal band called—you guessed it—First Jason. (Fair warning: Clicking on that link will force the hard rock strains of First Jason’s “Soul Seller” on your ears, which never, ever did anything to you.)
 

 
On his website you can buy a “Jason mask glass pipe” for $50—if you would like Lehman’s autograph “in permanent Titanium ink,” then the price is $65.
 

Be one of the first to own this first piece in a line of Quality Glassware from Ari Lehman and Horror Glass. Each piece handblown and decorated in Heavyweight Glass by one of the best shops in the USA $50 + Shipping. Ari Lehman the First Jason Voorhees from “Friday the 13th” will Autograph your pipe in permanent Titanium Ink for an additional $15. ORDER NOW!!! JASON MASK GLASS PIPES MEASURE AROUND 5” BY 1.5” MADE IN USA!!!

First Jason will be performing on Friday, March 6th, 2015 at Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell Horror Fest, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9291 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018

Here’s a brief clip from Friday the 13th, the 2009 remake, in which some poor sap meets his untimely demise because he comes across some cannabis plants in the woods. 
 

Posted by Martin Schneider
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01.15.2015
12:55 pm
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