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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Posted in 2011, Halloween, HOLIDAY CHEER, Special Columns with tags , , , on October 31, 2011 by knifefighter

Everyone here at Cinema Knife Fight would like to wish our readers a very safe and happy Halloween!

And as a special treat, here is a parody of the famous “Bloody Mary” scene from the trailer of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, made by our own Nick Cato:

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Have a purr-fectly Happy Halloween!
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Quick Cuts Presents: HALLOWEEN FUN (PART 2)

Posted in 2011, Halloween, HOLIDAY CHEER, Quick Cuts, Zombies with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2011 by knifefighter

QUICK CUTS – Halloween Fun, Part 2
Wherein the Cinema Knife Fight staff has even more Halloween fun!
~Michael Arruda

This time, the question is:
Okay, CINEMA KNIFE FIGHTERS, what’s the scariest costume you can imagine showing up at your door?

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COLLEEN WANGLUND:

The scariest costume that could appear at my door would be the Cemetery Zombie (Bill Hintzman) from George Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968).  He scared the crap out of me when I first saw the movie and continues to scare the crap out of me.

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L.L. SOARES:

The scariest costume I can think of would involve a mask of Michael Arruda after he’s just watched the remake of PROM NIGHT (2008) for the 15th time.

We're thinking a Michael Arruda mask might be even scarier than this one!

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KELLY LAYMON:

A band of dwarves, pinheads, half bodies and Siamese twins dressed-to-the-nines and chanting, “Gooble gobben, gooble gobben, we accept her, one of us, one of us.” Plus, we all know I’d totally give in to their goblet of champagne.

"Gooble Gabban, Gooble Gaban, You are one of us!" (from 1932's FREAKS)

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MICHAEL ARRUDA:

Not that I want to promote this movie, but the scariest costume I can imagine at my door would be the CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT team dressed as THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE.

"Did someone say HUMAN CENTIPEDE?"

 

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Quick Cuts Presents: HALLOWEEN FUN (PART 1)

Posted in 2011, Fun Stuff!, Halloween, HOLIDAY CHEER, Quick Cuts with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by knifefighter

QUICK CUTS – HALLOWEEN FUN PART 1

Tonight on QUICK CUTS we ask our panel of Cinema Knife Fighters:  what do you want to find inside your Halloween trick or treat bag this year?

~Michael Arruda

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 NICK CATO:

In my HALLOWEEN GOODIE BAG, I’d like to find:

– A lost reel (or reels) of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (1927) in its entirety
– A cold 6-pack of Yoo-Hoo
– A set of original 1963 BLOOD FEAST lobby cards
– Chrisopher Lee’s cape from TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA (1970)
– A year’s supply of fresh, new Reggie! Bars

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DAN KEOHANE:

Oh, easy! I want a bag full of those orange wax harmonicas we used to hope for every year “back in the day” when I was a kid. Not much in tune, but always a joy to play a little song while walking house to house, until I just couldn’t resist any longer and chewed the thing to pulp. Haven’t seen those buggers in decades.

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KELLY LAYMON:

My family pretty much stopped celebrating all holidays after my father died, so they all feel weird. I always want to do something for Halloween, but have had a hard time coming up with things for the past decade.

I wrote about my favorite corny pumpkin patch in the Cemetery Dance Halloween anthology OCTOBER DREAMS, which is a bittersweet remembrance peppered with Great Pumpkin references. I could probably write another piece about Halloween at Ed Debevic’s.

The one thing that always makes me feel like it’s Halloween is Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s Monster Mash. It just makes me happy. Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters works too.

On Halloween, you’re more likely to catch me clutching a copy of Martha Stewart Magazine’s Halloween issue while watching SE7EN (1995), DEAD AGAIN (1991), HOSTEL (2005), FREAKS (1932), or SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991). I recently grabbed copies of my favorite horror movies from my childhood, MOTHER’S DAY (1980), MOTEL HELL (1980), and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974).

Halloween candy for single people would always be nice. I miss candy. Just a handful of candy corn, please? And the candy corn pumpkins? And a few fun size candy bars? Just a little? Not a whole bag? Please?

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COLLEEN WANGLUND:

I love Halloween and I love horror….but Lord help the person who gets between me and my favorite candy!  My dream goodie bag would most definitely be loaded with the biggest bag of candy corn, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut M&Ms, and lots of Snickers bars.  One extra treat I would love to have in my goodie bag is the chainsaw katana wielded by Kika in HELLDRIVER (2010).  It’s easily the most bad ass weapon I’ve ever seen.


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MICHAEL ARRUDA: 

In my Halloween trick or treat bag, I’d like a giant bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, a bag of Hershey miniatures candy bars, a CD collection of every movie soundtrack composed by John Carpenter, and a DVD of the “lost” version of Hammer’s HORROR OF DRACULA (1958), supposedly sealed in a vault in Japan somewhere.

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L.L. SOARES: 

In my HALLOWEEN GOODIE BAG, I’d like to find:

– A real “face-hugger” prop from ALIEN (1979)
– A cold 6-pack of BASS ALE
– Thick stacks of hundred dollar bills
– A giant syringe full of the green stuff that brings the dead to life in RE-ANIMATOR (1985)
– The original Leatherface mask from Tobe Hooper’s TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974), and a functioning chainsaw
– Some Oh Henry! bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut M&Ms

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE FROM THE STAFF AT

CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT!