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Nov 28, 2007

Lame Week: Day 3

Lots of good guessing flying around yesterday during Lame Week's inaugural "Name that crispy dude, or at least the movie from whence he came!" contest. Many of you recognized the flapping flap of Harris (Richard Lynch) from Bad Dreams (1988). Congrats, you know-it-alls!

Today, Lame Week continues. I bid you welcome to my totally macabre Gallery of Novelizations! You can hold hands if you get scared, but that's not a license to get fresh.








22 comments:

Steven Kaye said...

I now have something to live for, knowing that the It's Alive series has been novelized. But what of Q? What of God Told Me To?

math said...

"Gut-crunching"?

Chad Saxelid said...

I've read just about all of them, back in the day.

sirjorge said...

great stuff, i love this type of stuff

Robert H. said...

Oh man, I used to have those IT'S ALIVE novelizations... wonder whatever happened to them?

Robert H. said...

Oh, and GOD TOLD ME TO was also novelized, also.

Theron said...

Great title: "A License to Get Fresh"

I know, no means no...

Marty McKee said...

I wonder if the James Dixon that wrote IT LIVES AGAIN is the same James Dixon who co-stars in the film.

Old Dark Housekeeper said...

Daaaamn... Richard Lynch smiling.

That's scarier than the makeup.

Chad Saxelid said...

It is the same James Dixon.

Lancifer said...

I loved the Funhouse book as a teenager. It was actually written by Dean Koontz and is now published under his name.

Antaeus Feldspar said...

Oooh, I do love me some novelizations...

ARBOGAST said...

I used to have those IT'S ALIVE novelizations... wonder whatever happened to them?

Remember that night Stacie brought over a bottle of absinthe?

augustburns2 said...

The Funhouse book is great! I saw the movie afterwards and was greatly disappointed (but it's a little fun).

spazmo said...

Oh, man! I have that Halloween 3 novelization sitting right behind me in my bookcase.

But the real kicker is seeing It Lives Again! again! When I was just a wee duffer, I spent a month's worth of allowance money on this novel. I had seen (through the gaps in my terrified fingers) the original It's Alive in the theater, and I couldn't wait to read about the newest mutant baby they mention at the end having "just been born in Seattle".

This was the first "grown-up" book I ever bought, and I loved it dearly! I had to hide it from my mom, though, because it had some sex parts in it. When she finally spotted it wedged behind my Doctor Who books, she asked if she could borrow it. I turned bright red and mumbled something about not having finished it yet...

Ah, youth. Thanks for the memories, Stacie!

Dave Ehrlich said...

I had that Fade to Black one! Man, what I wouldn't give for a poster of that Dressed to Kill paperback artwork....too cool.

Joanna said...

I actually have been meaning to read "The Funhouse" as they said there's a lot more explained in it. And what's "Fade to Black" about? Looks interesting...

But speaking of more to the movie, the novelizations of "Underworld" and "Van Helsing" have a little more to them...like the vamp sex scene in the first one, and some flashbacks in the second.

Stacie Ponder said...

Math- "gut-crunching" rules. The accompanying sound effect is "nom nom nom nom", I believe.

Theron- what's great about that title is that it could apply to some softcore 007 ripoff flick OR a rap/breakdancing musical, a la Beat Street. It's win-win!

Arbogast- don't give away my secrets, please. How do you think I got all these awesome movies and stuff? Sheesh.

You guys have all got me amped to read The Funhouse! And It Lives Again!- you know, for the sex parts.

Joanna- I reviewed Fade to Black here some time ago (me too lazy to provide link) and it kinda stunk, I thought. Hopefully the book will rock the house.

ARBOGAST said...

I can remember if I read the handjob scene in THE FUNHOUSE novelization or just extrapolated from the movie. Either way, life is beautiful!

ARBOGAST said...

"... can't remember", obviously, I mean. And why speak I like Yoda?

Oldsmoblogger said...

Not a horror movie, but I liked the novelization of Buckaroo Banzai.

Anonymous said...

Just dropping in...

There are also novelizations of 'Final Exam', 'Squirm' and 'April Fools Day'.

I can tell you that reading 'Final Exam' was a bad, bad experience. Reading this book may prove to be worse to your health than the actual killer!