FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE...beware yon spoilers!

May 4, 2008

I should be working...

...but why work when I can post about...err, stuff?

ITEM! All right, remember just the other day when I claimed to be cutting-edge a mere 86% of the time? Clearly I underestimated myself to the extreme! I mean, why else would Logo Television ask me to be on the nominating committee for their NewNowNext Awards? I had no idea that my finger was so firmly planted on the pulse of what's hip and happening in the world of pop culture, but I guess it is. Before I go completely mad with power at the notion of being An Academy Member, however, I'm going to use said power for good and implore you to vote for my friends in a couple of categories. No, I'm certainly not above nominating my friends when and where I can (in all honesty, if they deserve the nomination) and then asking people who don't know my friends to vote for said friends. Isn't that what the internet is for? Well, that and arguing over whether Darth Vader could beat Jason Voorhees in a fight.

He totally could, by the way. He'd bust out some Force shit and Jason wouldn't be able to get within machete-swinging range.

*sniff* Hey, do you smell that? Eww. It smells like nerd all of a sudden.

Anyway, you can see all the categories and nominees and get your vote on RIGHT HERE. No, there's nothing horror-related, despite my attempts to wield my nominating power to further my horror agenda. However, if you happened to vote for my pal Bridget McManus in the Brink of Fame: Comic category and my pal Jill Bennett in the 'Cause You're Hot category, I promise that in return you'll get ample good karma and at least 75 cool points.


ITEM! Who likes toys? I have to admit, I do. Then again, you may know that by now; you saw Michael Myers lend me support that fateful day in '05 when I had my Halloween movie marathon, and Freddy has hung out with my peeps on occasion (OMG Hot Cocoa is so cute).



NECA has this cult classics line which is pretty damn sweet. Check it out!

If there's one toy I'm going to have to break down and buy at some point, it's good ol' Baghead Jason. He seems to be popping up all over the place lately! Plus...interchangeable head!

The best part about this Patrick Bateman figure is the little videocassette. Clearly he was on his way to return it when he got sidetracked.


It's nice to see Dapper Transvestite Leatherface get immortalized in plastic, no?

One of the most "Wait, that's so silly...no wait, that's kind of scary...but it's stupid...yet frightening- does not compute!" moments in horror becomes one of the most "Wait, that's so silly...no wait, that's kind of scary...but it's stupid...yet frightening- does not compute!" moments in toys: a besheeted Michael Myers from Halloween. I think I made up "besheeted". Use it in a sentence today!


I remember going to see The Exorcist when "The Version You've Never Seen" was released in theaters, and I remember every person in said theater being completely fucking blown away by the infamous spider walk sequence. It was so unexpected, so ridiculous and over-the-top, and I'm telling you, the place went nuts after Regan busted a move down those stairs. The plastic version of this sequence leaves me feeling decidedly less nuts, I'm sad to say.

It's kind of cool, but it also kind of just looks like a kid falling down the stairs.

Holy crap, I love love love the Flyboy figure from Romero's Dawn of the Dead. I hope they keep making these- where are Sweater Zombie and Nurse Zombie and Machete Zombie? And I want the biker gang! And Ken Foree! And then a scale model of the mall! And a helicopter with a rotating blade and a zombie with head-chopped-off action!

And a pony!




So, do you fancy yourself to be a toy collector? What would you like to see hit the market? What would you buy? I kind of want a little army of snowsuit-clad dwarves from The Brood, but I'd be way too creeped out to sleep with them staring at me so I'd have to put them in a box at tuck it away at the back of my closet every night and that would be a pain.

ITEM! I'd like to take a moment to wish a wicked HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend Jim, whom I've known longer than anyone in the whole entire world besides my family. Here's a touching old photograph of Jim and his son.


Whilst trying to find a picture of him that wasn't completely humiliating I came across this one, taken in...Memphis, I believe, when we took a big fat road trip a couple of years ago. It speaks for itself, doesn't it?

16 comments:

spazmo said...

Wow, when I read that Logo had tapped you for their nominating committee, I almost besheeted myself!

You know what would be unsettling, toy-wise? A life-sized Gunslinger figure (remember Westworld?) with removeable facemask.

JOSEPH CAMPANELLA said...

Man-

I had that exact Pee Wee doll when I was younger. I wonder where that went?

I'd eat a human for a hari krishna zombie.

Best halloween costume ever would be sheet covered Michael Myers. All you'd need is a sheet and some glasses. But to be superfucking cool, you should wear the mask underneath it and not show anyone!

Just discovered this blog and I loves it.

Bill Walsh said...

Who's cooler than Stacie? No one. Clearly.

And, ah, toys. A girl after my own heart. I too have my house littered with various lares and penates. Although not so much horror-movie guys as Egyptian gods, a Maltese Falcon, a bust of Dante, a 1:6 scale Browning M2HB .50-caliber machine gun, a McFarlane Yevgeny Nabokov, and other various and sundry oddities (including a winged lion of Venice).

Those are cool figures. I'm tempted by the Bubba Ho-Tep, in particular. Also, the Crow ones. I really liked that movie. I think if Brandon Lee hadn't have been killed, it'd have been a forgettable third-rate comic movie, but the fact that they finished the movie mourning him left the final product infused with a genuine, powerful sense of inarticulate sadness and grief—which elevated the picture into a memorable experience. Requiescat in pace, Mr. Lee.

Oh, and yeah, toys. Sideshow does some crazy horror-movie ones, too. I think my favorite is this b/w London After Midnight Lon Chaney, but almost all of them rock. (Gill Man!) Though I'd need a second mortgage to collect them.

And happy birthday, Jim, wherever you are! (Hope y'all had some successful dong shopping.)

rob! said...

hi! i just discovered this blog during an image search for Adrienne Barbeau (no, not for THAT).

anyway, this blog is amazing. there might be a cooler one out there, but i have yet to find it.

Stacie Ponder said...

Thanks guys!

You know, I guess some horror stuff did sneak through and get nominated: John Barrowman was, of course, in the best movie ever (Shark Attack 3: Megalodon) and Carter Smith directed The Ruins. Huzzah!

Thanks, Rob and Joe, and welcome! Hope you stick around.

You're right, Bill, Sideshow does some crazy stuff- their Star Wars figures/statues/whatever are amazing, too.

Spazmo, way to work in today's vocab!

Now go change your pants.

kelkane said...

Logo?! As an avid Logo viewer I couldnt happier that you get to have some input. How did you get involved with Logo? Are you only involved with certain areas, like movies only? Sometimes I think their lists are too mainstream and not "gay" enough. It's a gay channel but they push big names for ratings. Just my opinion though. I still watch it so it's not like I'm bitter. Congrats. I love when good things happen to good people.

Miss Dee said...

nice site, it totally fixes my tastes! (did I say it right? I think I'm forgetting to talk in english.. xD)

ARBOGAST said...

Michigan Rummy!

Natazzz said...

Oh I heart the Patrick Bateman doll with his little video cassette. I want it! (even though the movie blew)

Congrats on having a say in the NNN awards. As a good little AE reader, I have already been clicking on all relevant names.

Old Dark Housekeeper said...

Oh... I read that as Lego Television... which sort of went with the transition to talking 'bout toys.

I don't know what Lego Television's programming would look like, but I suppose it'd be more interesting than NBC at this point.

And I like 'besheeted'... from now on, while nursing a hangover I'll moan, "Man, I got totally besheeted last night."

It's ambiguous enough that maybe folks'll come back with, "Well, good for you!"

Fox said...

Those *Dawn* figures are awesome. I'm not much of a collector, but I may have to breakdown for one of those... I like the Hare Krishna one the best.

What about a toy of the girl from *Sleepaway Camp*! It could have all kinds of accessories and detachable thing(y)s. Of course, the figure of her would have to be when she's making the scariest face of ALL TIME!

Bill Walsh said...

ODH,

So if you had been really bombed you might say, "I was thrice besheeted windwardly?"

WaywardJam said...

I need to pick up a Patrick Bateman doll for my collection. I also have yet to grab the Leprechaun figure - no collection is complete w/o a Warwick Davis classic!

Almighty Cleanse said...

Zombie Krishna...Zombie Krishna...Krishna Krishna...LA LA LA

ttpian said...

trick?
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San Francisco Photos said...

I've gone to the dong market before but not the one that's pictured here.