Media Data Corp (MDC) thought it might be timely to take a look at the frequency of certain acts of violence â€“ 13, to be exact â€“ in 100 horror films released since 1975.
So what are the "certain acts of violence" they were looking for? Here we go: bite injury, charred skin, decapitation, decomposition, disfigurement, electrocution, entrails, impalement, protruding object, severed limb, skeletal remains, transmogrification, twisting body part.
Not bad. The study concluded that 1) Impalement is the number one pain inducer, 2) Freddy vs. Jason is the most grusome movie ever (and not just because of the script), and 3) Doing a "study" on horror movies is a great excuse to sit down and watch all the Halloweens, Childs Plays, Jaws‘, and Nightmare on Elm Streets back-to-back-to-back-to-back. Happy Halloween indeed.
Check out the full list HERE to help you figure out what to rent tonight.
Tisk tisk Tyra. You are forgetting to supply your audience with nightvision googles. See this Socialite’s Life’s post for pictures of the real Paris and her slightly less skanky sister Nicky’s costume this year. It’s not exactly what I’d call skank-a-licious.[socialite life post
This was before Tara Reid got to her. And Paris. And Coke. And before her father went apes**t. Oh…and before her boobies went missing.[Yeeeah Pictures]
Saturday, November 19th, Paul Scheer, Danielle Schneider, Christian Finnegan and Doug Benson perform your favorite Best Week Ever segments live at the Flamingo Showroom. It’s all part of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival!
Click here for details and information about The Comedy Festival.
Click here to buy tickets to BWE Live!
Because you know. What happens in Vegas sta… okay, I’ll stop now.
The official website for Aeon Flux, starring Charlize Theron,
has been relaunched with a whole bunch of new features. I think the
movie, which hits theatres on December 2, 2005, looks pretty
interesting, if for no other reason than how they’ve adapted a highly
surreal animated series into a slick looking futuristic action flick.
Of course, the sight of Charlize Theron in some of the costumes below
is also a motivating factor for my interest."
It’s a slow news day as Paris Hilton has managed to stay out of the news for almost 3 days…So it’s picture posting time of something random. This movie will most likely suck…but dear jebus is Charlize Theron gorgeous. She’s #2 in my books after Angelina Jolie, as being the most beautiful woman alive.[Egotastic! Pictures]
As news of Rocky VI was so warmly received, Stallone to star in Rambo IV. Script for "Stop Or Mom Will Shoot II" still in development.
Prince Charles complains that it’s not easy being a Royal. Stops short before complaining about the castles, cash, and cars that come with the job.
If your name is James Stephens, the screen name JimStephens will not throw police off the trail when you look for young girls in chatroom.
Teen People publishes list of the Top 10 Most Egotistical Celebrities. No word on when the list of Top 10 Most Vapid Entertainment Periodicals will be released.
"these morphing images are designed to transform when you change your
position. When your unsuspecting guests walk past them they will see
these seemingly normal "relatives" change into hideously frightening
creatures or macabre apparitions!"
Cityrag found this fantastic halloween-y link for you. Check it out.[Cityrag link]
Halloween-themed tattoos – That’s the spirit! It could be worse…it could be Christmas themed. At least devils and pumpkins can look hardcore all year round unlike Mr. Claus.[Link]
Archie Goes Goth – Joey always finds the greatest little interweb gems and this Archie find is just the right way to start off your gothic festivities this weekend.[Accordion Guy Post]
The Best of The Treehouse of Horror - a glimpse at the very best of Simpsons halloween specials.[link]
Star Wars paper masks to download and wear - Need a last minute
halloween costume idea and your a star wars geek. Fear not. These masks
are downloadable and totally wearable and this weekend you can get away
with wearing them in public. Yes, it’s safe to come out of the basement
again, friends. (did you honestly think I would find a way to throw in
a geeky halloween post?)[BoingBoing Link]
New Australian western The Proposition is written by Nick Cave, king of the Goths. Release the bats, mate.
Jean van de Velde, French male golfer, will attempt to play in 2006
Women’s British Open. Says he will even shave legs to play, becoming
first french male or female this decade to do so.
Kate "Cokie McSnifferson" Moss checks out of rehab clinic. In totally
unrelated news, industry analysts report the price of an eight ball is
likely to skyrocket shortly.
Angelina Jolie says she wants more kids. If breastfeeding and spanking are included, then I’m available for adoption immediately. Sure, I’m not from a third world country but we can role play if necessary. I promise to be the bestest daughter in the whole wide world.
Ford Motor Company will begin monitoring, timing employee bathroom breaks. Employees pissed, say it’s a crappy policy.