Saturday, October 22, 2016


The Abominable Dr. Phibes

The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 1971 British horror/comedy starring Vincent Price and Joseph Cotton. From Wikipedia:
The film follows the title character, Phibes, who blames the medical team that attended to his wife for her death four years prior and sets out to exact vengeance on each one using the plagues of Egypt.[4] Phibes is inspired in his murderous spree by the Ten Plagues of Egypt from the Old Testament.[5]

A Trip to the Zoo

If you’re in the right frame of mind, like if you’ve seen a lot of horror movie because it’s October, you can find horror anywhere. Shadrach451 shared a picture he took of his daughters at the zoo. It turned out to look like a teaser for a creepy horror film. He even has a plot for it.

I like to think that it's about a Ghost Zoo, and their father is one of the exhibits, called "The Weeping Man". And these girls go every week so they can visit their dead father, but one day they show up and find that there is a new exhibit being built next door and they read the sign and it says "Children of The Weeping Man". In horror they turn towards their father, locked in the green chamber of torment and he says, "My daughters, oh my daughters... why do you think I'm weeping?"
The image inspired two movie posters, one from JimmerUK and the other from Your_Post_As_A_Movie. But it’s the story that sold me. If someone makes that movie, we have evidence of the inspiration.

I Got You Bae

Cher, who is 70 but looks perfectly preserved, appeared on The Late Late Show with James Cordon and sang the classic Sonny & Cher ballad “I Got You Babe,” with updated lyrics for the internet generation. Cordon joined her for the duet. He sings pretty well for a talk show host! (via Tastefully Offensive)


Gruesome Halloween Party Food

Are you thinking of throwing a Halloween party? Maybe you can gross out your guests with some tasty treats, like the Bleeding Human Heart shown here. Gruesome Halloween Party Food is a mental_floss post I put together in 2007.

A Beautiful Day

(via Buzzfeed)

I Urge You

(via Fark)

Presidential Poetry Slam

The final presidential debate gets the Bad Lip Reading treatment, and this time the event is reshaped into a poetry slam. The lips are dead on, but nothing else makes sense. Cricket meat in the gravy, indeed!

Friday, October 21, 2016

How to Make a Marriage Work

Military Intelligence

(via reddit)

John Cleese Recaps The Walking Dead

John Cleese is apparently a big fan of The Walking Dead. He told Newsweek:
“I can’t get enough of The Walking Dead. The beautiful scenery, the emotional depths of the characters and, most of all, the gentle sprinkling of horrific barbarism,” the Fawlty Towers star deadpanned. “Hopefully fans will think the video is dead funny, and if not, I might just have to introduce them to Lucille personally.”
So who better to give us a quick rundown on the first six seasons? Warning: he says the season premiere will be on October 24th. That’s in Britain. It’s the 23rd here in the States. (via mental_floss)

Play-writing Fever

Tweet of the Day

This one got 181K hearts. Wonder how many of those Twitter users are registered to vote in the U.S.

Tiny House

Bad Hombres, Nasty Women

You already know what was said in the third presidential debate, if you care at all. Still, it’s worth a revisit when the Gregory Brothers auto-tune the rhetoric, and Weird Al Yankovic comes into moderate! Also, they did a top-notch job getting those sound bites to rhyme adequately for a song. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Tombstones of 25 Famous People.

8 Haunted Houses You Can Buy Right Now.

Nobody on Yahoo Answers can spell pregnant.

72 Cute Animals in Tiny Sweaters.

The Fashion Institute of Technology is cleaning out its closet and trimming its collection 50,000 pieces of clothing and accessories with an auction. (via Nag on the Lake)

8 Essential Gothic Horror Movies. If you haven’t seen them all, this weekend would be a good time to catch up.

The Flavorwire Guide to Pop Cultural Costumes for Halloween 2016. You might have to explain yourself to everyone who sees you.

Placebos Reduce Pain Even When Patients Know They're Taking Them. Or maybe we just feel better about how little they cost.

Devon made a silicone mask for her boyfriend Peter as part of a sculpting class at Make Up Designory NYC. The finished product is jaw-dropping!

The Haunted Prison. The specters of misery and death still cling to the buildings.

Halloween Party

(via Fark)

If The Walking Dead Had Facebook

This is kind of dumb but it does have moments that make you laugh a little. (Thanks, Michael Davis!)