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Monday, August 29, 2011

Witness a picture of madness

a promotional still from the grisly and thought provoking thriller Rampage (1987)
Director William Friedkin celebrates his 76th birthday today.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Art Of Arantza

In a field largely dominated by men, the female perspective evident
in the work of Spanish fantasy artist Arantza Sestayo is quite remarkable.
Enjoy a small taste of her talents.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mr. Ed

"I like this place, everybody treats me nice, some of them are a little crazy though."
- The Butcher of Plainfield, speaking about prison

 This day in 1906 infamous serial killer Edward Theodore Gein was born
in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  His notorious crimes have had a lasting impact on pop
culture as evidenced by countless references in films, music and literature.
He would be incarcerated in a mental hospital until his death in 1984.

Included below are a few police photographs of the inside of Gein's home
upon his arrest that were released to Life Magazine.

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When asked if he wore the skin face masks over a prolonged period of time
he was quoted as saying, "Not too long, I had other things to do."

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Imogen Hassall

This sultry British talent was once dubbed "The Countess of Cleavage".
She would work in both television and film throughout the 60s and 70s,
but never quite found the success that she had hoped. 
She committed suicide in London at age 38, after taking an overdose of sleeping pills.
Some of her more notable appearances include guest spots on TV's The Avengers
and The Saint, as well as roles in Girly, Carry On Loving, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth
and Bloodsuckers (aka Incense Of The Damned).  Imogen was born on this day 1942.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Murder runs wild; blood runs cold

promotional still from Dario Argento's early shocker
Profondo Rosso aka Deep Red (1975)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, Moon The Loon

"My friends call me Keith, but you can call me John"

On this day in 1946 legendary The Who drummer and A-class eccentric
Keith John Moon was brought onto this stage called life.
An accidental sedative overdose in September of 1978 would usher his abrupt exit.

"I told people I was a drummer before I even had a set, I was a mental drummer."

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"I'm still the best Keith Moon-style drummer in the world."


Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Art Of Boada

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all illustrations by Sebastià Boada