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2012-10-17 08:42:12 PM  
Isn't number one known by nearly everyone?
 
2012-10-17 08:47:40 PM  
FTFA - 31. Rosie O'Donnell was offered the role of Mary Sanderson in 'Hocus Pocus,' but she turned it down because she didn't want to be a "scary witch."

sometimes, you just don't need a punchline
 
2012-10-17 08:55:59 PM  
Sadly, I was doing just fine with no worries not knowing most of those.
 
2012-10-17 08:58:28 PM  
I don't know who Fairuza Balk is but she's made a new convert to wicca

/when do we do the naked dance?
 
2012-10-17 09:01:34 PM  
Ah paranormal activity. The movie that has people paying good money to stare at furniture for a hour and a half.
 
2012-10-17 09:21:06 PM  
Fairuza Balk was so sexy in The Craft. That girl looks like she'd fark you dead.
 
2012-10-17 09:21:34 PM  
10. The barf used in 'The Exorcist' was actually Andersen's Pea Soup. They tried Campbell soup was they didn't like the way it looked.

wat
 
2012-10-17 09:36:52 PM  

texdent: Isn't number one known by nearly everyone?


why of course it is. every one is born knowing every thing. just like you.
 
2012-10-17 09:42:45 PM  

KrispyKritter: texdent: Isn't number one known by nearly everyone?

why of course it is. every one is born knowing every thing. just like you.


Number one is pretty common knowledge. Not everybody knows it but it is well known enough that inclusion in a list like this is pointless. It's like if number one was the fact that Lassie was played by female dogs.
 
2012-10-17 09:43:26 PM  

whither_apophis: I don't know who Fairuza Balk is but she's made a new convert to wicca

/when do we do the naked dance?


Last I heard, she was saying she was not Wiccan. She describes herself as an occultist. I think she quit acting and is in a band now, too.
 
2012-10-17 09:50:54 PM  
And Rosebud was a sled.

My favorite Fairuza Balk movie was Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead.
 
2012-10-17 09:58:07 PM  

stevetherobot: KrispyKritter: texdent: Isn't number one known by nearly everyone?

why of course it is. every one is born knowing every thing. just like you.

Number one is pretty common knowledge. Not everybody knows it but it is well known enough that inclusion in a list like this is pointless. It's like if number one was the fact that Lassie was played by female dogs.


The female character 'Lassie' was portrayed by 8 generations of male dogs.

from Lassie Wiki
 
2012-10-17 09:58:39 PM  
17. Rachel True was almost 30 in 'The Craft.' She played a high schooler.

1996 ... so she's about 47 now?

www.magweb.com

Rowr.
 
2012-10-17 10:03:22 PM  

Xythero: whither_apophis: I don't know who Fairuza Balk is but she's made a new convert to wicca

/when do we do the naked dance?

Last I heard, she was saying she was not Wiccan. She describes herself as an occultist. I think she quit acting and is in a band now, too.


IMDB has some recent acting jobs listed, but not whole lot.
 
2012-10-17 10:06:41 PM  

whither_apophis: I don't know who Fairuza Balk is but she's made a new convert to wicca

/when do we do the naked dance?


She was Dorothy in Return to Oz, and Harley Quinn in my dreams
 
2012-10-17 11:05:33 PM  

stevetherobot: KrispyKritter: texdent: Isn't number one known by nearly everyone?

why of course it is. every one is born knowing every thing. just like you.

Number one is pretty common knowledge. Not everybody knows it but it is well known enough that inclusion in a list like this is pointless. It's like if number one was the fact that Lassie was played by female dogs.


Interestingly, Lassie was originally played by William Shatner. Kind of full circle.
 
2012-10-17 11:14:14 PM  

Fano: whither_apophis: I don't know who Fairuza Balk is but she's made a new convert to wicca

/when do we do the naked dance?

She was Dorothy in Return to Oz, and Harley Quinn in my dreams


Wow. I remember when that came out in '85 when she was a kid.

/old
 
2012-10-17 11:18:44 PM  
The chainsaw in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is "live" due to the tiny effects budget.
 
2012-10-17 11:58:14 PM  
25. Malakai's name in Stephen King's version of 'Children Of The Corn' was Craig.

No it wasn't, but it was spelled right anyway, idiot.
 
2012-10-17 11:58:20 PM  

zato_ichi: Fairuza Balk was so sexy in The Craft. That girl looks like she'd fark you dead.


Dude, any normal sized man could break her in half. She's about the width of a shingle.

\met her at a 'con
\\sweet lady, and very short.
 
2012-10-18 12:00:10 AM  
oh and fark The Craft. Fairuza Balk was sexier as a trashy, neo-nazi skank biatch in American History X. The introduction scene with her and Edward Norton is just plain whorey.
 
2012-10-18 12:08:21 AM  

SithLord: oh and fark The Craft. Fairuza Balk was sexier as a trashy, neo-nazi skank biatch in American History X. The introduction scene with her and Edward Norton is just plain whorey.


She's not bad in Bad Leutenant either.

NSFW-ish
Link


Here is part of American History X
Definitely NSFW
Link
 
2012-10-18 12:15:33 AM  
All facts are from IMDB unless otherwise noted underneath each list item.

So, research and writing took up 2-3 hours of an intern's time. Glaring typos indicate that no copy editing was done. Add stock photos augmented by some really sloppy photoshopping, and Presto! Instant click-bait.
 
2012-10-18 12:17:24 AM  
Fairuza Balk...them's some good DSL.
 
2012-10-18 12:20:13 AM  

Confabulat: 25. Malakai's name in Stephen King's version of 'Children Of The Corn' was Craig.

No it wasn't, but it was spelled right anyway, idiot.


I would just like to point out again how stupid this is. I'm very well familiar with the Stephen King story, and his name was Malachi, you know, like the guy in the frickin' Bible?

Who writes this crap? And who greenlights it?
 
2012-10-18 12:45:53 AM  

texdent: Isn't number one known by nearly everyone?


Not every one, but pretty well known.

I knew 5 of the first 10. Stopped there.lame list.
 
2012-10-18 12:53:31 AM  
Poltergeist was filmed on land that was in reality an old Indian burial ground. They were warned by the locals of a curse but the filmmakers ignored it.
That's why the whole cast of the film were either struck with physical and mental illnesses or were killed in highly paranormal ways.

1. Little Blonde Girl. Dead from mysterious illness.
2. The sister. Daughter of Dominic Dunne, sister to Griffin Dunne. Murdered.
3. The little brother scared of clowns. Murdered by clowns.
4. That midgety woman. Missing. After the film she just vanished. Speculation remains she was abducted by Native Indians and sacrificed to appease their ancestors.
5. Tobe Hooper. Went insane and never directed a big budget Hollywood flick again.
6. Steven Spielberg. Also went insane and became friends with JJ Abrams.
7. JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson, the parents, both went missing and presumed dead. After the film's release they were never heard of again.
 
2012-10-18 02:05:14 AM  

Therion: 17. Rachel True was almost 30 in 'The Craft.' She played a high schooler.

1996 ... so she's about 47 now?

[www.magweb.com image 310x480]

Rowr.


Black don't crack, baby.


/What?! We were all thinking it!
 
2012-10-18 02:16:32 AM  
In Silence of the Lambs... When Anthony Hopkins made that terrible noise after talking about the fava beans, etc. it wasn't scripted so the look on Jodi Foster's face was real.

Also, Fairuza Balk didn't start getting interested in Wicca or anything else Pagan related until actually being involved with the film.
 
2012-10-18 02:52:46 AM  

angry_redhead: In Silence of the Lambs... When Anthony Hopkins made that terrible noise after talking about the fava beans, etc. it wasn't scripted so the look on Jodi Foster's face was real.


Also, Anthony Hopkins completely ripped off the prior performance of Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter.
 
2012-10-18 05:48:00 AM  
Love Fairuza....

Also, Hocus Pocus and L.A. Story are the only two movies where Sarah Jessica Parker is totally hittable....
 
2012-10-18 05:52:06 AM  
"from Lassie Wiki"

/o really?
 
2012-10-18 06:01:01 AM  

AaronSynn: Love Fairuza....

Also, Hocus Pocus and L.A. Story are the only two movies where Sarah Jessica Parker is totally hittable....


and Honeymoon in Vegas.
 
2012-10-18 07:38:21 AM  
I'm calling BS on Tom Curry's clown wig being his real hair. It is probably real hair, most likely yak hair, but it is not his hair.
 
2012-10-18 08:58:51 AM  
"22. It took eight days to shoot 'The Blair Witch Project' and eight months to edit it. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million."

22a. It was terrible.
 
2012-10-18 08:58:55 AM  

Shakes999: Ah paranormal activity. The movie that has people paying good money to stare at furniture for a hour and a half.


And yet somehow is still less if a waste if time than your post. I can't wait until your obviously better movie comes out.
 
2012-10-18 09:16:02 AM  

Richard_The_Clown: I'm calling BS on Tom Curry's clown wig being his real hair. It is probably real hair, most likely yak hair, but it is not his hair.


Well...I guess you would know.
 
2012-10-18 09:21:11 AM  

ZMugg: stevetherobot: KrispyKritter: texdent: Isn't number one known by nearly everyone?

why of course it is. every one is born knowing every thing. just like you.

Number one is pretty common knowledge. Not everybody knows it but it is well known enough that inclusion in a list like this is pointless. It's like if number one was the fact that Lassie was played by female dogs.

The female character 'Lassie' was portrayed by 8 generations of male dogs.

from Lassie Wiki


Oops.
 
2012-10-18 09:22:41 AM  

MAYORBOB: And Rosebud was a sled.

My favorite Fairuza Balk movie was Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead.


Great movie. I have a buddy who to this day says "boat drinks" instead of goodbye.

CSB: I rented that from a video store the year it was released (on VHS). I somehow lost the tape and the store charged me 36 bucks to replace it. Times sure have changed.
 
2012-10-18 09:31:33 AM  

Confabulat: 25. Malakai's name in Stephen King's version of 'Children Of The Corn' was Craig.

No it wasn't, but it was spelled right anyway, idiot.


Seriously, what in the fark?? That dude literally just made that up. and the spelling?? Is he trolling us?
 
2012-10-18 11:10:33 AM  

texdent: Isn't number one known by nearly everyone?


I didn't know it.. I don't get out much nor research horror movies.
 
2012-10-18 11:54:17 AM  

Shakes999: Ah paranormal activity. The movie that has people paying good money to stare at furniture for a hour and a half.


I've only seen Paranormal Activity 2. It was hands down the worst movie I have ever seen. Nothing happens for 50 minutes. Nothing at all I had to stop watching.
 
2012-10-18 02:00:51 PM  

highbrow45: "22. It took eight days to shoot 'The Blair Witch Project' and eight months to edit it. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million."

22a. It was terrible.


actually.... as a life long horror fan, the first time I saw BWP was at release at the theater. It was the first horror movie I has seen in years than not only tried to do something different but actually pulled it off and was genuinely creepy. It was one of the only times as an adult a movie made it a bit hard to fall asleep. Yes, the following copy-cat handycam movie fad has diminished it a bit, but if you have never seen the film and truly enjoy horror, BWP pretty much can't be beat. It may be cool these days to bag on the film, but it really was a diamond in the rough. The performances you see on-screen are not really scripted, those were the real performances of 3 people that were pretty much actually put thru the ringer by the filmmakers so that the responses and reactions were genuine.

I simply don't trust a horror fan that doesn't like BWP.

/most of the copy-cat films suck. PA1 was ok, not great but ok, Cloverfield is watchable, but that is about it.
//the gimmick is dead. hollywood - you will never catch that lightning in a bottle again, and you should really cut it the fark out.
 
2012-10-18 02:02:36 PM  
The ending to Paranormal Activity was farking awful. Spielberg is an idiot.
 
2012-10-18 02:34:39 PM  

frepnog: highbrow45: "22. It took eight days to shoot 'The Blair Witch Project' and eight months to edit it. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million."

22a. It was terrible.

actually.... as a life long horror fan, the first time I saw BWP was at release at the theater. It was the first horror movie I has seen in years than not only tried to do something different but actually pulled it off and was genuinely creepy. It was one of the only times as an adult a movie made it a bit hard to fall asleep. Yes, the following copy-cat handycam movie fad has diminished it a bit, but if you have never seen the film and truly enjoy horror, BWP pretty much can't be beat. It may be cool these days to bag on the film, but it really was a diamond in the rough. The performances you see on-screen are not really scripted, those were the real performances of 3 people that were pretty much actually put thru the ringer by the filmmakers so that the responses and reactions were genuine.

I simply don't trust a horror fan that doesn't like BWP.

/most of the copy-cat films suck. PA1 was ok, not great but ok, Cloverfield is watchable, but that is about it.
//the gimmick is dead. hollywood - you will never catch that lightning in a bottle again, and you should really cut it the fark out.


I heartily agree with everything in your post except for the gimmick being dead, believe it or not. I actually think it's a legitimate style or sub-genre at this point. I think the rise of camera phones has had such a huge impact on everyday life. Who imagined 20-30 years ago that we would all be walking around with the ability to record moving images with our phones? I think the found footage movie is probably as legit a thing as time travel movie, or creepy dead kid movie, or told out of chronological order movie. It's just that found footage has been overdone, and done badly.
 
2012-10-18 04:34:34 PM  

frepnog: highbrow45: "22. It took eight days to shoot 'The Blair Witch Project' and eight months to edit it. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million."

22a. It was terrible.

actually.... as a life long horror fan, the first time I saw BWP was at release at the theater. It was the first horror movie I has seen in years than not only tried to do something different but actually pulled it off and was genuinely creepy. It was one of the only times as an adult a movie made it a bit hard to fall asleep. Yes, the following copy-cat handycam movie fad has diminished it a bit, but if you have never seen the film and truly enjoy horror, BWP pretty much can't be beat. It may be cool these days to bag on the film, but it really was a diamond in the rough. The performances you see on-screen are not really scripted, those were the real performances of 3 people that were pretty much actually put thru the ringer by the filmmakers so that the responses and reactions were genuine.

I simply don't trust a horror fan that doesn't like BWP.

/most of the copy-cat films suck. PA1 was ok, not great but ok, Cloverfield is watchable, but that is about it.
//the gimmick is dead. hollywood - you will never catch that lightning in a bottle again, and you should really cut it the fark out.


Bonus points from me: I dropped off my date at her house down a darkened country road after watching it. Certainly made for a tight hug and kiss goodnight.
 
2012-10-18 05:36:03 PM  
The Bare Pimp Project was much better - and greasier.
 
2012-10-18 07:10:45 PM  

frepnog: highbrow45: "22. It took eight days to shoot 'The Blair Witch Project' and eight months to edit it. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million."

22a. It was terrible.

actually.... as a life long horror fan, the first time I saw BWP was at release at the theater. It was the first horror movie I has seen in years than not only tried to do something different but actually pulled it off and was genuinely creepy. It was one of the only times as an adult a movie made it a bit hard to fall asleep. Yes, the following copy-cat handycam movie fad has diminished it a bit, but if you have never seen the film and truly enjoy horror, BWP pretty much can't be beat. It may be cool these days to bag on the film, but it really was a diamond in the rough. The performances you see on-screen are not really scripted, those were the real performances of 3 people that were pretty much actually put thru the ringer by the filmmakers so that the responses and reactions were genuine.

I simply don't trust a horror fan that doesn't like BWP.

/most of the copy-cat films suck. PA1 was ok, not great but ok, Cloverfield is watchable, but that is about it.
//the gimmick is dead. hollywood - you will never catch that lightning in a bottle again, and you should really cut it the fark out.


I'm also a horror (as opposed to slasher) fan and agree wholeheartedly. I saw BWP in the theater with my then girlfriend. Late that night after we went to bed I got up to pee and afterwards, just to be funny, stood in a corner of our bedroom facing the wall and made weird noises.

I was bruised for a week.
 
2012-10-18 07:38:10 PM  

caddisfly: frepnog: highbrow45: "22. It took eight days to shoot 'The Blair Witch Project' and eight months to edit it. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million."

22a. It was terrible.

actually.... as a life long horror fan, the first time I saw BWP was at release at the theater. It was the first horror movie I has seen in years than not only tried to do something different but actually pulled it off and was genuinely creepy. It was one of the only times as an adult a movie made it a bit hard to fall asleep. Yes, the following copy-cat handycam movie fad has diminished it a bit, but if you have never seen the film and truly enjoy horror, BWP pretty much can't be beat. It may be cool these days to bag on the film, but it really was a diamond in the rough. The performances you see on-screen are not really scripted, those were the real performances of 3 people that were pretty much actually put thru the ringer by the filmmakers so that the responses and reactions were genuine.

I simply don't trust a horror fan that doesn't like BWP.

/most of the copy-cat films suck. PA1 was ok, not great but ok, Cloverfield is watchable, but that is about it.
//the gimmick is dead. hollywood - you will never catch that lightning in a bottle again, and you should really cut it the fark out.

I'm also a horror (as opposed to slasher) fan and agree wholeheartedly. I saw BWP in the theater with my then girlfriend. Late that night after we went to bed I got up to pee and afterwards, just to be funny, stood in a corner of our bedroom facing the wall and made weird noises.

I was bruised for a week.


I can see how y'all might have this experience. Sadly, my first viewing was at the outdoor movie on campus while I was in college. Sitting on the ground, a bit chilly, surrounded by people that wouldn't shut the hell up. I'm surprised I didn't turn the showing into a bloodbath... It was much better when I tried it again, at home with the lights off.
 
2012-10-18 07:49:05 PM  

Rickj: SithLord: oh and fark The Craft. Fairuza Balk was sexier as a trashy, neo-nazi skank biatch in American History X. The introduction scene with her and Edward Norton is just plain whorey.
She's not bad in Bad Lieutenant either.

NSFW-ish
Link

Here is part of American History X
Definitely NSFW
Link


www.fairuza.com I didn't think of it yesterday, but she also looks pretty good in the video for Breakaway, by ZZ Top.
 
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