Name that (Horror) Frame Contest – Week of 8/20/2012

OK, this time I’m putting up ONE really obvious frame. The second one is probably obvious too,  but a frame from the same movie got no response, so maybe I need to at least put up one of my coolest, favorite shots of the movie.
Third one will probably be the intermediate-advanced level. And a-one, and a-two, and-a…

Oh wait- remember, comments section—OR, email me. My contact info is on the “About” page, bottom. I was hoping to save myself a bunch of spam by making it tiny and hard to find, but I’m not exactly getting flooded with emails. I was going to put up one of those “contact forms”-you know, like sites or businesses online with shitty customer service do, instead of giving out a phone number or even an email addy and if you’re lucky, have a “optional comment area” instead of just making it multiple choice as far as your question/issue is.  As you might have gleaned, those get on my nerves.

Plus, Horror Boom is clearly not a busy retail site (right now, it’s not even a busy site, period, I’m working on that, though), or a site where people are clamoring for my attention for any reason (except when it comes to spam comments that are so transparent it’s almost insulting to one’s intelligence, get plenty of those to sort through and weed out)*, so a pre-loaded form to contact me is BIG overkill (and would probably look pretty stupid). OK, ADD, back off… return to subject at hand…focus… OK! Let me lay out the three frames, going from easy to average to advanced. Ready for this week?

Hmmmm… I don’t know, this could be from ANY movie…

God, what a cool shot. The old-skool gothic look reminds me  a little of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.  Maybe, if there were gold coins spilling out everywhere, Pirates of the Carribian. That’s not the movie this pic is from, though.

And finally…  if you saw the movie, you’ll probably recognize this, but the movie didn’t get such a popular reception, sadly.

Hint: “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?”

Happy Monday… where the fuck did the summer go?

-Mrs. Horror Boom

*here’s an example of an actual, typical spam-flagged comment, and most are variations on this:

Great publish, very informative. I ponder why the opposite experts of this sector, do not understand this. You should proceed your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

The above one sort of made sense, more or less. The below one, I don’t even know what the fuck they’re talking about! Again, I’m guessing English as a second-third language here:

Gratitude for building this send! I in reality comprehend the no cost info. 1724 (yes, another actual spam). Then there’s a few links with names like chearpviagra.com, sexxxygirlsfreeporn.com, Coolfleshlitesbuyhere.com, etc. Huh… probably not a big horror geek, I’m guessing. Thanks though, Askimet!

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Name that (Horror) Frame Contest- Week of 8/12/2012!

OK, Here’s the round-up for this week! Besides the other DVDs in the giveaway, I’ve new added the UNRATED, Uncensored, uncut version of Adam Green‘s Hatchet  to the mix. Best place to put your guesses/answers is in the comments section.

First up,  I’m hoping this looks familiar to someone (I think it may have even been in the theatrical trailer, so there)!

This one isn’t too complicated (at least I HOPE not)! Major theatrical release.

Okey dokey… this one’s a bit harder…

To be fair, this is from an alternate ending, but you SHOULD be able to recognize her and the movie title if you know your J-horror!

And last but not least: Most will remember Mr. Carl Rimbaldi as the FX wizard who won as Oscar for creating E.T. and a second one for Special Effects for  the original Alien (I believe it was mostly for all the work done on  the animatronic head, with the additional set of sharp teeth, the mouth/jaw within-a-mouth)!  However, we genre fans may also be more likely to recall his work in Dario Argento’s Deep Red (Profoundo Rosso). I actually recall the first time I saw a Dario Argento film–Deep Red, in my case–more clearly and even more fondly than when I saw E.T.*   Mr. Rimbaldi was also responsible for the makeup/FX in another horror movie –the one that the below still is from (late 1980s). Can you identify it?

This one is a tribute to the memory of Carlo Rimbaldi, who passed away at his home in Italy a few days ago (as of this writing). RIP, Mr. Rimbaldi.

He also received a special Academy Award for the visual effects in  King Kong (1976). That award was shared with Glen Robinson and Frank Van der Veer. Mr Rimbaldi will be missed!

Any takers?  Remember those DVDs you can win! Happy Monday, if that’s not an oxymoron.

*My main memories of seeing E.T. in the theater are that I went on what my very naïve young mind thought was my first date. I was so young I hadn’t started crying at movies yet. I remember that, during the scene in the evil shitty government agency that had taken E.T. where E.T. is very, very weak and sad, I looked over and saw with unease that my “date'”was crying so hard that he was wiping snot from his nose (and he’d hit puberty, too). The scene was pretty sad, I’m not a sociopath, but I was old enough to know the movie was going to have a happy ending because half the audience in the theater was under age 10. Great special effects, though, enough so it didn’t sit there wondering how they did it …just watching it and buying into it completely so I could focus on the movie.