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Charlie don’t surf

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Actor Sam Bottoms died of a brain tumor yesterday. The name probably doesn’t ring a bell, but Bottoms had roles in some of my favorite all-time movies, including “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”

However, he will always be remembered as Lance Johnson, the surfing champion who finds himself ordered to hang 10 in the middle of a firefight in “Apocalypse Now.” Easily one of the coolest sequences ever filmed.

Sam Bottoms, Film and TV Actor, Dies at 53 [NYT]

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Watch out for fast-moving Nazi snow zombies

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Most students of modern history know that Norway was occupied by Germany for much of World War II.

What you probably didn’t know is that fast-moving Nazi snow zombies still roam the fjordland, wreaking havoc on groups of young pleasure-seekers. Luckily — as contributor Fallen Angel discovered — there is a new documentary film on its way that promises to fill that knowledge gap.

Presenting, for your edification, Dead Snow:

This is a subject that hits close to home. My grandfather’s cousin Otto lives in an area with a very high concentration of murderous undead Nazi soldiers. He once had to fend them off armed only with a bucket full of frozen herring and a slingshot.

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The 100 Best Horror Movies Ever (Part VI)

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Le Top 10. Happy Halloween! Now watch all these movies!

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The 100 Best Horror Movies Ever (Part V)

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Halloween night. No more introductions. No more words. Here’s 20-16, with the 15-11 after the jump.

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(a.k.a. Dead Alive)

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The 100 Best Horror Movies Ever (Part IV: [not the Final Chapter])

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Now we start to get to the portion of the list that is even more awesome than Corey Feldman’s Tommy Jarvis taking a machete to Jason Voorhees’ head.

I’m pumped because I finally have my Halloween movie, and 31st horror movie of the month, selected. It is the epitome of awesome, and it is called Zombie Strippers. There is no way the combination of Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund can disappoint. Number 30 will be The Exorcism of Emily Rose tonight. We’ll see if either one can make the Top 100 next year. I already know there will have to be a revision after what I watched last night, but you’ll have to wait for that.

Regarding baseball, I don’t want to think or talk about it for at least a week. I am now completely invested in the Patriots and Bruins. This is the ONLY image of the Rays I want to have right now:

40-21 after the jump.

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The 100 Best Horror Movies Ever (Part III)

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This is late because the man was keepin’ me down at work today. I’m never helping Jaelynne again.

That’s funny, Game 5 still isn’t over (maybe I’ll mini-live blog in 30 minutes).

First, more costumes, then 60-41 after the jump.

Hermione!

Hermione!

Yes, that is what Fallen ANGEL goes home to every night...

Yes, that is what Fallen ANGEL goes home to every night...

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The 100 Best Horror Movies Ever (Part II)

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So, I’ll be posting my second installment of this series before Game 5 of the World Series is over. That was not supposed to happen. Honestly, you can’t blame Bud Selig for actually starting the game as long as he’s not blatantly lying about the weather reports and consultations with the umpires and general managers. Plus, Upton was the savior of Major League Baseball by stealing second base and then scoring to tie the game. I just wish the umpires had been washed away with the rain (at least Tim Kellogg) for one of the worst called games I’ve even seen.

Anyway, enough with baseball. Time for more horror movies. Today is the day of the horror/comedy (with 6 +/- 2), and I come across as a horror n00b, with 12 movies released in 2001 or later. That’s about the same number of movies on the rest of the list from that time period.

80-61 after the jump.

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