Ahh, so we couldn't resist giving you some lists after all, in this lovely month of October. Marie has taken to the supernatural as she presents a ghostly theme for this week! And she starts with her favorite ghosts!
Take it away, Marie!
Okay, so ghosts are pretty fucking scary. They are the walking
remains of a dead person, so that is pretty unsettling. But there are
some that are pretty all right! Even downright lovable. Unfortunately,
you cannot hug them—it just doesn’t work. Here are my favorite ghosts!
(WARNING: There are a few spoilers…)
(David Naughton) and his best mate Jack (Griffin Dunne) had planned an
awesome backpacking trip through England. Sadly, things didn’t really go
according to itinerary; Jack got shredded to bits by a werewolf, and
David subsequently becomes one. Lucky for us, Jack has a lot of fight in
him, and pays his visits to the realm of the living every now and again
to give his old chum some friendly advice: kill yourself! One of Jack’s
many charismatic charms is that each time he appears, he is in a
further state of decomposition. Adorable!
how I love Victor Pascow. Pascow (Victor Greenquist), the unfortunate
victim of a hit-and-run accident, comes back to life to deliver an
ominous message: the ground is sour! But that stubborn Louis Creed (Dale
Midkiff) just won’t listen! So good ole Pascow manifests time and time
again, rearing his ugly head (seriously, there’s a gaping gory hole in
it), and donning his red jogging shorts.
can’t tell you too much about Santi without giving some buried plot
elements away, for Santi is a mysterious apparition. Bound to the
Spanish orphanage, it is whispered that Santi (Junio Valverde) went
missing the day that the defused bomb residing in the courtyard
appeared. Carlos (Fernando Tielve), the newest edition to the orphanage,
is told the ghostly tales, and finally finds the apparition lingering
near an abandoned swimming pool. While aesthetics are not the sole
reason I have included Santi in this list, it is a quality I greatly
admire. This is one deliciously creepy looking ghost, with vacant white
eyes and a crimson cloud of blood ballooning upwards from his skull.
repulsive but lovable Slimer is (for lack of a better word) intelligent
body of ectoplasm, and the first ghost the Ghostbusters ever captured.
Since he isn’t a threat to anyone, he just hangs around and pigs out!
Slimer gets his name from the trail of goo he leaves behind him, the
same disgusting goo he will use as a defense mechanism if cornered!
Slimer’s greatest talent—he can drive a bus!
Peters has established himself as a recurring cast member on the hit
psycho-sexual television show American Horror Story, but it all started
with Tate. Tate Langdon introduces himself under the guise as a patient
of man-of-the-house Dr. Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), but this is all a
ploy to explain his constant presence in the house, because Tate is a
spirit bound to remain there. Tate is sensitive, charming, and
irresistibly good-looking—which is why every female audience member has a
crush on him—but unfortunately, he is also completely mental. After
all, his cause of death was suicide by police force after he performed a
ruthless school shooting. Yeah, not so cute anymore. But Tate still
makes this list because of his incredibly interesting character made all
the more dynamic by Peters’ impressive performance.
Another film about an orphanage, this film tells the tale of Laura, whose son Simon has made a new friend at the orphanage they have recently bought with intent of restoring it to open as a home for disabled children. Only thing is, Simon is the only one who can see Tomas. Why? Because as a child he was made to wear a sack mask at the orphanage because he was disfigured and took to hiding in a sea cave. Unfortunately the tide came in one day and drowned Tomas. At once a sad, depressing character, Tomas will break your heart and yet still haunt you silly. / christine