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post #5701 of 7538

Freeborn was a true genius-- completely self-taught-- of makeup, and of what would come to be known as animatronics.

post #5702 of 7538

RIP.  He put so much humanity into his creations. 

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http://www.tvguide.com/News/Robin-Sachs-Dies-1060419.aspx?rss=breakingnews

 

One of the Buffy's most under utilized villains. So long.
 

post #5704 of 7538

I'm a huge Buffy fan and it was sad to hear that Sachs died.

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Richard Briers (aged 79).

 

At least he had 'A Good Life'....salut!

post #5708 of 7538

Sad times, guy was a comedy legend and a gent.

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R.I.P. Soft Machine's Kevin Ayers.

 

post #5711 of 7538

Doctor Who Dalek designer exterminated.

Former BBC designer Ray Cusick died of heart failure in his sleep on Thursday.

 

Quote:

He explained that, in fact, the pepper pot detail came from a lunch with Bill Roberts, the special effects expert who would make the Daleks, when Mr Cusick picked up a pepper pot and moved it around the table, telling him: "It's going to move like that - no visible means."

"Ever since then people say I was inspired by a pepper pot - but it could have been the salt pot I picked up," he said.

 

He went on: "When I'm asked what I was inspired by I suppose it was really a system of logic because I realised that you've got to have an operator to operate them. If you had anything mechanical, 10 to one on the take it would go wrong, so you've got a human being in there who would be absolutely totally reliable..."I then thought 'Well, the operator's got to sit down', [so I] drew a seat, ergonomic height, 18in, got the operator down, and then drew round him. That's how the basic shape appeared."

post #5712 of 7538

Bonnie Franklin at 69.

post #5713 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Barkatthemoon View Post

Bonnie Franklin at 69.

 

I just can't bring myself do it, but anyone who's seen her recent TV commercials for CVS has already had a horribly tasteless joke pop into their head.

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Cue the "Rest in Peace" jokes in 5.....4.....3........

post #5716 of 7538

Are we supposed to mention Hugo Chavez (no relation) here, or in the Politics forum? 

post #5717 of 7538

 

Stompin' Tom Connors, a Canadian music icon. Dead at 77.

 

I have no words.

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Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post

 

Stompin' Tom Connors, a Canadian music icon. Dead at 77.

 

I have no words.

 

My mother (who is from Canada) used to play Big Joe Mufferaw for me all the time when I was growing up. I still get it stuck in my head from time to time.

 

post #5719 of 7538

Not-dead celebrity: John Waters. (A hoax is going around saying he's dead.)

 

"He never sleeps. He says that he will never die. He dances in light and in shadow and he is a great favorite. He never sleeps, the Prince of Puke. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die."

post #5720 of 7538

RIP, Alvin Lee. Posting a clip in the Classic Rock Thread now.

post #5721 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Ben Grimm View Post

 

My mother (who is from Canada) used to play Big Joe Mufferaw for me all the time when I was growing up. I still get it stuck in my head from time to time.

 

 

A classic. Of course there's this one that can be heard in pretty much any hockey arena in Canada on a given night:

 

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Fucking sucks. Amazing drummer and from all accounts a really sound guy who suffered a lot in his final years. But at least that suffering's over now.

post #5725 of 7538

actor Malachi Throne,  passed away on March 13 at the age of 84.

post #5726 of 7538

OK, this one is painful..

 

Frank Thornton, who played Captain Peacock in BBC comedy Are You Being Served?

and Truly in Last of the Summer Wine

has died in his sleep at the age of 92.

post #5727 of 7538
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Originally Posted by stevehauk View Post

OK, this one is painful..

 

Frank Thornton, who played Captain Peacock in BBC comedy Are You Being Served?

and Truly in Last of the Summer Wine

has died in his sleep at the age of 92.

 

I thought he was already dead, but it still hurts. I watched a lot of reruns of Are You Being Served? on PBS back in the day.
post #5728 of 7538
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Originally Posted by stevehauk View Post

actor Malachi Throne,  passed away on March 13 at the age of 84.

 

"Al, I'm not asking you to spy... just asking you to steal."

post #5729 of 7538

Henry Bromell, writer on Homeland and Carnivale and creator of Rubicon, of a heart attack.

post #5730 of 7538

65 ain't young, but it's not old enough, either. That's a shame.

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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

 and creator of Rubicon

 

Live with that, AMC, you bastards!

post #5731 of 7538

Jason Molina of Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company. At 39. Thirty-fucking-nine. Some truly great albums.

 

post #5732 of 7538

Famed UK Horror Author James Herbert, writer of The Rats & The Fog dies at the age of 69

 

Big part of my early teen years, and an author who kept a loyal fanbase throughout a 30 year career

post #5733 of 7538

Legendary porn star Harry Reems:

 

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=797168

post #5734 of 7538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Love Machine View Post

Famed UK Horror Author James Herbert, writer of The Rats & The Fog dies at the age of 69

 

Big part of my early teen years, and an author who kept a loyal fanbase throughout a 30 year career

 

"No cause of death was given."

 

Probably nailed to a dining room table.

post #5735 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Martin Blank View Post

 

"No cause of death was given."

 

Probably nailed to a dining room table.

 

Or castrated by garden shears.

 

I didn't keep up with his career, but his run in the 70's-80's of ultra-graphic apocalyptic novels were must-reads in my teens.

post #5736 of 7538

I'd like to think that on the other side Harry Reems is delivering a pizza to Marylin Monroe.

post #5737 of 7538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin Blank View Post

 

"No cause of death was given."

 

Probably nailed to a dining room table.

 

I'd put money on eaten by previously insignificant rodent-like or similar creatures, probably in the middle of illicit outdoor sex.

post #5738 of 7538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Love Machine View Post

Famed UK Horror Author James Herbert, writer of The Rats & The Fog dies at the age of 69

 

Big part of my early teen years, and an author who kept a loyal fanbase throughout a 30 year career

 

Yet Guy N. Smith still lives?

 

The author of...

 

 Werewolf series

  • Werewolf by Moonlight (1974)
  • Return of the Werewolf (1976)
  • The Son of the Werewolf (1978)

 Crab series

  • Night of the Crabs (1976) [6]
  • Killer Crabs (1978)
  • The Origin of the Crabs (1979)
  • Crabs on the Rampage (1981)
  • Crabs' Moon (1984)
  • Crabs: The Human Sacrifice (1988)
  • Killer Crabs: The Return (2012)

 Crab short stories

  • Crustacean Vengeance (from Scare Care ed. Graham Masterton, Tor 1989)
  • The Decoy (from Fear #13, 1990)
  • The Crabs (from Peeping Tom, 1992)
  • Crabs' Armada (from The Cadaver Chapbook)

 Truckers series

  • The Truckers 1: The Black Knights (1977)
  • The Truckers 2: Hi-Jack! (1977)
  • Blood Circuit (1983)

 Sabat series

  • Sabat 1: The Graveyard Vultures (1982)
  • Sabat 2: The Blood Merchants (1982)
  • Sabat 3: Cannibal Cult (1982)
  • Sabat 4: The Druid Connection (1983)
  • Dead Meat (1996) (omnibus of all 4 books plus two new Sabat stories, Vampire Village and Hellbeat)

 Thirst series

  • Thirst (1980)
  • Thirst II: The Plague (1987)

 Deathbell series

  • Deathbell (1980)
  • Demons (1987)

 Pit series

  • The Sucking Pit (1975)
  • The Walking Dead (1984)

 Writing as Jonathan Guy

  • Cornharrow (1988)
  • Badger Island (1993)
  • Rak: The Story of an Urban Fox (1994)
  • Pyne (1995)
  • Hawkwood (1996)

 Writing as Gavin Newman

  • The Hangman (1994)
  • An Unholy Way to Die (1999)

 Disney books

Novelizations of the classic Disney films. Paperback novels all originally published by New English Library in 1975 and reprinted by Pyramid Books in 1976 both with black and white drawings throughout.

 Softporn books

  • Sexy Secrets of Swinging Wives, Part 1: The Partner Swappers (as Anonymous)
  • Sexy Confessions of a Relief Nurse (as Wendy Davis)
  • Sexy Confessions of a Games Mistress (as Joan Hudson)
  • Sexy Confessions of a Bank Clerk (as Peter Lynch)
  • Sexy Confessions of a Secretary (as Patricia Mathews)
  • Sexy Confessions of a Pop Performer (as Alan Myatt)
  • Sexy Confessions of a Window Cleaner (as Adrian Wood)

 Other Novels

  • The Slime Beast (1975)
  • Der Ruf des Werwolfs (1976) (Originally printed in German only, Published by Erich Pabel as a part of their "Vampir Horror Roman")
  • The Ghoul (1976) (based on the 1975 film The Ghoul)
  • Bamboo Guerillas (1977)
  • Bats Out of Hell (1978)
  • Locusts (1979)
  • Satan's Snowdrop (1980)
  • Caracal (1980)
  • Doomflight (1981)
  • Warhead (1981)
  • Entombed (1981)
  • Manitou Doll (1981)
  • Wolfcurse (1981)
  • The Pluto Pact (1982)
  • The Lurkers (1982)
  • The Undead (1983)
  • Accursed (1983)
  • Throwback (1985)
  • The Wood (1985)
  • Abomination (1986)
  • The Neophyte (1986)
  • Snakes (1986)
  • Cannibals (1986)
  • Alligators (1987)
  • Bloodshow (1987)
  • Fiend (1988)
  • The Island (1988)
  • The Master (1988)
  • The Camp (1989)
  • The Festering (1989)
  • Mania (1989)
  • Phobia (1990)
  • The Unseen (1990)
  • Carnivore (1990)
  • The Black Fedora (1991)
  • The Resurrected (1991)
  • The Knighton Vampires (1993)
  • Witch Spell (1993)
  • The Plague Chronicles (1993)
  • The Dark One (1995)
  • Dead End (1996)
  • Water Rites (1997)
  • The Pony Riders (1997)
  • The Busker (1998)
  • Deadbeat (2003)
  • Blackout (2006)
  • The Cadaver (2007)
  • Maneater (2009)
  • Nightspawn (2010)
  • The Eighth Day (2011)

 Non-Fiction

  • Gamekeeping and Shooting for Amateurs (1976)
  • Tobacco Culture: A DIY Guide (1977)
  • Ferreting and Trapping for Amateur Gamekeepers (1978)
  • Hill Shooting and Upland Gamekeeping (1978)
  • Profitable Fishkeeping (1979)
  • Ratting and Rabbiting for Amateur Gamekeepers (1979)
  • Sporting and Working Dogs (1979)
  • Animals of the Countryside (1980)
  • Moles and Their Control (1980)
  • The Rough Shooter's Handbook (1986)
  • Practical Country Living (1988)
  • Writing Horror Fiction (1996)
  • Hunting Big Cats in Britain (2000)

 Short story collections

"Crustacean Vengeance" (a Crabs story)
"The Brain Crawlers"
"The Last Boot"
"Hellfire" (a Sabat story)
"Come Back, My Darling"
"Hounds From Hades"
"The Ghouls"
"The Baby"
"The Shooting on the Moss"
"Wheels of Evil"
"Curse of the White Rhinoceros"
"The Hoax"
  • Mystery & Horror Shorts: 1st Collection[7]
"The Suitcase"
"The Island of Sweet Music"
"The Doll"
"The Act of God"
"The Last Supper"
"Bullseye"
"The Crabs"
"Triple Death"
"The Writing on the Wall"
"The League of the Twisted Serpent"
"The Piper Calls the Tune"
"Until Death"
"Dawn Rendezvous"
"The Poacher"
"The Scapegoat"
  • Fifty Tales from the Fifties[8]
  • Science Fiction & Horror Shorts: 1st Collection[9]
"Skywatch"
"Converging Forces"
"The Influencer"
"Phoenix"
"The Grim Reaper" (a Black Fedora story)
"President Seven"
"Red Alert"
"Alone"
"Chapters of Destiny"
"The Book of Lies"
  • Horror Shorts: 2nd Collection[10]
"The Crabs" (a Crabs story)
"The Ginger Bear"
"The Grim Reaper" (a Black Fedora story)
"The Vampire Village" (a Sabat story)
"Hollow Eyes"
"Come On In and Join Us"
"The Executioner"
"Until Death"
"Return to Innsmouth"
"Ratmania"
"The Waiting Game"
"Pocklington's Walk"

 Chapbooks

  • Come On In and Join Us (Horror Express Publications)
  • Crab's Armada (April 2009, Ghostwriter Publications)
  • The Doll (April 2009, Ghostwriter Publications)
  • The Decoy (April 2009, Ghostwriter Publications)
  • Crabs: Unleashed (October 2009, Ghostwriter Publications)
  • Limited Edition (December 2009, Ghostwriter Publications)

 

...seriously, Barbara Cartland, eat ya heart out.

 

 

'Dere ain't no justice...


Edited by Graham - 3/21/13 at 11:11am
post #5739 of 7538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham View Post

 

Yet Guy N. Smith still lives?

 

The author of...

 

<list of nine million books snipped>


 

...seriously, Barbara Cartland, eat ya heart out.

 

 

'Dere ain't no justice...

 

He sounds like Garth Marenghi, the only author who's written more books than he's read.

post #5740 of 7538

In my formative years I spent a lot of time locked in my room wanking over James Herbert. Shit, that didn't come out right.

 

I have a special place in my heart for the super cheesy Robert Clouse directed adaption of The Rats, where they had dogs dressed up in killer rat costumes. And Fluke got a genuinely good adaption as I remember, unusual twist on the dog movie, well made and rather moving. 

post #5741 of 7538

I always in my teenage heart-of-hearts wanted a fourth 'Rats' book...

 

 

(Posted in the hope that someone will comment, "You IDIOT, he wrote another FOUR!!")

post #5742 of 7538
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Originally Posted by Graham View Post

I always in my teenage heart-of-hearts wanted a fourth 'Rats' book...

 

 

"Domain" was so grim and apocalyptic that I can't see how he would have topped that, apart from making the rats discover the ability to fly.

post #5743 of 7538

I'd rather of seen the radiation rat/ human hybrid/ precursor 'Domain''s ending was hinting at.

 

It would of been crazy, yet glorious...

post #5744 of 7538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham View Post

I always in my teenage heart-of-hearts wanted a fourth 'Rats' book...

 

 

(Posted in the hope that someone will comment, "You IDIOT, he wrote another FOUR!!")

 

Well it spawned the whole Nasties 'animals on the rampage' sub genre....my favourite of which was Spiders by Richard Lewis which saw England overun (Seriosuly they conquered the whole of South of the country) by giant eight legged freaks.

post #5745 of 7538

And another successful  80 horror novelist has written his last, Rick Hautala died yesterday

post #5746 of 7538

Bodybuilding guru Joe Weider, the man who launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's Hollywood career, has died aged 93.

Known for creating the Mr Olympia bodybuilding contest, Weider built a magazine empire that included publications like Muscle and Fitness, Shape and Men's Fitness. He died in Los Angeles of heart failure, his publicist said.

post #5747 of 7538
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Originally Posted by stevehauk View Post

Bodybuilding guru Joe Weider, the man who launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's Hollywood career, has died aged 93.

Known for creating the Mr Olympia bodybuilding contest, Weider built a magazine empire that included publications like Muscle and Fitness, Shape and Men's Fitness. He died in Los Angeles of heart failure, his publicist said.

 

Ha! Just goes to show all that exercise is bad for your heart...

post #5748 of 7538

Oh man, Uncle Monty and Uncle Vernon Dursley has bought it

 

Richard Griffiths is the first casualty of the Easter weekend :(

 

Gutted. 

post #5749 of 7538

That's depressing. I think the first thing I ever saw him in was Naked Gun 2, but he's been in a ton of stuff.

post #5750 of 7538

"The Old Order changeth, yielding place to new. God fulfills himself in many ways. And soon, I suppose, I shall be swept away by some vulgar little tumour. Oh, my boys, my boys, we're at the end of an age. We live in a land of weather forcasts and breakfasts that set in. Shat on by Tories, shovelled up by Labour. And here we are, we three, perhaps the last island of beauty in the world...."

 

RIP, Richard.

EDIT: Dammit, the BBC beat me to a quote AGAIN!!


Edited by Graham - 3/29/13 at 6:25am
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