Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A-Z Blogging Challenge Day 9

April 11th
I is for Ice Cream
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 So not only did I break out the Cotton Candy Cocoons for the C entry, but now I really raised the bar.  Yes I did it, I actually am using Ice Cream as my entry for I, and keeping with the theme of "Tools of the horror trade" and I don't think this one will disappoint.  The first instance of ice cream used as a tool of the trade is from the Clint Howard camp classic "Ice Cream Man".  Don't remember that one?  Neither do most people but if you were lucky enough to have snagged it up on VHS back in the mid-nineties then you were lucky enough to see one of the campiest slasher style horror films of all time.  After revisiting this film a few times back in the early 2000's I'm still not sure whether or not this is supposed to be as funny as it is or if it was supposed to be taken somewhat seriously.  The premise has Clint Howard playing the evil insane asylum escapee who only wants to help the local children.  Little do they know that what he wants to help them with is becoming the "secret ingredient" for his new ice cream venture.  This ice cream man hides more than just candy surprises in his ice cream cones as you will see in my favorite scene from the movie............................
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Some of the best parts of this flick are just Clint's creepy presence and his weird manerisms. If you get a chance to pick it up, (it is now available on DVD) please do, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
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Another usage of ice cream in the horror universe is an entry in the "Masters of Horror" series known as "We all Scream for Ice Cream" starring the legend William Forsythe and directed by Tom Holland of Child's Play & Fright Night fame!

This one follows the exploits of Buster the Clown, a mentally challenged man who sells ice cream for his Cheery Tyme Truck!

"We all Scream for Ice Cream" plays out a little like "IT" in that we see flashbacks of characters when they are children and how the clown came to be the way he is in the present, as he haunts the adult versions of our characters and their children. The clown also changes appearance a little in the present and instead of looking like he did above, he now looks like........
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Oh yeah and by the way since this post isn't about clowns but rather ice cream, here is how Buster gets his revenge on the kids who played the awful prank on him.......
That's right he turns them into ice cream!!! Absolutely disgusting, melty, grossy, human ice cream! I'm Sorry Buster but I'll stick with cake batter flavor from Coldstone!
So what do you think, have I raised the bar yet again with another absolutely disgusting bat shit crazy post in the A-Z blogging challenge? No offense to anyone else in the challenge as I fully support everyone involved, but come on, where else can you read about crazed psychopathic killers using Axes, Hatchets, Fog, and cotton fu#*ing candy? Where else can you read about killer dolls, killer gingerbread, boomsticks, and nasty ectoplasm? And where else can you read about humans being turned into ice cream, the answer is: nowhere else, only at HalloweenOverkill. Now I'm not trying to turn the A-Z blogging challenge into a competition or anything, but if it was..........I'm just saying. In all seriousness though please support all those participating by using the tool at the top right of my blog to visit and comment on the other blogs participating!


iZombie said...

i man clint is a crazy one on screen and a nice guy in real life. i had an opportunity to interview him in 1997 at the weekend of horrors chicago... i so wish i had the footage to share...

good times, great post!

nutschell said...

what gruesome pictures. certainly something to thrill all horror lovers out there :)
great meeting you through the a-z

Matthew Vanacore said...

I've never seen this one. Clint Howard plays the sadistic character with terrifying ease. That menacing, everyday look of his is hard to top in the world of campy, slasher films. You do an excellent job of reviewing this rare film, so I applaud you.

And great blog!

Ellie said...

OMG. I want to see that film! I'm off to ebay to look for a copy.

Look what you've started. Hehehe.

Ellie Garratt