Friday, October 31, 2008

Week 4

In honor of Halloween, I'm giving Ben's Movie Reviews' Actor of the Week Award to the man who introduced me to the "so bad, it's awesome" sub-genre of horror movies.

Week 4 - Clint Howard

Younger brother of director/child actor Ron Howard, Clint has been playing bit parts since 1963. About seven years ago, I was treated to his outstanding performance in the cult classic comedy/horror movie The Ice Cream Man. Little did I know that this one film alone could open the door for dozens of viewings of movies of this same quality for my friends and I over the years. Here's to you, Clint. Respect.

Sadly, it's been too long since I've seen this movie; long enough where I can't recall my favorite line from it. But through the magic of YouTube, I can share with you the trailer. My favorite quote from that? "Freeze!"

Clint has many upcoming projects listed, the most ridiculous of which being some voice work in Rob Zombie's animated feature The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Keep on truckin', Clint. We need creepy people like you to make cult classics what they are today. Until next time...

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