Thursday, June 24, 2010

Movies: Robert Pattinson's dead.

Now I don't know crap all about Twilight and it's various incarnations and adaptations. But I do know that the next flick is apparently going to feature Peter "Freakin' Bauhaus" Murphy. In his first film role since The Hunger, Murphy is playing a vampire called "The Cold One." (I think – but in the franchise "cold one" is also a werewolf slur for vampires in general – I think. Who can keep up? Googling this stuff is like throwing yourself into maze where all the direction signs are in foreign language.)

Does this lend the franchise anymore cred in the horror blog-twitter pro-am? After all, there's always the possibility that some Twi-hater could ask: "Murphy's cool with it. And, honestly, am I more horror than Peter Murphy?" The answer, of course, would be no. You're just some freakishly untalented subliterate who rode the coattails of more established bloggers to a middling, but still utterly undeserved level of success. Of course you're not more horror than Murphy. Don't be an ass.

Here's a Bauhaus song to make us all feel better. Here's Peter Murphy, Trent Reznor, and TV on the Radio all doing "Bela Lugosi's Dead."


Pauline said...

Possibly the best ANTSS post ever just for that central paragraph. Indeed, no one is more horror than Murphy. Ever.

Adam said...

"freakishly untalented subliterate"

I just laughed so hard that Campbell's soup just shot out of my nose. I haven't had Campbell's soup in a decade.

You're the best.

Unknown said...

If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman (and who isn't) I have always seen Tunde and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the brothers in the Anansi Boys movie that ought to be made (tomorrow, if possible). Tunde was awesome in "Jump Later." In fact that's where I first encountered him, and then heard T.V. on the Radio. HE's the MAN, man.

Sarah said...

Strangely, I think I just read on AV Club that Robert Pattinson is a distant relative of Vlad the Impaler.