Our preview of Gothika and the ClassicSciFi.Com Crazies from 11/2003.
They’re coming to take you away, ha-ha…
SciFi, fantasy, and horror films have used madness to drive story lines for generations so at ClassicSciFi.Com we’re no stranger to this sub-genre. With the release the new film Gothika, starring Halle Berry and Robert Downey, Jr. opening on November 21, 2003, we thought it the better part of sanity to swing open the asylum doors and present (in no particular order of course) the films starring the ClassicSciFi.Com Crazies.
First we have our mad scientists:
Doctor Frankenstein, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Island of Lost Souls, The Boys from Brazil, Dr. Cyclops, X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Edward Scissorhands, The Invisible Man solo and with Abbott and Costello, Dr. Morbius of Forbidden Planet, The Colossus of New York, The Fly, The 4D Man, The Tingler, Dr. No, The Brain that Wouldn’t Die, Rocky Horror Picture Show (Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Dr. Reinhardt (The Black Hole), Dr. Evil, and Dr. Caligari
Our favorites: Tim Curry (Rocky Horror), Colin Clive (Frankenstein), and Gregory Peck (The Boys from Brazil)
…of course we’ve got some mad men and women:
Batman’s Joker, Penguin and Catwoman, Dracula’s Renfield, The Phantom of the Opera, Halloween’s Michael Myers, 12 Monkeys – Brad Pitt and/or Bruce Willis, Donovan’s Brain, A Clockwork Orange’s Alex, The House of Wax, Psycho’s Norman Bates, The Manchurian Candidate, Dr. Strangelove and General Ripper, Silent Running, Willard, Jack the Ripper, The Shining’s Dull Boy Jack, Star Trek’s Khan Noonian Singh, Harrison Ford in the Mosquito Coast, Kathy Bates in Misery, Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs, The Dark Half, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Apt Pupil, Toomey in The Langoliers, and of course Escape from New York’s Crazies
Our favorites: Brad Pitt (12 Monkeys), Jack Nicholson (The Shining), and General Ripper (Dr. Strangelove)
Our favorites: Hal 9000 (2001 only), VGER, and Christine