I DIDNT KNOW. . . .

I DIDNT KNOW. . . .

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Started REwatching one or two of the films me mate, klownz, has on his horror elimination game. REwatched the unedited THE EXORCIST. STILL a great flick, no big whoop on the parts that were edited originally (the "spider walk" which actually looked rushed and silly) BUT. . . . . . something I DID NOT REMEMBER and just realized. Evidently Dee Snider took the name CAPTAIN HOWDY in his entertaining horror/thriller STRANGELAND from the name Regan gives her "invisible" friend. Who I already knew was the demon PAZUZU (who I did a blog on awhile back, by the same name). Did not know Captain Howdy was an EXORCIST creation.

What YOU got ? ?

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dakotamoon's picture

no shit!!! i didn't know this. see i always learn something new from fearnet!!!

 

Tom Brady SUCKS

 

 

good one hellfighter

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

THANKS HUN !

Here is CAPTAIN HOWDY as seen in tiny flashes in THE EXORCIST. I ALSO didnt know this was the face of Captain Howdy as it wasnt really shown in the THEATRICAL RELEASE which is actually the LAST time I had seen THE EXORCIST till just now. A LOOOOOONG time between viewings which was perfect. Great classic.

CAPTAIN HOWDY

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Cassie_Carnage's picture

Really? I thought everyone knew that. Surprised 

I like the version of Pazuzu that was in Futurama. 

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The Exorcist still creeps me out. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend picking up a copy of the book by William Peter Blatty that the movie was based on.  Supposedly the novel was inspired by a true story Blatty read about in the news.

On a strange personal note, I had a friend in middle school that liked to play with a Ouja board and somehow it would always be Captain Howdy trying to talk to us. I think she was just trying to scare me (I was 12, so it didn't take much to freak me out back then).

Now that I'm wa-ay older, I know better. I mean come on, it's a Ouja board. How hard is it to manipulate the planchette into spelling out the letters you want? 

 

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DEE SNIDER. of twisted sister fame also had capt howdy as a character in the album stay hungry. by the way the die hard fans of twisted sister called themselves S.M.F. short for SICK MOTHER FUCKERS also used as a title for a song,

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The first time I saw that face was watching "The Exorcist" on television. I think I read somewhere that its possible they slow it down just a tad, because I heard that there were people who had watched the movie in the theatre, in its original run, who don't remember even seeing the flash of the face. Which is odd, since its flashed several times during the exorcism sequence. Is there truth to the fact that when its shown on television, basic cable, not so much HBO, that the flash of the demon face is slowed down? I saw "The Exorcist" in theatres when it was re-released for its 25th anniversary, with full knowledge of that face flash scene, I wonder if other viewers didn't catch it. I imagine its one of those movies where its bit different of an experiance watching the movie in a theatre, and watching it on television regardless.

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Well, I never saw the face when I saw the EXORCIST in theaters when it first came out so it IS possible that they had sped it up too much and maybe even did so hoping to subliminally give you the creeps. Its illegal to do subliminal messaging now.

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nice piece of trivia there Sarge!!

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Pazuzu appers in the book the Necronomicon also his brother humwawa also appears.....His broh has a face of living excrement

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Glad you liked the trivia Mr.B. I also appreciated discovering it for meself. Here is my FEARnet blog on PAZUZU.

 

 

PAZUZU

In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology, Pazuzu was the king of the demons of wind, and son of the god Hanbi. For the Sumerians he also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms. Pazuzu is the demon of the South-west wind that was known for bringing droughts and famine during dry seasons, and locusts during rainy seasons. Pazuzu is often depicted with the body of a man but with the head of a lion or dog, talons instead of feet, two pairs of wings, the tail of a scorpion and a serpentine penis. He is also depicted with the right hand upward, and the left hand downward; the position of the hands means life and death, or creation and destruction.

Pazuzu was invoked in amulets aimed at fighting against the powers of his hated rival, the malicious goddess Lamashtu, who was believed to cause harm to mother and child during childbirth. Pazuzu is also a demon who protected humans against plague and evil forces, in particular the demoness Lamashtu.

At the beginning of both the book and film The Exorcist, when Father Merrin is at the site of an archaelogical dig in Northern Iraq, the figure that threatens him; seemingly an illusion, is Pazuzu, whom he had battled many years earlier. Later, when he is appointed to perform the exorcism on Regan, he suspects it is Pazuzu that possesses her. The 1977 sequel film Exorcist II: The Heretic and the 2004 prequel Exorcist: The Beginning also deals with Pazuzu.

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Great job on that mate!

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