General..Films of all kinds - watching, and making 'em, too. Puppets, animation, gore, splatstick, horror, dark comedy, sideshows, circuses, amusement parks, silent film style and culture between 1900-1930ish.
Music..The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Dickies, X-Ray Spex, GWAR, The Gr'ups, Elvis (my hero!), Mojo Nixon, Dead Kennedys, Teen Idols, The Lunachicks, Tilt, The Avengers, Naked Aggression, They Might Be Giants, Skankin' Pickle, The Selecter, Bad Manners, Bodysnatchers, Devo, Dead Boys, Iggy Pop, music generally between 1900-1935. Circus music, calliopes and anything remotely fairgroundish.
Movies..Eraserhead, Freaks, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Brazil, Time Bandits, anything by the Marx Brothers, Dead Alive, Meet the Feebles, Re-Animator, Kafka, Careful, the early Disney films (particularly Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia and Dumbo), Pixar films (particularly Monsters, Inc., WALL-E and The Incredibles), Bride of Re-Animator, Tale of the Fox, Delicatessen, Ed Wood, King Kong (1933), Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Evil Dead 1-3, Twice Upon A Time, The Dark Crystal, Freeway, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, Island of Lost Souls, Blade Runner, Bad Taste, Team America: World Police, 12 Monkeys, D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage (Punk Documentary), Glen or Glenda?, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Kill Bill, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Happiness of the Katakuris, Creepshow, Flash Gordon, the Mad Max films, Idiocracy, Office Space, Run Lola Run, Forbidden Zone, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The City of Lost Children, A Trip to the Moon (1902), Planet Terror, the Universal Monster movies (particularly Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein), Amicus Horror Anthologies, TerrorVision, L'Age d'or, Un Chien Andalou, Lon Chaney films, Cannibal!: The Musical, Orgazmo, Bill and Coo (an all-bird cast!), Rock & Roll High School, The Maltese Falcon, Clash of the Titans, Harold and Maude, Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Specials, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, The Unholy Three (talkie and silent versions), Sin City, the Indiana Jones films, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, the Monty Python films, The Thing (1982), Fight Club, Escape From New York, The Apple, Lobster Man From Mars, Shock Treatment, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Phantom of the Paradise, El Mariachi, Night of the Living Dead, Clerks, Death Race 2000, Star Wars movies (originals), Star Trek movies (originals), Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings trilogy, the films of Ladislaw Starewicz, Blood Tea and Red String, silent film in general and anything involving puppets, monkeys or animals dressed as people. If you actually read all of that, I'm impressed.
Television..Red Dwarf, Wonder Showzen, Twin Peaks, Carnivale, Monty Python's Flying Circus, TV Funhouse, Poirot, The Twilight Zone (original), My Name is Earl, Tales from the Crypt, Doctor Who, Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp, 24, The Office, The Sifl & Olly Show, Robot Chicken, The Prisoner, The Kingdom (Lars von Trier version), Lost, Deadwood, Rome, The Young Ones, South Park, That's My Bush!, Cops (my guiltiest pleasure) and anything involving puppets.
Books..1984, Animal Farm, The Phantom Tollbooth, James and the Giant Peach, The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, Heart of a Dog, anything relating to circuses or sideshows. Comic books of all sorts.
Heroes..Mostly film related: Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, Guy Maddin, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, The Marx Brothers, Ladislaw Starewicz, K. Gordon Murray, Peter Jackson (particularly his early work), Stuart Gordon, the Coen Brothers, Charles Band, Charley Bowers, Ray Harryhausen, Lotte Reiniger, Spike and Mike, Walt Disney, Tim Burton, John Waters, Sam Raimi, Georges Méliès, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Tod Browning, Lon Chaney Sr., James Whale, Robert Rodriguez
- Mar 30, 2010 8:08 PM New Animated Film!
- Apr 4, 2009 4:44 PM My Twitter
- Jul 24, 2008 5:47 PM Those Mental Mice are here!
- Jun 19, 2008 10:34 PM Hey, Friends! Teddy Bears’ Picnic is on Spike & Mike’s New Site!
- Jun 5, 2008 4:27 PM Those Mental Mice
About me:.. .. Who am I, you ask? Why, I'm the director of such fine adult puppet films as The Secret Lives of Sock Monkeys, A Day at the Circus, Baby's Toast, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Eat the Johnsons and Those Mental Mice. My website is SILENTBALLYHOO.COM, where you can see the best in puppet exploitation!
The newest addition to the Silent Ballyhoo family is finally here -
THOSE MENTAL MICE in "Existence"..
My gory 1950s satire entitled Eat the Johnsons, is finally finished, and for a limited time, here it is (..You must be 18 or older to view the films below!..):
EAT THE JOHNSONS..
TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC..
toured with the 2007 SPIKE & MIKE'S SICK & TWISTED FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, and will hopefully be on their next DVD.
Who I'd like to meet:People who like this sort of thing.
- Status: Married
- Orientation: Straight
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Children: Someday
- Education: Some college
Silent Ballyhoo Talkies
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