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Six Degrees Movie Game: Psychos!

by Dave Umbricht

You know who’s awesome? Dave B., that’s who.

Who is Dave B.?  The guy who made some fantastic links in some of the previous comment sections – I urge you to check them out.  But do not be intimidated.  Just keep playing and posting.

So for this week, let’s talk about PSYCHOs!

Psycho Killer/ Qu’est-ce que c’est / fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better / Run run run run run run run away

We will leave Anthony Perkins out of this, and focus on some really crazy characters.  In fact, let’s forgo linking actors today, and link characters.  So let’s go from:

Jason Voorhees to Animal

For bonus points (and a pat on the back) link them through David Byrne.

As always, post your links in the comment section.  The committee’s favorites get a high five and a shout out.

Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives - 1986

Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives - 1986




Extra Credit

David Byrne

David Byrne

Dave Umbricht loves his family, movies and the NBA (in that order). His unexplainable, genetic attraction to movies flourished in the early ’80s thanks to Siskel and Ebert. It’s also believed Dave was the only 8-year-old to know of My Dinner with Andre, even though he didn’t see it until he was 28. In the ’90s he wrote three awful screenplays, including next summer’s Cowboys and Aliens (or at least a script with the same title). He still can’t dunk a basketball.

Check out his blog here.

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About Dave Umbricht

Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.

6 comments for “Six Degrees Movie Game: Psychos!

  1. May 20, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it!

    Now, for this one, I’m assuming we’re linking characters BY WAY OF actors who appeared with them in films (because, honestly, I have NO CLUE how to link these two using ONLY film characters).

    So here goes:

    One of Jason Voorhees’ victims in FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER was a character named Jimmy Mortimer, played by Crispen Glover. Glover had a small role in DEAD MAN, which starred Johnny Depp. Depp, in turn, had a small role in Oliver Stone’s PLATOON, which starred everybody;s favorite madman, Charlie Sheen. Sheen was also in another Stone movie, WALL STREET, (which gets me “through” David Byrne, since Byrne’s song with Brian Eno, “AMERICA IS WAITING” was used in the film) alongside Daryl Hannah, who played the title character in ROXANNE which starred Steve Martin. Steve Martin played a waiter in 1979’s THE MUPPET MOVIE, which was the big-screen debut of most of (if not all) the Muppets, including Animal.

    I couldn’t shake the feeling that there’s a closer connection than this floating around out there, but what the hell?

    Thanks again, and keep ’em coming!

    • May 26, 2011 at 8:17 am

      Even if you took the “long” way around, that’s very impressive Dave. Nice going! 🙂

  2. Mags
    May 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I’ve been racking my brains about this allweek trying to do it via fictional bits and bobs… I’ve got as far as Jason Vorhees was in Freddy Vs Jason With Freddy Krueger, who was in Freddy’s new nightmare with Wes Craven playing himself, as he did in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Then it all falls apart and I can’t do characters, however… Mark hamill played Cocknocker in Jay adn Silent Bob, and obviously he was in star Wars with Frank Oz, who had his hand up Animal’s backside… no clue about Mr byrne though!

    • May 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      Hell, that’s pretty impressive! I gave up on characters (as you can see above), but I think you got it!

    • May 26, 2011 at 8:17 am

      Nicely played Mags! 🙂

      • November 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

        Ah, I see, Senor Volke. It’s weird though when you have seen as many hoorrr films as I have the second half is still as refreshing as the first. But I totally get your point.

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