Happy Halloween!

In what is turning out to be my annual Halloween pic, here once again is Timothy costumed as Frankenstein’s monster for the legendary early 1980s Sambo’s commercial that has apparently disappeared into the ether. It’s become my personal Holy Grail of Careyana. (Many thanks to Romeo Carey for including this in the work-in-progress documentary! That’s him on Tim’s left.)

Tim as Frankenstein's monster

Wishing you all a bang-up Halloween, just as Tim would have celebrated it! Stay safe and have fun!

Happy Halloween!

In what is turning out to be my annual Halloween pic, here once again is Timothy costumed as Frankenstein’s monster for the legendary early 1980s Sambo’s commercial that has apparently disappeared into the ether. It’s become my personal Holy Grail of Careyana. (Many thanks to Romeo Carey for including this in the work-in-progress documentary! That’s him on Tim’s left.)

Tim as Frankenstein's monster

Wishing you all a bang-up Halloween, just as Tim would have celebrated it! Stay safe and have fun!

Happy Halloween!

The Timothy Carey Experience wishes all you guys and ghouls out there a fantastic Halloween! Apparently this time of year was quite the production at the Carey household. There were spooky decorations everywhere, scary sounds on the stereo, and Timothy handing out candy and delightfully scaring the neighborhood kids. Probably not dressed like this, however.

Tim as Frankenstein's monster

This great picture is all we have right now of one of the most highly sought-after pieces of Careyabilia there is – the commercial he did for Sambo’s Restaurant sometime in the early 1980s, advertising their new late-night hours. I would give my eye teeth to see it. Have a wonderful Halloween, everybody!

Pic of the Day: “Francis in the Haunted House” revisited

As Halloween approaches, we take another look at Hugo, hulking castle minion, in Francis in the Haunted House (1956), directed by Charles Lamont. Here he calmly assess the situation with Helen Wallace, Virginia Welles, Charles Horvath (holding the empty suit of armor) and (I’m fairly certain) Paul Cavanagh.

Francis in the Haunted House (1956)

Horvath was one of the top stuntmen in Hollywood, brawling his way through countless films and television shows from the late 1940s until his death in 1978. He and Timothy had uncredited roles in Joseph M. Newman‘s The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959). And like Tim, he worked with John Cassavetes late in his career, in A Woman Under the Influence (1974).

Pic of the Day: “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” revisited

We close Halloween Week, in which we’ve been featuring screen shots of Timothy looking super-creepy, with probably the creepiest one of all. This is the final look he gives Seymour Cassel before he drives off into the night in The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976). Legend has it that the inspiration for this “gangster smile” was Tim’s pet eagle.

When one of Tim’s characters grins at you, you know you’re in deep trouble.  It’s the predator baring his teeth before the attack. Run for your life!

Pic of the Day: “The Devil’s Gas” revisited

We continue our theme of Timothy looking scary for Halloween Week with this chiller from The Devil’s Gas (1990), the surreal short directed by his son Romeo. Professor Petro’s student is having a very strange hallucinatory dream… Or is he???

Tim looks like a Dia de los Muertos skeleton here! Get ahold of Romeo at Absolute Films and order yourself a copy of this gem today!

Videos of the Week: Happy Halloween!

Halloween greetings to one and all! I’ve posted both of these before, but they’re the scariest ones I could come up with for today. First up is the trailer for Francis in the Haunted House (1956), the closest thing to a horror film that Timothy ever appeared in (unless you count Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy, heh heh). Tim can briefly be glimpsed here as Hugo, hulking castle minion. Narration by the great Frank Nelson of “Yyyyyeeeeeessssss???” fame; the voice of Francis and of the ghost by the equally great, if not legendary, Paul Frees, who would go on to provide the voice of The Snake in The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962).

Next we have the infamous “Atta boy Mike” scene from Head (1968). It’s weird, it’s creepy, it’s ridiculous, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever! Enjoy!

Tim as Frankenstein’s monster, from the long-lost Sambo’s commercial of the early 1980s