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As you go to sleep.. pray the Gentlemen will not creep

A friend of mine reminded me tonight some of the greatest and freakiest horror characters in history: The Gentlemen.

They starred in a BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER episode in 1999 before the turn of the century.

They were a group of demons that roamed from town to town and needed human hearts to stay alive.

I always wondered with Joss Whedon based the GENTLEMEN on.. Perhaps Slenderman? Maybe the men in black.. Not the Black Eyed Children, since the BEKs are more of a new found group of paranormal entities.. The answer appears to be this: Whedon had a dream when he was a child about a floating monster approaching his bed.

Doug Petrie said they were the creepiest villains ever done on BUFFY ..
He's right.

Only 17 minutes of the 44 minutes of HUSH had dialogue.. it was the only episode of the series to get an Emmy nomination.

If you don't remember the episode HUSH here's a clip of the gentlemen and the creepy song that accompanied them.

Sleep well..




New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …