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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.


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Saturday, March 29, 2008

entry arrow11:49 AM | The Origins of Gorno

I finally know why this current generation of young filmmakers - Eli Roth of Hostel, James Wan and Leigh Whannell of Saw, John Stockwell of Turistas, Larry Cohen of Captivity, Rob Zombie of The Devil's Rejects, and their ilk -- seem hell-bent on unleashing torture porn on us.

They grew up watching Rainbow Brite.

Don't believe me?

Then watch this clip...



What the heck are Murky and Lurky doing to Moonglow? Did our parents really know what we were watching on '80s Saturday morning TV? Oh, dear God... This perfectly explains why parts of my life have taken some turns to the delightfully perverse.

Let's chant like the Care Bears once did: "Goodness makes the badness go away... Goodness makes the badness go away... Goodness makes the badness go away..."

[Topless Robot has a list of the 10 Most Insane, Child-Warping Moments of '80s Cartoons]

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