Wrestling Masks: Beyond Halloween Costumes

Tis the season when we dress up in wacky costumes, celebrate all things creepy, and gorge on enough candy to make at least ten new diabetes. When it comes to straightforward costumes that sledgehammer the point home, they don’t get any more simple and effective than a good mask. Shit, a lot of times, that’s all you need. Complement it with a T-shirt and jeans, and you’re good to go! While I’m sure they generate far more sales during Halloween season, in the world of pro wrestling, masks are a white hot accessory year-round. The mask fits right into the imaginative and vibrantly colorful environment that is wrestling, where larger than life personalities command the stage. Nowadays, we tend to associate it with iconic grapplers such as the great Rey Mysterio. But in my early days of fandom, masked wrestlers were mainly jobbers. Jabronis. Or as me and my Cousin Drew would call ‘em, “the weak guys”. When you saw a cat like Agent Steel in the ring, you automatically knew the dude standing across...
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Send in the Clowns

I think people are often a tad dramatic when it comes to expressing their fears. Like being SO terrified that you shart every time you see a spider … or running out the movie theater you paid to get in cause you just can’t handle the horror on the screen (da fuck?). While I don’t necessarily find them scary, I do agree that clowns can be creepy. Even a friendly looking clown can inspire unsettling vibes. Thanks to wackjobs like real-life serial killer clown John Gacy, the thought of something sinister hiding beneath the paint always lingers. Creepy factor intact, you’d think that clowns and horror movies would be a winning formula more often than not … unfortunately, it’s not. I’ve seen enough clown-centric horror movies to where I can no longer even muster much excitement for this sub-genre. I thought things were turning around when I stumbled across the Killjoy franchise, which I don’t think I’d ever heard of until recently. The first movie started off with promise. And despite some uninspiring kill...
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