Anchorman 2's Champ Kind Reveals his 5 Favorite Horror Movies for Halloween
Celebrating Halloween early, Channel 4 Sportscaster Champ Kind has ridden his Whiskey Train into Hell Town for a countdown of his own personal top 5 horror movies. He wants to remind everyone that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is coming to theaters this December, but that whole month might be spent in a blackout spiral of crack smoke, as its his first turn (aside from the occasional live appearance) in the spotlight since Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy made him a living legend in 2004.
Champ knows a lot of you might be planning a real "Whammy!" of a costume based on him and his three best friends and co-works in the world, Ron, Brick, and Brian. Before delving into his own personal favorite horror stash, he does offer this advice on entering the world in a Kind disguise.
"You need to have three others who aren't dressing as Champ Kind! You need to know who these three other people are that are going to be on your news team. You need to trust them. They usually come in fours, right? Four or five? I guess it's the hat. You need to have a really good cowboy hat, or no one's going to know."
Tagline: The Night he came home! Premise: A psychotic man in a William Shatner mask returns to his hometown after being institutionalizes since childhood, and he decides to make a bloody day of it. Just as Champ Kind and his Channel 4 News team plan to do when they return to their hometown of San Diego this December. Champ Says: I like the Supernatural. Supernatural things. I've always considered the Halloween movies supernatural. How does Mike Myers keep coming back, right? (Laughs) Yeah. That came out when I was in high school, and it scared the crap out of me! I look back, and its pretty cheaply made. But my god, that scared me so much!
Tagline: Once this motion picture sinks its fangs into you, you'll never be the same. Premise: A daring young doctor and his college research assistant discover a serum that changes any man into a King Cobra snake. Champ likens it to the effects that Scotch has on him and his Channel 4 News team buddies. Champ Says: Have you ever heard of this movie? It's a movie about a scientist turning people into snakes. This is from an earlier time. You have to wait all the way to the end, and the guy gets turned into a snake at the very end of the movie. Oh, it is so creepy. I know that's not supernatural, but it creeps me out.
Tagline: They're coming for you! Premise: A father/daughter paleontologist team are traveling through the southwestern US on tour when they discover a colony of living Gargoyles who just want to be left alone. Like Champ Kind, they are awaken from a ten year slumber to wreck havoc on an unsuspecting populace before going back into their cave for hibernation. Champ Says: This is a movie from my childhood, and it really freaked me out. It was either from my time spent in high school, or grade school...Oooooh! I think it was a TV movie. That's where I saw it, I'm pretty sure. Man, that scared me! It's creepy. These things are just there, and they can come to life. It's a reminder that something is always waiting for you. It keeps you always on the look out. You are always looking above and behind you.
 The Exorcist
Tagline: Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl on this street, in this house. A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her. That man is The Exorcist. Premise: Two priests must pull out all the stops to save a young girl who has been possessed by an evil demon known only as Pazuzu. Mr. Kind has also been known to become possessed by Pazuzu when a board op. screws up one of his live takes, or when the technical director forgets to rewind his sports highlight reel before going on air. Champ Says: It's about anger issues. They are just going to come out on somebody. Everyone's been mad about something. Sometimes you internalize it, in our normal life. I have a generalized anger, I think. Probably from my childhood. I wasn't well attached to my mother, or my parents. I've always been a little bit lost. I think this has taught me how to use anger as a shield.
Tagline: If Nancy doesn't wake up screaming, she won't wake up at all. Premise: A murdered child rapist returns in the dreams of his assailants' teenage children, killing them in their sleep, thus forcing them to stay awake and suffer sleep deprivation. Champ can relate, as every woman he's taken home has definitely awoke screaming, or not at all. Champ Says: (Just laughs. Really long, hard laughs...)
Grab your Scotch and relive Champ Kind's horrible childhood with these five classics. A special shout out to David Koechner, who put us in touch with Champ this morning, making this special Halloween treat possible. Thanks, Dave, you are truly one of the greats, and we hope you all have a wonderful Halloween!