AMC has released the official poster for its new docu-series 4th and Loud. The artwork features Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame and three of LA KISS’s key arena football players with the tagline, “From Arena Rock to Arena Football, KISS the rules goodbye”.
Every Thursday in the month of June, AMC is airing favorite movies of the 80′s, including Teen Wolf, Ghostbusters and Caddyshack. As an extra bonus, one movie of the night will be accompanied with Story Notes, real time facts and trivia. Tonight, be sure to tune in to Ghostbusters at 8/7c and check the AMC schedule for all upcoming Throwback Thursday movies.
Tonight, Freakshow will hit the halfway mark of Season 2 with the 10/9c airings of episodes 207 and 208. It’s not too late to get up to speed: Leading up to tonight’s new episodes, you can watch episodes 203-206, back-to-back, starting at 8/7c.
Once you’re all caught up, make sure you don’t miss the rest of this season’s oddities and fantastic stunts by tuning in to new, back-to-back episodes every Tuesday at 10/9c.
Don’t know who Boobzilla is? Haven’t watched Asia run 200,000 volts of electricity through her body with a tesla coil? Well, it seems like you’ ve missed a lot from Season 2 of Freakshow. But, this Friday, May 16, you have a chance to catch up. Beginning at 9/8c, you can watch the last two episodes of Season 1, as well as the first four episodes of Season 2.
Once you’re up to speed, make sure not to miss the rest of this season’s outrageous stunts and human wonders by tuning in to new, back-to-back episodes every Tuesday at 10/9c.
Matt Gone, Freakshow guest in Episode 203, discusses why he decided to cover 99% of his body with tattoos and which one he considers his favorite.
Q: What was your first tattoo and where did you get it?
A: My first tattoo was at fourteen. It’s on my arm — I had a bat put there. But my mother couldn’t stand it so a few weeks after, I had it professionally covered up.
Q: In Episode 203, it’s mentioned that you began getting tattoos because of a birth defect. Can you elaborate on that?
A: Yes, [I have a lot of] surgical scars and I’m also missing muscles, missing a bicep, missing internal organs. I have seven major birth defects from something called Poland Syndrome and the torso tattooing hides the chest deformity and stomach surgeries. I try and hide all of my birth defects with the tattoos.
Q: Do you think you have an extreme tolerance for pain?
A: Compared to surgical pain, tattooing is nothing. It’s nothing compared to the day to day pain I have for my medical conditions. I’m in more pain without the tattoos.
Q: What’s on your bucket list in terms of stunts you’d like to perform?
A: I don’t know that I have specific stunts, but I kind of want to keep creating my own that mean something to me. I’m about to start working on a new stunt actually. I’m learning how to throw knives. But I’m kind of in the creative process right now. I’m taking it to another level — I want to make it different, but in my own way.
Q: Have you always loved performing? Were you in any pageants or sports as a child?
A: I wasn’t in any of those really. I was more on the artistic side. I was really into music. I played the flute. I was even in the concert band and marching band. I was really big on that. I also did some acting as well, but I think I like where I’m at performing now — doing my own thing — instead of acting or playing a piece of music that someone else created.
Q: When did you realize you could use your assets for entertainment purposes?
A: Pretty much when I was fourteen or fifteen years old. It became a party gag for my friends and just kind of grew from there.
Q: Where did your stage name, the Amazing Boobzilla, originate?
A: That would actually be my boyfriend in high school, he started it. It started as a gag with my friends. I started performing in a local production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show when I was seventeen. One of the stage managers jokingly named me Boobzilla, not knowing that’s the name I had gone under before — and it continued to grow from there. It’s a catchy name.
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Q: Everyone looks to you for encouragement and guidance at the Freakshow. Who was your support system growing up?
A: When I was growing up, my mother was a big supporter of mine. She was always artistic and creative. We used to do this thing where I would be in my bedroom, and she would be in her bedroom and even though there was just a wall between us we would talk — I would tell her about any strange ideas I was thinking at the time. She would sit up with me and talk about the Universe or outer space — I just always thought the world was so amazing.
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Excited for more death-defying stunts and human wonders? On Tuesday, May 6, Todd, Asia and the rest of the Venice Beach Freakshow family return to AMC for Season 2 of Freakshow. Here are ten ways to get ready for the premiere…
1. Get to know — or get reacquainted — with the members of the Freakshow family by watching all eight Season 1 episodes.
2. Find out what your inner freak is with the Freakshow Personality Game.
3. See how much of a sideshow scholar you are by taking Todd Ray’s Freakshow Expert Ultimate Fan Game.
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Always shocking and jaw dropping, the acts on Freakshow aren’t for the faint of heart. Asia swallows fire, Jessa sports a nine-inch beard, Morgue regurgitates steel balls and Creature is adorned with over 100 piercings on his face alone. Check out the videos below of these Freakshow acts for an inside look at what goes into the performers’ signature stunts. Then tune in to Freakshow‘s Season 2 Premiere on Tuesday, May 6 at 10/9c for more thrills and chills.
Morgue demonstrates his sword swallowing technique.
Creature shows off his body modifications and discusses his role at the Freakshow.
Jessa the Bearded Lady talks about her experiences at the Freakshow.
Fire eater Asia Ray talks about the technique involved in her act.