AVENGERS Vet Joins AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. In Recurring Role

Powers Boothe has joined the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a recurring role as Gideon Malick, described as “a notorious man whose loyalties remain a mystery.”

Marvel mentions Boothe – not Gideon – previously appeared in Marvel’s The Avengers as an unnamed member of the World Security Council. Boothe did not appear as part of the World Security Council in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While the announcement is not clear, it would be somewhat odd for Boothe to play two different characters in franchises so closely tied to one another, and Boothe’s somewhat ominous turn in Avengers would seem to align with the character Marvel now describes.

Though Marvel’s press release is unclear, Entertainment Weekly reports that Gideon Malick is indeed the same character Boothe portrayed in Avengers.

“Gideon is incredibly menacing and in him we have a character that even the stone-cold Grant Ward would fear,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Only someone of Powers’ caliber could deliver the type of ominous and powerful performance we needed.”

Boothe is no stranger to comic book TV or movies, having appeared in the aforementioned Avengers, as well as playing Senator Roark in both Sin City movies, voicing Gorilla Grodd in Justice League Unlimited, and providing Lex Luthor’s voice in the animated movie Superman: Brainiac Attacks.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC. It has not been announced in which episode Boothe will debut.

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Hey there Horror Fans! Got a inkling for a scary clown movie?

Hey there Horror Fans! Got a inkling for a scary clown movie? Do creepy clowns freak you out? How about just plain haunting face paint that rubs you the wrong way? Well I think we all had to do a double take after the Gacy years, but for the meantime we thought we’d give you a nice little selection to choose from. Now my disclaimer on this list is “clown horror” films that I’ve yet to see which have been appropriately placed in the special mentions below. When they make the viewing circle, I might have to swap a few out 😉 My choices are subjective, but what I feel are appropriate also

Out of proper courtesy though, I do ask that commenters call a few out that “should” be in the top 10. Which upon that we’ll be more likely to push 1 or 2 forward on the review cycle (or bump it up to a top 20??)

Scary Clowns:

The difference you’ll find is while some are “clown” focused films, a few others just have a smaller scary clown moments.TV shows were left out, though I did note a few memorable moments in the special mentions (sometimes scarier than the films on this list)…enjoy!

(not in ranking order)





01- Stephen King’s It (1990) (Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown)

Now here is a no brainer. Tim Curry was scary as the Devil in “Legend“, that freak in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, and “especially” playing the role of “Pennywise the Clown”. I think placing Curry in any makeup simply is not a good thing for our fragile minds. HMM, maybe Curry should have been the new Freddy Krueger??? (or his sister “Penny Krueger” – sorry lame joke 😉






02- Amusement (2008)

Nothing amusing about one surreal clown creepster. In three tragic secrets, (stories) we get a small variety of subplots all involving the presence of clown horror. Amusement was a great film, one that I purchased right away upon viewing.If you’ve been putting this one off, don’t! It’s worthy of this list and for your DVD shelf







03- Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Campy, fun and they still look like Klowns you don’t want to wake up to. Regarded as a cult classic for campy clown films, you really can’t ignore this on as a mainstay repeat lister. For a clown film, it gets my vote for being most “80’s” of the group.

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