ONTD Original: The Original Losers Club 27 Years Later

September 13, 2017

Given the success of the film adaptation, I thought it’d be interesting to look up what the child actors from the miniseries are doing now.

Again, this is just the kid actors.

1. Jonathan Brandis as Bill

Unfortunately, Brandis took his own life back in 2003 at the age of 27.

After IT (where he was 14 at the time), Brandis went on to have bit roles here and there (like a voice acting role in the animated Aladdin series and a starring role in NeverEnding Story II) until he finally landed a recurring role in SeaQuest 2032 at the age of 17. After that was cancelled, he got the occasional movie though nothing very large (his role in Hart’s War was minor and most of it ended up on the cutting room floor).

2. Emily Perkins as Bev

Since starring in IT at 13, Perkins has continued to appear regularly in several films/tv shows including Ginger Snaps, Da Vinci’s Inquest, She’s the Man, Juno, and Supernatural. Her last film was in 2014, but she still makes regular appearances at conventions.

She’s currently married to film professor Ernest Mathjis, who also writes books about cult films

3. Brandon Crane as Ben

Crane’s other most notable role was as Doug Porter on The Wonder Years. Otherwise, he hasn’t really acted much which is fine since he seems to be doing quite well building websites for companies. He’s built sites for Horizon Growers Pistachios, Sandisk, and Penguin Random House among others. He’s also pretty active on twitter

He and his wife currently run the design agency Solid Fuel Creative

4. Marlon Taylor as Mike Hanlon

Taylor was in the short lived series “You Take the Kids” and had minor roles on other shows like Sister, Sister in 1994. According to IMDB, he didn’t have any roles from then until the movie Know Thy Enemy in 2009. He still didn’t get too many roles afterwards, but his next role will be as a zombie on Z-Nation.

According to his twitter account, he lives in Seattle and is an “Actor, father, family man, creative old soul, poet, husband, lover, the good the bad and the ugly.”

5. Seth Green as Richie

Does it really have to be said? The most well known of the child cast who is still working in Hollywood whether it’s acting or producing. His directorial debut, Changeland, is currently in post-production

6. Adam Faraizl as Eddie

Last acting credit was in 1992 with a sequel to Where the Red Fern Grows. He went to college and graduated with a degree in Pacific & Asian Studies from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

He currently works in the restaurant service industry as a bar manager in Seattle.

7. Ben Heller as Stanley

IT was the only thing Heller acted in. He’s participating in a documentary about IT, but otherwise, he’s off the grid.


Is Stephanie Beatriz Dating Gaby Dunn? – An ONTD Original

August 10, 2017

With all the Youtuber drama on here lately I was inspired to post about a certain theory that has attracted interest on lesbian twitter. Please note that this is totally just ~one sleuth's opinion~ and is really all speculation when you get into it. But I'm pretty sure I'm right.

In case you're unfamiliar, Stephanie Beatriz is the actress who plays Detective Rosa Diaz on FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Gaby Dunn is a popular bisexual Youtuber and podcaster known for her comedy skits on her channel, Just Between Us, and her podcast, Bad With Money. She is also pretty well-known for publicly resigning from doing comedy for Buzzfeed back in 2015 before she started the Just Between Us show.

Last June, Stephanie Beatriz came out as bisexual on Twitter with a couple of tweets in response to Aubrey Plaza doing the same thing.

The same day she also indicated a preference for quirky blondes:

As you will know if you've ever watched Gaby Dunn do anything, she is Quirky (like it’s her whole brand) and blonde.

Not long after Stephanie came out, she and Gaby started exchanging tweets:

In August 2016:

And in October:

In October, Gaby appeared on Stephanie's weekly Youtube show, Reality Bytes, to discuss polyamory and dating while bisexual. It's super long but the astute viewer will note that she made Stephanie giggle and touch her hair a lot.

A month after that, Stephanie appeared on Gaby's podcast and the description for the episode calls Stephanie "surreal and inspiring."

Around the same time this was developing, Gaby talked publicly about her breakup from her boyfriend and noted that Stephanie (along with some other friends) helped to get her through it.

Things seemed to be developing further this spring when they started tweeting each other hearts:

Then this summer, they went to LA Pride Festival together:

And Gaby came with Stephanie on the red carpet for her show Danger & Eggs. Both looked incredibly gay.

Throughout all this time, Stephanie has been getting more involved in the LGBT community, posting photos of herself for #LGBTbabes and apparently befriending queer women celebrities (and members of Gaby's circle) like Gabby Rivera and Cameron Esposito. She also has been retweeting articles about Gaby's various professional milestones and successes.

Which brings us up to present day! To recap: they tweet at each other all the time (sometimes with hearts), have attended events together and make one another twirl their hair. I wish them happiness in their speculated life together.

How’d I do at my first ONTD original?

Sources: me, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

ONTD Original: 5 romantic indie films you may have missed

August 5, 2017

Penelope (2006, dir. Mark Palansky)
Who meets who: cursed, pig-faced Christina Ricci meets fedora-wearing, possible curse-breaker James McAvoy, learns about love and life in process
A GIF of James McAvoy with hair:

See if you like: Adorable fairy tale movies, super strong character actors (Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant, Catherine O'Hara and others co-star), set design to DIE FOR

Waitress (2007, dir. Adrienne Shelly)
Who meets who: Unhappily married, mistake-pregnant pie magician Keri Russell meets adorable, pre-fat and pre-problematic obstetrician Nathan Fillion
A quote: "Dear Baby, I hope someday somebody wants to hold you for 20 minutes straight and that's all they do. They don't pull away. They don't look at your face. They don't try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms and hold on tight, without an ounce of selfishness to it."
See if you like: Food porn, feminist vibes, country music

Undertow (2009, dir. Javier Fuentes-Leon)
Who meets who: Artist Manolo Cardona and married fisherman Cristian Mercado have already met and carried on a clandestine affair for years, but when the artist dies and his spirit remains the fisherman has to make the choice to keep his lover with him or help him go on to the afterlife
A gorgeous song from the soundtrack:

See if you like: Magical realism, great music, beach sex with ghosts

Monsters (2010, dir. Gareth Edwards)
Who meets who: Journalist Scoot McNairy meets tourist Whitney Able who is stranded in alien-infested Mexico, as her dad has paid him to escort her safely to the US border
A fun fact: McNairy and Able started dating irl before shooting on Monsters began, and married after completing the film 🙂
See if you like: Sci-fi as backdrop to very human stories, cool indie effects (the director made all the CGI himself!), road movies

Cairo Time (2009, dir. Ruba Nadda)
Who meets who: Posh ladies' mag editor Patricia Clarkson is supposed to meet her Peace Corps husband in Cairo, but he's so tied up witht work he's sent his charismatic former co-worker Alexander Siddig to pick her up at the airport instead. Great idea obv
A GIF set:
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See if you like: Films set in the ME which aren't about terrorism or oil or American soldiers, gentle films for grown-ups

IMDb s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 /// Picture s: 1, 2 /// Youtube : 1

Favourite romantic movie ONTD?

ONTD Original: 10 Funniest Moments in Morning Talk Shows.

July 30, 2017

10. If my grandma had wheels, she’d been a bike!

09. Pussy, get out of my pants!

08. This entire TJ Miller interview

07. You must’ve had to beat a lot of men for this role…

06. Hottest Pie Challenge!

05. Whitney Cummings crashes The Today Show

04. A beard in her ‘jeans’??! (starts @ 4:51)

03. Kelly Ripa reveals Anderson Cooper’s modeling photos. (starts @ 2:41)

02. Anchors laugh at Ryan Lochte: “I’m a man at night, and a man in the morning!”

01. Holly’s Funny Noise.

Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

ONTD, what’s your favorite morning show moment?

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ returns with original artwork

July 29, 2017


  • Alive Schwartz's book trilogy, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, are on sale again. And the original artwork by Stephen Gammell is included. The first book came out in 1981.
  • Fans of the books were not too happy with the contemporary reprints that included new artwork by Brett Hellquist (A Series of Unfortunate Events).
  • You can order the books with Gammell's art here.
  • The film adaptation of the books is still in the works.

Gammell's art (left), Hellquist's art (right)

What is your favorite scary story, ONTD?