The Super Swedish Angel
October 19, 2006 4:48 PM   Subscribe

Had he not died in 1971, Tor Johnson would be 103 today. Who could forget his face? Or that it makes a great mask? Don't we often think back fondly on his remarkable filmography? He made a great partner for Bela Lugosi! Who could forget that he tended to break toilet seats when he sat on them, and so would often steal them?
posted by Astro Zombie (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Had he not died in 1971, Tor Johnson would be 103 today.

A little long distance electrodes shot into the pineal and pituitary gland of the recently dead does wonders. Tor could very well still be out there. Waiting. Biding his time.

Colonel Tom Edwards: This is the most fantastic story I've ever heard.
Jeff Trent: And every word of it's true, too.
Colonel Tom Edwards: That's the fantastic part of it. imdb
posted by hal9k at 5:05 PM on October 19, 2006

He was pretty good at surviving atomic blasts as well.

Can you prove it didn't happen?
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:10 PM on October 19, 2006

I adore the scene in The Unearthly (oh man, the gland), where Tor utters one of his very rare spoken lines: "Time for go to bed". It was my Mac shutdown sound for years. Tor was also a favorite subject of the artist Drew Friedman, but I had no luck locating an example online.
posted by dbiedny at 5:50 PM on October 19, 2006 [1 favorite]

What a wonderful post, I love stuff like this.
posted by squidfartz at 6:07 PM on October 19, 2006

The Unearthly is still one of my favorite MST3K episodes.
posted by Cyrano at 6:11 PM on October 19, 2006

I was always a fan of The Beast of Yucca Flats myself.
posted by smallerdemon at 7:28 PM on October 19, 2006


posted by Kloryne at 10:01 PM on October 19, 2006

Great post, AZ! Timely, since I will be answering the door next Tuesday as Tor.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 6:37 AM on October 20, 2006

dammit man! i clicked on that face link and nearly jumped out of my skin. gaaahhhh!
posted by thekilgore at 7:09 AM on October 20, 2006

This guy was awesome. What a face!
posted by Mister_A at 8:29 AM on October 20, 2006

Now this is an awesome post.
posted by JHarris at 11:14 AM on October 20, 2006

The Swedish Angel strikes again! Happy birthday, Tor.
posted by Lucy2Times at 3:16 PM on October 20, 2006

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