Did you ever feel so frustrated that you felt like ripping your own ears off? Don’t do it, ya dingus! But the monster does in Wes Craven Presents (because his son Jonathan co-wrote it) MIND RIPPER — featuring the ever-unlikable Giovanni Ribisi as the son of ever-undersung Lance Henriksen.
Though, to be fair, the monster was transitioning from human to alienoid creature at the time, so those flaps probably woulda fallen off on their own eventually. It may be a technicality, but just FYI: word to the wise!
I bring this up because I swear I remember seeing another bad horror movie in which a monster ripped his own ears off in frustration, quite randomly and unnecessarily, and I think it had “Castle” in the title — but I’ve so far checked 1974’s Doctor Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks, an unwatchable-if-you’re-lucky Italian-laid egg featuring a “Boris Lugosi” as Ook, the unexplained cave man lurking in the vicinity of “Count” Frankenstein’s castle; and 1995’s Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak, a lackluster Lovecraft adaptation from the same team that did Re-Animator; and so far, no dice.
I plan to keep searching through Castle of Blood, Castle of the Walking Dead, and Castle of the Living Dead (gotta walk before you can really live it up), but if anyone has any bad memories of this idiocy (Lenny perhaps?), please stop me before I watch again.