Several times during the history of The Paunch Stevenson Show, we’ve joked about Nicholas Cage’s goofy acting style and voice. As recently as episode 107, we goofed on how he has become this sort of cult joke, similar to Steven Seagal or Tom Cruise. How can even his serious films, let alone his horror films, be taken seriously?

Well, here are some photos and videos from two instances, Grindhouse (2007) and The Wicker Man (2006). In the Grindhouse double-feature, Rob Zombie contributed a mock trailer called Werewolf Women of the SS. At the end is a cameo from Mr. Cage, dressed as the infamous 1950s B movie character Dr. Fu Manchu. He starts screaming and yelling and doing this horrible laugh:

Nicholas Cage as Dr. Fu Manchu

The Wicker Man: again, this was supposed to be a horror film? Cage is dressed in a bear costume, stung in the head by thousands of bees, keeps punching women in the face, and finally is set on fire and burned alive:

Nicholas Cage about to be burned aliveNicholas Cage in a bear suitNicholas Cage stung in the head by beesNicholas Cage chased by bees

Here’s an absolutely terrific video remix of clips from The Wicker Man on YouTube, set to Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire:”

There’s also a “comedy” trailer created by a fan. Priceless!

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