Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Monster Mania: A Deadly Good Time" by Jim Kennedy

Being the awesome editors that we are, we failed to post Jim Kennedy's blog about his trip to Monster-Mania 14. Kris and I are attending the event tomorrow, Saturday August 21 and will be covering that as well. Here's what Jim had to say:

In 2007 I was given an official poster from the movie theater where I work for Rob Zombies Halloween. I was then able to get it signed by Daeg Faerch, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris and Kristina Klebe, some of the cast from that film. So, this Monster Mania was exciting for me because attending the convention this year were Malcolm McDowell and Scout Taylor-Compton, who played Dr. Loomis and Laurie Strode in the remake. Other big names at this years con were Gary Busey, Eric Roberts, Italian horror director Dario Argento and cast reunions from the original My Bloody Valentine and the classic horror gem Night of the Creeps.

Besides the autographs, the convention is also good for fans to be able to search for any kind of horror/sci-fi merchandise they can usually find only online. I was able to purchase two DVDs, one for the British horror comedy Doghouse and the other a horror film titled Pig Hunt

The next Monster Mania convention will be held the weekend of August 20-22 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. On the slate guest wise as of right now is A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 reunion as well as genre veteran Julian Sands and Barbara Steele. If you’ve never been to one, attend, you don’t know what you’re missing!

Puppets from the film series The Puppet Master
Jim and actor Malcolm McDowell

Jim and actress Scout Taylor-Compton

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