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Monday, May 4, 2009

I'm Back From Texas Frightmare Weekend!!

What a great trip we had! We met lots of nice people and great celebrities!! Here are some pics of celebs I got to meet!!


ALICE COOPER during his Q&A panel. (Sorry for the poor pic quality..I was about 6 rows back so this is best pic I could get!)


Me with BOBBI SUE LUTHER (left) and JANA KRAMER (right). Bobbi Sue and Jana were in the film "Laid to Rest" that was screened at the convention. Bobbie Sue will also be seen in the "Night of the Demons" remake coming out soon. Jana can also be seen on the new "90210" starring as the character Portia.



MARILYN BURNS - Sally from the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"!!



TERI MCMINN - Teri played Pam in the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Pam was the one that got the horrific death by meat hook thanks to Leatherface!




TOBI HOOPER - One of my main reasons to go to Texas Frightmare Weekend was to meet this true Master Of Horror! For those that don't know, Mr. Hooper has directed many classic films such as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Salem's Lot", and "Poltergeist" among many more!




C.J. GRAHAM - C.J. Played Jason in "Friday the 13th: Part 6". C.J. now makes the 3rd Jason from the Original Friday the 13th movies that I have met...someday I hope to meet them all!!




This is me with DEREK MEARS - He played the new Jason in the "Friday the 13th" remake that came out earlier this year.




This is TYLER MANE - he played Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's "Halloween" remake and will be back again in this years "H2".



JASON MEWES - Jason is best known for playing Jay, of Jay and Silent Bob fame. He has done a couple of horror movies, like "Feast" and "The Tripper"




Screen Legend KAREN BLACK! Mrs. Black is best known to horror fans as Mother Firefly from Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses".




In addition to meeting the celebrities, I also got to go to a few of the movie screenings and the Q&A panels. I always enjoy seeing these screenings with the director and actors in attendance...its fun to watch them on screen then see them right in front of you and be able to meet them and talk to them. Here are the movies that I caught the screening of and what I thought about them:
UNTITLED HORROR COMEDY - This was the first screening I saw and I really enjoyed it. The acting was good, most of the effects were good, and it was actually pretty funny. The filmmakers took audience suggestions on what to name the film, with the winner getting mentioned in the credits. Wish me luck!!
LAID TO REST - By far the best of the movies I watched, this is a great slasher film that should of had a wide release in the theaters. It was truly scary with some crazy effects that I have never seen before, which makes sense seeing as this was directed by Robert Hall. Hall is a remarkable make-up/special effectsspecialist who has worked on tons of movies including: "Quarantine", "Pineapple Express", and "Superbad" as well has many TV shows such as
"Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles", "Angel", and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
PATHOGEN - This is a zombie movie about a small town whose water supply is contaminated with something that turns anyone who drinks it into "zombies". What was so special about this film was that is was written and directed by a girl named Emily Hagins who was only 12 years old when she made this film! She is now 16 and working on her new film, "The Retelling". This is defiantly a career to keep an eye on. With more experience, and bigger budgets, Emily could be an up and coming force in the horror community. I got a chance to talk to Emily after the screening and she is a super sweet, down to earth girl who seems to just have fun making movies. Good luck to her on her future projects!
Check her out on her website: http://www.cheesynuggets.com/
iMURDERS - This was my final film to watch, and I really wish I could say better things about it. This film had lots of stars including Tony Todd, William Forsythe, and even Billy Dee Williams! I expected a lot out of this cast, but was pretty disappointed. The plot was too involved to the point of total confusion at one point.....although it did have a nice twist ending and when it was revealed who the killer was, I have to admit I was surprised, so that was good. Overall, though, I have to say pass on this one. I must say the main actress, Terri Colombino was the best part of this film. She is beautiful and very talented, definitely the best of all the actors in this film.

2 comments:

  1. Glad to see you made it back, man! I'm really jealous that you got to meet Karen Black. I saw her in House of 1000 Corpses, but her roles in the Trilogy of Terror movies are what truly stand out to me. I'm also a big fan of Tobi Hooper's, as well. There are very few movies that still scare me, but I have to admit that Poltergeist is definitely one of them!! And good luck meeting all the Jasons...you'll have to write a book about them after you meet them all!

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  2. I'm happy that you like Terri Colombino in iMurders. I have an online fansite dedicated to her and I'm looking forward to seeing her in this movie when it's released on DVD.

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