|Sep. 6th, 2005 12:12 pm Screamfest 2005 countdown|
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the end of the golden age of monster movies. At the
climax of the movie, Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula
and the Wolf Man apparently met their doom by plunging
into the water of the Florida Keys. Like most people
their age, these famous monsters retired and their
children and grandchildren will be visiting the
Screamfest Horror convention the weekend of October
14th at the Marriott Coral Springs Hotel.
This Monstrous homecoming will include local residents,
"Creature from the Black Lagoon"(Riccou Browning,),
Scream Queen Linnea Quigley,
Deerfield' most famous 1958 Plymouth Fury,
Christine Clone Zapata and her care taker Rich.
"Screamfest"has become the largest monster
convention in the Southeast. Part of the reason for
this success is the entrepreneurial opportunities this
convention has created. The Screamfest Convention is a boon
for local comic book stores. C.J. Comics in Fort Lauderdale
has been scouring the countryside finding
memorabilia pertaining to the visiting monsters.
Before "Screamfest 2003," Independent film maker Solomon
Mortamur had been producing his low budget epic, "It
Came from Trafalgar.." with Linnea Quigley, Brinke
Stevens and Eddie Munster (actually...Butch Patrick).
Upon visiting the 2003 convention, Mortamur added
to his cast: the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" ensemble
(Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal), Bill Hinzmann from the
original "Night of the Living Dead" and Christine
Clone Zapata. Expect to find this Black & White DVD
epic at http://www.itcamefromtrafalgar.com/
See Kenny Miller get a second chance at singing
"Eeeny Meeny Miney Moe" in a tribute to B movies gone by.
Headlining "Screamfest 2004" was Sid Haig. A
familiar face in the movies for forty years, Haig is
enjoying newfound recognition as Captain Spaulding
from "House of 10,000 Corpses" and the
sequel, "The Devil's Rejects." Haig is a missing link
to the golden age of horror movies. Haig made his
horror movie debut in "Spider Baby," which featured
Lon Chaney Jr.'s last starring role.
Haig returns for "Screamfest 2005"
If you dare party with "Michael Myers" (Dick
Warlock "Halloween II"), Jason Voorhees (Warrington Gillette -
"Friday the 13th Part 2") and
Wrestler George "the Animal" Steel("Ed Wood"),
then contact http://www.spookyempire.com for ticket