October 16th, 2005

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SCREAMFEST 2005 - Weekend of Horrors concludes

Betsy Palmer and Basil Gogos were rained out,
but there is no denying the success of "Screamfest 2005."
Moving the event from Fort Lauderdale to Coral Springs was a boon to the Spooky Empire promoters.
The Venue was also the home of a PGA TPC Championship.

Linda Blair proved to be the biggest draw with some people waiting in line for an hour.
She looked good and was incredibly gracious.
Since she was so nice;
here is her website - http://www.lindablair.com/

Sid Haig was the Number 2 Draw.
This cagey veteran, who worked with Lon Chaney Jr. in "Spider Baby,"
is a teen heart throb due to his work in "House of a 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects."
He was a bit tired on Sunday and his knee was giving him problems, but he is scheduled to administer a wedding. Here's Sid's website;
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SCREAMFEST 2005 Michael Berryman

Michael Berryman is a familiar face from many movies,
"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," "The Hills Have Eyes" and the television show, "The X Files."
Michael was also in the Oscar Winning Motion Picture "One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest."
For "Cukoo's Nest," Michael revealed that he work for 4 months for his 40 seconds of fame on that motion picture, yet he seemed to relish the memory of that motion picture.

If you do not remember what he looks like, you might want to take a peek at
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SCREAMFEST 2005 George "the Animal" Steele

Wrestler George "The Animal" Steele portrayed Wrestler Tor Johnson
in Tim Burton's Oscar winning motion picture; "Ed Wood."
George did reveal the mystery of why the "Ed Wood DVD" was delayed on the eve of the delivery;
there was a "song sequence" that bordered on copyright infringement. This proves that bureaucracy and artistry do not mix!

As a WWF Wrestler, "the Animal" was ferocious and he battled the likes of Bruno Sammartino, George Morales, Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage. As his character aged, George "the Animal" Steele became a fan favorite as a Kong-like beast who would be smitten by a beautiful girl.

Like Jesse "the Body" Ventura, George "The Animal" Steele coached High School Football for many years and was an alumni from Michigan State. A Cohn's Disease Survivor, George "the Man" Steele was an energetic guest and allowed me to choke hold him for a picture! He also performed some experiments of the paranormal for some of his motivational speeches.

His website is easy to find, http://www.georgesteele.com/animal/index.htm ,
but you may want to take a peek at
to appreciate this very special "Screamfest Guest,"
who may be known as George "the Brainiac" Steele!