October 12th, 2011

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Cinema Dave meets Christine Clone, again! Spooky Empire Day 1

Cinema Dave wrote an article about Christine Clone in 2003, a few weeks later the 1957 Plymouth Fury attended the first ever Screamfest, which evolved into the Spooky Empire as we now know it.

For those who wish to learn more about Christine Clone and her care taker Rich, check out page 61 of my book, "The Adventures of Cinema Dave in the Florida Motion Picture World." available by following this link - http://www.adventuresofCinemaDave.com

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Cinema Dave meets "Hips of Steel" Spooky Empire Day 2

Recognize that tall zombie burnett in the lime green shirt?

photos soon

The tall zombie burnett washed her face and hung out with Cinema Dave on Saturday mornining....

..her name is Hips of Steel!

Hips of Steel will be defending the honor of her Zombie Nation this weekend and here are the details;
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Cinema Dave attends the Haunted Acting panel

You knew it was coming when you walked into the room. Everybody sat down, listening to the theme music the original "Halloween." People giggled, some tried to say, "Oh how cheesey!"...but were interrupted when the cloaked figure jumped off the table and screamed.

Tara Leia and Steven Lebowitz provided tricks of the trade for scaring customers at a haunted house. The advice was instructive, many of the audience were veterans from DisneyWorld and Universal Studios.

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Cinema Dave meets Brian Steele

Nice guy in person, but Brian Steele has portrayed a series of costumed rogues in the "Hellboy," "Resident Evil" "Underworld," "Terminator" and "Predators" series. His most sympathetic monster role was that of "Mr. Wink" in "Hellboy 2 the Golden Age."

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"Creative Horror" with Cinema Dave

Upon arrival, Cinema Dave felt intimidated hosting a panel titled, "Creative Horror."

Given the artistic and entertainment achievements that Cinema Dave had witnessed on so many levels, who was he to talk about "creativity."

Yet, the show must go one and Cinema Dave asked his audience, "WHY ARE YOU HERE?"
One audience member actually said, "We wanted to see Cinema Dave!"

Cinema Dave warned his audience that panel would not be creative, but more of a social studies class inspired by David Sklar's "The Monster Show."

Cinema Dave talked about the influence of the Carnival Freak show upon Tod Browning. Browning went on to direct some of Lon Chaney Sr.'s most audacious silent features featuring circus freaks, maimed individuals and violent conclusions.

During the 1940s through the 1960s, special effects and war time propaganda ruled the day, with a critical analysis of the 1943 classic, "Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man."

The 1970s feature a renaissance, with elements of Terror and Horror being combined.
Among the 4 most representative films of that time included'
1, "Night of the Living Dead."
2. "The Exorcist"
3. "The Wicker Man."
4 " Carrie."

The 1980s arrived with excess combined with Brothers Grimm morals that "Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll" lead death by Jason Voorhees!

The audience shared four themes of horror that have surfaced in the twenty first century;
1. The young today have become zombies, both elementary and high school
2. The terrible revelation that
"In the end, you never really had a chance."
3. The most memorable horror movies are about hopelessness.
4. One's body breakdown or mental breakdown is the most personal horror of all.