Cherry Hill, New Jersey(Home)
This past weekend we had the pleasure of having Drive-In Horrorshow screened at Monster Mania in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. It was a fantastically gruesome event. The crowd at our Saturday night show laughed, cried and screamed - it was truly a thing of beauty.
2012 is the 25th anniversary of the 1987 horror classic Hellraiser, and Monster Mania gathered the film's stars for a fan-pleasing reunion, including Doug Bradley, Clare Higgins and Ashley Laurence. Carl Weathers from Predator, The Rocky series and Happy Gilmore pleased the crowd - he looks like he could still easily go fifteen rounds and kick your butt.
Kevin Alejandro of True Blood stopped by our table. Drive-In Horrorshow photographer Aisha Singleton was under his spell.
Besides the headlining stars there were many other great events, vendors and like-minded souls at the convention. Here are just a few.
Scares that Care is a 501(c)( 3) non-profit all-volunteer charity that raises money for sick kids and women who are fighting breast cancer. Founder Joe Ripple raffled off the great hand-sculpted Jason mask in the photo above. Scares that Care was near our booth, and we stared in awe at the mask all weekend. Some lucky person won it, and helped the worthy cause. Scare that Cares is always raffling off great stuff to raise money - please check them out here (link).
The torturous bunch from Pork Chop's Pen of Pain stopped by our booth for a happy photo. What a nice bunch of ghouls - they truly have a taste for punishment. Zombie Frank was taken prisoner after this photo; his whereabouts are still unknown. He looks so happy, though. I'm sure he'll find his way home - he always does. Please check out Pork Chop's Pen of Pain for more debaucherous fun.
Michael Riehl "The Ornament Guy" hand-paints Cristmas ornaments with scenes from your favorite movies, television shows and comic books. His work struck a chord with us here at the Horrorshow. It's never to early to start planning for Christmas, even if you are a pagan. His work can be found at Theornamentguy.com.
The un-dead souls from the Macabre Faire were excellently morbid and a bunch of real nice monsters. They are holding a Halloween Extravaganza Oct 19-21 in Rockville Centre NY , featuring monsters, music, vendors, fashion shows, horror movies and live performers. More at https://www.facebook.com/MacabreFaireEvents.
Well it is time to rest up; the film tour continues this week at the Festival of Fear in Toronto. See you there!
What they are saying about the Drive-In Horrorshow....
"10 out of 10"
"Drive-In Horrorshow delivers a visual feast of blood splatter
and clever storytelling."
"Drive-In Horrorshow takes the anthology and juices it fully with five unique stories that range from clever comedy to dark body horror."
"A well made anthology of short films."
"Highly recommended for those who want to confront the monsters under the bed of their childhood. And as always find them scary."
"The general tone of this film struck me, because I've seen real passion for the genre."
"This is a high recommend from me, very entertaining and obviously done by filmmakers who love the genre. Long live the horror anthology!"
"Drive in Horror Show is–WITHOUT A DOUBT–the greatest horror anthology since George Romero's Creepshow"
"I can't stop singing its praises."
"If you like horror anthologies pick this one up, there's something for everyone here."
"Every now and then a movie will come out that knocks you socks off and with its originality, creativity and magnetic appeal- well Drive in HorrorShow is that flick."
"With a solid lineup of 5 stories that range from the serious to seriously goofy, Drive-In Horrorshow is the perfect film for a Friday night. Or any night for that matter."
"A tasty little anthology in the vein of Creepshow or Trick 'r
Treat, Drive-In Horrorshow is a nifty treat of a film, well worth checking
"A cut above the rest and slice of incredible independent filmmaking."
"One of the most entertaining horror anthologies I have seen in
"The horror world is a fickle beast but Drive-In Horror Show manages to walk the lines of the subgenres without missing a beat. It's appeal reaches to horror fans of all types."
"Celebrates the long-lost beauty of the drive-in theater and all
its bloody glory."
"A slick five tale anthology film that was independently made
and a reminder of cool shit we used to see on late night TV when we
"A good throw back to the late night creature feature."
"Top notch effects that invoke fear and comedy at the same time.
I really really like this movie."
"The horror! But that's what he seeks."
"What motivated you and Michael Neel to make the transition from
candid interviews and political documentaries to ghoulish gore horror?"
"Wowzers! That really sounds like some good shit!"
*The Meat Man
*Pix From Fango
*Before You Start
*Choosing a DP
*Props and Art Direction
*Before you shoot
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