This will be their 6th year, and the 1st one that I've missed.
This is something that I've looked forward to every year. Even last year, when we started traveling, I flew back to Florida, from Arizona.
This year, I've pretty much prepared myself, all-along, that I would not be attending. I have known for quite some time that I was going to miss out on meeting George Romero, Malcolm McDowell, Jason Mewes, and Elvira, as well as many others. . . :-(
That's okay though, especially now that I've just found out that there is a theatre, in downtown Chicago, (about 3 hours away from where we are currently located) who will be hosting a 24-Hour Horror Movie Marathon, on October 25th, starting at Noon!
13 Films, among which will be Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train ~ wait, it gets better!
Clive Barker himself will be there, screening the film, with a Q & A and a Signing after the movie!
(If you have not yet seen The Midnight Meat Train, it is OUTSTANDING! My Favorite Horror Film, so far, this year! I saw it twice in the theatre already and I am looking forward to the DVD Release on the 21st! Now, I can see it again, in the theatre, and you can bet that I am going to take my copy of Books of Blood as well as the DVD and get them both signed by Barker!)
Not only that, Lucky McKee's May is also going to be part of the marathon, and Lucky McKee too will be there!!! [Can you tell that I'm getting excited?!?] :-)
I am looking forward to meeting both Barker & McKee!
Friday the 13th - Part 4: The Final Chapter will also be shown, with Director Joseph Zito on hand to answer any questions, etc.
The other 10 Films include:
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (with live organ accompaniment)
White Zombie (the Bela Lugosi Classic)
The Old Dark House (Boris Karloff)
Eyes Without A Face (the French Masterpiece)
Phantom of the Paradise (Brian DePalma's Lunatic Film!)
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer [this one comes out on DVD on Tuesday - it was at the top of my Queue, but now I am removing it] :-)
Pieces (in a new 35mm print)
Black Sabbath (Mario Bava's Italian Sweetness!)
Peter Jackson's Dead Alive [I am so looking forward to seeing this on a Big Screen!] :-)
and last, but not least, The Excorcist
All of this for only a mere $27.00!! (in advance) or $33.00 (at the door)
Plus, there will be Vendor Tables, a Live Auction, Free Monster Drinks! (I am assuming these are the Energy Drinks) Prizes, Surprises, and More!
So, if you are in the Wisconsin area, and you want to attend, and/or want a ride, let me know!!
If you are in the Chicago area, and are already planning on going, let me know, and I'll look you up! [this is something that would be cool to have a friend along for!] :-)