Unlike the last few years, 2013′s March Horrorhound Weekend featured only a sparse number of horror hosts which, in many ways, seemed like a “last stand.” After the Vampira Tribute in 2010, Jason Hignite continued the Horrorhound Weekend/Horror Host tradition with a Zacherley Tribute in 2011 along with “inducting” at least ten horror hosts into the Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Horror Host Hall of Fame. The tradition of choosing ten random hosts for induction would continue in 2012 and, despite the lower turn-out, took place again this year.
It was after 8pm when I walked out of Horrorhound Weekend’s main convention hall during its opening Friday night. While maneuvering past the immense line of patrons (still looking to gain access) I walked across the street to The Crown Plaza hoping to catch a screening of The Profane Exhibit. It’s a new Italian film written and directed by Ruggero Deodato whom I’d met a couple of years back in Massachusetts. As the previous film was still playing, I took a seat in a comfy, lounge chair located outside the room. I was in the process of checking my phone messages when I heard a familiar voice call, “Hey Dave!”
There was no doubt that the fan costumes (many of which seemed to mix gore with sex appeal) kicked things up to whole new levels at Horrorhound Weekend! Check em’ out!
It was around 3pm on Friday, March 22nd when I arrived in Cincinnati for Horrorhound Weekend. Brian Maze from monkeygoatboy.com graciously asked me if I’d like to save expenses and room with him. This was in lieu of the person he was originally supposed to be going with cancelling due to an injury. Brian was staying at the Livinn Hotel which, while across the street from the event’s official hotel, was actually right next door to the Sharonville Convention Center and closer. Rather than seeking out my press pass, Brian saved me a LOT of anguish by also giving me his fallen compadre’s “vendor pass” which was even better. This act of kindness can not be understated as getting inside that convention center was like storming the gates of Mordor.
Just a quick note that the new Scary Monsters Magazine/Svengoolie Tribute issue (which has already been sent via pre-orders and has arrived at “Horrorbles” in Berrrr-wyn) will be hitting the stands within a couple of weeks per publisher, Dennis Druktenis.
There’s sure been a lot of upheavals these past few years and, straight out of the gate, 2013 proved to be no exception. The holiday lights had no sooner come down before I became aware that I was not only losing my friend, the other Dave – David Albaugh, but also facing the unwelcome reality of running this blog by myself.
Step right up for a podcast dedicated to killer clowns in cinema! While originally designed to make us laugh, these circus denizens usually succeed in having the opposite effect. Tonight we’ll discuss Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the controversial Clownhouse, and The Clown at Midnight! Jason, the Bartender of Terror, will be supplying some vodka drenched sno-cones to help keep us clownin’ well past the witching hour. Oh…and we’ll have a little Svengoolie too! Download the Mp3 below and enjoy a day at our sinister circus!
Dave Fuentes/Jason Lucas~
Hard to believe, but we’re now heading into the final week before the March Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinnati! It’s a bittersweet event for me as this is my fourth straight year attending this event and had always been done so with friends while, this time, I’m the lone Terror Dave. That should not imply that I won’t still have a blast nor be surrounded by friends and I’m looking forward to seeing many of them. Especially my pal, Brian Maze, who will be making regular appearances on this site and I think is one great guy!
From Documentary filmmaker and Horror Host fa, Sean Kotz…
Hi There Horror Movie Fans! For collectors of horror host memorabilia, this is a once in a life time offer. Richmond, VA’s legendary horror host, The Bowman Body, is immortalized on this limited edition coffee mug. Only 72 mugs will be printed and more than 40 have been pre-ordered in less than two days, so order yours now. This particular mug will never be reissued. Mugs are $12 (or less depending on number ordered) plus S&H. Head over to http://www.bowmanbody.com to get yours before they run out! Copies of the Bowman Body documentary, HI THERE HORROR MOVIE FANS, and the parent documentary, VIRGINIA CREEPERS, as well as limited edition T-shirts are available in the Bowman Body store!
Our next Brian Maze photo shoot features someone who’s no stranger to this site…Count Gore De Vol! Brian was recently invited to the Count’s Dungeon while hosting THE APE! Joining him for this sinister spread is the sexy, Tiffany Jordan!
It’s another episode of Terror on Tequila featuring Terror Dave Fuentes and Jason Lucas…Bartender of the Dead! Today we’ll be doing our first show dedicated to ZOMBIES! Yes, these undead flesh-eaters have contaminated virtually every facet of our popular culture with little sign of slowing down! Today we’ll delve into three zombie films that couldn’t be more different from one another.
Anybody who knows me, and has followed this blog for any length of time, knows that I have a deep love and commitment to Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. As an animal lover, I strongly believe in the conservation endeavors that mine and all AZA (Association of Zoos & Aquariums) accredited institutions perform as well as their work in educating and ingratiating the public to nature during their recreational visits. It may seem that nature loving and the horror genre are like “night and day,” interest-wise, but here in Chicago my worlds have been known to collide with the presence of our local-gone-national horror host, Svengoolie!
I am pleased to welcome my good friend, Brian Maze, to Terror from Beyond the Daves for the first of a very special series of posts. While Brian’s artwork has often been featured on this site (look no further than the logo) he is talented in MANY areas including photography. Utilizing beautiful gals, clever props & sets, along with his incredible camera skills, Brian has created a portfolio we horror fans can cheer! This week we’ll begin with his “Daughter of Dracula” shoot featuring model, Andrea Marie. ..
What’s your Point of View on POV Horror Films Podcast: Featuring PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, CLOVERFIELD…and much more!
Ever since THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, films featuring “lost footage” have been inundating audiences faster than you can say PARANORMAL ACTIVITY! Is this an effective horror genre or yet another example of Hollywood beating a dead horse? Find out in our next Terror on Tequila podcast dedicated to shedding light on the realities of “reality” films!