After a long and busy Saturday at Horrorhound Weekend, Brian and I relaxed and ordered dinner in our room. While it’s rarely a positive experience for any Chicagoan to order pizza outside of city limits, this was the perfect food choice when one planned on following it up with copious amounts of alcohol. Saturday nights at Horrorhound were notorious for their raucous all night gatherings…and this year I was determined to join their party! Afterwards, I headed outside for some air and met a guy in the lobby who pulled out a mason jar that looked as if it were half full of motor oil. “Want some moonshine?” he asked.
I smiled but hesitated. It had only been the week before on St. Patrick’s Day when I’d indulged in another home-made concoction with my fellow pod-caster, Jason, resulting in a drunken argument between us. I’m batting a 1,000 with friends these days, folks! Please check out the “Podcast” link at the top of this page to hear our first (and possibly final) eight episodes of Terror on Tequila!
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 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.
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!
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. ..
From Wikipedia: Mothman is a legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from 15 November 1966 to 15 December 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated 16 November 1966, entitled “Couples See Man-Sized Bird…Creature…Something”..
TERROR FROM BEYOND THE DAVES is honored to share the photos of Brian Maze who visited the Mothman Museum located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia…
TERROR FROM BEYOND THE DAVES is pleased to introduce our very FIRST guest writer to the site, Brian Maze! While this may be his first appearance as a “writer” on the blog, he is far from a stranger. Mr. Maze is the talented artist whose “Horror Hosts pogs” have not only been a regular feature of our weekly reports, they’ve completely enhanced them. His generosity and support can not be overstated and we are VERY fortunate to count him as not only an amazing contributor but good friend as well. Brian, like both Daves, is a big fan not only of the genre but the world of horror hosting too! His Virginia locale places him in an area rich in horror host history, both past & present. Dr. Sarcofiguy, Count Gore de Vol, and Karlos Borloff’s Monster Madhouse all herald from this region. We look forward to future field report from Brian regarding those characters, as well as meeting him in person this March at Horrorhound. Today, however, it is not Horror Hosts but Zombies who prompt Brian’s contribution. So, without further adieu….
Since World War II suburban living has been on the rise, individuals wanting a slower pace than the hustle & bustle of the city moved to “the burbs” for the American Dream of the white picket fence, front lawn & the two car garage. But Suburbanites needed somewhere to shop, and a central part of “the Burbs” is the Shopping Mall, with its Anchor stores, cell phone kiosks, coffee bar, & food court. The mall plays a central part in the fabric of suburban society.
The underbelly of this society is the Zombie. Zombies are more than merely undead versions of us; they represent chaos and the breakdown of the norm. This, in turn, plays on our own fears of losing the security of our daily routines, something we often resent and take for granted. George Romero knew this all too well, when he filmed DAWN OF THE DEAD, the classic zombie film which showed us what could happen when chaos reaches our last safe haven, the shopping Mall! Filmed at the Monroeville Mall, located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, the mall is now permanently engraved with the rotting image of the zombie.
One store in the mall, Time and Space Toys has embraced the zombie by featuring an in-store museum called “Monroeville Zombies” that is based on the history of zombies in popular culture, including television and film.
The museum contains life size replicas of such notable zombies as Tor Johnson (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), the German Super Soldier (SHOCKWAVES), Michael Jackson (THRILLER), as well as many more.
The museum also displays movie artifacts, memorabilia, as well as an amazing DAWN OF THE DEAD scale model of the mall as depicted in the film. If you are a die-hard horror fan and are in the Pittsburgh area, Monroeville Zombies Museum is a must see.