It's been a long couple of months, but the dry spell is almost over. Rob and I have just returned from shooting the second season of John Kenneth Muir's The House Between. Unlike our first season, this year the shoot was quite grueling. You can read all about it, and catch the first season episodes (if you haven't already) at http://reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com/.
Nonetheless, it was a lot of fun, and the second season should be really terrific when it debuts next spring.
Given the strenuous experience we've just had, your Team Fantasmo is more than ready for the restorative powers of viewing three classic Godzilla films on the big screen. The magic is back on Friday, June 15 at Chesapeake Central Library starting at 8:00 p.m. Godzilla Vs. Mothra, Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, and Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla. Wow! Is that a lineup or what?!?
But wait, there's even more news! More monsters are on the way in July, as we prepare for the sequel to last year's wildly popular werewolf-themed Fantasmo! That's right, it's Bad Moon Rising 2: Werewolves Good, Bad & Ugly! What does that mean? It means you'll see one classic werewolf film, one decent werewolf film, and one that's just plain awful (but in the so bad it's good sort of way). We won't announce the titles until Godzilla night (so as to build the suspense), but if you can't make it just keep watching the blog for updates.
Lastly, there's another nifty news item worth mentioning. Fantasmo regular George Booker has put together a cult movie program that will debut in Norfolk's historic Ghent this Thursday, June 7 at The Boot. The program is called Klaxar's Focus Group, and will feature live commentary during the feature film. And what is the film? None other than the 1974 Sean Connery sci-fi epic Zardoz! If you've never seen this absolutely indescribable movie, prepare yourself for a very memorable experience (hey, it's in this member of Team Fantasmo's Top 10 favorite guilty pleasures). The show starts at 10:00 p.m., and admission is $3.00. For more information, contact George Booker at email@example.com.
That's all for now, but keep checking this highly informative (not to mention entertaining) page for news, reviews, and commentary. See you soon!