Monday, October 15, 2007

Episode 31: Greatest Hits Remix: Volume 2

Well another Monster Fest has come and gone, and what a day it was! Rob and I would like to thank all of you for coming out and supporting the event in its fourth year. We have a blast putting it on, and it’s great to see everyone in costume enjoying it as much as we do. In particular we’d like to thank all those who lent support in the form of donations of food, time, giveaways, etc. Craig T. and Debra for their wonderful gift bags and giveaways, Rick for the food and pumpkins, Justin for the candy corn soda (which really kept me going when we hit 2:00 a.m.), Lindsay for her delightful severed head cake (pictures hopefully to follow soon), Clay for going the distance and helping us pack up at the end, Paul and Debra for covering the program for Scary Monsters, all the Team Fantasmo regulars and Superfans, and everyone who I’m missing. For the record, it was the most well-attended Fantasmo to date . . . thank goodness we didn’t advertise that we’d be screening Halloween III: Season of the Witch : )

Although the post-Monster Fest doldrums may already be starting to set in you need not fear, as Team Fantasmo has a remedy in the form of Episode 31. November will mark our second annual greatest hits night, featuring two films you’ve voted on from all that’s come before. While it was a close race, I’m thrilled to announce that you’ve chosen The Mighty Peking Man and Gymkata!! While it’s true that I lobbied hard for these, I can assure you each and every vote counted. Indeed, MPM barely edged out The Omega Man and Death Race 2000. However, Gymkata won in a landslide . . . I’m just so proud of you guys : ) While it may never reach the status of Can’t Stop the Music, Gymkata is certainly up there in this member of Team Fantasmo’s book! I’ll be blogging about the film in the next week or so, giving you some more background and insight into this forgotten masterpiece, but in the meantime here are the official statistics:

When: Friday, November 2, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Chesapeake Central Library


8:00 p.m. The Mighty Peking Man (1977) Rated PG-13

9:45 p.m. Gymkata (1985) Rated R

So there you have it! The people have spoken! And for all of you naysayers out there, just remember it could have been much worse . . . it could have been The Apple!!


Lindsay said...

Hi Jim
I've just written a blog on my myspace page about how I made the severed head cake.
You can read it over here. It has lots of pictures!

Jim Blanton said...

Let them eat cake indeed - can't wait to see your next creation!

george said...

oh, man, was the mighty peking man a treat.

Jim Blanton said...

Truly there is nothing quite like it. For me the highlight is the frolicking sequence with the leopard. You just can't watch that and not fall in love with the movie : )