Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Creepers Are Coming!


Hey Superfans!

In my last post I mentioned that we had some BIG news coming about this Friday’s Schlock-O-Thon, and now that news can finally be revealed! Before the Schlock-O-Thon starts rolling at 8:00 p.m., Fantasmo will be paid a visit by a film crew from Horse Archer Productions, which is currently producing a documentary on Virginia TV horror hosts titled Virginia Creepers. The crew is looking for fans of Virginia TV horror hosts over the years (e.g. Dr. Madblood, The Bowman Body) to go on camera and share their memories. So if you would like to share your thoughts, be sure to come early (shooting will begin somewhere between 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.) and be a part of the fun. But wait, there’s more . . .

In addition to filming fan interviews, two of Virginia’s most famous horror hosts from years past will also be in attendance to greet the fans! Rick Clark who hosted Chamber Theater as The Keeper on WVEC (1984-1986) will be on hand, along with the first horror host of the Old Dominion Jerry Sandford, who hosted Shock Theater as Ronald on WVEC (1959-1961). If we’re lucky, they may even show some classic clips and share a few great stories (and if you were at the horror host panel at Monster Fest a few years back, you’ll know how fun these can be : ) What was already poised to be a historically significant Fantasmo, is now likely to become the stuff of legend. If there was any doubt in your mind about attending this one, we’re happy to have been able to clear that away with this stunning announcement! But wait, there’s still more . . .

If you would like to learn more about what is sure to be one of the coolest documentaries ever to be committed to film, you can get all the gory details at: www.virginiacreepersmovie.com. Rob and I are thrilled to welcome Team Horse Archer to Fantasmo, and are looking forward to an amazing event! All this and Shark Attack 3 . . . yes friends there is life after Can’t Stop the Music and Gymkata, and it is good!

2 comments:

Chris Johnson said...

Jerry Sandford is also famous to many people in this area as Bungles the Clown.

Anonymous said...

Jerry Sandford. What a great guy to have two successful tv shows on WVEC-TV-13 in Hampton Roads. I worked w/Jerry in'66, hired as announcer of WVEC Radio. Jerry was our radio program director and my boss at the time. I played "Droopy Dragon" for a few years on the Bungles show. Jerry is a Christain and devoted family man. From Goldsboro, N.C. In high school he had an English teacher who became an actor, Andy Griffith.Yes, the real Mayberry Andy. As Droopy Dragon, we had many hilarious moments on and off camera. The crew and all who knew Jerry were fortunate. He is intelligent, kind, creative, considerate and has a quick mind for humor.On occassion we have lunch with a gang of former 13 misfits. It's always a hoot. Droopy Dragon off camera was an old worn out, raggedy carpet, but looked great on the air. In addition, I played on his last tv horror show "Shock Theatre" as a character wondering through the graveyard on Halloween. Chuck Edillman played Igor I believe. Very successful segments and Shock Theatre had a huge following. Thanks Jerry for the laughs and horror movies. Sincerely, Rick, aka Droopy Dragon