One of Fantasmo's oldest and dearest supporters is a filmmaker named Joseph Maddrey. You'll see his great blog Maddrey Misc. over on the left column of this very page, and you can find his written work on our library shelves. Joe was a fixture at FantaSci, Monster Fest, and Fantasmo for a number of years, until he headed off to continue his film career in sunny California (taking hectic breaks to lend his producing talents to The House Between). Well, his efforts have paid off in the form of a cool new documentary he's put together on the evolution of the American horror film called Nightmares in Red, White And Blue. The documentary is based on his 2004 book of the same title, and features interviews with the likes of George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, etc. In the coming weeks I'll be interviewing Joe about the film, but in the meantime you can check out the trailer over at the official site: http://www.nightmaresinredwhiteandblue.com/.
A cool tidbit of info you horror fans may notice is that Joe also managed to get the great Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens, Millennium) to narrate the film. How cool is that?!? Anyhow, look for more info on the documentary here on the blog soon, and in the meantime you can read the awesome print version here at the library (shameless plug : )