Saturday, October 3, 2009

The 7 Days of Monster Fest - Day Two: Virginia Creepers: The Horror Host Tradition of the Old Dominion

Hey Superfans!

The daily countdown to Monster Fest 6 continues. Today I’m highlighting another one of the film premieres taking place at the BIG event. Yesterday we looked at Joe Maddrey’s excellent documentary film Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, and today we have another outstanding horror documentary with major local interest. Virginia Creepers: The Horror Host Tradition of the Old Dominion from directors Sean Kotz and Chris Volluzo explores the long line of TV horror hosts in the Commonwealth from 1958 forward (of which Hampton Roads has been fortunate to have a healthy number : ) As a Virginia transplant whose first exposure was Dr. Madblood, it has been very cool to discover what a horror tradition we have in our neck of the woods. A bonus that adds to the coolness is that some of the interviews in the film were conducted at Fantasmo!

Want even more reasons to come out and see Virginia Creepers? That’s easy. First it will likely be your only opportunity to see it on the big screen in our area. Better still you will be able to meet some of the subjects in the form of Team Madblood (including Dr. Madblood himself) and Chamber Theater host Rick “The Keeper” Clark in a rare appearance. And you just never know who might show up! The show starts at 2:30 p.m., right after Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue. You dare not miss it!

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Madblood and the Keeper! Crikey I'm gonna have to fanagle someway of getting to Monster Fest this year!

Both shows introduced me to some good music. Madblood = Sugarloaf and The Keeper = Alan Parsons Project. Great memories of growing up with both.