April 29, 2011

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2011

I’ll be heading out to the Texas Frightmare Weekend on Sunday. I have to make sure my girls are feeling better first. The kid has a fever and Doc says it just takes time with this particular virus causing it. The wife has her chemo sickness, so it will wear off too.

I’m not usually a big horror fan. Nowadays what passes for horror is just glorified gore and that’s just not me. I long for the days of Hammer Studios (affiliate link) and the likes of Vincent Price. The original House on Haunted Hill (affiliate link) is a classic and Price is . . . well, Priceless.
Robert Englund Freddy Krueger MaskI am excited about the show though because they’ve brought in some great actors. Yes, Carey Elwes is there for all you Saw fans or even you Princess Bride ones. But, I’m holding out for Malcom McDowell, Robert Englund, Angus Scrimm (Phantasm franchise), and Doug Bradley (Pinhead of Hellraiser). It would have been really sweet, but Keir Dullea cancelled out on the show. The name may not be familiar, but he played David Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey! (affiliate link) I’m sure he had good reason. The musician Voltaire, who I did not know was a film maker also, will be there and hopefully performing somewhere close by. I’ll let you know if I find out.

Oh, and mentioning Hammer Studios, May 4th at the Royal Lane Studio Movie Grill, it’s the Horror of Dracula! It’ll play at 10:00 pm and I’m definitely trying to get to that. Anyone want to watch a wife and kid for me? (that’s a joke people)

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