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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Texas Horror's Hoo Recap!

This past week we talked with Melanie Donihoo. We discussed her acting roles in the films Closet Space, Sweatshop, Sway, Walking Distance and Imago. Additionally we discussed her role as a Unit Production Manager. We also discussed how she got involved in acting and how she met her husband/director Mel House. Josh Vargas called in with 2 very good questions regarding her dream role and what genre she would be acting if she wasn't in the horror Genre.

I also announced a special Halloween episode which Ed Neal will be the Special Guest for. During the Halloween episode I'll be giving away a copy of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 disc Ultimate edition autographed by both Ed Neal and Teri McMinn. I'll also be giving away a copy of Stacy Davidson's film Domain of the Damned, as well as, the soundtrack for the film and 2 Copies of Pipewrench, the indie film by friend of the show Shane Michaels. All of the give away items are pictured below!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Living Dead Info, (Promotional)

Who wants to be a part of a new Horror Film?

Well, now you can be.

Blood and Guts Productions LLC. A small Northwest Ohio based Film Production Company that is in pre-production to film a new slasher type horror movie in November 2009. Living Dead is a dark drama/horror movie about a girl whose life revolves around an abusive relationship. Beaten, scared, and whipped free of her emotions, Amy becomes hollow and dark inside to the point where revenge is the only thought on her mind. She sets out to prove that payback is a bitch!

The movie is titled "Living Dead" and the script has just recently been finished, but we need your help now in order to fully realize its potential as a moving, gritty, bloody, and tension filled extravaganza that it will be. You can do all of this for the mere price of an Executive Producer credit in this auction.

By purchasing this credit of $50.00 dollars you are helping the filmmakers focus on the creative aspect of the film as opposed to worrying about how they are going to afford to work in that scene of a jaw bone being ripped off of a living person. In times like those, how can you not help?

Anyone buying this credit will have their name show up during the end credits as an Executive Producer, listed on IMDB when the film gets submitted for everyone to see and be jealous of and a DVD copy of the movie once production finishes.

Also by purchasing this Executive Producer credit you get the exclusive ability to read the script and get included on all production updates that are made to the cast and crew. That's because buying this credit makes you part of the crew!

The only stipulation is this auction is for the Executive Producer credit and not for any creative control of the movie.

If anyone has any questions feel free to ask please contact Shane Michaels at bloodandgutsproduction@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trick or Treat? Treats of course!

I have a copy of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Autographed by Ed Neal "The Hitch Hiker" and Teri McMinn "Pam". Up for grabs. By coming to this blog, all you have to do is e-mail your name and address to edcrophiliaonbtr@gmail.com to be entered to win this collectors item valued at over $50!

To win a copy of Stacy Davidsons Domain of the Damned and the soundtrack for the film, you'll have to listen to my show for further details!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Crypticon Houston Recap

So, where to begin about Crypticon Houston? Friday afternoon I guess. Well we arrived to a disorganized mess, registration wasn't set up, and no early entry for the VIP pass holders. SO at that point I'm wondering to myself why it was exactly that we paid $200 for VIP passes? We managed to register and get our passes, get inside and start getting autographs. There were a lot of "Indie" film makers at the show which was refreshing. I attribute the troubles to first convention growing pains. The t-shirts were decently designed, I did have the complaint that their largest size was XL. I apologize if I am being a bit critical on this issue, but not all horror fans are "Beautiful People" who are a size M or L and not all female horror fans are a size 4!
I can say that all of the guests who were advertised were there and very pleasant to talk with. Ed Neal had something to do and didn't show up until Saturday, but I believe there was a sign on his table stating such, so nice save there.
I do think that the venue was a bad choice, it was too large for a small con. A hotel would have been a much better choice. One of the things that I heard grumbles and complaints about from fellow convention goers was the parking situation. $8 every time you left and wanted to come back (Thank you Reliant Center). It sounds small and trivial, but here's the reason it's a problem. If, say for instance, you get hungry and want to run off to eat something, $8, then you get back and realize that you left an item you wanted signed in your hotel, you either wait on it or pay another $8 for parking. A hotel as the venue would have eliminated this issue entirely.
The gathering was small as far as convention goers was concerned, which is not a bad thing, if you're a convention goer. I'm certain that the convention coordinators were hoping for a bigger turn out. As I was saying, as a fan it was exquisite, there were short lines and it was nice having more than two or three minutes to talk to the celebs while hey signed your stuff. There was time to ask the questions I wanted to ask and time to pitch the show to some of the (Hopefully) upcoming guests.
For myself it was nice to get to know some of the indie film makers, normally I'm rushing off to get this or that signed and the only times I'm not really engaged in something is when I am outside smoking.
The Costume Party was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in a ballroom, where Mike Terror and Revolutions rocked the stage. Kristy Swanson got on stage with Revolutions and played both Bass and did drum solo.
The Tattoo Booth run by Advanced Body Art was tattooing all weekend, they also did Kristy Swanson and Cathy Saint George their first tattoos. Yes you read that correctly, two of the celebs got their first tats at the convention!
Saturday they were far more organized and everything seemed to run as planned, some of the panels ran over their scheduled time, which is testament to the actors and or actresses on the panels going out of their way to answer the fans questions.
Sunday went without a hitch, so there's not much to say about that.


There were problems, but I know that Crypticon Houston will take the lessons learned from this first convention and remedy them. Better advertising and a more accessible venue for both the guests and convention goers will vastly improve things. Having a few more volunteers to help out with things like registration, planning and execution will make everything run more smoothly in the long run. As I said, hopefully, Crypticon Houston will take these small steps in the future and return even bigger and better next year, having learned what worked and what didn't work.
Simply put, continue on with what worked, omit and change the things that didn't work and success will come. There is no trial without error and you cannot succeed if you don't try, if you try and fail, to not try again is the true failure. I guess it will be a year before we find out if Crypticon Houston was a success or a failure.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crypticon Houston Promo with Eileen Dietz Recap

Monday afternoon (Monday?) I did a special show to help promote Crypticon Houston, the upcoming Horror Convention, being held Oct 16 - 18th in Houston, TX (Duh)!. This will be the first "Con" in Houston in 14 years!
We talked with Eileen Dietz and discussed her work in several of her movies to include The Exorcist, Creepshow 3, and The Clonus Horror.
Spencer Selph Also called in to give some info about the ongoings of the convention, such as live music, A "Best Horror Tattoo" contest and a Costume Party.
Crypticon's Line up also includes such Horror Icons as Edwin Neal Known for his role as "The Hitch Hiker" in Tobe Hoopers 1974 Classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friend of the show Teri Mcminn, also from Hoopers "Chainsaw", Adrienne Barbeau of Swamp Thing, John Carpenter's The Fog and the George Romero and Stephen King's collaborative work Creepshow, Dee Wallace Stone famous for her roles in The Howling, and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and Michael Berryman, of Wes Cravens 1977 classic The Hills Have Eyes as well as the 1985 sequel and was featured in Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects to name a few.

Resident Lally recap!

This past weeks guest was Ken Lally. Whom, in case you were unaware, did the motion capture (Mo-cap) work for the character of Albert Wesker from the wildly popular Resident Evil 5 (Biohazard 5).

We discussed his work as a stuntman, voice actor and in Mo-Cap. A genuinely funny guy, he filled us in on how they act out the fighting scenes and gun play. Listen to the show to find out why so many stunt people tend to work with the same groups of people repeatedly.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

So for today.......

I'm lying in bed this morning, feeling like hell due to a staph infection. I am somewhat disoriented and loopy from the meds. I will be interviewing Ken Lally, who has done numerous voice overs for video games, as well as doing motion capture work for them. My point of focus will be on his role as Albert Wesker (Motion Capture) for the hit game Resident Evil 5 (Biohazard 5)!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The "House" of Horror

My guest this past week, was Indie filmmaker Mel House. We discussed his early film making career and some of the frustrations he still has over some of those experiences. Also we talked about his cancellation of him appearing at Crypticon Houston. The inside joke of Solo Mio, continues, despite Mel wishing it would go away. We found out about his "Crew" of solid performers and friends. Take a listen!

Hello and Welcome

Well firstly let me welcome you to the official blog of Edcrophilia's Horror Talk Radio. Here, what I'll be doing is summarizing (Kind of) the past weeks show. Hopefully giving you just enough info to want to actually listen to the show. Not enough to know everything that went on and what was discussed. This is also an area of feedback for anyone who wants to make requests and/or suggestions about the show.