8/20/2018

Monster-Mania August 2018

This past weekend of August 17-19, 2018 was another edition of the always kick ass horror convention, Monster-Mania. My friend and I attended on Sunday the 19th. As always, we had a fucking blast!

The first celebrity I met was the gorgeous Ashley Laurence. She played Kristy Cotton in Hellraiser I&II, Hellraiser: Hell on Earth, and Hellraiser: Hellseeker, as well as appearing in other movies. I've had a childhood crush on her ever since I first saw her in Clive Barker's original classic. A movie that is one of my top favorite movies, of all time. As such, I have wanted to meet her forever, but she was never at any con, that I went to. This made her the person I was most looking forward to meeting on this day. 

Let me tell you, Laurence is a complete sweetheart. She talked to us for a while, enough so that her handler actually had to tell us to move since people were waiting on line for her. Aside, from her sweetness, she is still absolutely stunning! Beautiful inside and out, and having played one of the greatest final girls in one of the longest running franchises in horror hsitory, Laurence is a legend and a must meet for any fan!

After meeting her, the eternally beautiful Lisa Wilcox, who played Alice, another of the genre's best final girls, in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4&5, came up to talk to us. She loved the patches on my battle-vest. That made my day! Imagine that, one of my childhood crushes flattering me, in that manner! She is always so sweet in person. I told her that I first met her at a Chiller, which she, in turn, told me was her first con, ever!

Speaking of A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master, I met the lovely Tuesday Knight, who toke over for Patrica Arquette in the role of Kristen in that fun and highly successful sequel. She is a wonderfully friendly lady and signed my Blu-ray box set of the franchise. 

The other autograph I got was from Nancy Stephens, who played Nurse Marion Chambers in Halloween 1&2 and Halloween H2O. This was her first con on the east coast. We lucked out, catching her right before she left (she had to be out of there in 5 minutes!). She was such a sweet lady, that it was great to get her to sign my Blu-ray of John Carpenter's classic first entry in the franchise. 

I  also got a pic with Sid Haig (this is actually my second time meeting him), from many, many movies, including, of course, playing Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and the upcoming 3 from Hell! He looked ill, which honest to God, has me worried. I hope it is nothing serious and that he gets well soon (if he is indeed sick). Regardless, he is so nice in person! Fellow Rob Zombie co-star and friend, Bill Moseley was next to him wearing a Space Force uniform (a reference to one of an endless bit of ridiculous shit said by President Donald Trump...). They both joked about it, and it ultimately shows how cool and awesome they are. And, most importantly, what great friends they are to each other.  

While, there was probably more cosplay the day before, there was a little on display on this Sunday. Here are two cool ones that I got to photograph:

Of course, I also bought some swag:
Blu-rays: Cathy's Curse (f rom Severin Films, at their booth, naturally) and Night Angel (I picked it from the Diabolik DVD booth)
A print of a painting that I have seen online everywhere featuring various horror characters and monsters. It was signed by the artist, Byron Winton. He does amazing work, as you can see, and talked to us for a while. He too was really nice.
And, finally from over at Fright-Rags, I got an officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids T-shirt of Jabbed Jason. It is a parody of the classic poster art from Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. 

Here are my two autographed Blu-rays, A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection and Halloween, signed by Tuesday Knight and Nancy Stephens respectively.

Anyway, another awesome Monster-Mania has passed us by, and I can't wait for the next one, next year!

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