I got lost on the way there. This goes to show you that GPS units may know the shortest way even if I know the way to the convention location. I still don't know the last mile or so. So I took a 45 minute detour to the center of the heart of central Jersey. Bah Humbug and oil tankers. Makes you want to move to the friggin' fields of Northwest Jersey where the cows still roam freely and you can buy amazing apple cider... OH WAIT THAT'S WHERE I FUCKING LIVE WHY AM I IN CENTRAL MOTHERFUCKIN' NEW JERSEY LOST AGAIN!?
|Bill Moseley's autograph on a Cornbugs CD|
|Jordan Ladd's autograph|
|Jimmy Terror and Larry Zerner|
|Jimmy Terror and Jordan Ladd (Don't I look happy?)|
|Jimmy Terror and T-Dog|
|Jimmy Terror and Johnny Dickie make angry wrestler faces|
|The Pizzaman to be reviewed soon, rare Savage Water Drive In Double Feature, No Clowning Around|
So what the Hell did I buy? MonsterMania is my Christmas. I go all out. I save up a part of my tax return and allow myself to go on a moderate buying frenzy. Please enjoy some of the pictures. I spent quite a bit of time at DiabolikDVD picking up VHSHOLE (their Diabolik's produced Action reel VHS clamshell, limited to 20 tapes only release). I had Jesse and Joseph sign it and promised I would never part with it. I won't. I adore it. No flipping here. Can't wait for the sequel. Also got a few Blu's and DVD's: Mystics of Bali, Don't Go In the House, Prophecy, Zombie Lake on Blu, a gorgeous Drive-In double feature.
|VHSPS Three on a Meathook and Don't Go in the House from DiabolikDVD|
A DVD copy of Rob Dimension's genius No Clowning Around. I own a VHS copy but also wanted a DVD version. I even found out that I was quoted on the box. That's a first and an amazing and thank you Rob Dimension because you always give everyone a chance and we love everything you do. Late Night and beyond!
|Quiltface Black Christmas and old Fango and Gorezone|
Each year I pick up a new Jason Voorhees hockey mask. This year I got part IV. KreationX does such an incredible job and I can't wait to pick up the two remaining masks in the set. (after that I have to go elsewhere and I'm still eyeing up those Silver Shamrock reproductions).
Picked up a complete set of Fright Flicks cards. That's my childhood coming staight back. Also got a pile of cheap used DVD's. Quite a few that were missing from my collection and all in great quality. See pics to figure out which ones.
|Prophecy from DiabolikDVD and Society from VHSPS|
I picked my wife up some goodies from The Little Punk People store. A gorgeous cupcake and a pink robot T for my little Ava. For Bella, the Star Wars nut I picked up an autograph of Chewbacca... let's move on to one of the single strangest experiences of the night.
Walk into a "comedy club" Across from you is Martin Kove with an empty table. That's the friggin even sensei of the Cobra Kai Dojo in Karate Kid. He looked the same only older and that was very intimidating. I didn't want to sweep the knee. I had a problem with that.... so I went over to the vacant table of Chewbacca aka Peter Mayhew. He didn't speak. He did say Thank you. I did pay $30 for his autograph but would have had to pay more for a photo op and didn't think his electronic cigarette would appeal to my 8 year old. Then I turned around. Somewhat let down mind you because I was expecting something bigger. Something more "chewie" and there's fucking Dirk Benedict all aglow looking like FaceMan only much older but just as boisterous and god did that make me happy but how frickin' surreal. I had to leave the room. So I left. I immediately turned a corner, ran into the Misfits signing and felt equally strange (they were talking... the Misfits speak?...whoa!). Without Glenn Danzig being there and with a partial cast of unknown fellas I just felt awkward. It was a no go. I think I was hungry. I think I needed a stiff drink. That's when I decided it was time to get the Hell out of Cherry Hill and make my way home.
|VHSHOLE signed by DiabolikDVD|
|Zombie Air Freshener and VHSHOLE|
On my way out the door I had a nice final walk through with Thomas A Kaye, talked with my VHSPS buddies and then had a semi-tearful convo with Kristy Jett. It was a great night. Sure I missed plenty of folks. Plenty of famous people whom I didn't even remember were there but that's okay. Next time. Tyler Labine, the Burning actors, even the neo-Judith Myers and House of 1000 who's who... I missed them and love them and there's time for them and a place in my heart.
|KNB Friday the 13th Part 4 Mask and Cornbugs Limited Edition Trick or Treat Bag|