In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Things Are About To Get Nuts!

I've got a big weekend coming up. It all starts with a screening of Midnight Meat Train tomorrow night and flows into the three-day-extravaganza of The Festival Of Fear. Every year, there is a parade of genre celebrities and what better way to call attention to them than a FOF '08 themed Coverbox Wednesday!

The Guest of Honour this year is none other than Wes Craven, the mastermind who gave us A Nightmare On Elm Street, the exploitation pillar The Last House On The Left and The Scream series. For more Coverbox Craven, click here.

Director Tobe Hooper is also in attendance, hosting a special screening of one of my all-time faves (and likely one of yours) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

I'm TOTALLY stoked about seeing perennial girl next door Kristy Swanson.

The ubiquitous John Saxon returns to Canada!

Brad Dourif, horror veteran and voice of Chucky is in the house!

I had to use Galaxy Of Terror for Sid Haig because I couldn't find the appropriate cover for Spiderbaby unfortunately.

Though most people know her as Jigsaw's protégé, Shawnee Smith was already well versed in horror by the time Saw rolled around.

Prolific Scream Queen Linnea Quigley is here in the flesh, as well. She is the last of the 1991 Weekend Of Horrors attendees (H.G. Lewis, Kane Hodder & Tom Savini were the others) that have come back to The Big Smoke for FOF. Anyone else notice the similarity between the last two covers? Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

So, as you can see... Craz-eee-ness! Check back throughout the weekend for updates on my adventures at Toronto's Nerd Prom.

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