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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

R.I.P. Joseph Pilato 1949-2019

I do not like how frequently we are losing horror royalty these days. This Sunday past we lost actor Joseph Pilato. He was 70.

Joseph Pilato 1949-2019.

Pilato appeared in many films over his fourty year career, but was best known for his role as Captain Rhodes in George A. Romero's Day of the Dead. I was lucky enough to meet him in 2012 when he appeared at the second edition of Shock Stock. He was warm, energetic and a born entertainer. He called me a puss fuck!

Pilato at Shock Stock 2012.

Rest in peace, Mr. Pilato.