Monsters From The Basement had the pleasure of attending the second Days Of The Dead Convention in Indianapolis this past summer. It was our third visit to a Days Of The Dead convention and I have to say they keep getting better and better!!! Plenty of top-notch guests and huge vendor rooms catering to the horror fan in every way possible!!
I don’t know about you but I really enjoy going to cons and getting to meet the stars that I grew up watching in movies over the years. I was thrilled to learn that Days Of The Dead was doing a Texas Chainsaw Massacre reunion at this show!!!
Me with Allen Danziger
With William Vale
With Ed Neal
With Teri McMinn
With Marilyn Burns
Another shot with Marilyn
Ed Guinn and me
Grandpa himself John Dugan
And No “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” reunion would complete without Leatherface….here I am with Gunner Hansen.
We had met and interviewed Patty Mullen at another convention this year and I was really looking forward to seeing her again. Patty just started doing conventions and is a real sweetheart. Here are a few pictures of Patty!!
Patty admiring my Frankenhooker tattoo
Patty with a Frankenhooker fan
The picture above is Patty with a bust of her from Frankenhooker done by my good friend James Howard. Below is a pic of me and Patty with James
First Jason himself was a guest at the show as well. Ari Lehman is always the life of the party!!!
I caught Ari tickling the keys of a piano in the hotel on Sunday afternoon!!
I ran into one of our Babes From The Basement Pretty Poison on Saturday. I had interviewed her over the phone but had never met her face to face before.
She was there with the Lolita Girls along with another Babe From The Basement Angela Denton!!
With the legend himself Dick Miller.
Here I am with another “convention buddy” Felissa Rose.
Tom Savini is a special effects legend who created some of the most awesome film effects ever. It was great to finally meet this guy.
Michelle Shields is also a Babe From The Basement and a great actress as well.
It is always a pleasure to see Monsters From The Basement’s favorite Kayla Perkins at a show.
Ran into another favorite actress of mine, Roni Jonah!
The cast of “Dear God No!” was on hand promoting the film. You need to check this one out if you haven’t seen it yet.
Ashleigh Jo Sizemore was one of the walkers on season 2 of The Walking Dead.
Monsters Among Us
A cool thing that Days Of The Dead has organized is the group called Monsters Among Us. It features some of the horror fans that come to the show dressed as their favorite characters from their favorite films. So much detail and work go into their costumes that it amazes me to see them up close.
William and Barbra Adams (AKA Nightmare Man and Princess Diva Of The Dead) are staples at the Days Of The Dead shows. Williams has several characters he does that include Freddy Kruger, Dexter and Hannibal Lecter. They tied the knot at the Days Of The Dead convention and I wish them a very happy life together!!!
William as Dexter Morgan. He will wrap you up in plastic, slice your cheek and give you a blood sample on a slide to take home with you!
William’s Hannibal Lecter next to my girlfriends Hannibal figure that I picked up for her.
You might have heard my interview with Argos T. Fleam a while back on the website. He is a horror host that is working on a new horror variety show.
Our friend Jeff Wickedbeard as The Predator
Chris Pezzano and his mate Mara Halas are the newest members of Monsters Among Us.
With Princess Diva Of The Dead without the Diva makeup
One of our favorite things to do at a convention is sit back a check out all of the costumes people wear at the shows. Here are a few of them….
A group of Rocky Horror fans.
Mmmmmm……looks like your nose is bleeding dude!!!
My friend Kevin rocking the nuns outfit!!
Wonder Woman even dropped by to keep everyone in order!
Dang girl you need to see a doctor!!
Clowns are always scary especailly when they are 7 feet tall!
I think this girls costume and makeup was one of the best that I saw at Days Of The Dead.
Who will win in this battle? I say the chick with the machine gun!
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley was a guest at the show and he had fans of all ages waiting to get in to meet him!
Plenty Of Vendor were on hand sell everything from Critters to Ghoulies
See? I told you!!
Like I said at the top of this post, the Days Of The Dead Conventions keep getting better and better. They are planning one in Chicago in Nov of this year and next year Atlanta and Los Angeles which promises to be the show of all shows with 30 different guests each day.
A big thank you to Adolfo Dorta and the Days Of The Dead Staff for putting on a great show and making Monsters From The Basement feel right at home!!!