Days Of The Dead returns to Louisville, Kentucky the weekend of Sept 1, 2017
George Romero passed away today with his wife by his side after a bout with lung cancer. Words can not express what this man did for the horror genre.
Few people can forget the first time that they saw Night Of The Living Dead. I know I do. The movie haunted me for days and all I could think of when I went to bed at night was zombies walking in our front yard.
The father of the zombie. The world owes so much to you Mr Romero. May you rest in peace. You will be missed.
For the 7th year in a row I made the 5 hour drive to Indianapolis for Days Of The Dead. I had an awesome time.
Katie Stewart has been a long time favorite of Monsters From The Basement. She is a very talented actress in my opinion. We featured an interview with her several years back when she was involved with the web series Girl Girl Scene. Since then she has been in several other movies. I was lucky enough to attend the premier of her lastest film this past November. The name of the movie is The Wicked One and it was really good. The next day I got to sit down and chat with Katie about the film.
I always like to kick off the convention season in a big way so we returned to Atlanta, Ga. the weekend of Feb 3-5 for the 6th annual Days Of The Dead Show. This show was is welcomed with open arms each and every year.
Days Of The Dead returned to Chicago in November for a weekend full of horror, rock & roll & good times.
Atlanta, are you ready for Days Of The Dead?
One of the most talked about Horror Conventions return to the Peachtree State for a weekend of infected fun!!
It is with a heavy heart that I have to report the sad news of the passing of Don Calfa. Don appeared in many films over the years including Weekend At Bernie’s, Chopper Chicks In Zombietown and perhaps his most beloved role as Ernie in Return Of The Living Dead.
Don was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 3, 1939. He dropped out of high school to start acting after seeing the film Rebel Without A Cause. He worked in Broadway and Off Broadway productions before setting his sights on a career in films.
He appeared in many dramatic roles over the years but he is perhaps best remembered as a comic actor in many films.
Over the course of his career he worked with such greats as Warren Betty and Jack Nicholson and directors Martin Scorsese and Stephen Spielberg.
I remember seeing Return Of The Living Dead at the theater and it went on to become not only a favorite of mine but for many other horror fans giving it a cult status.
Don was very active on the Horror Convention Circuit with his fellow ROTLD cast members who he remained friends with until his death.
The world has lost a great actor but heaven is a bit brighter today!