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Nancy Allen Interview Posted


Nancy Allen’s first major acting role was that of Chris in the Stephen King film “Carrie”.  She also starred in “Robocop” and “Blow Out”. She was a guest at recent Days Of The Dead Convention in Indiana.  I had arranged for an interview with her but  things were so busy I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it.  We were finally able to do it while she was waiting for her ride to the airport Sunday afternoon.  She was a lot of fun and pleasure to interview. I hope you enjoy my interview with Nancy Allen!

Click here to go to Nancy’s interview page!

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Don’t Miss Days Of The Dead Feb 7-9, 2014 In Atlanta Georgia


Click the image above for the current guest list!!

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Check out January’s Babe From The Basement Shannon Stockin AKA Michelle Macabre


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January’s Babe From The Basement is model Shannon Stockin AKA Michelle Macabre.  Shannon is from South Carolina and enjoys cos-playing at horror conventions.  She attended her first horror a couple years ago and was hooked.  She created her “alter-ego” Michelle Macabre as her cos-play character.  Shannon is from South Carolina and currently lives in Tennessee.  When I contacted her about being featured on this website I also asked her if I sent her a MFTB t-shirt could she have some pictures made in it.  She agreed.  I sent her the shirt and she got with her photographer and made a few pictures just for us.  You can find her on Facebook under both names.  Watch your back at the next convention you attend.  Michelle might be stalking you!!!

Click here it view Shannon / Michelle’s Babe From The Basement Page!

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Audio Interview With Kristina Klebe Posted


Horror fans know Kristina Klebe best from Rob Zombie’s remake of the classic film “Halloween” but she has done a lot more than that.  She recently directed her very first short film called “As Human As Animal” with Diamond Dallas Page as well as a commercial for Henley E Cigarettes.  Kristina was a guest at the recent Days Of The Dead Convention and was nice enough to sit down with me and talk for a while.  While we were chatting, cinematographer Will Barratt  walked by and joined in on our talk.

Click here to listen to our interview with Kristina Klebe

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Audio Interview With John Kassir Posted


Who can forget the HBO series “Tales From The Crypt” and the host of the show The Crypt Keeper?  The one thing about the show that stood out was his voice.  The voice of The Crypt Keeper was supplied by John Kissar.  John was a guest at last years Days Of The Dead Convention.  He was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his Sunday morning to sit down and talk with me.  We talked about his carreer from Star Search all the way up to his part in the new film “Jack The Giant Slayer”.  I really enjoyed doing this interview and I hope you will enjoy it as well!

Click here to listen to John’s interview

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Days Of The Dead Atlanta 2012 Review Posted


My son, Julian and I had the pleasure of attending the second Days Of The Dead Convention in Atlanta Ga last weekend.  Julian was really excited about meeting Kane Hodder and it was good to see him excited about going to a con that wasn’t anime  related.  Now, the first Days Of The Dead was in the Peachtree City area of Atlanta.  This years hotel was in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  It is one of the hosts hotels for Dragon Con so I was glad it was right off the interstate and we had been in the area before as well.

Click here for full review and pictures

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Days Of The Dead – Atlanta Georgia – Feb 1-3, 2013

Well, it’s convention time again and the first big show of the year is Days Of The Dead in Atlanta, Georgia.  This is the second year in a row that Adolfao Dorta and his staff have put on the show in Atlanta.  We had a great time last year and this year promises to be even better.  Check out the guest list which includes not one, not two, not three but four major movie reunions!!!

Special VIP Guest Ace Frehley –  Guitar Legend


The reunion that I am the most excited about at this show is the Return Of The Living Dead Reunion.  Return is my all time favorite horror movie and I can’t wait to see the cast again.

The cast members from Return Of The Living Dead attending Days Of The Dead are….

Linnea Quigley

Beverly Randolph

Thom Matthews

Jewel Shepard

Brian Peck

John Philbin


Allan Trautman AKA Tarman

Don Calfa

Clu Gulager

If that isn’t enough for you, how about two more reunions, The Devils Rejects and House Of 1000 Corpes


Featuring Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Danny Trejo, Diamond Dallas Page, Ginger Lynn Allen, Michael Berryman, PJ Soles, Leslie Easterbrook, Jennifer Justin, Tom Towles, David Reynolds, Irwin Keys, Robert Mukes and Walter Phelan!!!

Also the stars of The Blair Witch Project!!!

Heather Donahue

Michael Williams

Joshua Leonard

The Blair Witch Project

Plus all of these stars as well!!


Patti Mullen – Frankenhooker

Dick Miller

Tony Todd

Gunner Hansen

Jake The Snake Roberts

Mickie James

Kane Hodder

Tom Savini

Mike Perez – Never Sleep Again & More Brains


Stacey Dixon – Model, actress and promoter of Full Moon Tattoo And Horror Convention

Ben Dixon – Tattoo artist and promoter of  Full Moon Tattoo And Horror Convention

Ari Lehman and his band First Jason

Michael Graves – The Misfits

Eerie Von –  Danzig / Samhain

Chelan Simmons – Tucker And Dale Vs Evil

John Dugan – Texas Chainsaw Massacre

William Katt – Greatest American Hero, House and Carrie

Diane Goldner – Feast

John Gulager – Feast Trilogy

Butch Patrick – The Munsters

Marilyn Burns – Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Brian O’Halloran – Clerks, Clerks 2, Chasing Amy

Howard Sheman –  Day Of The Dead

Sonya Thompson – The Walking Dead

Madison Lintz – The Walking Dead

Kylie Szymanski – The Walking Dead

James Balsamo – I Spill Your Guts




Plus Monsters Among Us




Impressed yet? I know I am. This promises to be one of the best conventions of 2013!!!


What are you waiting for? Click here to head over to the Days Of The Dead Website and check it out even further.

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Audio Interview With Chris Pezzano Posted

Chris Pezzano

Click here to listen to Chris’ Interview

I first met Chris Pezzano at a small horror convention in my home town of Murfreesboro, Tn a few years ago. He really stood out to me because of his awesome zombie make-up. Since then I have ran into him at just about every convention I have attended. Chis is a huge horror fan and is one of the newest members of Days Of The Dead’s Monsters Among Us Group. Monsters Among Us is a group of horror fans who really enjoy dressing up as different characters at shows. He has also been a member of several metal bands over the years and has toured the United States as well as Europe. He will be appearing in the up coming film “Night Of The Living Dead 2012 as well as a few other projects. Join me as I talk with Chris Pezzano!!

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Horror Convention Listing Page Has Been Updated!!!

I just finished updating the horror convention listing page here on the website.  If you know of a convention or film fest that you would like to see listed on the page, send us an email at . We would be more than happy to list it for you!!!

Click Here To View The Horror Convention Listing Page!!

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Days Of The Dead Indy 2012 Photos And Review

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!!

Horror Stars

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.

Michelle Shields

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!


Other Stuff

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.

You can check out the Days Of The Dead Website by clicking here!!!

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!!!


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