Ashley Laurence has done movies, television, commericals and she is a very talented artist as well. Perhaps she is best know for her role a Kirsty Cotten from the first three Hellraiser films. Ashley was a guest at this years Scarefest in Lexington Ky and I jumped at the chance to interview her. She is a very sweet lady and I totally enjoyed talking with her!!!
Click here to go to Ashley’s interview page
Mad Monster Party
Two weeks ago Monsters From The Basement attended North Carolina’s very first horror convention, The Mad Monster Party. The show was organized by Joe Moe. Joe was a member of the Bat Pack that took care of Forrest J Ackerman (Famous Monsters Magazine) the last years of his life.
Christi lives about an hour from Charlotte so we decided to drive home each night after the convention instead of staying at the hotel. The hotel was very nice and offered plenty of room for the show. The Blake Hotel had a kind of a Outlook Hotel (The Shining) feel to it on the inside.
The Blake Hotel
The only complaint I had about the whole weekend was that the people giving out the passes to the convention on the first night were a bit unorganized and confused about what they were doing. We stood in line for 45 minutes to get our passes at 5 pm only to find out that they were only giving out the VIP passes at 5 and we couldn’t get ours until 6pm when the doors to the show opened. But we didn’t let that one little glitch spoil our fun. If every convention went as smoothly as Mad Monster did I would be very happy.
At each convention there is always someone that you are really looking forward to meeting. This show offered a wide range of stars to meet and talk to, many were making their first convention appearence.
Patty Mullen was the one star that I was really looking forward to meeting at this show. Patty was in one of my very favorite horror/comedy films “Frankenhooker”. If you have never seen the film it is about a guy who’s girlfriend gets chopped up by a lawn mower and he saves her head and gets body parts from hookers to put her back together. Patty was so very sweet to her fans. I think she is one of the nicest coolest people I have ever met.
Patty Mullen signing some posters and pictures.
- Patty Mullen
Another shot of Patty Mullen
It seemed liked she really enjoyed meeting her fans at Mad Monster Party. She even left our friend James a message on his voice mail.
Patty Mullen on the phone
Me and Patty
The coolest part of the weekend was when Patty got into her Frankenhooker makeup and posed for pictures with her fans. This was a dream come true for me.
Just call me Jersery Boy
Me and Christi with Patty Mullen in her Frankenhooker makeup
Want a date? Got some money? Want some action?
Patty agreed to talk with me for an interview with Monsters From The Basement. She was very kind and very funny. Could have sit and talked to her for hours.
This is Frankenhooker and you have just entered Monsters From The Basement!
Patty Mullen star of Frankenhooker
Patty with her Monsters From The Basement shirt!
Craig Sheffer and Anne Bobby
Christi was really looking forward to meeting Craig Sheffer who was in one of her favorite films “Fire With Fire”. He also was in Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed” along with Anne Bobby. This was both of their first convention appearences as well.
Christi with Craig Sheffer
Christi with Craig again
Me and Anne Bobby
Anne was really excited that I had brought a “Nightbreed” poster for them to sign. She said she had the same poster hanging in her home.
Craig Sheffer signing my "Nightbreed" poster
Me with Craig Sheffer and Anne Bobby from "Nightbreed:
I also did an interview with Anne for Monsters From The Basement as well
Talking with Anne Bobby
Anne Bobby was a delight to interview
The Rest Of The Guests….
Mad Monster offered a little bit of something for everyone attending the show
Brad Dourif has been countless films including “One Flew Over The Cokooos Nest” and Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” remakes.
Christi and Brad
Brad talking with a fan
Christi and I both are huge fans of the movie “Fright Night”. Two stars from that film were at Mad Monster, Chris Sarandon and Stephen Geoffreys. We had watched the movie the night before just to prime ourselfs for meeting these two crowd favorites.
Chris at his table signing
Chris really liked Christi's Fright Night Shirt
Me and Chris
Chris was also the voice of Jack Skellington in “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Diane and "Evil Ed"
One of my very favorite actresses was also a guest at Mad Monster Party, Linda Blair. This was the 5th time that I had met her. She is such a sweetheart!
Christi and me with Linda Blair
It was very cool to meet Darth Vader himself David Prowse
Christi and David Prowse
Rutger Hauer was on hand meeting fans. All the money he made went toward his “Starfish” charity which helps in AIDS research.
Christi with "The Hitcher"
Our good friends Jason and Jennifer with Rutger Hauer along with their "baby"
I really enjoyed meeting Traci Lords
Me with Mary Woronov from Rock And Roll High School and Death Race 2000
William Katt was in “Carrie” and “House” as well as the very popular TV series “The Greatest American Hero”
William with Christi
Jennifer with William Katt
Me with The Greatest American Hero William Katt
Chandler Riggs who plays Carl on “The Walking Dead” was at the show too.
Don't tell me I have to stay in the hotel!!!
Christi and Diane with Chandler Riggs
Rodney Hall, zombie from “The Walking Dead”
Rodney Hall wearing a mask from Cap's Works
Addy Miller was the first zombie that Rick Grimes shot on “The Walking Dead”. She is such a sweet girl.
Addy with "The Baby"
Christi and Addy Miller
Addy took part in a makeup demonstration and was made up to look like she had aged many years!!
Christi with aged Addy
We attended the tribute to the late great Forrest J Ackermn on Saturday
Joe Moe at Forrest J Ackerman Tribute
I really loved this tribute to Forry. Hope they do it again next year.
- Christi and Joe Turkel from “The Shining”
I am sure Joe Turkel felt right at home at The Blake Hotel. It reminded me of the Outlook Hotel in “The Shining”
No horror convention would seem complete without Bill Mosley from “Devils Rejects” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2″
Bill Mosley talking with a fan
Christi with Tony Todd
One of the nicest horror stars you will ever meet is Dee Wallace from “The Fog” and “Cujo”
Me with Dee Wallace
Christi and Dee Wallace
Dee signing my Cujo poster
Dee Wallace talking with Diane
Being a huge music fan as well as a horror fan I love it when they book rock stars at the horror conventions. Marky Ramone was at Mad Monster Party and it was awesome meeting him for the very first time.
Christi and Marky Ramone
Me and Marky Ramone
Marky doing Lon Chaney as The Phantom Of The Opera
Meeting Ace Frehley was pretty cool as well!!
William Katt’s costar in the film “House” was a guest too. Richard Moll who also starred in the tv show “Night Court” as Bull!
“The Creature From The Black Lagoon” is my favorite classic Universal monster. Meet Rico Browning who wore the Creature suit was quite an honor.
With Rico Browning
Christi with James Hong
We had no idea that James Hong from “Big Trouble In Little China” was the guy on “Seinfield” in the “Seinfield – 4″ episode!
Diane and Alex Vincent from "Childs Play"
Camden Toy and Christi
I had never met Camden Toy before but Christi. I found him to be a very nice guy with a cool sense of humor as you can tell in these pictures.
Nivek and Christi's daugther Erin - Nivek's biggest fan
We have made friends with a few celebs along the way. Nivek Ogre from Skinny Puppy and PJ Soles are two of those.
Erin, Nivek, Christi and Diane
Christi and me with PJ Soles
It was also an honor to finally meet Angus Scrimm. I have been a ”Phantasm” fan for years.
With Angus Scrimm
One thing that really impressed me was the restored Christine car from Stephen Kings “Christine” movie
Christine and Christina
Christi is sitting in a very dangerous spot
We had a great time at The Mad Monster Party. It will be on the list of my favorite convention experiences so far this year. The guests were all very nice and kind. The staff were also very nice. Lots of time conventions don’t live up to all the hype that is promised. I know that is hard to do sometimes but Joe Moe and crew sure pulled it off with this one. Mad Monster Party is one show we will retun to for sure.
Thanks Joe for bringing horror to North Carolinia. See you next year!!!
J LaRose appearred in the opening scene of Saw 3 and was unable to escape the trap set by Jigsaw and met an quick death. J was a guest at the recent Gatlinburg Horror Weekend and I got the chance to conduct an interview with him on Sunday morning. If you have ever met J at a horror convention you know what a super nice guy he is. We talked about several of his roles in different films and what plans he has for the comming year. I really hope that you enjoy the Monsters From The Basement interview with J LaRose!!!
Click here is listen to my interview with J. LaRose
Ashley C. Williams is a beautiful and talented young actress who starred in 2010′s most talked about horror film “The Human Centipede”. I had spoke to her and her costars last year at the Atlanta Comic Con and the interview turned out to be one of the most popular interviews on Monsters From The Basement so I jumped at the chance to talk with her again at the Days Of The Dead Convention this past summer. Ashley told me about filming “The Human Centipede” and what projects she has coming up in the future. She is one talented lady. I hope you enjoy this interview with Ashley C. Williams!!!
Click here to listen to my interview with Ashley C. Williams
Cyndi Crotts is an actress and model. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida. Her latest film is called Bikini Monsters and was shot on location in her home state. She was a guest at the Days Of The Dead Convention and I jumped at the chance to interview her. She is awesome and very easy on the eyes as well. Check out the Monsters From The Basement interview with Cyndi Crotts.
Click here to listen to my interview with Cyndi Crotts
In the 1980′s Tiffany sold over 15 million records and was touring the world. She recently starred in two very successful movies for the Sy Fy Channel, “Mega Piranha” and “Mega Python Vs Gatoroid.” They were two of the top rated movies in the SyFy Channel’s history. On Friday June 29 her and Debbie Gibson will kick off the “Journey Thru The 80′s Tour” on Good Morning America. Her new country CD just came out and she will be doing solo dates in support of that cd as well. I spoke with Tiffany yesterday on the phone and we talked about the early days of her career on up to now. She is a very sweet lady and it was a real pleasure to talk with her.
Click here to listen to Tiffany’s interview
You can buy Tiffany’s “Rose Tattoo” album at the follow online outlets:
Heather Langenkamp is Nancy Thompson. She starred opposite Robert England in 3 of the “Nightmare On Elm St” films and went down in movie history. Heather was a guest at the recent Days Of The Dead Convention and she was there promoting her new documentary “I Am Nancy.” It was screened for the very first time at this convention and the packed room loved every minute of it. I was lucky enough to get to interview Heather during one of her breaks at the show and found her to be a very sweet lady. Come on down to the Basement and listen as I talk with Heather Langenkamp.
Click here to listen to my interview with Heather Langenkamp
Click here to order your copy of “I Am Nancy”