There are a few things I get all worked up about.
One is I love Horror movies. Last night, Squirrel Queen and I spent some time explaining our adoration of horror movies to Karsten and Chris Wage. I know they must think we are nuts but there is something really fun about heading out from Hooterville to specifically go to a horror festival. It’s camp at it’s best.
I love subcultures. I do. Explaining it isn’t an easy thing, my friends.
We are going this afternoon. I’m sure we will laugh.
FULL MOON TATTOO & HORROR FESTIVAL If you’re one of those sickos who gets off on gory trash, monster movies and lurid stalk ’n’ slash sagas full of half-naked scream queens, you must be…me. Which means we’re bound to have fun at this three-day expo of celebrity signings, screenings and such devoted to the dark arts. Of special note is a Nashville appearance by filmmaker George A. Romero (see below), but the lineup should tickle anyone with a lifetime Fangoria subscription: stars Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Dee Wallace (The Howling), Tony Todd (Candyman) and Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes); gore FX master Tom Savini; The Goon comic creator Eric Powell; painter Basil Gogos; organizer/horror filmmaker/tattoo artist Ben Dixon; and many more listed at lonewolfbodyart.net/festival8.html. A one-day pass is $15; $35 covers all three days. Friday through Sunday at the Nashville Airport Marriott (600 Marriott Drive) —JIM RIDLEY
I had a Fangoria subscription as a kid. Shut up.
I tried to get tickets to see George Romero last night at the Belcourt where he screened Diary of the Dead. I struck out. It probably would have been easier to get a dinner date with the Pope on Easter Sunday then get in last night.
Listen, some people go to art galleries. (I go and I enjoy them immensely.) Other folks like bluegrass festivals (you’ve never been to a party until you hit one of those.)
Me, I do crap like this. This should be smashing.