Apr 14, 2016
It’s the quest of every ultra-fan: finding fellow obsessives to share in the collective joy.
Fan conventions provide a meeting place and an outlet for like-minded folk. What’s it like to really find your tribe?
In this episode I talk about horror conventions, my pilgrimage to the “Anti-Convention” known as “Cinema Wasteland” and meeting a group of fellow obsessives I call “the Algonquin Round Table of Horror.”
1936- Philcon: First “Fan Convention”. Science Fiction Convention, held in Philadelphia. There were 9 attendees.
1975 World Fantasy Convention: first Convention where there’s a strong presence of horror under the Fantasy umbrella.
1991- World Horror Convention – the first true Horror Convention.
Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo- Holiday Inn, Strongsville, Ohio (shows every April and October)
Created by Ken Kish and Pam Kish
Movies Discussed (In order of appearance):
Alien (1979) Dir: Ridley Scott
Friday the 13th (1980) Dir: Sean Cunningham
Creepers (Phenomena)-(1985) Dir: Dario Argento
Saw (2004) Die: James Wan
Halloween (1978) Dir: John Carpenter
Paranormal Activity (2009) Dir: Oren Peli
Killdozer! (1974) Dir: Jerry London
Gargoyles (1972) Dir: Bill Norton
Satan’s Triangle (1975) Dir: Sutton Roley
Street Trash (1987) Dir: James M. Muro
Whiskey Mountain (1977) Dir: William Grefe
Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976) Dir: William Grefe
Stanley (1972) Dir: William Grefe
Kill the Scream Queen (2004) Dir: Bill Zebub
The Worst Horror Movie Ever Made (2008) Dir: Bill Zebub
Dickshark (2015) Dir: Bill Zebub
Demons (1985) Dir: Lamberto Bava
The Algonquin Round Table of Horror:
Jon Kitley: Kitley’s Krypt/ HorrorHound Magazine
Bryan Martinez: The Giallo Room (YouTube)
Matt “Putrid” Carr: Freelance Illustrator
Ryan Olson: Deadspeak Design/ The Cold Beyond
Billy and Vanessa Norcera: Evilspeak Magazine/ Surgikill
Damien Glonek: Living Dead Dolls
Bryan Schuessler: Shuizmz
Gregg Olheiser and Jill Van: LIX
Dave Kosanke: Liquid Cheese
Photographer Jim Sorfleet and model Kat McGill of SnS-Photo
Mike Watt and Amy Lynn Best- Happy Cloud Productions
Fred Vogel- Toe Tag Pictures (August Underground)
Bill Zebub- Bill Zebub Productions
Jane Arakawa- Actor “Street Trash”
Mike Lackey- Actor “Street Trash”
Roy Frumkes-Producer/Actor “Street Trash”
This is S.A. Bradley, and I’m a life-long horror lover. This podcast combines horror history, personal observations, common themes, and cultural trends to tell a story with each episode. Here we talk about all things horror. Horror movies, books, comics, hosts, conventions.
The door swings wide here, and all types of horror are welcome. Each episode covers some aspect of horror with lots of viewing or reading suggestions for you to check out. I want to start conversations with people about all types of horror.
I’ve been a fan all my life, and I love all the different styles: Classic Universal Monsters, Slasher Films, Found Footage, French Extreme, Asian Extreme, Korean Ghost Stories, J-Horror, Hammer Horror Films, Amicus Films, Glass Eye Pix, EC Horror Comics, Creature Features, Horror Hosts, Italian Zombie movies, Spanish Zombie movies, George Romero Zombie movies, Giallo, Silent Horror Films, Nature Run Amok, Atomic Age Horror, Roughies, Exploitation, Horror Literature, Serial Killer, Halloween, B-Movie, Splatter films, ghost stories, Folk Horror, supernatural, body horror, torture porn, VHS, Psycho