Adventures of a Geeky Fan Girl: Flashback Weekend











Last weekend I attended another one of my yearly conventions, Flashback Weekend.


Flashback is the ma and pop of conventions. Mike and Mia Kerz put together this convention every year with the help of sponsors like Anchor Bay and Starz Entertainment.


This year’s theme was a Near Dark and Ginger Snaps reunion. Special guests were Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein and Tim Tomthson. Others guest such as Mercedes McNab, Tony Todd, Kevin J ‘O Conner, and others.








The weekend events were very unbalanced compared to other years so for this post instead of doing a daily play-by-play, I’m going going to put up a lot of pics as a “through the eyes of a convention goer” post. Sound cool? Too bad!




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Celebs!!!




Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle




























Tony Todd


















Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein and Tim Tomthson










































Tim Quill










Kathryn Le








Kevin J O’ Conner






Robert Englund












Party!












Horror Lovers are the best people!






Full Moon Road Show








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Thus concludes Flashback Weekend.






Adventures of a Geeky Fan Girl: Fango L.A. Saturday and Sunday

Here’s my attempt to wrap up the rest of L.A. Fango. More pics less, blah blah blah

For the movie Fading of the Cries, I missed the beginning so I didn’t see a trailer or any clips so I don’t really know what this is about. So here’s the pics of the panel:
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This panel was entertaining especially since Shannon Elizabeth forgot the character she played. I haven’t seen the original in years so I’ll have to watch it again but this one looks like it’s going to be a fun movie despite being a remake. We saw some clips and it looks decent. 
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Hellraiser Panel:
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If you asked anyone at the Mutant Chronicles panel what was the highlight, they wouldn’t say the trailer or anything that had to do with the movie, they would probably say the awesomeness of Thomas Jane being drunk. He came on stage, sat down for three minutes, then got up to take a piss then when he finally came back he couldn’t handle any “direct questions” which made the Q&A very awkward yet very funny. 
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Random Shit
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So just to state that in the future I do plan to be more timely with these kinds of post and hopefully by then I’ll be able to take better pics. I’ll get the hang of this in no time. I have at least 2 more conventions this year so I’ll have till then. 

Adventures of a Geeky Fan Girl: Fango L.A. ’09 (Friday)

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I’m a full-on geek when it comes to all things horror. When I see a kick ass trailer, I get a hard-on, when I see a great movie, I want to tell everyone about it and when I see some insane, gory scene in a movie, I can’t help but mumble or yell “SWEET!!!!” But the one thing that brings out my geekdom more than anything is horror conventions. This weekend I attended Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors in L.A. 

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Yes, I’m such a geek that I traveled to go to a convention but hey, the guest list ruled! 

The convention started on Friday and the first panel to kick things off was for the movie Walking Distance with With writer/director Mel House and cast members Adrienne King, Reggie Bannister, Shannon Lark and Denton Blane Everett. 

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The trailer for the movie wasn’t working so it was hard understand what the movie was about because they couldn’t get into a lot of details. They did have the trailer running at their table in the vendor’s room but I didn’t really pay too much attention to it. Oops. It seems like another zombie-esque/viral movie so I may check it out in the future. 

Next up with Pig Hunt from the director of Jason X (I know, I know) and the cast. 

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The movie looks like it’s stupid fun. Jason X was stupid fun and there is nothing wrong with that. Revenge story aside, I want to see a 3000 pound pig kill people. 



Next: S. Darko. with director Chris Fisher and actress Briana Evigan. Honestly, the more I see the trailer, the more I really don’t have much faith in this movie. I really want to give it a try but, again trailer-based, it looks so WB or is it CW now? Whatever the channel is that plays the teen shows. I kinda felt bad for director and actress. They went into the panel knowing that this movie is going to be hated and they were ok with that. They knew they were following up on a great, popular film and some sequels can’t measure up but they still stand behind it and want people to give it a chance. I give them a lot of credit so for that I have to check it out.

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And now on to the greatest Sam Raimi! and Drag Me to Hell stars Justin Long (yep the Mac guy) and Lorna Raver. I talked about this movie before and how I couldn’t help compare it to Stephen King’s Thinner but still I’m going to see this movie. We got to watch a scene from the movie which was so gross that I loved it! Of course the question of the hour was about any future installment on Evil Dead. He said that it was possible but I remain cynical. 
I also loved that someone in the Q&A said that Sam was ours first and now we have to share him with the world. 

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Sam was unable to do autographs after the panel but yet he was nice enough to sign about 100Drag Me to Hell posters. We lined up by rows, and ya’ll…. would you believe that I…me… got the very last Sam Raimi signed poster!!!!!! I completely bricked in my pants and I teared up a little! It was one of the greatest moments of my life!!!! 
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I really don’t care if I end up liking this movie or not, I’m going to cherish the shit out this poster. 
After that wonderful moment, the Grace panel was up featuring the actress Jordan Ladd, director Paul Solet and  producer Adam Green, one of my favorite people. This was the first movie I ever wrote about on here and the Q and A and clip that was shown made me want to see this movie even more. I feel that this could actually be one of my favorite movies of the year. On one end, yeah I think it’s kinda cool that this baby came back to life and needs blood to live but to me I find it more appealing that Jordan Ladd’s character wanted this baby more than anything and even though the baby was meant to die, she willed it to live. I love the concept that she loves this baby so much that she’s willing to do anything and it’s the love that makes this so powerful. It’s that intense kind of love that makes you do anything and everything, and in it’s own way, that can be a really scary thing.
 The dvd should be released some time in September so I will really be looking forward to that. 

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Poster and Swag:

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After that panel was done I strolled around vendor’s room and came across this awesome table.
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I swear, if I had any money to spare, I would have paid to have this guy tattoo me! 

This isn’t Fango related but if you’re really into the horror scene, then I’m sure you heard about a little movie called Black Devil Doll. Friday night was the L.A. premiere and fuck was it a lot of fun. Before the movie started, my dear friend Uncle Creepy from Dread Central got things started off by throwing black dildos and butt plugs into the audience which resulted in two people leaving the theater before the movie even started. If that offended them then it was probably a good idea they didn’t stay for the whole thing. I myself was honored to have a black butt plug hit me in the face.





The movie was everything I was expecting it to be, a funny movie about a racist, rapist, murdering doll. It had it’s good moment but then it had some drawn out unnecessary moments. Overall it was a fun movie and I think the audience experience and flying dildos helped. 

And I did not bring my camera to the event so this is the only picture I have to offer.
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(I will get to working on Saturday’s blog as soon as I can)