My name is Rich and I am a monster movie kid. A regular routine for me growing up was watching the Saturday night Creature Feature with Crematia Mortem on channel 41 KSHB out of Kansas City. My dad and I would enjoy the classics like the Hammer horror films and the not-so-classics like Octaman (I swear he only had 4 arms)! But even before those early days of cable TV, I loved the Universal Horror films. I vividly remember watching Dracula with Bela Lugosi, Frankenstein with Boris Karloff and even Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D at my school. I’ve collected these and so many more on VHS, DVD and now Blu-Ray. I’m sure I’m like many others that have a stack of “movies to watch” that are ready to fall over. I’ve been a comic book collector since I could read and a Trekkie since the age of 3.
I launched Monster Movie Kid in October 2012 after years of listening to podcasts and leaving voicemails. Now, I am co-hosting the monthly Classic Horrors Club podcast with Jeff Owens, in addition to my regular features at the Dread Media podcast and Monthly Mihmiverse Audiocast. I also launched Kansas City Cinephile (www.kccinephile.com) in January 2017, write reviews for Boom Howdy and, perhaps best of all, I was elected into the Kansas City Film Critics Circle in June 2017. I do see sunlight from time to time but the cinema is always my true calling!