Three legendary horror masters were born in the month of May: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. So, since I’m overdue for a theme month, I’ve decided to take a look at some of their films this month. However, rather than the classics, I’ve decided to dust off some of their lesser efforts and least talked about flicks. And it all starts tomorrow at Dread Media!
Several weeks back, I introduced you to some friends of mine. Through my love of movies and comics, I’ve had the great fortune to meet some wonderful people. I’ve met some face-to-face, others virtually. Some are artists, others are writers. As I’ve previously said, it’s always nice to get a little recognition. So here are some more friends of mine that deserve the spotlight.
CW Cooke is a writer that I first met at Freestate Comicon 2014. I was immediately drawn to the Vincent Price Presents comics on his table and quickly amazed at his work. I’ve been following his career ever since. His work in the four-issue series Solitary is fantastic and he’s got lots more coming out soon. All four issues of Stillwater, with artwork by Kelsey Wroten, have just been released online and a little bird told me he’s hoping to have some in print at the upcoming Planet Comicon here in Kansas City. The Barrens is soon to be released as well! You can find him on Facebook, so send him a Friend request today. That’s the best way to follow what he has coming out. You’ll be glad you did!
I first met Ed as he was creating a giant robot piece of art outside of Elite Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2015. I became an instant fan of his incredibly cool Robot Pulp series of artistic creations. I was lucky enough to get an original piece of work at the Freestate Comicon 2015 along with a print. Ed has been working on a new online series called The Birdlander with writer Aaron Walther. The Birdlander made its’ debut in print form at Fancon #45 in Lawrence, KS on April 2. I have my copy, do you? Check out the website for The Birdlander and become a supporter. You can also find Ed on Facebook and Twitter.
This June, Joel Sanderson will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Basement Sublet of Horror, episodes of which are currently available on archive.org. He’ll also be celebrating his 26th year of video production. Joel is the man behind Gunther Dedmund, the horror host of The Basement Sublet of Horror. He’s also the editor of The Basement Sublet of Horror magazine and comics, all of which are currently available on IndyPlanet.com. Joel does some amazing work and his vast knowledge of film is unrivaled. He also has a very creative mind, evident through his artistic creations. Check out the main website and start becoming familiar with his work today!
There are many more creative people out there. They’re running podcasts like Derek M. Koch or Terry Frost; writing novels and creating films like Nic Brown; writing blogs like Barry Harding; and watching films non-stop to share with all of us like Juan Ortiz. Plus many, many more. Check out their work and let them all know Monster Movie Kid sent you.
To be a listener of the B Movie Cast meant that Vince Rotolo welcomed you into his home. Each and every week, he would educate us on a film we either hadn’t seen in a long time or had never even heard of. Most of the times, they were winners and a few times, they were pretty bad. But no matter how bad the movie might have been, just listening to Vince’s positive comments and enthusiasm was infectious. His love for these movies never wavered.
As most of us cannot be there to celebrate the life of Vince Rotolo in person this week, I’m doing what many are doing tonight and tomorrow…thinking of his wife Mary and remembering some of the wonderful films he covered on his show. I was lucky enough to be a guest co-host on four separate occasions, back when I was referring to myself as “Richard from Wichita”, a name Vince never could forget. It was these reviews that gave me the encouragement to dust off my writer’s pen and write those first reviews for the B Movie Man site and, eventually, launch this blog.
I have been humbled as I’ve heard my name mentioned more than once over the last week among the cast of characters known as the B Movie Clubhouse. Thank you Vince for having me on your show, starting this community which introduced me to so many cool people, welcoming me into your world and talking about the movies we loved.
After a six week absence, I am back on Dread Media. However, it was with mixed emotions that I returned. I was glad to be back recording a short message thanking everyone for their recent support. Unfortunately, I was also sharing the news of our departed podcast legend and friend, Vince Rotolo. Desmond Reddick has dedicated episode 453 to Vince, recognizing him for being an inspiration in his launching of the Dread Media podcast. While the shows are different in style, at the core you will find the same wonderful podcast community, people gathering to talk about the movies we all love.
Next week, I dive back into the film reviews as I will be celebrating three legends in May, the birth month of Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. I’ll be taking a look at some of their lesser efforts here at Monster Movie Kid and on Dread Media.