Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cinema Wasteland Spring 2013


Over the weekend of April 5th, the spring 2013 edition of the Cinema Wasteland convention was held in Strongsville, Ohio. Cody was there, and his weekend went something like this:


FRIDAY (April 5th):

Even though I had been looking forward to it since the Fall 2012 show ended, had my three day pass secured and my hotel room booked for months, I still felt like I was making a last minute rush to this, the 23rd Cinema Wasteland show and the 15th that I've attended. That's because during the week building up to the show I had to fight my way through the worst cold that I've had in many years. I still wasn't back to full health by the time I had to leave for the hotel, but fortunately I had recovered enough that I wasn't likely to be the Patient Zero of the convention.   

I arrived at the Strongsville Holiday Inn, the venue the Wasteland has been in since the beginning and which its shows are booked at through at least 2016, right around my check-in time of 4pm. I picked up my Wasteland pass from the table in the lobby, finding that the passes for this show were handily attached to a lanyard, then got the key card to my room and went to check it out. After I got things set up there, it was time for the show to begin.

 
4:30pm - All 3-Day Pass holders admitted.

I entered the comforting world of the Wasteland soon after the doors opened and took a look around at the dealer and guest tables, some of which weren't yet occupied. I wasn't taking lingering looks yet because I had a specific destination in mind.

One of the guests was Jeff Lieberman, director of the killer worm movie Squirm and the backwoods slasher Just Before Dawn. Lieberman recently tracked down a print of his 1988 sci-fi comedy Remote Control, bought it from a collector, paid for a 2K transfer out of his own pocket, assembled and is self-distributing a limited number of special edition Blu-rays and DVDs. He had been selling copies on his website for a few days before the convention, so I wanted to be at his table as soon as the doors opened so I wouldn't miss the chance to pick up a copy before it sold out.

Lieberman was one who wasn't yet at his table, but I soon saw him come strolling in and approached his table almost immediately after he had taken his seat. I bought a Remote Control Blu-ray from him, as well as a DVD copy of his 1978 film Blue Sunshine, and had him sign and personalize them. Turns out that "Cody" is also the name of his son-in-law, but he said he wouldn't hold it against me. I thanked him for that, and for the successful transaction of discs and signatures. I shook his hand, then went on to take another look around the room.

At the table of an artist selling his work as posters and on T-shirts, I spotted a cool Friday the 13th shirt with the image of the hockey mask from the 2009 film's teaser art with the image of Mrs. Voorhees' rotting head on its part 2 altar below it. Seemed like a good shirt to add to my wardrobe, so I bought one.

At another table were some nice looking hockey masks, the holes and markings screen accurate to the one worn by Jason Voorhees. I've long been wanting to get a more screen accurate mask to put on the six foot tall animatronic Jason that I have because the holes on the mask it came with are too large, throwing them out of alignment. I used to have a good mask for the job, but Jay Burleson borrowed it several years ago and I haven't seen it since. This seller had them available for a decent price, so I bought one. That mask is now on my Jason, and putting an accurate mask on him has given him a much more sinister look.

By this point, I had spent $87, so I decided it was time to take my purchases back to my room for safe keeping. It was around 5:30 when I got to my room and I hadn't had anything to eat yet that day. I figured I should probably get something, so I ordered a pizza from a place nearby, to be delivered to my room. There was a $2 delivery charge added to the total, and I wasn't quite sure how that works. Does that extra money go to the person making the delivery, or am I still required to give them a tip on top of that charge? The total with the delivery charge was $15.24. I was going to pay with a $20 and had it in my mind that I would give the delivery person a dollar back when they gave me the change. But then the pizza guy showed up and asked for "15 and a quarter", and when I paid with my $20 he gave me $4 back. That was it, there was no move made to give me the 76 cents of change, or the 75 cents by his count. So since he was keeping the coins, that's the (extra?) tip he got, shorting himself by 24 cents.

I ate my fill of pizza, then went back down to the convention with the thought that I should look for a DVD copy of Jeff Lieberman's Squirm, which I only owned on VHS. At Cinema Wasteland organizer Ken Kish's table up front, there was a Squirm DVD for sale for $10. Perfect. I bought it.

At previous Wastelands, I had seen screenings of The Legend of Boggy Creek and The Wild Women of Wongo presented by horror host Gunga Jim as part of his mocking Gunga's Drive-In show. A screening of the latest Drive-In episode, featuring the movie Assignment Terror, had been scheduled to play in Movie Room 2 at 6:45pm, but the schedule posted outside the room's doors noted that Gunga Jim had had to cancel his appearance at the last minute due to family issues. Assignment Terror would not be showing. So instead, I went over to Movie Room 1.



6:30pm - MOVIE: Jeff Lieberman’s JUST BEFORE DAWN begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

The Assignment Terror vs. Just Before Dawn scheduling conflict had been a tough one for me when I was trying to figure out how I was going to spend my day, and seeing the new Gunga's Drive-In episode had barely won out over catching a public screening of one of my favorite slashers. Now that its competition had withdrawn, I was able to watch JBD with a Wasteland crowd.

Since I hadn't expected to be watching Just Before Dawn at the show, I had written a Worth Mentioning article on the movie over the couple days previous and watched it a few times while doing so, so it was very fresh in my mind for this viewing, but still fun to see with a group.

 
After the movie ended, there was a brief wait before the attending guests that were involved with it would be making their ways into the room, and I took advantage of this window of time to go back to a dealer's table that had caught my eye earlier. This particular dealer was Time & Space Toys, a store which is based out of the Monroeville Mall, the mall where George A. Romero's 1978 Dawn of the Dead was filmed. The Time & Space owner was accompanied by Gary Streiner, who was a crew member on the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead, the younger brother of Russ "Johnny" Streiner, and the man who recently spearheaded the Fix the Chapel movement to restore the cemetery chapel featured in NOTLD '68. From Time & Space, I bought a Night of the Living Dead T-shirt featuring the image of Bill Hinzman's Cemetery Ghoul attacking Judith O'Dea as Barbara, a Return of the Living Dead shirt that features that film's awesome poster image in green, and a pack of Friday the 13th playing cards. These purchases joined the Squirm DVD in my tote bag and I returned to Movie Room 1 just in time for -


8:30pm - GUEST EVENT: Join Jeff Lieberman, Chris Lemmon, and Jamie Rose for our first guest panel of the weekend after the Just Before Dawn screening in MOVIE ROOM 1.

This was a very entertaining panel, moderated as usual by Wasteland runner Ken Kish and Art Ettinger of Ultra Violent Magazine. Just Before Dawn was well-covered over the course of the hour long talk. Lieberman discussed rewriting the exisiting script to be more like Deliverance while removing a story element involving a church of snake-handlers because he didn't want to deal with religion or having snakes on set. Jamie Rose was very talkative, to the chagrin of the also very talkative Chris Lemmon, who jokingly complained that he wasn't going to be able to get a word in edgewise. Rose talked about the casting process, how she first bonded with Lieberman over a joke ("Did you hear the one about the jump rope and the lollipop? Skip it, it sucks."), and how the producers were concerned that she wasn't hot enough to be the film's hot girl, so she had to have her mother take provocative glamour shots of her. I always thought she handled the hot girl role just fine. The many people who spied on the filming of her nude scene probably agreed. Lemmon's side of the conversation was also hindered by the fact that he had a faulty microphone, which he would knock around whenever it failed, inadvertently causing pain to headphones-wearing crack A/V guy A. Ghastlee Ghoul. The talk went beyond Just Before Dawn as well, covering Lemmon's first acting role in Airport '77 and the good times he had with Hulk Hogan on Thunder in Paradise, Rose's experience making Chopper Chicks in Zombietown, and a couple questions about Lieberman's Squirm and Blue Sunshine.

 
After the panel, I took a quick walk around the dealer/guest room before it was set to close at 10pm, then took my second batch of purchases back to my room. I only had a few minutes to hang out in there before it was time to head back downstairs and see -



10:00pm
- MOVIE & GUEST TALK: THE HIDDEN begins in MOVIE ROOM 2 with a short talk and introduction from director Jack Sholder.

Art Ettinger took solo moderating duties for a fifty minute talk with Jack Sholder before the movie. Sholder discussed how he thought he'd be a director of Merchant Ivory-type features but fell into the genre world by working as an editor for New Line Cinema's Bob Shaye, who would almost always feel that movies he acquired for distribution were 15 minutes too long and it was up to Sholder to cut them down. Soon he was promoted to directing. Sholder was excited to do The Hidden because it was his chance to do something like a Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, etc.) film, but with the added bonus of featuring a space monster. Also covered were Sholder's Ohio-based education and the homoerotic undertones of his A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, which came as a surprise to its director.

I hadn't watched The Hidden since the mid-'90s and all I really remembered about it was that Jason Goes to Hell was accused of being a rip-off of it, a pre-fame Danny Trejo has a quick cameo in a jail cell, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre III's Kate Hodge starred in the sequel.

Turns out that The Hidden is a really badass movie. Its villain is an alien that looks like a large slug in its natural form but is able to take over the bodies of human beings by crawling into their mouths. Arriving on Earth, this alien has developed a great appreciation for rock 'n roll, fast cars, and crimes varying from robbery to murder. A good body-hopping alien has chased the evil slug from their homeworld and passes himself off as an FBI agent (in the form of Twin Peaks' Kyle MacLachlan) to team up with a regular LAPD cop in hopes of putting an end to this interstellar crime spree.

Over the course of the film, the bad alien inhabits the bodies of six different people and a dog, and Sholder talked about casting and how they wanted each body the alien took over to show the same giveaway tic. The dog was the key to figuring out what this tic would be, since the actors could more easily copy the dog than it could be made to copy the people. This dog had the quirk of sticking its tongue out when it was riled up but not quite enough to bark. So there's a moment in the film where the dog bares its teeth and sticks out its tongue, and all the people who play the alien also have a moment where they stick their tongue out. I'm pretty sure that the dog in The Hidden is the same dog that pisses fire in the following year's A Nightmare on Elm Street 4.

The alien's favorite band seems to be Concrete Blonde, and there are two Concrete Blonde songs in this film that were also on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 soundtrack, "Your Haunted Head" and "Over Your Shoulder". The Lords of the New Church, another band that had a couple songs on the TCM2 soundtrack, also have a song in The Hidden. It's a bonus for any movie if it can connect itself to TCM2 in my mind.

 

MIDNIGHT 
 - MOVIE: CHEECH AND CHONG’S NEXT MOVIE wraps up the Friday night up in smoke mini-marathon in grand style, in MOVIE ROOM 1.

By the time The Hidden ended, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie was already in progress and had been for about 30 minutes. I was feeling tired and ready for bed, but I have a chihuahua named Cheech so I couldn't just completely skip a Cheech and Chong movie. I stopped by Movie Room 1 and watched a half hour or so of the comedy duo's shenanigans, then decided to call it a day and head to my room.

Getting in bed, I turned the TV on and did some surfing around. My TV wasn't picking up the signal for the movie channels, so I ended up on a channel that was showing an episode of Rod Serling's horror anthology series Night Gallery. I drifted off to sleep during a segment directed by John Astin about a critic being terrorized by a spider the size of a dog.
 

SATURDAY (April 6th):

When my alarm woke me in the morning, the channel I had left the TV on was airing some kids show featuring ventriloquist dummies. I watched a dummy interview Corbin Bernsen about his Soap Box Derby movie 25 Hill (filmed in Akron, Ohio), then got up and started Cinema Wasteland Day 2.
After a shower and a breakfast of leftover pizza, it was time to head downstairs.

 
10:00am - Doors Open for all pass holders.

Lately I've been daydreaming about someday collecting the entire run of Fangoria through the 1980s, the decade when a lot of my favorites were being made. Since Fangoria lost their back issues in a 2007 warehouse fire, I figured that could be a rather costly endeavor. So I was heartened to see that a dealer who was selling posters and magazine back issues had a copy of Fangoria #1 from August 1979 for sale for $75, quite a bit cheaper than I would've expected. If I ever go through with the full 1980s collection, it might take less of a chunk of change than I was imagining. I let issue #1 go this time, but I did buy a batch of '80s Fangorias from this seller, keeping my spending under control by restricting myself to issues that had Friday the 13th cover stories. I ended up paying $66 for five issues that featured articles on Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, A New Beginning, Jason Takes Manhattan, interviews with Jason performers, and a goodbye to the franchise written by sequel producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. in 1990 after it had been decided that the series was finished at Paramount.

I took the Fangorias back up to my room, pulled the desk chair over beside the window and sat there leafing through the twenty-three to twenty-nine year old magazines and reading articles for a while.




12:30pm - MOVIE: BLOOD ORGY AT BEAVER LAKE begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

Blood Orgy at Beaver Lake is a low-budget indie horror/comedy about what happens when a drug called Sextasy 69, a mix of ecstasy, heroin (or was it crack?), and Viagra, is accidentally mixed into a batch of moonshine: it creates a bunch of sex-crazed zombies. Gross-out gags involving gore, dicks, farts, poop, and a giant beaver ensue.

The movie was sort of amusing but not really for me, though the audience I watched it with got a good amount of enjoyment out of it. One girl went on to say that her heart grew three sizes the day she watched Blood Orgy at Beaver Lake.



1:30pm - MOVIE: SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE begins in MOVIE ROOM 1.

The screening of this 1982 slasher (which I've written about before) was already well underway by the time the Blood Orgy ended, but I got to Movie Room 1 in time to see most of the actual slumber party massacring. The women behind the film - director Amy Holden Jones and writer/feminist author Rita Mae Brown - played up the sexual aspect of their slasher being a man who penetrates the bodies of women with his weapon, in this case a large drill, and the audience had good reactions to the moments in which the phallic imagery is obvious, like the shot between the legs of the killer as he menaces cowering girls with his dangling drill and the climactic moment when he's "castrated" by having his drill bit broken.


3:00pm - GUEST EVENT: After the Slumber Party Massacre screening, we’re gathering up Debra DeLiso, Joe Johnson, Brinke Stevens, and Michael Villella to talk slumber parties and cordless drill welding killers in MOVIE ROOM 1.

Michael Villella, who played the killer in Slumber Party Massacre, was joined by a trio of his victims for this interesting panel. Villella really shined during the hour-long talk, as everyone talked about his creepy behavior on the set that was due to his method acting, and he revealed that he based his character's movements on a peacock and ad libbed some of his most memorable lines.
When the SPM panel ended, I remained in the room for

 
4:00pm- GUEST EVENT: 42nd STREET PETE’S GRINDHOUSE begins in MOVIE ROOM 1 with a short highlite reel of scenes from Gary Kent’s memorable B movie roles. Then, following the highlite reel, join 42nd Street Pete and his special guest, Gary Kent, as they talk about Gary’s career during the independent era of 60s and 70s filmmaking.

The video Ken Kish had cut together to show before this panel was 19+ minutes long and consisted of clips from 10 of the movies actor/stuntman Gary Kent appeared in. I didn't really know who the man was before this panel, but it turned out that I had seen him in several movies, and judging by the clips he made some awesome ones in his career. Movies featured included One Million AC/DC, The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Angels' Wild Women, Schoolgirls in Chains, and The Forest.

Then Kent took the stage with moderators Kish and 42nd Street Pete for a great chat, during which Kent told some awesome stories from his career. He worked with Ray Dennis Steckler and Lon Chaney Jr., a friend of his fought Steven Seagal, he shot movies on the Spahn Ranch at the same time that the Manson Family was living on the property, so he met Charles Manson and Tex Watson. Very interesting stuff. Kent has a book out called Shadows & Light: Journeys With Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood that I don't have a copy of, he sold out of it at his table very quickly, but I imagine it's pretty cool.


Earlier in the day, I had spotted Shock Around the Clock horror marathon host Joe Neff at the show, the first time I've ever seen him at a Cinema Wasteland. I ended up sitting in his vicinity during the Slumber Party Massacre and 42nd Street Pete panels, and the more I was around him and his entourage the more I began to think that one of them might have been Kevin S. O'Brien, director of the parody short Night of the Living Bread... But maybe I was imagining things. If that really was the director of Night of the Living Bread just walking around the convention like a normie, he should've been surrounded by adoring fans.
 

At the end of their panel, Kish and Pete briefly talked about Spaghetti Westerns for an introduction to a screening of Beyond the Law, starring Lee Van Cleef. I stuck around for the intro, but instead of watching the movie I went over to the hotel restaurant for dinner. There, I was disappointed to find that they had a very simple Wasteland weekend specific menu that didn't include the sandwich that I like to get when I'm there. I was also disappointed that, with the tip, a burger and fries cost me the same as the previous night's large pizza did.

After dinner, I went back to my room for a while, then returned to the dealer/guest room to take another walk around before it closed for the night at 7pm.




7:00pm - MOVIE & GUEST TALK: CHOPPING MALL with Kelli Maroney, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2. We’ll either have Kelli Maroney out to introduce the film, or have her out after the credits roll for a little talk. Stay tuned to find out which Kelli prefers as we near show time.

Kelli Maroney chose the "interview before the movie" option and Art Ettinger again flew solo to have a thirty-five minute talk with her. Maroney talked about how she, as a shy girl from Minneapolis, pursued her dream of being an actress and quickly landed a role on the soap opera Ryan's Hope, soon followed by parts in movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Night of the Comet, and of course Chopping Mall. She discussed the working relationship she has had for over twenty years with director Jim Wynorski, as well as the terrible time she had working with the director of the movie The Zero Boys, and what Traci Lords was like (just a normal girl) when they were in the 1988 version of Not of This Earth together.

Maroney is adorable and seemed like a cool person. It was a bit awkward that when Ettinger opened the talk up to questions from the audience there were only three Fast Times questions asked by two different people, but I can't judge anyone for not being inquisitive because I never ask questions at these things.

When the interview ended, Jim Wynorski's Chopping Mall began. The film first came out in 1986, just the right time for it to hit video when I was beginning to get into horror movies. I watched it back then, loved it, and have been a fan ever since. It's about a group of people (including Kelli Maroney, Re-Animator's Barbara Crampton, Friday the 13th Part 2's Russell Todd, and the legendary Dick Miller) getting trapped in a mall and terrorized by its out-of-control robot security guards, and it's totally awesome. I'll definitely be writing more about it in the future.



9:15pm - MOVIE: The "Scream Queen" documentary, SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS, begins in MOVIE ROOM 2.

I stayed in Movie Room 2 after Chopping Mall to watch Jason Paul Collum's documentary about the gream scream queen trio of Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, and Michelle Bauer. Interviews with the actresses and associates like Fred Olen Ray, David DeCoteau, Kenneth J. Hall, Richard Gabai, Jay Richardson, and Collum himself tell the story of how these women, who started off as a shy girl in Iowa, a scientist seeking her doctorate in marine biology, and a housewife ended up being '80s genre superstars and how changes in the independent scene have affected their careers over the years.


When Screaming in High Heels ended, I stepped out of the movie room and into the party atmosphere of Saturday night at the Wasteland. You can see some interesting things on the second night of the weekend when the horror fans unite, some of them in costumes left over from shenanigans in Movie Room 1, with booze steadily flowing for most of them. Undead Hunter S. Thompson, a demonic Santa Claus when Sal Lizard is in attendance, grown men having Nerf arrow and plastic knife fights. Cinema Wasteland has the reputation of being the party convention, and I've heard people in the lobby on a Saturday night talking about how they've heard the hype and have come long distances just to participate in this party. They have no interest in actually attending the show, they just show up on Saturday night and get drunk with the fans. You can always spot the interlopers, they dress differently, like typical club-hoppers instead of people enamored with cult films. There was said to be a crackdown on those sort of people this time around.

The start of my people-watching coincided with dinner time for the guests. Looking into the restaurant, I spotted Brinke Stevens sitting at a table with indie filmmakers Mike Watt and Amy Lynn Best. This is the second show in a row where I've been envious of their Saturday night company, last time they were hanging out with a group of other indie filmmakers and Texas Chainsaw Massacre III/Stepfather 2/Puppet Master 4 & 5/etc. director Jeff Burr. I really should try to make friends with these people, but my social anxiety holds me back. Maybe if my new Paxil prescription works out.

The Just Before Dawn trio dined together, and the guys seemed to be embarrassing Jamie Rose. I saw Kelli Maroney and Jack Sholder were hanging out and wondered if they had ever worked on a movie together. They don't share any credits on IMDb, so I guess they became friends from their tables being side-by-side in the guest room, if they hadn't met before.


What was the table to buy/pick up passes at during the day had been taken over by 42nd Street Pete, who appeared to be recording an episode of his podcast with guests including Evil Dead effects artist Tom Sullivan and actress Janet Jay.

One of the last sights I saw of the lobby festivities was of a flight crew checking in and the pilot taking a moment to have his picture taken with a zombie and a chainsaw-toting drag queen.

I headed up to my room after that. I gave some consideration to going back downstairs to watch an indie slasher called Everyone Must Die, but it wasn't scheduled to start until after midnight and I didn't really feel like staying up until almost 2 in the morning. I was feeling very tired, possibly a remnant of the week's cold, which would still threaten to send snot running down my face whenever I looked down at a guest or dealer table for too long.

So I just hung out in my room for a little while and took this self portrait in the mirror. A Friday the 13th hockey mask, a FleshEater T-shirt, a Cinema Wasteland pass, and a pizza box. This picture is more revealing of my core essence than many may realize.



Before midnight hit, I had climbed into bed and I soon drifted off to sleep with the sounds of the latest Tell 'Em Steve-Dave podcast episode emanating from my phone on the bedside table.

 
SUNDAY (April 7th):

When my alarm awoke me in the morning, I had to get up and get ready for my noon check-out time. Checked out and with my bags and new purchases securely put away, I entered the guest/dealer room for one last walk around.


11:00am - Doors open for all pass holders.

All evening, I had been thinking about a Fangoria back issue that I had passed over on Saturday morning, one that had the line "Friday shocker: No more Jason!" on its cover. The issue was from May 1990, and I began to think that I really should get it because it probably marks the worst moment in Friday the 13th history, the announcement that Paramount wasn't interested in making any more sequels. The series went to New Line Cinema and I enjoy the movies that have followed, but the problem is we've only gotten a mere four more entries in the series in the twenty-three years since that "No more Jason!" news reached the cover of Fangoria.

I returned to the magazine/poster dealer I did business with the day before and nabbed that May '90 issue of Fangoria for myself. While looking through the Fango back issues, I also saw two copies of an issue that I hadn't noticed Saturday morning, with a cover story on 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter where the magazine is pondering if that's the last article they'll ever feature on F13. Neither copy of this issue was bagged or boarded like most of the others were, and one of them had a cut running through the back third of its pages, with a sticker stuck directly on the cover listing its price as $2. Since it was damaged, I was willing to pay $2 for it, but as I attempted to buy it I found that the price sticker was not the dealer's and the price to walk away with it would be $15. After I pointed out how several pages were cut, the dealer was willing to drop the price to $10. But rather than pay $10 for a damaged magazine, I went back to the back issues and got the stickerless, un-sliced copy of that particular issue and paid the full $15 for it, getting it bagged and boarded as well.

Two more Fangoria back issues in my possession, I continued my walk around the room. As I passed the guests, Kelli Maroney and Jack Sholder were getting their picture taken together.

During one of my walkthroughs on Friday evening, I had seen that 42nd Street Pete had a used DVD copy of Friday the 13th 2009 for sale on his table for $5. I already have the movie on Blu-ray, but I was interested in getting it on DVD for the extra portability, there are a lot more DVD players around me than there are Blu-ray players. Throughout Saturday, I had been considering buying the DVD from Pete, but I wasn't sure, I checked Amazon and saw that I could get a brand new copy for a few dollars more. But during my last journey through the Spring 2013 Wasteland, I finally broke down, grabbed the copy of F13 '09 off Pete's table and handed him my $5.

That was my final purchase of the show. I had given some thought to sticking around and catching the encore screening of Beyond the Law around noon, but regular life obligations were cutting in on the end of my Wasteland time, so I decided I should head home.

My total haul: seven issues of Fangoria published from '84 to '90, a hockey mask, a deck of playing cards, three T-shirts, three DVDs, and one Blu-ray.

Another Cinema Wasteland has come and gone, but there's never too long of a wait for the next one. I'll be back there in October, when the Wasteland will be hosting a reunion of several people who were involved with Wes Craven's 1977 classic The Hills Have Eyes. That should be very cool.

As always, thanks to Ken Kish for creating and organizing the best convention there is, the Strongsville Holiday Inn for continuing to house it all, and my fellow fans for making the Wasteland such a fun place to be.


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