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Kickstarter: Rocky Horror Saved My Life

rhsml-851x315In 1992 my parents had gone away for the weekend leaving me alone in the house. I had, by this point, been travelling to NYC on my own and staying out late, etc. So, out of boredom and not wanting to spend the night sitting there playing Sega Genesis, I called a friend of mine up who’d mentioned that she went to midnight screenings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show which I had recently been introduced to. At the time, it was not available on home video in the U.S.  I had seen clips on a late-night variety program called Night Flight. I managed to acquire a 5th or so generation VHS bootleg that had originated somewhere in Europe I was told via fellow convention goers that were my lifeline to the weird cult movies that would grow to be such a major part of my life. Still, I knew nothing about the experience of seeing it “live”. All that was about to change.

Soon, very soon, afterwards, I found myself a part of the shadowcast at Cinema 35 in Paramus, NJ. I made a LOT of great friends there. Some of which I still hold on to, very dearly, today. These people would end up being a family outside of the one I didn’t necessarily have at home.

Allow me to clarify. Put on your feels helmet, shit’s about to get deep. Continue reading Kickstarter: Rocky Horror Saved My Life

27 Minutes in Heaven with Filmmaker Ross Patterson

You all know the story, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the USA, was out on a hunting trip with his buddies when a chance encounter with a werewolf left a couple of his friends dead and a chunk bitten out of his leg. What he didn’t know at the time was that werewolf bites give you polio. He was also not aware of the deeper conspiracy involving the Third Reich. Now, the history books may tell it differently, but that’s how Ross Patterson’s film FDR: American Badass begins, and it only gets better from there. In the most hilarious way possible.  Continue reading 27 Minutes in Heaven with Filmmaker Ross Patterson

Late To The Party: Clue

The first time I saw the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” it was Halloween of 97 (or was it 98?).  From that point on I’ve always been told I needed to see 2 other movies.  Shock Treatment, the sequel, prequel, that’s an equal to Rocky Horror, was the first film.  The second film was Clue.  So finally, nearly 15 years later after initially being told, I decided to join the party and give it a shot, and I’m glad I did. Continue reading Late To The Party: Clue