Monday, April 21, 2008

Denver HorrorFest Highlights

First, I must send a gargantuan "muchas gracias" to the staff at HF for treating us with such grace and hospitality. Kathy, Brad, Kristin, Lisa, Debbie, Carol and her daughter (frankly, I'm super embarrassed that I don't remember her moniker) you all rocked my Casbah!

When I wasn't gawking at the constant parade of super heroes, storm troopers, and assorted aliens I got a chance to hang out with some pretty cool filmmakers such as the Minnesota monster magnates from Not For The Squeamish Productions, the fearsome foursome from Random Creatureface Films, the Tromatized team from Bizjack /Flemco Productions, and my travel buddy Marc Lougee, whose film - The Pit and the Pendulum - wowed the fans.

Also present were scads of actors. It's pretty cool to hang out in the green room and see Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols and Nana Visitor. But the real action was on the convention floor with soon to be famous actors like December 2007 Tromette of the Month Scarlet Salem, and the multi-faceted Jed Rowen.

Plenty of horror film fans (in & out of costume) stopped by too, like Harry Marlow, Jarred Efird and Justin Marlow. And then there were the just plain curious folks who stumbled into the indie horror film dungeon only to spin on their heel and head back to the safety of a sci-fi costume party.

A bonus treat for me was finally meeting the finely coiffed gentleman in the photo, Zachary from the Denver Hearse Association. He made time from his busy schedule planning the second annual Denver Hearse Con (May 9-11) to say hi and introduce me to some of his fellow hearse aficionados. When I get my hearse on the road I plan to point its chrome cormorant hood ornament in the direction of a future Hearse Con.

All in all a packed weekend of meeting and greeting and getting the word out about the upcoming release of AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits on DVD.

Monday, April 14, 2008

New AAAAAH!! Logo & Tees

The new AAAAAH!! logo is back from Rue Morgue magazine's Ghoulish Gary Pullin - and it's both a beauty and a beast!

This is our first venture into an exclusive line of 'Crypt Wear' (TM). The old school EC Comics inspired horror vibe is there along with a little extra bite. The question of what is scary and elemental came up and I think Gary nailed it with those fangs coming at you out of the dark. Merci boo-coup, Gary.

So, in honour of the new logo and its comin'-at-ya approach, we're doing up a limited mini-batch of special, prototype glow-in-the-dark tee-shirts at Merch Guy that we're taking to Denver this weekend.

If you think the new logo looks good here, wait till you see it in the flesh...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Heading to Denver's HorrorFest

Next weekend (April 18-20) I'll be hanging out at HorrorFest in Denver, and unveiling the new Ghouish Gary Pullin designed AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits logo tee-shirts!

And these ain't just any old black cotton tee-shirts. They glow in the dark. "Oooooh. Scary, kids." So turn out the lights, Sadie - and let 'em rip!

My friend, filmmaker Marc Lougee, is presenting and paneling at the convention and I get to tag along and do some reconnaissance work for the conventions that we'll be attending as retailers later this year.

I'm looking forward to connecting with fellow horror filmmakers and horror fans to see what they think of the new AAAAAH!! logo.

I also plan to connect with some of the local hearse hombres & hembras from the Denver Hearse Association. I've long admired their web site and their bravura casket coach moxy. Pity I won't be around for their Hearse Con during the second weekend in May. Just gives me another reason to return to a city I've yet to visit.

Should be a whole lotta fun in the mile high city.

The Pit and the Pendulum movie
HorrorFest at StarFest in Denver
Denver Hearse Association

Friday, April 11, 2008

New AAAAAH!! Logo Coming...

Well, it's been a while coming together, but the snowball's rolling downhill and gaining momentum.

We've got Ghoulish Gary Pullin, art director for Rue Morgue Magazine, slaving away in a secret crypt to 're-vamp' our logo for AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits. Going for a retro horror, EC Comics vibe. All the better to eat you with, my dear.

Stay tuned as we'll announce the unveiling of the new logo here.

In the mean time, check out the current website and logo. Soon it'll be history...