Maniacs of Horror Invade Texas Frightmare Weekend, Day 2

My Second day at Texas Frightmare Weekend was just as Fun as the First.  Today my wife was with me, and that made things so much better. We started off Meeting Sid Haig who Played Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS as well as Hundreds of Other characters in multiple Horror Movies.  Sid is one of the Greatest character Actors I’ve ever met, and is so personable to meet.

I Got him to sign my copy of HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES for me.  He wrote on it, “Richy, Shit the Bed, Sid Haig.”  I think that is hilarious.  That’s the line he starts off with when he appears on the Menu Screen of the DVD.  His line was quick and I am so Happy to get to meet this Horror Icon.

Next We went and got a ticket for Angus Scrimm, who played The Tall Man in PHANTASM.  Like Robert Englund it would take a while before I was allowed to go up and see him.  I am a 70’s Horror Freak, so PHANTASM is an End All Classic to me.  I found my friends Stephen and Jonathan again and waited to meet a local acquaintance and Maniac of Horror Member Kory Kane. 

Finally My number was called and I got in line to meet The Tall Man, Angus Scrimm.  I told him about when I was a young boy back in the late 70’s, my sister would take me with her to the local Drive In and I saw  PHANTASM.  That kind of made me turn out the way I did, and he laughed and said I had a Cool Older Sister.  He autographed my copy of PHANTASM and Made it out, “To Richy”.  I know that kills resale value, but I love it because it Declares my ownership of it.

Then we went through the convention checking out all the different tables.  We found many upcoming independent horror movies that I will discuss later and my friend Peter Morton who writes for MAD MONSTER Magazine.  He’s a Great Guy and Gave me this Free Copy of the mag to Review.  It’s a great rundown of Classic, Obscure, and Independent Horror in One Magazine.  Peter writes a Column called Foreign Horrorspondence where he recounts the Classic British Macabre puppet-show Terrahawks.  Now I never lived over there, nor have I yet got to visit there yet, but this is something I had never heard of before today.  Check these guys out on the Website it will keep you sharp on the ways of horror.

Outside they were having a Hearse Hot Rod Car Show.  These Rides were Gorgeous.  It made you almost wish you were dead. Hahaha

Just look at this flamejob across the hood of this one.

Or the Killer Spikes and skulls of this one.  It’s like it just got kicked out of a Misfits show.

They even had a Model of The Cuda from PHANTASM.   Now any guy who’s seen PHANTASM  remembers the killer 70’s model Cuda from it.  Well here’s one completely restored.  The detail they put into this car was amazing. The had a little zombie dwarf dummy standing next to the door.  This thing was Phenomenal.  They even made a Phantasm Ball to sit on top of the air filter.

And what goes better with The Cuda from PHANTASM than a Hearse made up for PHANTASM? 

 Well apparently that’s what someone else thought and had this wild Hearse painted. 

 I believe that Hood Paint job is from Part 4 OblIVian.  I also like the little skulls running down the doors of the hearse. It came complete with a Tall Man Dummy.

They had Hearses of every Size, Color, and Description at This Thing.

 There was Pimped out Cadillac hearses painted Candy Apple Red in case you need to pick up some women on your way to the gravesite.

There was the Replica of The Ecto 1 from GHOSTBUSTERS. 

That brought back some fond childhood memories.

There was a Skeleton themed Hearse, so they put skeletons every throughout the hearse.  

There also was a Spider themed Hearse.  It didn’t have spiders all over it, just web designs. 

The Hearse Hot Rod Show was a Great way to end my second day at Texas Frightmare Weekend.  This couldn’t have gone any better.


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