THE B MOVIE MONTH IN REVIEW
WEAVER'S EYE FOR DETAIL
What better way to commemorate the Halloween season than
with film historian Tom Weaver's latest tome? "Eye on Science
Fiction: 20 Interviews with Classic SF and Horror Filmmakers,"
(bound, incidentally in a spectacular cover) is the author's
latest treasury made up of encounters with the likes of
Herman Cohen, Mike Connors, Alex Gordon, Brett Halsey, David
Hedison, Richard Kiel, Ted Post, William Self, William Wellman
Jr. and other fright-film veterans who are ever at ease
with Weaver, recounting the films and personalities of the
past with invaluable candor. (And boy, what a cover!) Nobody,
but NOBODY, is better prepared or more astute than Weaver
when it comes to interviewing genre-film subjects. (And
who else would be dedicated enough to track down Martin
Varno? Not familiar with the name? Buy the book!) It's no
wonder "Classic Images" calls him "king of the interviewers"
with love and genuflection. In short, it's another "must-have"
from The Researcher with the Atom Brain. (Did we mention
that handsome cover?) You can get yours at:
Or by calling: 1-800-253-2187
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"FORGOTTEN" 4 FORTHCOMING
Film historian Michael H. Price and his equally obsessed
co-author John Wooley are poised to unleash the latest edition
in the exhaustive "Forgotten Horrors" series. Anyone familiar
with past volumes by Price and the late George Turner know
what to expect: No cinema-stone-left-unturned research coupled
with cogent critique covering film archania of every stripe.
These guys dig deep and come up with film gems I guarantee
you've never heard of, but will want to seek out. To crib
a bit from Price's intro, "I [developed], early on, an appetite
for offbeat forms of literature and entertainment. No affinity
is more like it, for even the many specimens that I don't
particularly enjoy still exert a certain fascination and
command a certain respect, grudging or not." He could be
referring to most of the B Monster's favorite films.
This fourth "Forgotten Horrors" volume will address the
post-war era, which, according to Price, "saw a gathering
surge in science-fictional entertainment." You want obscure?
"The Man From Planet X" may be the best-known film in the
book. And few can chronicle such rarely trod film turf with
the aplomb this pair can muster. "As usual," adds Price,
"we've combed the general output of the lower-rent filmmaking
companies with some salient exceptions, usually involving
Poverty Row alumni, such as Sam Katzman and Dore Schary,
who had infiltrated the major studios and come up with the
customary playbill of purebred genre items, unclassifiable
oddities, and nearer-the-mainstream fare infused with a
certain dark peculiarity." Midnight Marquee Press is presently
preparing "Forgotten Horrors 4" for publication.
KERRY'S KID ALIVE AND KICKING
There's a brand new "Monster Kid" in town. That's right,
a spiffy new issue of Kerry "Count Gamula" Gammill's endearing
online homage to monster mags past is his best effort yet,
featuring a lavishly illustrated salute to the monstrously
talented illustrator Jack Davis. Everything from gum cards
to album covers to that fabulous six-foot Frankenstein poster
is showcased in a loving, multi-page tribute. There's also
a chat with "Teenage Werewolf" costar Kenny Miller, more
of the inspired sketches of Frank Dietz, a new batch of
3-D monster images, mail, reviews, merchandise and one particularly
whimsical feature spotlighting the breakfast cereal once
hawked by Eddie Munster's TV hero, Zombo (you gotta see
it). If you're as yet unfamiliar with the Monster Kid, it's
high time you got acquainted.
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WAY TO GO, FREDDY-O
Director Fred Olen Ray is just returned from Estepona, Spain,
where he copped the Silver Unicorn for Best Director at
the Estepona Fantasy Film Festival for his feature "Stranded,"
a sci-fi thriller starring Ice T and Michael Dudikoff. "Needless
to say," says Fred, "I'm thrilled." Congrats from the B
MIDMAR'S MODERN MISSION
And speaking of Midnight Marquee Press, we're informed that
Gary and Sue Svehla will be inaugurating a new magazine
geared toward contemporary horror films, with a special
emphasis on their leading ladies. "We hope to debut the
mag in January 2004," say the Svehlas. "MidMar will have
representatives at the Monster Mania and Chiller [conventions]
to promote the new mag." The publishers are still casting
about for a name for the new publication, and invite readers
to submit suggestions. They're also soliciting reader's
lists of their five favorite modern horror actresses. You
can submit your suggestions at:
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CHAN BAN LIFTED WITH A QUALIFICATION
Fox Movie Channel decided after all to air a handful of
their restored Charlie Chan pictures. FMC had restored many
of the classic Chans and had planned a summer-long film
festival. This news was greeted by howls of protest from
civil rights activists decrying the vintage films' depiction
of Asian-Americans. This, in turn, incensed fans of the
Chan films who organized a write-in campaign to have the
festival reinstated. As their licensing agreement to air
the films was about to expire in September, Fox decided
to show four of the classic Chans -- "Murder Over New York,"
"Charlie Chan at the Opera," "Castle in the Desert" and
"Charlie Chan in Honolulu" -- accompanied by before-and-after
panel discussions featuring Asian-American studies Professor
Peter Feng and actor Harry Shen, with actor George Takei
of "Star Trek" fame acting as moderator. Karen Narasaki,
president and executive director of the National Asian Pacific
American Legal Consortium told The Hollywood Reporter, "We
believe that the introductory piece and follow-up discussion
will help promote understanding of the issues many Asian-Americans
have with these films."
FAIRNESS GOVERNS AT SCI FI
Owing to equal time considerations, the Sci Fi Channel yanked
three Arnold Schwarzenegger movies that were originally
scheduled to run prior to California's gubernatorial recall
election. According to an official statement, although they're
"not obligated under federal rules to give equal time to
political candidates, Sci Fi Channel has made a decision
to re-schedule all Arnold Schwarzenegger movies until after
the California ballot on Oct. 7." If it's equal time they're
worried about, how about running an Arnold film preceded
by an episode or two of "Different Strokes?" And what about
that porno actress who's on the ballot? Let's give her some
air. This is America, dammit!
NO LULLS IN THIS PALOOZA
What's the latest word from Thrillville? Life-lovin' lounge
lizard Will "The Thrill" Viharo, who hosts B-movie screenings
at Oakland's fabulous Parkway Theater, will be presenting
the "Horror Host-Palooza." These spook show spectaculars
commence October 9 when Berkeley, California's Doktor Goulfinger
and Sacramento's Mr. Lobo host a screening of director Lucio
Fulci's 1979 Euro-gross-out "Zombie." Also on the bill are
the "lost classic," "Voodoo Black Exorcist," a zombie fashion
show, monster-maker Chuck Jarman, vintage trailers and more.
The Palooza continues October 23, when Goulfinger, Lobo
and The Thrill entourage are joined by legendary West Coast
"Creature Features" host John Stanley for a showing of the
2002 feature "Godzilla-Mothra-King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters
All-Out Attack." There'll be live theremin accompaniment
by Robert Silverman and insights from Japanese monster authorities
Bob Johnson and August Ranone. Admission to each show is
$8.00. To learn more abut the thrills to be had, check out:
For info on the theater itself, visit:
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HALLOWEEN IN WASTELAND
You can kick off your Halloween season with a trip to the
Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Show in Strongsville,
Ohio, mere minutes from downtown Cleveland. There's the
usual, memorabilia-packed giant dealer's room, near 'round-the-clock
movie screenings and a guest list highlighted by yet another
"Evil Dead" reunion spotlighting stars Betsy Baker, Hal
Delrich, Ellen Sandweiss and Theresa Tilly aka Sarah York,
as well as the film's makeup and effects man Tom Sullivan.
The con also features something of a "Night of the Living
Dead" reunion, as well, featuring Executive Producer Russ
Streiner, screenwriter John Russo, and zombies Kyra Schon
and Bill Hinzman.
Other featured guests include:
Kenny Miller, 1950s teen star of "Teenage Werewolf" and
"Puppet People" fame
Anthony DiLeo of "Day of the Dead"
Basil Gogos, master monster portraitist
Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Euro-horror star
You'll also want to avail yourself of Cinema WastelandÕs
"TV Horror Host Invasion." That's right, movie hosts from
every corner of the contiguous states will descend upon
the convention hall. The roster includes:
A. Ghastlee Ghoul - Dayton, Ohio
Baron Mondo Von Doren - Pensacola, Florida
Baron Von Wolfstein - Dayton, Ohio
The Bone Jangler - Aurora, Illinois
Count Gore DeVol - Washington, D.C.
Dr. Creep - Billed as the "grandaddy" of Southwestern
Ohio horror hosts.
Dr. Freak - The Horror Hosts' "designated driver" (whatever
Doktor Goulfinger - Berkeley, Calif.
Dr. Mor B.S. - Fort Wayne, Ind.
Dr. Sarcofiguy - Northern Virginia
Dr. Shock - Southwestern Michigan
The Ghoul - Detroit, Mich., Cleveland, Ohio
Halloween Jack - Jackson, N.J.
I. Zombie - Lexington, Ky.
The Mortician - Brunswick, Ohio
Professor Anton Griffin - Austin, Texas
Remo D. - Monterey, Calif.
Son of Ghoul - Cleveland
Suspira - The future Mrs. A. Ghastlee Ghoul
It all gets started October 3. For more info, check out:
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TENNESSEE TOYS WITH GENRE FANS
Well, you can't be in two places at once, so you'll have
to make an informed decision; "Adventure Con 2.5," promoted
as "Tennessee's largest toy show," also begins October 3.
The con takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center,
in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tenn. According to promoters, "In
just a few years this event has become one of the largest
collectible toy shows in the Southeast." Naturally, there's
a celeb guest list, and this abbreviated but impressive
lineup features personalities with decidedly diverse credentials:
George Lazenby, one-time James Bond
Yvonne Craig, Batgirl herself
Dawn Welles of "Gilligan's Island" fame
Danielle Harris of "Halloweens" 4 and 5
Jeremy Bulloch, "Star Wars'" notorious Boba Fett
You can find out more at:
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FANTICON'S OPEN GATE OVERATURE
Okay, so don't blow all of your money on opening weekend.
There's still FantiCon 2003 in Wilmington, N.C. The show
will be held October 10-12 at the National Guard Armory
adjacent to Wilmington's Legion Stadium. FantiCon offers
everything you'd expect from a genre-themed con, along with
an eclectic and attractive guest roster that includes:
Peter Jurasik of "Babylon 5"
Pat Hingle, veteran character actor and Commissioner Gordon
of the "Batman" franchise
Henry Darrow of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Frank Capra Jr., producer, director and Screen Gems president
Perhaps the best reason to attend, however, is the fact
that a portion of FantiCon's proceeds will go toward ending
domestic violence. "We here at FantiCon are very happy to
be able to step up and help bring domestic violence to an
end," say promoters. "Rather than listen to us talk about
these issues, please stop by our local shelter's Web site."
This resource is called Open Gate, and the B Monster salutes
the convention's concern. You can find out more at:
Or, visit the Open Gate site at:
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LAST CALL FOR CHILLER
And finally, one more plug for Kevin Clement's amazing colossal
Chiller Theatre con, which usually boasts the most impressive
guest list of any genre-film show. For example:
Julie Adams ("Creature From the Black Lagoon")
Linda Blair ("The Exorcist")
Bob Burns (Mythic memorabilia collector)
Ben Chapman ("Creature From the Black Lagoon")
Gary Clarke ("How to Make a Monster")
Sid Haig ("Spider Baby")
Clint Howard (Brother of Ron and star in his own right)
Sara Karloff (daughter of Boris)
Noel Neill (TV's Lois Lane)
Ingrid Pitt ("Countess Dracula")
Zacherley (of course)
It happens Halloween at the Sheraton Meadowlands in lovely
East Rutherford, N.J. For more details, visit:
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THE FUTURE LOOKS SUB-ROSY
The folks at Sub Rosa Studios, producers and distributors
of myriad independent cult and horror films, have announced
a new partnership called The New Global Independent Media
Force. No, they're not a muti-tentacled, tri-lateralist
conglomeration. The partners in this new independent distribution
enterprise are Film Threat DVD, Vista Street Entertainment,
Key East Entertainment, Global Communications, RGB World
and Cullen Studios. According to Sub Rosa honcho Ron Bonk,
"These companies bring something unique to our growing list
of product. They offer a great mix of genres, showing the
true versatility and commercial viability of today's independent
DVD releases." Among the titles in the current Sub Rosa
catalog are "Gut Pile," "Vicious Sweet," "Dark Descent,"
"City of the Vampires, Necrosluts" and "I Spit On Your Corpse,
I Piss On Your Grave." Something tells me they won't be
targeting the Disney demographic.
NEW ON DVD
BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS
If it ain't the best doggone dinosaur picture, it's in the
top five. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury, animated by
Ray Harryhausen and directed by Eugene Lourie, "Beast From
20,000 Fathoms" is one of the handful of horrors that even
uninitiated mainstreamers will admit is one nifty picture.
By now, the premise is time-honored; atomic testing cracks
the Arctic ice and sets free a long-dormant rhedosaurus
that eventually makes applesauce of the Big Apple. The big
beast covers now-familiar turf, but in 1953 it was rarely
done, and since then it has rarely been done better. Lourie
later directed "The Colossus of New York," and, more significantly,
"The Giant Behemoth" and "Gorgo." All are interesting variations
on a theme. They vary, likewise, in quality, with "Beast"
head and shoulders above the subsequent films. I don't know
why Lourie was fascinated with dinosaurs, but I'm glad he
was. (Lourie was primarily an art director/designer, with
credits ranging from Renoir's "Grand Illusion" to Sam Fuller's
"The Naked Kiss" to Clint Eastwood's "Bronco Billy," his
final film credit.)
Paul Christian (aka Paul Hubschmid), as Professor Tom Nesbitt,
is supported by a peerless cast of B-film personalities:
Kenneth Tobey, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Donald Woods,
Steve Brodie, Ross Elliott, Jack Pennick, Frank Ferguson
the list goes on and on. Standing out in a small but pivotal
part is sneering Lee Van Cleef as the Army marksman brought
in to dispatch the marauding reptile. The film's fiery finale,
with the Beast entangled in a Coney Island roller coaster
(soldiers, dinosaurs, roller coasters!) is the stuff of
many a young boy's dreams. This young boy, anyway.
THE OMEN LEGACY
There is a devoted cadre of fans who think "The Omen" is
the best "devil" movie. (And yes, that is a bona fide sub-sub-genre.)
The B Monster prefers "Curse of the Demon," or, if you want
to bring things more up to date, "The Exorcist." But "The
Omen's" adherents see its spooky combination of "Village
of the Damned" ("evil children," yet another sub-sub-genre)
and "Rosemary's Baby" (devil child, human parents) as groundbreaking.
Apparently, they aren't alone, as Hollywood continues to
grind out derivations. The turn of the century saw a spate
of these, for some reason. Devilish mayhem, the movies foretold,
would accompany the new millennium. Evidently, the only
scripture that film-types have ever read is the Book of
Revelations, I guess because it has the most monsters in
In any event, many think of "The Omen" as the pre-eminent
Satan film. I think of it as the film that popularized those
ubiquitous Gregorian monks chanting away on the soundtrack
during suspenseful sequences. It seemed like every suspense-movie
trailer of the '80 and '90s had those same monks singing
in echo-laden Latin. (The monks have since retired, living
off their royalties at a villa in France.) To be fair, parts
of "The Omen" are scary (any scene with a Rottweiler in
it, for example), but the kid, the center of the film, is
not scary. I don't for a minute believe he's got the devil
inside him. Also, the film has dated badly, owing to camera
gimmickry and that dad-blamed soundtrack. "The Exorcist"
is still pretty scary, even after 30 years of "seen-it-all,"
gross-out cinema. It could be taking place today, in the
'70s, in the Ō40s. "The Omen," on the other hand, looks
VERY " '70s." (I guess "Frankenstein" looks very '30s, but
I'll take the '30s over the '70s every time. But, hey, I'm
getting off the point.) Curiously, both films have equally
strong casts except for that kid. (Gregory Peck and Lee
Remick were almost ALWAYS good.)
Another thing both films have in common -- multiple sequels
which ALL stank. The DVD release comes with a bonus, "feature-length"
documentary about the curse of "The Omen," the strange and
terrible things that befell cast and crewmembers, "the resurgent
interest in the Book of Revelation and the occult," blah,
blah, blah. I don't even want to get into it.
THE OMEGA MAN
Most of the world knows Charlton Heston as Moses or Ben-Hur.
To cult movie fans he'll always be the "Omega Man." His
earlier roles in the DeMille and Wyler spectacles made him
one of the biggest stars on the planet, but I'm willing
to bet that the fans who loved "Planet of the Apes," "Soylent
Green" and "The Omega Man" will prove more loyal. Sure,
they'll continue to screen "The Ten Commandments" on TV
every Easter, but a devoted cadre will be scrutinizing and
analyzing "The Omega Man" in chat rooms and convention centers
with defensive zeal for years to come. That having been
said, it's an overrated film. And THAT having been said,
its influence resounds throughout contemporary pop-culture,
in everything from "Blade" to "Angel" to "Underworld." In
ramping up the violence and action quotient of Richard Matheson's
story, "I Am Legend," the film added many new clichs to
the horror lexicon that are emulated 30 years after its
release. The story was previously filmed in 1964 as "The
Last Man On Earth," a dusty looking, low-budget affair directed
by Sidney Salkow -- not without its effective moments --
with a grand performance by Vincent Price, standing out
in an otherwise Italian cast. All in all, a decent, gritty,
downer of a film.
The 1971 remake was produced by Walter Seltzer (later to
produce "Soylent Green") and directed by TV veteran Boris
Segal. Screenwriters John and Joyce Corrington amplified
the violence of Matheson's source novel, and the resulting
film depicts a brutal battle between science and technology
represented by Heston's character, the sole survivor of
a devastating plague, and regressive primitivism, represented
by a "family" of deformed, light-sensitive killers who blame
Heston and his ilk for the plague that left them in this
condition. Instead of carrying cumbersome wooden stakes
with which to dispatch his pursuers, Heston cruises the
streets in souped-up cars, mowing down the mutants with
all manner of modern weaponry. The action is accompanied
by an Isaac Hayes-style score that might have been lifted
from any number of "blaxploitation" pictures. The acting
is broad, the dialogue is corny, but the film is, nonetheless,
fitfully entertaining, and might prove edifying for a generation
raised to believe that Wesley Snipes was the movies' first
It's difficult to review this film without giving too much
away. It can be safely described as the story of a diverse
group of people -- a family of three, a pair of newlywed
teens, a movie star, her limo driver, a hooker, a cop transporting
a killer -- stranded by a heavy storm at a remote, rundown
desert hotel. Though complete strangers to one another,
during the course of the film they discover that they have
one terrifying thing in common. Beyond that, I'm not going
to spoil it any more than the trailers already have. Based
on this sketch of a premise, I thought for sure I would
be able to predict every plot twist and character foible.
I was wrong. The script, by Michael Cooney, is cleverly
constructed and conveyed with great economy by director
James Mangold, an underrated craftsman who made "Cop Land"
and the more celebrated "Girl, Interrupted." And the "Identity"
ensemble cast is top-flight; John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda
Peet, John C. McGinley, with Pruitt Taylor Vince a particular
standout. While it isn't exactly a horror movie (we're reluctant
to employ the WAY overused term "psychological thriller"),
the horrific elements, featuring spectacular prosthetics
by Greg Nicotero and his K.N.B. effects shop, are potent.
"Identity" should satisfy the most demanding horror fans
while rewarding those desperate for this genre to demonstrate
a little originality and innovation.
SANTO VS. THE DIABOLICAL AXE
SANTO AND THE WITCH'S ATTACK
SANTO IN THE VENGEANCE OF THE CRYING WOMAN
Peerless film scribe Tom Weaver weighs in with reviews of
three new DVD titles starring everyone's favorite wrestler
from south of the border, Santo:
Who among us has never stopped to ask themselves what
they would do if they ever saw a ghost? One course of action
that may not occur to the average Joe is to give the ghost
several body slams, followed by a series of closed-fist
shots to the mouth. But this of course is the first thing
that Santo, the silver-masked lucha libre champion, does
when a phantom appears in his wrestling ring toting "The
Diabolical Axe" -- the title of one of three new-to-DVD
Santo adventures from our amigos at Rise Above.
"Santo vs. the Diabolical Axe" (1964) may be slightly
subpar Santo material but it's historically important (if
we're permitted to greatly stretch the meaning of the words)
in that it reveals the origin of everyone's favorite Mexican
silver-masked ring grappler-monster demolisher. In a series
of lengthy flashbacks, we learn that the first Santo was
a swashbuckler from the 17th-century days of cloaks, swords
and mysteriously hiding your face from the camera. A feud
with a romantic rival (Fernando Oses, similarly camera-shy)
culminates in Oses' conversion to the forces of evil and
his abduction of the senorita in question (Lorena Velasquez);
Santo subsequently visits the cave of a white-bearded hermit-wizard
seeking advice. The wizard tells Santo that the girlfriend
is dead and then, Shazam-like, gives him super powers, a
wrestling outfit and an open-ended crime-fighting mission
that will be passed down, along with powers and costume,
to his descendants. The black-hooded Oses shows up again
centuries later, regularly popping up out of thin air in
front of the 20th-century Santo, executioner's axe raised.
Strangely, the element of surprise
(and the weapon) aren't enough of an edge when you're battling
an hombre with Santo's lightning reflexes.
Truth be told, the movie doesn't have much going for it
outside of the novelty of the flashback origin scenes, just
a succession of in-and-out-of-the-ring brawls and a record-setting
amount of walking around. Another early series entry, "Santo
and the Witch's Attack," also 1964, also black and white
like "Diabolical Axe," is a good bit better, plot-wise,
a macabre semi-mystery about a coven of alluring witches
(looking like mythological handmaidens in their fetching
short skirts) setting their Satan-worshipping sights on
a hapless heiress (Maria Eugenia San Martin). Weirdly, just
as you begin to wonder if the moviemakers may have seen
and drawn a bit of inspiration from "Horror Hotel," there's
stock footage from "Horror Hotel," which sorta clinches
it. There's a bloody, ECW-style wrestling match that's among
the best in the series, and a hilarious scene where, out
of the blue, and for no reason, one of the witches tells
the others, within earshot of their prisoner Santo, to remember
that they're vulnerable to fire -- prompting Santo to hustle
out of the room and then immediately return with blazing
Last and perhaps loopiest of the new bunch is the color
(1974), semi-comedic "Santo in the Vengeance of the Crying
Woman," in which, unaccountably, Santo refuses to believe
in the existence of ghosts -- even though this is the jillionth
entry in a series where he does nothing BUT fight monsters,
demons and ghosts! Then again, early on in the picture he
also grimly says that he refuses to open a grave (he won't
desecrate the dead) -- but then later, when he and his boxer-sidekick
Mantequilla DO look inside a coffin, Santo briefly juggles
the skull of the occupant and then comically tosses it across
the tomb! The monster in this one is a withered ghoul, the
Crying Woman, who's actually rather creepy. Of course, Santo
and Mantequilla can't duke it out with a crumbling female
corpse, so for action purposes there's a subplot about a
gang of crooks in search of her treasure. "Crying Woman"
includes some of the best fights of the series, but also
features both villains AND heroes at their stupidest. The
crooks use a gun to bump off an old man but never remember
to arm themselves prior to confrontations with Santo and
Mantequilla. Our heroes, refusing to be outdone in the Stupid
Dept., stage an impromptu wrestling match on the lawn of
the house of kids they've sworn to protect from the witch
-- and get into it so deeply that they don't notice that
the yard has filled with fog and the witch has lured one
of the kids away!
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SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Michael F. Blake, whose books are available through Vestal
Press or at http://www.amazon.com
Harris Lentz III, whose books are available at http://www.mcfarlandpub.com
Bob Madison, founder and CEO of Dinoship, Inc. http://www.dinoship.com
Bryan Senn, whose books are available at http://www.mcfarlandpub.com
and at http://www.midmar.com/books.html
Tom Weaver, whose books are available at http://www.mcfarlandpub.com
and at http://www.midmar.com/books.html
"The management reserves the right to put up the lights
any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed!"
-- The Black Scorpion