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Michael, how far is Chesapeake from Washington, DC?
Hi Buzz,
Chesapeake would be about 4 hours road time from the District, figure two hours from DC to Richmond, take 295 over to 64, and then keep on 64 and curve to the south towards Suffolk, Chesapeake is about 2 hours from Richmond, not on the water but just south of Va Beach.
      BTW I will be touching on Dark Shadows on a talk called, "The Monster Boom" tracing the rebirth of classic horror films from the release of the Universal films to TV and through shows like The Addama Family, The Munsters and Bewitched through Night Gallery, and will touches on pop culture echoes like the Aurora models, Famous Monsters and the Hammer/AIP cycle, and well, I can't give it all away here can I?  ;)

Michael 

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I've been waiting for the website update to give a link for this...Monsterfest 2006 is soon to be here!!! :) This year's highlight will be a Horror Host Summit featuring central Va's classic host The Bowman Body, Tidewater's Dr. Madblood and former Washinton DC and now national on the web, Count Gore Devol! Special appearence by our own PennyDreadful and Garou. Guest speakers include, yours truly, and writers from Scary Monsters magazine will be back! Here's a lin to the web announcement:
http://www.chesapeake.lib.va.us/eventsprograms.htm

We have had lots of fun the past two years and I think my friend Rob will be behind the best so far. The date is Saturday October 14, beginning at 9:00 am , until....

Michael  ;D

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A big Happy Birthday for a great guy!!! Nice to see you in Brooklyn. We hope your birthday takes you to the Outer Limits of enjoyment!!!
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Michael and Diane

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Man, that thread title is going to cause major heart-attacks for people who think its referring to the 2004 WB pilot!
I'm so sorry about that! :-[  BTW, that sentence fragment "I like Thinness" should read, I like Thinness quite a bit as an actor, he's done great work in many genre projects, especially "The Invaders", but he lacks that quirky and eccentric quality that made Darren McGavin so endearing in the similar part. Thiness was very heroic in The Invaders but is a little less interesting here.  Got distracted and forgot to finish that thought.

Michael

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Digitalbits, one of the best newsites on DVD releases and information, lists the Dan Curtis production, "The Norlis Tapes" for a 10/3/06 release. The 1973 film was intended for another TV series, and is honestly really a reworking of ideas from the previous Kolchak series; reporter tracking the occult, with a few different twists. Roy Thinness, who starred in "The Invaders" and later the '91 Dark Shadows revival was the lead, and Angie Dickinson co-stars. ( I like Thiness Claude Akins and Stanley Adams who also appeared in "the Night Stalker" is in the cast that also includes Claude Akins, Jane Dulo and George DiCenzo. (You only get one guess who did the music,  ;) ) Here's a link to the page:
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/coverart/coverart.php?20061003

While there you may wish to browse through the other pages as the new release information is pretty good. Some great horror/supernatural releases out this week and soon, most especially the new "75th Anniversary 2 Disc Editions" of Universal's Dracula  [blackbat] and Frankenstein   [frankie]. (This is the 3rd different DVD release of these titles, they are bleeding me dry! ) When you click on a title, it will bring you to more information on the DVD, over at Amazon.com.

Michael.
 

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0670
« on: September 26, 2006, 01:25:06 PM »
Carolyn: Why do they always run away when they meet Uncle Herman and Aunt Lily?

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0669
« on: September 26, 2006, 01:15:07 PM »
I'm melting, melting....What a world, what a world,  aahhhhh oohhhhhh. [/i]
 [_witch_]

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0672
« on: September 26, 2006, 01:09:11 PM »
Much to Barnabas's surprise, when confronted by the shotgun, the Werewolf instead begins to dance the Jerk.
(Yeah, baby.) ( We're gonna dig potatoes, we're gonna pick tomatoes! Yeah, yeah")
[band] [gramophone] [9126]

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Nicholas: (singing) Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gaaaaaaaaal.
Julia: (Thinking) Cassandra's power's ARE weaker, she can't succesfully or completely turn someone into a frog.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Craig Hamrick
« on: September 25, 2006, 02:27:22 AM »
Diane and I extend our sympathy to Craig's friends, family and most especially to Joe. Our copy of "Big Lou" signed by both Craog and Louis will always remain a very cherished item. We are regular contributors to the ASPCA, part of each of my paychecks goes to them through the United Way. This is available through may payroll areas and is a great way to make a contribution to that special organization. Craig has been on our prayer list at church all along. Our prayers will continue for Joe, Phoebe and those close to Craig.  Who knows, perhaps Craig may surprise us should we be lucky to join him on the golden shore with his new biography of St Francis.
Michael
 
 

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So, Ian - how does it feel to be 21?  ;D

(I'll be gallant and not ask Karlenfan how it feels to reach her milestone.  ;)  Though, personally, when I reached that particular age, it was no biggie for me.  :)  It's funny how back when we we're kids reaching certain ages was a really big thing for the people who reached them - but now they're no big deal. In fact, many people say 50 is the new 30.  :D)
On my birthday this year, I tried to convince myself 46 is the new 28.  ;)
Michael

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A warm welcome, Iluvbarnabas.  [knockwood]
I bet you have both Majestic figures of Mr. B, dont'cha. ( I do, and I love'em!)

Michael ;D

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Looking for the review of...
« on: September 20, 2006, 06:01:37 PM »
Hello dsb, while I haven't written a formal review as such, I can thoroughly reccommend RJ's book!!!  ;D I started reading randomly and now I'm going through it start to finish. I LOVE this book. My big mistake at the festival was not buying additional copies. One of the things really like about the book is that it clarifies some contradictatory information, while adding new mysteries. I was sorry to hear for example she wasn't involved on the Disney lp, as it sounds so much like her. No matter what you think you know about her or Dark Shadows, you will learn so much. Plus, its a thoroughly well written and an entertaining read. Its fascinating just how many notable people crossed paths with Grayson. Plus, as a book on the theatre and acting, its a great slice of how the industry operates.
      You may wish to review the topic "Remember Grayson Hall" under Calender Events and read over, especially for Gothick's fine comments.

Michael [book1]

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Ian & karlenfan---BIG BIG Birthday wishes to the both of you!!!!
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Hope you have great celebrations, cakes, ice cream and lots of great memories!!!!

A tip of the hat to karlenfan who I was fortunate to share this year's banquet dinner table with.

 8) Michael  8)


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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Had Fun at the Fest
« on: September 19, 2006, 03:48:52 PM »
Cyrus/Michael, your wife Diane is so pretty!! Thanks for the great photos...

Thanks so much for you sweet and kind comments. I am a lucky monkey.  ;D
Michael