Those things that went bump in the night left quite the impression on my young mind. For me, it was those Saturday afternoon horror marathons and a lucky find at the school book fair – a how-to book on monster make-up. From there it was haunted houses, Halloween and the Haunted Mansion to the writing and dark photography I enjoy today. When I saw the trailer for MonsterKIDS, I was immediately excited to see this documentary. Watching the clips within brought back memories of childhood glued to the TV . . .
Creature Feature, Shock Theater, Phantom of the Opry, The Vampira show, Monster Movie Matinee – all shows, most with fiendish hosts, which brought to the delightfully dark movies of monsters and aliens. Enjoying fright flicks like Dracula, Frankenstein, Godzilla and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, horror fans of today were born watching these macabre movies on Saturday afternoon, or if lucky enough, Saturday night. These scary screenings affected an entire generation of spook fans who are now the legends creating today’s eerie entertainment.
Now a brand new documentary,written and directed by J Michael Roddy, MonsterKIDS The Impact of Things that Go Bump in the Night, is about to open the grave and dig into the realm of horror fans and the masterminds who create these nightmares. Featuring interviews with legends like make-up masters Rick Baker, Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini; directors Joe Dante, Tom Holland and Mick Garris, actors like Carla Laemmle, Butch Patrick, Bob Burns, Riccou Browning and much much more. Meet Sara Karloff (daughter of Boris Karloff), Ron Chaney & Jaclyn Chaney (Great Grandchildren of Lon Chaney)! There’s also a host of horror enthusiasts who bring the monsters to us in toys, magazines and conventions (see a list of Monster Kids here).
MonsterKIDS is a new documentary that will explore why we are so fascinated with those creatures of the night, and why in my opinion they were and continue to be a good companion for young and old.
Light your lantern, grab your Garlic and Wolfsbane and hold close as we set out to explore the fascination with the Fantastical. Monster Kids, a brand-new documentary delves into the darkened abyss of the Laboratories and crypts to investigate the continued impact of Monsters on the youth and the culture of America.
Join a host of Hollywood’s most prolific filmmakers, writers, actors, makers of monsters, and fans as they explore why things that go bump in the night fascinate us. Featuring all-new interviews and rare photographs unearthed for the first time, we delve into the world of Gods and Monsters where the dead rise at sunset and even the purest man at heart becomes a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms to examine the appeal of the creatures of the night. –MonsterKIDS website.
This creepy cool collection of macabre monster memories doesn’t have a release date, but you can join them on their Facebook Page (or website) to learn more and be alerted when the project is available.
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