Twice a year, on a few select nights, when the sun goes down over the NJ Meadowlands, a transformation steals over the Hilton hotel and all manner of ghouls come out of hiding. It's Chiller Theater, the wildest Northeast Horror and Retro TV con there is.
Tony Tellado (Sci-Fi Talk) and I dropped in Friday, April 27th to take in the frights and sights...and here are the photographic results.
The con was fun, everyone was great...and the party was enough to wake the dead.
Scarlet Street editor Richard Valley stepped into the elevator and found himself facing Lost in Space cast member Mark Goddard, who was appropriately at the controls. "Up?" asked the former Major West. When Richard nodded, Mark firmly pressed the "Down" button and off they went to the hotel subbasement.
"So," Richard mused. "You played the pilot."
|Sunset...and ghouls come out. Good plan, as jumping off the top of the parking garage would have been messy. Take a flyer...if you dare.|
|Stacy, Rick, Frank.|
|Self fulfilling prophecy, Blondzilla and Masker Ravens, Not all the models are made of silicone...some are genuine plastic.|
|Redundant reading, Hallway haunting, Dr. Who Propmaker Steve Gostelow.|
|Animal and "Friend", David "Grasshopper" Carradine, Jerry "Garabaldi" Doyle.|
|Groovy T shirt, Michael "The Hills Have Eyes" Berryman, John "Timmy" Provost from Lassie,, rescued from the well and all grown up.|
|Linda Blair (Notice how I managed to catch her head pointing forward?), Lou "The Hulk" Ferigno, Zarcharly...our favorite cool ghoul.|
|Walter "Chekov" Koenig and Jerry "Garabaldi" Doyle, Carrie Dobro, Myke (spike).|
|I didn't catch her name, but keep your eye out for the girl on the left. The camera really likes her. Cary-Hokuri Togawa, plays Krull in the new Planet of the Apes Movie coming and we've got the goods on it. ( www.scifitalk.com )|
|Playmate, Camel Cigarette Pinup and armful Laurie Wallace and a guy who looks just like SFRevu Editor Ernest Lilley, Michael Berryman with Ted Bohus, Ted and Kevin Clemment (Con Organizer).|