Showing posts from 2012

Finding Eric Freeman

I've discovered over the past few years that notoriously reclusive actor Eric Freeman(star of Silent Night Deadly Night 2) wants nothing to do with acting, being famous and/or anything to do with his past as Ricky Caldwell. In fact, when it came to recording audio commentary for the dvd in 2003, the producers said they couldn't find him and had no clue where he was. It seemed he was either in hiding or dead.

In the years since discovering this story, I've become fascinated by this. I've also attempted to search for him via many websites and gather as much info as I could. I am, of course, a huge fan of the SNDN series and just as a fan I'd love to know his whereabouts. But, as I said, every time someone thinks they have a good lead, it turns into a dead end. And it's pretty easy to see why. When one simple scene in a low budget horror movie becomes your entire cult of personality, as well as a worldwide, internet joke, it's understandable why you'd wis…

Thanksgiving Is Almost Here!

Well, it's almost that time! Just a mere 5 days away from the big day, Thanksgiving! I sure as heck can't wait. As much as I love Halloween with all my heart and enjoy the festivities, there's just something so much fun about sitting around with the family, eating some great food and watching some football(Although, if my Bears aren't playing, I could care less.). Now, Thanksgiving isn't the biggest holiday, but spending time with the family is the best way to spend any holiday in my mind. And plus, I love to eat. So filling up my plate with a big old turkey leg, mashed potatoes and gravy, garlic bread, veggies and some cranberry sauce is also a great way to spend ANY holiday! :) And rumor has it, I'll even be making some Oreo creme pie for dessert!

This will be our(Laurie and I) first Thanksgiving in our new apartment. And it's definitely something we've been looking forward to for quite some time. Especially since we worked so hard to get our first ap…

The Return of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Just a quickie: I want to write this entry and say how great it is to see Nickelodeon bringing back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes, a whole new generation gets to experience the enjoyment that we all felt as we grabbed our Ninja Turtles figures and sat in front of the TV and watched those 4 radical Turtles take on Shredder and the Foot Clan!

I've been able to sit down and check out the new cartoon. If you haven't checked it out, do yourself a favor and do so. It's pretty fun to watch and well done as far as the animation itself. And don't forget about the new figures as well! No, they're not the originals, but Playmates definitely improved on the designs and even added great articulation. And it looks like they're also expanding on characters in the TMNT universe, new and old. In fact, expect a review and tribute to one of my all time favorite TMNT characters, MetalHead soon.

So, if you want to have a little fun that reminds you of the glory days of you…

Reliving Past Shenanigans

So yesterday I discussed my love of Halloween related treats. Today I want to discuss something else close to my heart: Conventions.

I've been attending conventions and shows since 1994. That year I got to play tag-along with my friend Ryan who was attending the local "Small Press Xpo" in Bethesda, MD. The convention focused on independent comics done by underground artists. I had never been exposed to indie comics before; I was a slave to the Marvel, DC, and Image machines at the time. I picked up a few comics by local artists. I lost them later but the impact of attending a show like this stayed with me to this day.

Over the following years, I would attend every and any kind of convention in the book. Perhaps the biggest convention to happen to me at the time was my first out of town trip with Ryan yet again. Ironically, it was to Rochester, NY for Botcon, a convention dedicated to Transformers. Ryan had gotten me into Transformers in the past few years and I jumped at…

My Love Of Being A Halloween Fatty!

Halloween season is now in full effect. Sure, September helped kick it off. But today is October's crunch time, people. Preparing for Halloween is always fun for me. I'm a firm believer in having fun in everything you do in life, so Halloween is no different. I've always loved Halloween. It's just a fun feeling, especially as a horror movie fan and those young at heart. it's fun to be able o let your freak flag fly, dress up and indulge in the fun of the season. And lets face it, who doesn't love free candy!

Halloween officially kicks off that end of the year holiday season that some of us dread and some of us love. It's right around that time of year where the weather gets a little chilly and that great Autumn smell is in the air. And who doesn't love having a bonfire with your friends while rocking your favorite hoodie? Halloween also gives us great special themed episodes of our favorite shows, horror movies being shown on every channel and …

Memories of Marketplace

So, there's no real way I can start this blog entry. I'm not a professional writer. I'm not a author. I'm not a journalist. I'm just someone who likes to write what he feels and what comes from the heart, no matter  how silly and trivial or even as major and emotional it may come off as. And today's blog entry is kind of a mixture of Column A and Column B. Ya see, for the past 15 years or so a certain part of my life has been slowly corroding and fading away. And it's been pretty sad...

The building you see above is a former shopping mall called "Marketplace Mall". It's location is in Bowie, MD. which is a rather busy city in the DC Metro Area. It once housed many businesses and many places to eat and spots for all to enjoy. being a child of the 80s and 90s, I spent a lot of time here when it was in full effect. There wasn't one vacant spot when it was at it's peak and the mall was usually full of people. But it seemed that the mid 90s…