Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flashback Fun: Chiller Theatre 2004


In a previous entry, I disussed my excitement for an upcoming Monster Mania featuring a Batman 1966 reunion. It seems as we get closer to it, I just get more and more excited. And for good reason. This will mark my first conventions in 2 years after an extended break. It's been too long and I'm super excited to return. And while Monster Mania will be my first in 2 years, I'd like to take you back to my first horror convention. Ironically, the same draw for me at this show was the Batman 66 cast.



It was April 2004 when my best friend Ryan and I took a quick trip up to East Rutherford, NJ for the world famous horror show, Chiller Theatre. Chiller Theatre had been on my radar for quite a long time but many roadblocks stopped me from attending them. But, finally Ryan and I were able to make the trip up to the Garden State for a weekend of indulging in horror and other geeky goodness. I was hoping this convention would open my eyes to a whole new world that I've wanted to enter for quite sometime...and boy did it! 









Adam West. That's me kneeling in the front(yes, with hair.) and my friend Ryan








Rowdy Roddy Piper with the "LWO Heavyweight Champion of the Galaxy". The LWO was a fan group I was apart of at the time.





Julie "Catwoman" Newmar



Frank "The Riddler" Gorshin. Frank died a year after I met him. It was an honor to meet him. RIP. 





Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica.




Lou "The Incredible Hulk" Ferrigno



Team Troma





It was a fantastic show filled with laughs, great stories, and White Castles. Chiller always gets great guests and from what I've been told and read, the last convention was their best in years. I'd love to return for one last Chiller. The two shows I attended were some of the best shows I've ever attended and while the show has changed has changed considerably, I may have one last run in me...
For more info on Chiller Theatre, visit their official site here.

-Chad

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