10 items from 2016
Chicago – The “Days of the Dead” convention is an annual event in Chicagoland and elsewhere, that brings together admirers of the horror film genre, cult movies enthusiasts, vendors and panel discussions related to it all. Several celebrities also attend the event, including Alice Cooper, Ric Flair, Judge Reinhold and Shannon Elizabeth. The 2016 convention is being held this weekend – Nov. 18-20 – at the Chicago Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg, Ill. (see details below).
Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Slideshow of Exclusive portraits from last year’s Days of the Dead event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce for HollywoodChicago.com.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Convention Program Cover by Camilla D'Errico
Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 28-30, 2016
About a week ago I had the opportunity to attend my first Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con (formally known as Stan Lee’s Comikaze) and being that I attend so many shows throughout the year I didn’t really know what to expect. Would there be something at this show that set it apart from the others? Well for me personally there was one Huge difference and that was seeing the legendary Stan Lee in person, due to the importance of his contributions to comics and pop culture throughout the years not to mention his recent decline in appearances due to his age. As I arrived early to the convention center it was evident that it was going to be a full house. In a recent »
- Emmanuel Gomez
Cassandra Peterson has spent over half her life playing Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark.
“I can’t believe I’m celebrating 35 years with this character,” Peterson, 65, tells People of creating the iconic horror character as part of a local Los Angeles TV show. “But I think she’s got just the right mix of sexy, scary and funny for everyone to find something to love about her.”
Peterson — who co-wrote and starred in two Elvira movies — has watched with pride and awe as Elvira grew into a cult-favorite character with costumes, comic books, action figures, trading cards, pinball machines, »
- Patrick Gomez
Cassandra Peterson is celebrating 35 years of Elvira in a big way. October 5th sees the release of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, a coffee-table-style book from Tweeterhead that includes photos and sketches from her career, including a significant number of never-before-seen images.
Ahead of the book's release, I had a chance to catch up with Cassandra to talk about how this project came together, a photo that foretold her "Queen of Halloween" status at an early age, and much more:
I know that you've worked with Tweeterhead on those wonderful Elvira statues, and they are known more for their maquettes. How did developing a book with them come about?
Cassandra Peterson: Chad [Colebank], who runs Tweeterhead, has done my various maquettes, which have been amazingly good and my favorite so far. I talked to him about how I was thinking about doing a coffee-table book. Chad is just such a go-getter, »
- Jonathan James
Over this past weekend at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, this writer had the opportunity to speak with none other than Cassandra Peterson, the beloved actress and performer who is forever engrained in the pop culture lexicon as the horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Growing up, Elvira’s weekly show, Movie Macabre, was a huge part of my childhood and horror education, which made our conversation a career highlight and a truly unforgettable experience for me, both personally and professionally.
During our chat, Peterson discussed her influential career over the last 35 years, including her latest project, the Elvira: Mistress of the Dark photo book that hits shelves this October. She also talked about being a female horror icon during the 1980s, her favorite and least favorite movies she celebrated on Movie Macabre, and more.
Really great to speak with you today, Cassandra. What’s really cool about your career »
- Heather Wixson
Elvira, Cassandra Peterson’s iconic character, will celebrate her 35th anniversary this fall with a new retrospective photo book from Tweeterhead, and to celebrate, the Mistress of the Dark is heading to San Diego Comic-Con to sign autographs this Saturday:
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA — Actress/Writer, Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. It has been 35 years since Elvira made her debut as horror hostess on a local La television show. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Cassandra combed through her personal archives to assemble a beautiful 240 page hardcover coffee table book titled, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The book is filled with over 300 photographs, many never-before-seen, and commentary by Ms. Peterson. It is published by Tweeterhead and will be released on October 5, 2016. The book is currently available for pre-order and can be purchased on www. »
- Derek Anderson
Actress/writer Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. It has been 35 years since Elvira made her debut as horror hostess on a local La television show;… Continue Reading →
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- Debi Moore
For many viewers, Cassandra Peterson portrayal of Elvira is synonymous with horror, as the Mistress of the Dark’s brilliant comedic commentary has entertained and enlightened fans of the genre for decades. It’s fitting, then, that the actress has teamed up with Tweeterhead to release a new photographic retrospective book this fall to celebrate her iconic character’s 35th anniversary.
Recently announced on Twitter by Elvira, the new retrospective book is scheduled to come out this October, with pre-orders beginning on June 15th. Packed with more than 350 images (many of which have never been revealed to the public), the Elvira: Mistress of the Dark book will celebrate the Queen of Halloween’s 35th anniversary in style, and it is sure to make it on many horror fans’ Halloween wish lists.
Priced at $44.95 for a regular edition and $89.95 for a signed copy, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark will contain 240 pages within its 10″ by 13″ hardcover frame. »
- Derek Anderson
Horror Icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is the official host of ScareLA 2016. With her signature quick wit and vampish good looks, Cassandra Peterson rose to fame as Elvira, the horror hostess of Elvira’s Movie Macabre show and became a pop culture phenomena. “I’m thrilled to partner with ScareLA as the official host of their 2016 convention this August,” […] »
I admit it, I’m a sentimental old fart. I get choked up and maudlin very often, when I think of family and friends, a moment in time when I realized the tragedy life can bring to us, or the joy. I tear up at the movies regularly, or reading certain passages in books. But I never thought I would weep at the loss of a video system. If you read We Are Movie Geeks regularly you must be aware of the video revolution of the 1980s, when VHS players and recorders found a place in almost every home in America. I hope you recall the early days when VHS was neck and neck with Betamax, a technically better system. Remember the days of Mom and Pop video rental stores when almost anyone could open a store front, and with a collection of VHS tapes start making money? As one of the many, »
- Sam Moffitt
10 items from 2016
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