May 17th, 2012 by chocko
Going to Chiller Theatre is a tradition here at Planet Chocko. It is the place to be for horror and sci-fi enthusiasts, b-movie fans, and collectors of the macabre. Chiller happens twice a year in Parsippany, New Jersey. Mr. C and Chocko stopped by the Spring Extravaganza last April to see some of our favorite people of the television and movie screen. Some of the many highlights: Seeing Erika Eleniak (The Playboy mags with her in them hold a special place in my heart!), chatting with Al Leong (more on that here), running into people in costume (what’s up with that clown rapist?) and shopping for movies with Mr. C. I think we had a collective flashback of rummaging through the shelves of Kim’s on St. Mark’s and Tower Video. Chocko picked up 2 smutty gems: The Swinging Barmaids (1975) and Mama’s Dirty Girls (1974). Mr. C also picked up some exploitation treasures which I’m sure we’ll review somewhere down the road. I also ran into Matt of the NYC thrash punk band VERMEFÜG and the website Horror Boobs (bringing you the “best in breasts from all genre cinema”). I picked up the new gory, cult 80’s throwback MOLD!. It’s awesome and also available on VHS. I also picked up Matt’s brand new ‘zine titled Blood Video a very cool read, jam-packed with articles about VHS Culture, Cult Cinema and upcoming VHS-related events! I can’t wait for Issue Two. You can pick up a copy at Forbidden Planet in NYC. The next Chiller Theatre Expo will take place on October 26 – 28, 2012.
Zacherle “The Cool Ghoul”…The O.G. of Horror Hosts. Zach is Back.
Sgt. Slaughter applies the Cobra Clutch to a Philadelphia Flyers fan.
Kathy Coleman (Holly from Land of The Lost). I was expecting to see some pigtails! She signed my Land of The Lost lunchbox (a special shoutout to dbborroughs of Unseen Films who pointed out the lunchbox at the DVD store) and then we posed for a photo together by the Sleestak head…Chocko and Holly together at last, a dream come true!
Linda Blair (The Exorcist). Check out those arms! Seriously, check out her website for WorldHeart Foundation, devoted to care and rescue of animals in the Los Angeles area. Damn, she got some baseball biceps.