KINGSTON ZOMBIE WALK 2015, LET’S DO THIS!

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Sadly the annual Zombie Walk for Kingston, ON was cancelled this year due to lack of funding.
Alas, when a door closes behind you, there is a whole new world in front of you. Local Ben Kent has jumped at the opportunity in this brave new world to begin a new Zombie Walk for the residents of the city of Kingston.
His reasons are simple and heart felt, the same as many participants in the annual Zombie Walk. It is tradition, it is something families can do together and, a heck of a lot of fun.
Here is the information thus far concerning the initiative to start a brand spanking new Zombie Walk for our community to participate in. It always amazes me when someone sees something that can be changed, and acts on it.
Please read and learn about the inspiration for, reasons behind and, why Kingston loves it’s annual Zombie Walk.

11742744_10155837901605228_229458223133517197_n“When I heard the Zombie Walk was cancelled, I knew immediately I had to work to keep it alive.

Well, undead, at least.

Last year, in the lead-up to Hallowe’en, it wasn’t Trick or Treating that got my girls excited; it wasn’t their Spider-Witch-Goddess costume, or their Dragon Princess – it was their “Zombie Family” costume, and they were eager to participate in the Zombie Walk. And the year before, the week after Hallowe’en, my (at the time) 4-year-old was immediately asking, “Can we go on a Zombie Walk again?”. And last year, my 7-year-old made it her goal to win “Best Child Costume”, and proudly boasting about going to her friends at school.” Ben Kent

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“In short: My kids want The Zombie Walk. That means I have to try. Plus, I’ve already heard from a score of adults, who are glad to see something at least trying to move forward and keep up the tradition.

While the previous admins commented on there being some sort of financial situation that prevented them from moving forward, I’ve taken it upon myself to find out what those difficulties are, and if it’s possible to overcome them. Unless it’s simply impossible, the Zombie Walk 2015 is going ahead!”Ben Kent

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More updates will be available via IAMGEEKER and on the FB site for the New Annual Kingston Zombie Walk event page. Stay tuned!
If you can volunteer your time and energy to make this happen or, if possible, use your contacts to help financially support this beloved tradition, please do so and help to keep our Zombie Walk alive or, rather, undead.


El.

OCULAR, NEW TRAILER

OCULAR, NEW TRAILER

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One of my favourite genre shorts just came out with a great new trailer! Ocular is super awesome and will make you feel things no movie ever has! Check it out then head on over to Amazon to purchase or rent the short horror film
that is so hard to watch it should be a dare!

Click here to read my interview with the genuinely talented David Brudie.

El.

FACEBOOK GROUP FOR ADVANCED HORROR FANS RUNS AUCTION TO SUPPORT THE WALK TO END WOMEN’S CANCER, MONTREAL

FACEBOOK GROUP FOR ADVANCED HORROR FANS RUNS AUCTION
TO SUPPORT THE
WALK TO END WOMEN’S CANCER, MONTREAL

UPDATED: We have put our SECOND donation of $100 under the name HORRORGEEKS!

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 “A friend of mine and member of HORROR GEEKS, Caroline Teske, is taking part in the Walk to End Women’s Cancer this year. As she states on her personal donation page ‘Cancer has touched my family and friends so much over the last couple of years. I lost my sister Katrina in June, 2014, my good friend Heather in January, 2015, and my mother is currently battling it now. This summer, our team hopes to participate in the walk again for the second time. My goal is to raise $2,000 this year to help keep Katrina’s and Heather’s memories alive and to honor those who are still fighting this illness. The money raised goes to support the wonderful efforts of the Montreal Jewish General Hospital and the Segal Research Centre to end women’s cancers.’
As H’s best friend and, having lost my own mother to Cancer in ’95, I am really proud of Caroline to be taking action.
With my own skills and networks I swindled some Admin’s from HORROR GEEKS (PM me to join) to help create Horrorgeeks: Auction for the Walk to End Women’s Cancer. In about two weeks we have raised $200 for Caroline’s personal donation page.

El./IAMGEEKER

In order to join the secret group HORROR GEEKS you must contact one of the following Administrators as this group does not show up in searches: El Tisdale (Me), Gary Frazee, Tom Barry, Lisa Kickass-Hamilton or, Dave Brudie.

We are holding AUCTIONS of HORROR memorabilia and related things that members have donated. If you have something you would like to donate and auction off please let one of the HORROR GEEKS admins know and we can schedule you a date to start your auction or we can auction it for you.

HORROR GEEKS holds Auction for the Walk to End Women’s Cancer

FACEBOOK GROUP FOR THE HORROR AFICIONADO RUNS AUCTION TO SUPPORT THE WALK TO END WOMEN’S CANCER, MONTREAL

HORROR GEEKS Auction

UPDATED: We have put our first donation of $100 under the name HORRORGEEKS!

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UPDATED: HORROR GEEKS has chosen to open up the Auction to the public through a page every one can see. CLICK this update to be taken straight  to the action!

ATTENTION: In order to join the secret group HORROR GEEKS you must contact one of the following Administrators as this group does not show up in searches: El Tisdale (Me), Gary Frazee, Tom Barry, Lisa Kickass-Hamilton or, Dave Brudie. HORROR GEEKS, we are doing a charity drive to help one of our GEEKS, Caroline Teske reach her goal of $2000.00 CDN in her END WOMEN’S CANCER CAMPAIGN. Caroline  is walking for her sister who recently passed from Cancer, her Mother who is battling Cancer and fellow GEEK, H. Blakeley who passed January 17th 2015.

We are holding AUCTIONS of HORROR memorabilia and related things that members have donated. If you have something you would like to donate and auction off please let one of the HORROR GEEKS admins know and we can schedule you a date to start your auction or we can auction it for you. One or two auctions will be held per week. With quick 24 hr auctions throughout. You will have 7 days to bid on the week-long auctions, and of course the highest bid wins. At the CLOSE of the auction, buyer will be expected to make two Paypal deposits. One, in the HORROR GEEKS Paypal account (for the cost of the item purchased), and the other (for shipping) to the sellers paypal account. It will be up to BOTH buyer and seller to determine what those costs will be so please check the items location/ weight, and estimate your postage cost BEFORE you bid. Usually you can do this through the website of your local postal service. If you do not want to take part in the auctions PLEASE consider making a donation (no matter the size) to the Paypal account email listed below. You can make your donation STARTING NOW, through the end of the drive. ALL proceeds will go to WEEKEND TO END WOMEN’S CANCER, MONTREAL and be transferred to Caroline Teske‘s Paypal account for this event, under our group name, HORROR GEEKS. Because this will be our first group fundraiser, we are setting a group goal of $300CDN.

“TERROR OF DRACULA” PICKED UP BY REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

UPDATED:

I was finally informed that the DVD case written about with a quote from my was never released. Total let down but, good to know the truth.

 CONGRATULATIONS!

Terror of Dracula picked up by Reality Entertainment.

Terror of Dracula (ToD) is an intelligent film Produced by Bill Bossert and Directed/Written/Acted/Composed by Anthony D.P Mann.  ToD was put together with a modest budget and was released with the impression of a major film.

I can not say enough about how much I really loved this movie.

ToD was recently picked up by Reality Entertainment for release with a very engaging new DVD cover.

The movie will be re-released in September though there is not a specific date as of yet.

I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to speak with Bill and Anthony about the film and their feelings of it being picked up and the over all finished product.

Bill was asked what drove him to Produce ToD. Kindly he fielded the question in a way that gives all aspiring directors a feeling that their dreams can come true.

“Well, it all happened pretty quickly. I’d been listening to HorrorEtc for a couple of years, and heard Tony talk about a Canadian TV Dracula film done in the 1970’s. I emailed him some questions about it, and in his response he mentioned he was going to do his own Dracula film. I watched his Sherlock Holmes feature, was impressed in what he could do with little, and asked if I could join him. A little over a year later, we premiered the film in Kingston, and found a DVD distributor for it not long after.” 

Anthony replied excitedly when asked what drove him to make ToD in the first place.

“This is the project that I had wanted to do since I was a kid! When Bill Bossert, an American producer / listener to HorrorEtc presented an opportunity to make my dream project, I was blown away. He had seen a cut of my earlier Sherlock Holmes flick (Sherlock holmes and the Shadow Watchers) , and decided to take a gamble… with enthusiasm and drive – and lotsa creative writing and shooting – we made it happen…. it was an adventure in audacity and madness, lol!” 

When asked if he had any plans of working with Anthony again Bill responded optimistically.

“Yeah, my intent all along was to do a few films with Tony…getting more ambitious with each one. But it really all comes down to money…if we make some on “Terror of Dracula”, then for sure I think we’ll work together again. With another classic horror character.” 

Anthony gave up the information about what he was doing when he found out that ToD had been picked up by Reality Entertainment:

-“Hanging ever-so-close by my Blackberry, waiting for confirmation from Bill Bossert and Reality Entertainment, hahahaha…. terribly exciting – delighted that we have a distributor!” 

Of course we discussed how awesome it is to have a quote from Geeker on he new DVD and Bill stated

“Actually, I’m Stoker-ed about that! See what I did there? You know, Bram Stoker? [;-)] I actually think it’s pretty cool you got on the cover…you can send me your check now…”

While Anthony replied

“Geeker, m’dear – yours is THE voice of horror… it’s an honour” 

“Terror of Dracula” as I have stated before is an excellent flick and should be on every horror movie fans watch list.

 “If you love the old Hammer classics, “The Terror of Dracula”.. is one movie not to be overlooked!” -Geeker

Huge thanks to Anthony D.P. Mann and Bill Bossert for including me in the DVD cover, and for giving horror fans a movie that has great potential to have a cult following.  Can’t wait to see what is coming up next!

As an avid comic book reader i would like to point out that James Daniels, Scott Spinks, Sean Spinks,  Kirios Escios and Rafael Munoz and produced four online books based on ToD and are very much worth checking out.

The honour is all mine friends!

Bill, the check is in the mail. 😛

Geeker.