{SHOCK STOCK 2011}

This is a few weeks over due, but sometimes life runs away from me.

So, Sweater Eyes and Sunflower Skins had a booth at Shock Stock.. this was a significant event for both of us, as we were both launching our personal “brands” to the world, unafraid in our tutus and make-up and guarded by both dinosaurs and men (we were also guarding them so its okay).  After three very exhausting, frustrating, and exciting days, I immediately got the flu for an entire week.    But, with my HP restored, I finally give you a Shock Stock post.  To see the entire set click here.

Shock Stock was great.  The guests were all very friendly (well taking into account that they are still human beings of course), and the vendors were interesting. Guests included:  BETSY BAKER, ELLEN SANDWEISS, THERESA TILLY, HAL DELRICH, DYANNE THORNE & HOWARD MAUER, LINNEA QUIGLEY, JON MIKL THOR, MOLLY DUNSWORTH, NICK BATEMAN, ROBERT “John” SKIPPER

I don’t know how those crazy guys at Vagrancy Films got so many fantastic names in horror, exploitation, and cult cinema, but holly crap their guests were amazing.

The highlight of the entire expo was the film screening of Evil Dead.  Seeing as Vagrancy Films gained their infamy due to their throw back grind house screenings, it doesn’t surprise me that the event was memorable.  But how could it not be?  Not only did I get to see Evil Dead (one of my all time favourite movies since I was young) in a theatre, but I got to do so while literally sitting in front of four out of five of the cast members.  While we giggled and made our usual hoots, it was thrilling to hear them giggle too, poking fun at themselves.

I already look forward to next year’s Shock Stock.

I will have a more detailed post soon about our table, how we did, and what to expect in the future.

DAY ONE

FRIDAY APRIL 29th

official itinerary:

4:00 pm – TOP SECRET SLEAZE 16mm FEATURE FILM hosted by Oscar Duke, VS.D. ( Vinegar Syndrome Doctor)
5:30 pm – TREEVENGE w / Hobo Q and A ( hosted by Grimbrother Jake )
6:30 pm – DEAD GENESIS (95 mins) Dir. Reese Eveneshen
8:15 pm – Terry Levene Speaks w / trailers
8:45 pm – SHORT SHOCK FILM FESTIVAL FINALISTS WITH VOTING
11pm – GRINDHOUSE GUSHER @ Rainbow Cinemas
2am – Rocco’s Afterparty @ the 488

Dyanne Thorne posing with Rocko

DAY TWO

SATURDAY APRIL 30th

official itinerary:

10:00 am – SATURDAY MORNING VINEGAR — presented by the top secret sleaze
11:00 am – IF A TREE FALLS (80 mins) Dir. Philip Carrer
12:30 pm – Linnea Quigely Q and A ( hosted by James Bilo of Vagrancy Films)
1:15 pm – Feature Film followed by DVD taping of Q and A with Bill Zebub
3:15 pm – GORE EMPORIUM CONFESSIONAL (feturing Cloven Path Ministries)
4:00 pm – THOR – THE ROCK OPERA w/ Q and A with JON MIKL THOR ( hosted by Grimbrother Jake)
9:00 pm – THE EVIL DEAD @ Rainbow Cinema (cast Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, and Hal Delrich in attendance)
10:00 pm – ROCKER SHOCKER @ The Brass performance by THOR w/ special guests THE SILVER SCREEMS. PRIZES, COSTUME CONTEST judged by LINNEA AND THOR
2:45 am- Rocco’s All Girl Slumber Party @ The Garage behind the 488 (weekend pass only)

James Bialkowski riles everyone up bright and early Saturday

from the screening of Evil Dead at Rainbow Cinema

DAY THREE

SUNDAY MAY 1st

11:15 am – SON OF EL TOPO – Q and A with ROBERT SKIPPER (hosted by Bilo)
12:00 pm – AND THEN I HELPED (95 mins) Dir. Michael MagGot
1:45 pm – ILSA AUCTION
2:00 pm – CONFESSIONS OF A SHE WOLF Q and A with DYANNE THORNE and HOWARD MAURER (hosted by Fangoria’s Lianne Spiderbaby)

Thor

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