“The monster was the best friend I ever had.” – Boris Karloff
This was my third year in a row at Monster Mania Con Hunt Valley and my fourth time overall.
The first time I ever went to Monster Mania Con was in 2005 when both Sid Haig from A House of a Thousand Corpses and Bruce Campbell from The Evil Dead were both present.
I can’t even recall how I stumbled upon Monster Mania Con, but the first time I went, back in 2005, left a lasting impression on me.
It was surreal to be in a room full of dozens of my all-time favorite horror movie icons.
So much so that I make sure that I go every year. I may even venture up to Cherry Hill New Jersey to check out the two shows there as well.
Who was at Monster Mania Con Hunt Valley in 2014?
First off, Monster Mania Con is located at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley Maryland conveniently located right off of I-83.
Robert Englund aka Freddy Krueger was the main attraction. He was actually set-up in is own wing of the hotel.
The second biggest star was none other than Star Wars celeb Billy D. Williams.
Courtney Gains aka Malachai and John Franklin aka Isaac of the classic horror film; Children of the Corn were both there.
I was able to chat with the both of them separately and I can actually say, they were very friendly and easy to talk to.
I explained to John Franklin how it is often the music and sounds in horror movies that make them seem so scary. He then started imitating the creepy choir sounds that were frequent in The Children of the Corn.
Next I chatted with Courtney Gains.
I confided in him that I was actually afraid of Malachi and that I had a fear of long-haired red headed people after watching that movie.
I also told him that Can’t Buy Me Love starring Patrick Dempsey was one of my favorite movies when I was a teenager.
Courtney was Patrick’s best friend – Kenneth in the movie. His famous line was, “You Shit on My House.”
Also at Monster Mania Con 2014
- Walking Dead Reunion with Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Lawrence Gilliard Jr and Chad Coleman.
- Costas Mandylor
- The Monster Squad Reunion with Carl Thibault, Michael Mackay, Duncan Regehr.
- Halloween Reunion with J.C. Brandy, George P. Wilbur, Marianne Hagan, Devin Gardner, Mariah O’Brien.
- Twiggy Ramirez
- Dick Warlock
- Kane Hodder
- Amanda Wyss
- Ronee Blakely
- Cerina Vincent
- Steve Railsback
The one thing that bummed me out this year about Monster Mania Con was the lack of Q&A’s with the actors.
Last year Q&A’s began around noon and ended around 9:00 pm.
This year the first Q&A didn’t begin until about 6:00 pm which is a little late in my book.
The Q&A is my favorite part about Monster Mania Con. I hope they get this fixed by next year.
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