|Posted by Marianne Halbert on July 10, 2010 at 2:01 PM|
A huge part of why I write creepy stuff is not only thanks to scary stories I've read since I was little, but all the classic, fantastic horror films that hold a special place in my heart. The highlights of the Famous Monsters Convention for me were (1) meeting Judith O'Dea, aka "Barbara" in the 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead. It's tradition for me to watch that movie every Halloween, and to meet her in person was a thrill. And she was just as sweet as could be!
And (2) meeting Billy Wirth and Brooke McCarter, aka "Dwayne and Paul" from The Lost Boys. I've seen that movie a gazillion times. Billy Wirth said he's producing movies and is possibly interested in using one of my short stories. He's got my card, so we'll see! Either way, I loved meeting 2 of my favorite vamps.
There were so many other actors there too, representing so many many many great films. It was inspiring. I think I'm going to write something scary now.....