Forrest J Ackerman
Fantasia 2014: New Artwork; First Wave Titles Include Among the Living, Monsterz, Predestination, Cybernatural, The Harvest, Suburban Gothic, Killers, and More!
The grandaddy of all film fests, Fantasia 2014, is set to kick off on July 17th, and we have this year's artwork to share along with the first wave of event and film announcements.
Forrest J Ackerman Communicating from the Other Side in New Documentary The Life After Death Project
On December 4, 2008, the horror and sci-fi genres lost their favorite Uncle when Forrest J Ackerman passed away. Since then each day we miss him more and more. Now a new documentary has come that's intriguing to say the least.
One thing we know for sure is that horror fans don't shy away from hero worship. With that in mind, it's pretty astounding there aren't more collectibles featuring the legends of our genre immortalized in cold cast resin or even MEGO-ized! Dark Horse is looking to change that...one famous monster at a time.
Famous Monsters of Filmland has announced a change in date and venue for its first annual Imagi-Movies Film Festival. The three-day event will be held at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA, located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd., from April 8-10, 2011, celebrating the legacy of Forrest J Ackerman, America's #1 sci-fi fan. From the Press Release:
Uncle Forry has been very active this month. In a New Yorker Magazine article by Daniel Zalewski, Monster-kid and maestro Guillermo Del Toro evokes Forry’s spirit and credits him as a big influence for him and other genre filmmakers. The Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy director has amassed a remarkable memorabilia collection of his own.
Hello Forry fans! Long time no scream! It’s me, your monster cuz Joe Moe just checking in to update you on the latest in Forrest J Acker-tivity!
Uncle Forry may be gone, but he's surely not forgotten. If you live in or around the Glendale, California, area, you may want to stop by a birthday celebration being planned in his honor for this Saturday, November 20th, at the Mystery and Imagination Bookshop. Here are the details:
We all miss our Uncle Forry to death, but thanks to a new book from authors Al Astrella and James Greene, we're going to have a chance to spend a bit more time with him this Halloween season! Hell yes! From the Press Release
In the classic-horror world that Forry Ackerman left behind for us, some consider the Triple Crown of fan events to be: Monster Bash, Comic-Con and WonderFest.
While the horror community continues to mourn the loss of one of our tired and true leaders, Uncle Forry, it really warms the heart to see his legacy alive and well. Today's news reaffirms the fact that Forrest J Ackerman's influence will never truly go away, and that's a wonderful thing.
Horror fans who grew up with Forrest J Ackerman's milestone magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland now have a new reason to rejoice! IDW Publishing is resurrecting the mag with a whole new bag of tricks!
Finally, we take a breath, clear the cobwebs of mourning and peek out from beneath the shadows to find out how the late Forrest J Ackerman continues to do us good. At genre conventions from coast to coast, fans and friends pay tribute to the grand old man who made us monsters!
Driving past the recently “EX” Ackerminimansion onto the ever-congested Hollywood freeway, I had the feeling you get at the beginning of a nasty flu or on the morning of a newly minted depression. I felt like I was standing over my own shoulder, shaking my head at myself. No matter the spin I put on it, I was motoring toward the final nail in the coffin of an era. A nail called: the Forrest J Ackerman Estate Auction. The era that was ending had practically built me. Maybe you too?
For the first time in over half a century there is no Ackermuseum of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror. Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008), genre-giant and the heart and soul of the largest collection of memorabilia ever assembled, has left the building. Now the building is leaving us. Without question, the end of an era. But not necessarily the end of Forry’s dream. Even as we face the depressing barren walls left by Uncle Forry’s absence, we’ll also consider how the recent auction of his memorabilia may offer a glimmer of hope for classic genre fandom and a new generation of Monster Kids.