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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!
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.
In just a couple of weeks a little film we've been talking about for a while now, Red Velvet (review here), will be hitting DVD, and we've got the skinny on what to expect when it drops!
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!
Over the past year or so we've told you a lot about Red Velvet (review). Now, after a very long wait the flick is coming home to DVD, and we've got the first details and the artwork for ya!
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.
Joe Moe's back with another Acker-Quiz for all of Forry's little Nieces and Nephews out there. The prize at stake this time? You can win yourself a copy of the Official Profiles in History Forrest J Ackerman Auction Catalog!
When I began contributing to Dread Central, I was eager to reminisce about the never to be forgotten, Forrest J Ackerman and his astounding legacy. But who has time to look backwards when Ack keeps going “forry-ward” in the here and now? Case in point? In a matter of weeks Profiles In History will hold the greatest genre auction in history, offering prized objects from the collection of the Grand-daddy of all collectors. Gosh! Wow! (Dang)! It’s the Forrest J Ackerman Estate Auction!
Hey Acker-monsters! We have got your chance to get your hands on something truly special this week. Something that is guaranteed to be near impossible to find in the near future!
(Note: This story will be "stickied" at the top of our headlines for the day. Being able to host it is an honor beyond words.) It was a Blood-Red-letter day for fandom as pros and fans alike gathered to bid a reluctant “Forry-well” to the late great genre-icon Forrest J Ackerman! Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre served as a temple for the filled-to-capacity ritual sponsored by the American Cinematheque, Profiles in History auction house and the Ackerman estate.
I know you’ve not heard a lot about Red Velvet (review), the new horror movie starring Henry Thomas (E.T., Dead Birds), but we aim to change that cause damnit, it’s a very solid genre flick that deserves more attention.