100 Years of Monster Movies Webcasts Continue
A few weeks ago we told you about a cool idea coming from our friends at FearWerx: a live monster movie marathon webcast directly from the Horrorhound Weekend in Indianapolis. It was originally planned as a one-time thing to celebrate the 100th birthday of the monster movie with dozens of hosts including Elvira, George Romero, and Troma's Lloyd Kaufman. Well, it seems like the event was huge enough that they haven't stopped.
For the last few Fridays at 8:00 PM, the 100 Years of Monster Movies team at FearWerx have been running a double feature of monster movies with interactive chat (you can be your own MST3K along with hundreds of other fans), trivia tidbits scrolling across the screen, and prizes awarded for answering trivia questions!
Though there are no hosts for the show yet, FearWerx President/Executive Producer Joe Sena said that doesn't mean they won't come back. "The success of the first webcast took us completely by surprise," he said. "The fans demanded that we come back with a similar experience where they can all gather in the chat room and make fun of the movie while it's on. That seemed to be the biggest part of the experience for them, besides winning prizes. So for now we're just running a double feature every Friday night at 8:00 PM with chat, prizes, trailers, trivia, and more until we can figure out what to do with it."
"Looks like we created a monster ourselves," Sena quipped.
The next run is Friday at 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT, when the 100 Years of Monster Movies team presents a werewolf-themed night featuring 1973's Werewolf of Washington, starring Dean Stockwell, and the curiosity Wolf Blood, a rare 1925 silent that is purported to be the first werewolf-themed movie ever made. And the big prize for the night is a 12" action figure of the Teenage Werewolf (pictured below) from the movie of the same name by Amok Time Toys.
Join in on the fun, chat with fellow fiends, enjoy some cheesy movies, and win prizes tomorrow night on 100YearsofMonsterMovies.com (or 100ymm.com for the spelling challenged).
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