Pictures from Super Megafest Spring 2017

By Jason Harris

Ciara Price

Ciara Price

Laura Vandervoort (Smallville).

Laura Vandervoort (Smallville).

Chris Kirkpatrick (Nsync).

Chris Kirkpatrick (Nsync).

Hannibal Lecter.

Hannibal Lecter.

Stacey Longo.

Stacey Longo.

Cobra Commander.

Cobra Commander.

Steve Burton (General Hospital).

Steve Burton (General Hospital).

Lego Batman.

Lego Batman.

Firewater

Firewater.

Ogimos

Ogimos.

Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch).

Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch).

Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps.

Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps.

Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati)

Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati).

Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason).

Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason).

Sgt. Slaughter.

Sgt. Slaughter.

Kristy McNichol (Can't Hurry Love).

Kristy McNichol (Can’t Hurry Love).

Rob Watts.

Rob Watts.

Steampunk Batman and the Red Skull.

Upside Down Barb.

Upside Down Barb.

Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie).

Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie).

Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

Costas Mandylor (Saw).

Costas Mandylor (Saw).

Mike Grell

Mike Grell.

Tonya Pinkins (Gotham).

Tonya Pinkins (Gotham).

Jay Mooers.

Jay Mooers.

C. Thomas Howell (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Red Dawn).

C. Thomas Howell (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Red Dawn).

Tony Moran (Halloween).

Tony Moran (Halloween).

Claire Sinclaire.

Claire Sinclaire.

Larry Storch (F Troop).

Larry Storch (F Troop).

Kennedy Summers and Khomeini Terae.

Kennedy Summers and Khloe Terae.

Kadrolsha Ona, Queen of the Paranormal.

Kadrolsha Ona, Queen of the Paranormal.

Pictures from Rock and Shock 2013

By Jason Harris

Another Rock & Shock has come and gone, the 10th one to be exact. It was another good one with even more vendors this year. The one thing that was lacking was attendees in costume. There just wasn’t a lot of people in costume. Here are pictures from the event.

Lew Temple from The Walking Dead.

Lew Temple from The Walking Dead.

From right to left: authors Robert Duperre, Kurt Newton, and Stacey Longo at the Sideshow Press and Shock Totem tables.

From right to left: authors Robert Duperre, Kurt Newton, and Stacey Longo at the Sideshow Press and Shock Totem tables.

Dark Man and Elvira.

Dark Man and Elvira.

Robert Patrick from Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Robert Patrick from Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Author Joe Knetter at the Writer's Studio panel.

Author Joe Knetter at the Writer’s Studio panel.

The Morbid Vision Films table.

The Morbid Vision Films table.

Sharknado director Andrew C. Ferrante.

Sharknado director Andrew C. Ferrante.

Actor Joey Kern (Cabin Fever).

Actor Joey Kern (Cabin Fever).

Musician and actor Dee Snider.

Musician and actor Dee Snider.

Author K. Allen Wood and artist Jessie Young behind the Shock Totem table.

Author K. Allen Wood and artist Jessie Young behind the Shock Totem table.

Actor Jason Mewes.

Actor Jason Mewes (Clerks).

Items on the Morbid Vision Films table.

Items on the Morbid Vision Films table.

TL Smokeshop.

TL Smokeshop.

Jennifer Jostyn (The Brothers McMullen).

Jennifer Jostyn (The Brothers McMullen).

Actor Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) with two fans.

Actor Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) with two fans.

Author Gordon Bean holding his book, Dawn of Broken Glass, at the New England Horror Writers booth.

Author Gordon Bean holding his book, Dawn of Broken Glass, at the New England Horror Writers booth.

Authors Scott Goudsward, Joe Knetter, Jack Ketchum, Jack Haringa, and Bracken MacLeod on the Writer's Studio panel.

Authors Scott Goudsward, Joe Knetter, Jack Ketchum, Jack Haringa, and Bracken MacLeod on the Writer’s Studio panel.

Actor Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever).

Actor Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever).

Actors Gunnar Hanson, Tony Moran, Robert Englund, and Kane Hodder on the 40 Years of Our Worst Nightmares panel.

Actors Gunnar Hanson, Tony Moran, Robert Englund, and Kane Hodder on the 40 Years of Our Worst Nightmares panel.

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Actor Brian O'Halloran (Clerks 2).

Actor Brian O’Halloran (Clerks 2).

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Items on the TL Smokeshop table.

Items on the TL Smokeshop table.

Books on the Sideshow Press table.

Books on the Sideshow Press table.

Actor Talks about the role of Michael Myers in the Original ‘Halloween’

Actor Talks about the role of Michael Myers in the Original Halloween

By Jason Harris

Actor Tony Moran portrayed the 23-year-old Michael Myers in the original Halloween (1978).

He had a great time on the movie and compares John Carpenter to a computer because of the way he had every shot planned out.

“We never shot more than three shots for every scene,” Moran said. “He was pretty amazing.”

He considers Jamie Lee Curtis, his Halloween co-star, “really cool and really good.”

“[She] was a down to Earth chick.”

When asked if there were any scenes filmed that didn’t make it into the movie, Moran didn’t know of any.

Moran was asked to be in the sequel, but turned it down.

“I didn’t want to wear a mask,” Moran said about his reason for turning down the sequel.

The mask was uncomfortable and “really hot,” he said.

“You couldn’t breathe through it. The only holes through it were for the eyes.”

When asked how long he was in the mask on a typical day, he replied. “It seemed like forever.”

Moran received credit in the sequel since footage from the original was used in it, he said.

He doesn’t plan on seeing Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake.

“It’s a remake of me so I won’t watch it.”

Moran is proud to have portrayed the character of Michael Myers

Tony Moran

and wouldn’t want to be known for Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees, two other horror icons from Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th fame, respectively. He states “Halloween started it all …”

Moran has added producer to his resume when he took on that job when a guy messaged him on Myspace and sent him a script for Beg, a short film. It’s now a full-length movie starring his friend Tony Todd, P.J. Soles, and Michael Berryman, who he got to be in the movie. Debbie Rochon is also in Beg.

He would love to work with director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro.

“They are brilliant.”

Moran will be appearing at The Nightmare Factory, located at 2 Museum Place Mall in Salem, MA. from Friday through Sunday.