Last night was good fun. I joined my good friends Don May Jr. and Jerry Chandler of Synapse films for a free screening of The Ruins (2008). While Don and Jerry lamented the adaptation of the novel, we all agreed it was good fun. There is something in the kinship one feels when watching a brutal film with good seasoned horror movie veteran brothers. While the rest of the audience cringed at certain visually difficult scenes, Don, myself and Jerry laughed riotously while exchanging glances with one another. It's a moment that speaks of brotherhood and camaraderie - and fine moments they are. The film, by the way, is great fun and a fairly stout endurance test for the audience. I had a great time. I will be joining these same two friends in Cleveland this weekend for the bi-annual CINEMA WASTELAND convention which is always great fun. This Spring's convention brings (among many other stars) an icon whom I am THRILLED to meet. Dyanne Thorne:
So, I'm off to my annual WASTELAND visit. Looking forward to seeing the usual gang over dinner and treating myself to a few well-earned spoils from the convention dealers, some of whom are good friends. And, of course, can't wait to meet Dyanne!
Update: 4/10 - Here's a pic with the lovely Dyanne. She was extremely cordial and sweet. She's in her mid-70s and looks simply amazing. Thanks to Don May for snapping this pic.
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