This is the Godzilla suit appearance last night on 30 Rock! This is our suit built for last year’s Halloween show. All Out Monsters Attack Showdown. You can see that 2009 show here but for now…..watch this!
At long last. here is the video from last year’s show. If you were there you can relive the experience. If you weren’t then thrill to the spectacle, and sheer terror of GIANT MONSTER: ALL OUT ATTACK SHOWDOWN!
Crushed cardboard, bent foam core, burst balloons, costume fragments, black dust, wires, lights, monsters, paint, confetti and all sorts of other mess are being thrown out. Lots of cleaning up to do. What a crowd we had! They either watched the show, took pics of the monsters or listened to the band. What will we ever do to top it? That’s a good question. Until the video is done here are a few cool pics of some of the stars of the show.
We did it! Smaller budget, rain, less time………..we still got it done. A great Halloween show. I don’t know how, but every year, no matter how crummy the weather may be during the week, we get good conditions for the Halloween show. The big rain held off until we literally closed the curtain on the last show. It began pouring and we just made it! Amazing!Thank goodness we decided to hold the show under a roof this year. The garage made an impressive stage.
First off I (we) have to thank everyone that helped, and pitched in. Everyone who donated money and candy. Raymond at Thai 101 for donating the food. The candy helpers, crowd controllers, and “costume contest” people. Danny (my next door neighbor) for the use of his place. The Clinton Hill Society, and Roslyn Huebner for organizing the Halloween walk, the parents and kids who came out to support us, and of course the cast and crew. More details and photos to come. I posted a couple of quick photos for now.
Well this is it. Halloween day. The undead are already rising from their tombs. Dracula is sleeping restlessly waiting for the sun to drop. I saw a werewolf over at Trader Vic’s and his hair was perfect. And most important of all, in a few hours, deep in the heart of Clinton Hill Brooklyn, three monsters, King Ghidorah, Godzilla and our hometown hero King Kong will duke it out.
Be sure to be here when it happens. First show starts at 6:45. See you there!
Held final rehearsals last night. Everything is coming together, although there are a ton of last minute things/fixes to do. Do you have a costume together? Are you ready to go? I think I will sleep deeply after tomorrow evening. Everyone else is excited and chomping at the bit to put on an entertaining show. Keep checking back here s tomorrow will be one more post before the madness begins. Then a post show post on Sunday. Or….if I am up to it a late night post on Halloween! Maybe some pics too. In the meantime here is our listing n the New York Times.
If you stop by for the show please stop by here and let us know what you thought. It would be great to hear from you all out there. So much work goes into the show that we become sort of isolated. Let us hear from you.
On that note ………..HAPPY HALLOWEEN.
Oh the rain, the rain. We are becoming very glad that we decided to move this years show to a “garage” stage. The set will be covered, and the show goes on. However, the press never stops and we are featured in a blog post on the New York Times website.
Last night was a very successful rehearsal. Things are really flowing now. We are all getting excited. Lots of monster fighting, music and sound effects. Ghidorah attacks, Kong intervenes, Godzilla arrives to help, and lots more.
If the weather is agreeable there will be 6 theater style seats directly in the front. Front row seats, yes they are from a real, and defunct, movie theater. Before each and every show there will also be a costume contest. The crowd will be the judge, and the winners get a DVD of an old B monster movie.
And as always we live by one rule only. No costume, no candy! You must have put some kind of effort into a costume if you want any candy at our Halloween show. It is after all Trick or Treat.
Less than a week to go, and still so much to do! We held a fairly successful rehearsal yesterday, and have two more to go. We really, really hope that the weather holds out. Yesterday was a miserable day. Rain, rain and more rain. We have gotten nice weather for years on every single Halloween. What will this year bring? Every year we get great Oct 31 weather. Hope that trend continues. We will be under a roof this year though so even if it DOES rain the show will go on.
This year there will be free giveways of old B movies on DVD. The giveaways will be random so no telling who gets one! See you tomorrow.
Here it is! The poster for this year’s Brooklyn Halloween show. Another wonderful job by Greg Follender, who will also play one of the starring roles in this year’s show. Last year he played the Golem, in ANCIENT HORRORS, and the year before that the Frankenstein monster, AND has conceived of and drawn the posters for each of those shows.
Anyways……….We can’t believe how fast Oct. 31 is approaching. So much to do, but we WILL be ready!
This year (as you may know) the show has moved to the back. It is now on Waverly ave between Willoughby and DeKalb ave. The entire block will be closed to traffic and besides our show Pam Fleming will also be leading her band through some ominous “jazzy” musical numbers. For the first time our show will be presented in an enclosed area. What area you ask? Come to Waverly, and see for yourself.
Oh, and of course the usual life size monsters will be there to greet everyone. Count Dracula, The Mummy, Mr. Hyde, The Wolfman, The Frankenstein Monster, and The Phantom of the Opera. Make sure to bring plenty of compliments as those fellows will always be more friendly if they receive a good compliment. Things like….
“I love the way you had your hair done Wolfman!”
“You don’t look a day over 350 Frankenstein!”
OR BRING GIFTS
Bring the Mummy a reincarnated Egyptian princess.
A quart of A- blood for Dracula
A new violin for the Phantom.
I guess I will just leave it up to you though. Of course, and as usual, you must be wearing some sort of a costume to receive candy. Sorry………..but with all the effort we put into our shows we expect people to show up in the spirit of Halloween. Remember it’s………..
TRICK OR TREAT
Not just give me some candy because I showed up.
With that I will leave you with a musical clip to put you into the mood.