Offline Sid Terror.monsterkidclassichorrorforum

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Movies I like

Classic Universal 20's to 50's, Hammer, AIP. Anything that is original and real Horror. I try to avoid all remakes and for the most part any sequels after the third, it's just a good rule. Oh, and I like 1950's teen delinquent, hotrod, and rock and roll films.

I'm also recognized as having the finest and most complete memorabilia, prop (and even some costumes) collection for the film Phantom Of The Paradise in the world. I've been collecting on this film since its 1974 release. If I don't have it already, I want it, but I haven't found any item that I don't already own on this film in over a decade.

Interesting facts about me

I've always been a monster kid ever since I can remember, in fact my mom felt her first labor pains with me in a movie theater where she was watching a re-release matinee of ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. The joke in our family has always been that I didn't want to miss the end of the movie. Bless her, she didn't want to miss it either, and she held on to the end credits.

I was maybe 7 the first time I corrected a tour guide at Universal Studios... At that age I already knew more about The Creature From The Black Lagoon than he did.

Shortly after that time, I met Lon Chaney Jr. All 4 of the classic Universal monsters in one!

At age 8ish I was given a choice to go to Disneyland for my birthday, or go to the Ackermansion. I chose Uncle Forry's house. My parents hedged their bets and let me do both anyway. BEST. BIRTHDAY. EVER.

1977 I took the summer off from film school to start and establish my band. We (along with The Cramps, The Damned, and The Misfits) spearheaded the Horror Punk genre. While that was happening, a short film I worked on garnered over 40 awards at film festivals all over the world. That same summer I also assisted Vilmos Zigmond on a movie called The Rose. Not a bad few months. ;)

1982 I was nominated for best effects in a rock video. Work at a couple 'lil movies for a place owned by a fella named Mr. Lucas soon followed. As did work on a 007 film and a Star Trek movie. Eh, it paid the rent for awhile.

late 80's: I started working for several major studios and production companies as a script doctor, basically fixing story problems and rewriting stuff the bigshot name writers couldn't do for themselves. Good money, but uncredited...and confidentiality agreements are in place so don't ask questions. ;)

Late 80's - early 90's I wrote and directed a couple seasons of a TV series.

2000: I have been asked to play with members of just about every one of my favorite bands, but I turn most of them down because of what they call "My movie thing". I did however tour in a reunion of rock and roll legend and hall of famer Gene Vincent's Blue Caps and am recognised as "The Last Of The Blue Caps".

Now: Still writing and directing. Several screenplays have been optioned and are in development. Oh, and the band celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007 and has our name firmly affixed in the music history books.

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    MYST0

    User Infostatus offline23 Points

    01/09/11

    Hi Sid,
    I would love to get a copy of HOT ROD GANG.   I have wanted to see it for years.
    Mysto (Mark Martucci)
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    Bifocals

    User Infostatus offline124 Points

    08/30/10

    Howdy Sid. Enjoyed your memories of Uncle Forry from FM #151. Rock on, Dan :)
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    Monstroso Sabroso

    User Infostatus offline169 Points

    07/20/10

    For the staggeringly deep, finely shaded, sobering, adult advice you gave another board member here today. This was a superb display of the sort of talk friends offer friends. (It's also the sort of talk that is easy to brush aside because it takes patience and maturity to implement it, and isn't an easy quick-yield fix. But that's another story. You've gone above and beyond helping someone here.) Good on you.