Podcast Episode 73: Monsterpalooza 2016
Celebrating movie monsters
Friday, April 29, 2016
Photo by Beth Accomando
Episode 73: Monsterpalooza 2016 Wrap Up
A collection of interviews from the floor of Monsterpalooza 2016, a celebration of movie monsters.
Monsterpalooza, a convention celebrating the art of monsters, has grown so big that it has moved from the Burbank Marriott to the Pasadena Convention Center. Cinema Junkie checks in with some of the people at the convention.
Eliot Brodsky created Monsterpalooza eight years ago because he fell in love with movie monsters at a young age.
Monsterpalooza and its smaller offshoot convention, Son of Monsterpalooza, provide a celebration of movie monsters and the creature effects that create them.
Each convention features panels on classic movie monster films such as "The Wolf Man," and the Japanese "Godzilla." There is a museum display of props and masks, booths demonstrating makeup effects, and fans who love talking about their favorite creature features.
Last year, I did a podcast with a trio of interviews from Son of Monsterpalooza to provide a taste of what the convention offers. For this year's Monsterpalooza (which took place April 22-24) I have collected interviews with the children of famous movie monsters (Sara Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Jr. and Victoria Price), as well as with people running booths (from a makeup school to artists who sell toys and masks).
I even found a talented mom who had made an impressive Queen Alien costume for her daughter using just a hot glue gun and foam.
Son of Monsterpalooza returns to the Burbank Marriott this September. To see more photos from Monsterpalooza, go to the Cinema Junkie Facebook page.
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