June 2, 2020

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Monthly Update:

With the April CW Show the only show I hope we ever have to cancel, it’s time to hope things run their course in the next couple of months so we can all look forward to the October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2020 CW Show.

Of course, as you all know, we’ve moved the whole Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things / Twin Peaks Show to the Spring of 2021, but we’ve got another great show planned for October.

Joining us will be:

We’re taking a look back at the cult cannibal comedy MOTEL HELL with -

KEVIN CONNOR - Director of Motel Hell, also directed From Beyond the Grave (1974), The Land That Time Forgot (1974), At The Earth’s Core (1976), The People Time Forgot (1977) and many others.

PAUL LINKE - “Bruce” in Motel Hell, was also in Big Bad Mama (1974), Moving Violation (1976), Grand Theft Auto (1977), and more.

NINA AXELROD - “Terry” in Motel Hell was also in Time Walker (1982), Brainstorm (1983) and Critters 3 (1991) to name a few.

Also joining us will be -

MARIANO BAINO - Mario made the terrific short film, CARUNCULA back in 1991 and it found its way across the globe back in the VHS tape trading days. He followed it up with the creepy horror classic, DARK WATERS (1995), and has continued to write and direct ever since.

CORALINA CATALDI-TASSONI - Artist, Musician and Actress, Coralina will always be known for playing “Sally” the bratty birthday girl-turned-Demon in DEMONS 2 (1986). She’s also known for meeting a grizzly end in Dario Argento’s OPERA (1987), PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1998) and MOTHER OF TEARS (2007). She and Mariano Baino have recently made a couple of short films together and will be presenting them to fans come show time.

KELI RICHARDS - The tall and slender adult starlet with the Boston accent, Keli Richards appeared in several 80’s porn spoofs, including FOR YOUR THIGHS ONLY (1984), RAMBONE THE DESTROYER (1985), LUST ON THE ORIENT XPRESS (1986) and BEYOND THUNDERBONE (1986) to name a few.

SERENA - The adult film starlet and AVN Hall of Famer will be rescheduling her April Show appearance to October’s show. (That way, we can hopefully add another Twin Peaks cast member to the rescheduled Spring 2021 Show.)

PAUL TAYLOR - Paul worked on many an independent film and television show before finding himself in bigger budget feature films like SIN CITY (2005) and taking over the role of (an honestly creepy) “Pinhead” in HELLRAISER: JUDGEMENT (2018). You can also find him in the horror films, SICK FOR TOYS (2018) and SHIFTER (2020) and currently has 8 or 9 films in post-production.

ZANDOR VORKOV - Who doesn’t remember Zandor Vorkov as “Count Dracula” in Al Adamson’s DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN (1971) or as “Mohammed” in Adamson’s BRAIN OF BLOOD (1971). He also shows up in Severin Films documentary, BLOOD & FLESH: THE REAL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON (2019).

We have a couple of other Guests lined up that haven’t confirmed their appearance as yet so hopefully we will talk to them by the time we get everything (including longer guest bios) posted on the web site in the next couple weeks. Still, with six of the nine people listed making their first ever convention appearance, and one making his first ever CW Show appearance, the October Show is shaping up as something to look forward to when the World gets back to normal.

PASSES: As you all know, you can use your advance passes for the canceled April Show at either the October 2-4, 2020 Show or the Spring 2021 Show. If you are going to use your pass for the October Show, you don’t need to do anything.
If you’d like to use your pass for the March 26-28, 2021 Show when we bring back the Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things and Twin Peaks people, then just let us know and we will send a new receipt for that show after the October Show.

We are going to hold off on selling Advance Passes for the October Show for a few weeks. We will start selling Passes to the October Show the first week of May if things look like they are getting better this month.

HOTEL: The one thing you can always count on is that the hotel will be sold out by show time. We pretty much take over the entire hotel most of the time and rooms are starting to fill up a little faster these past few shows since the motel next door raised its rates and is no longer a significant savings over the Show Hotel. Help support the show and avoid the headache of having to take that walk across the parking lot at night by making your room reservations today. To avoid the headaches of soulless automated booking systems that like to mess up your reservation or tell you there aren’t any rooms available when there are, you should make your room reservation no later than FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT (or the first week of September for those that need an actual date). You can always reserve your room through our web site, or by calling The Holiday Inn reservation line at 1-877-408-4913. Remember you MUST ask for “The Cinema Wasteland Room Rate”, or they really should tell you that they are ”sold out” and have no rooms. And PLEASE only reserve as many rooms as you plan on using.

Since we are all stuck inside for another month, do remember that if you are tired of looking at the same dull walls, we offer shit loads of original Movie Posters to brighten up your surroundings. Didn’t get your autograph fix when we canceled the show? Then we offer plenty of original autographs from people you don’t see making the convention rounds. Need something to watch during this period of “social distancing”… We’ve got you covered there as well since we have loads of of great DVD and Blu-ray available.

We’re adding new merchandise to the web site this week and still go to the post office to mail things out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Take a look around when you get the chance and hopefully you’ll find something you can’t live without. We took a big hit by canceling the show, and while we certainly aren’t bitching about it to the world at large, any little bit of support is much appreciated.

No matter how much it sucks, please stay at home for the next few weeks. Keep your distance when you do need to head out, keep your hands washed, and if the weather breaks, enjoy your patio or back yard. The sunshine will do you some good and keep the isolation blues at bay.

Stay safe and we will all get through this together.

Now, I do believe that it is Quarantini Time!