Monday, June 15, 2009

Killin' to the oldies, but just bear-ly

Last week I was going through some boxes of ads and the date on this sleazy one jumped out at me. Twenty-five years ago today!


Tim Mayer said...

Originally known as "The Scaremaster".
Produced by two rich kids from Columbus, OH that thought it would be fun to get into the movie business. I attempted to interview both of them back when I was still doing my Zine and quickly discovered that neither had the slightest knowledge of horror movies.

Temple of Schlock said...

Their parents must've been connected to Buddah Records. Why else would college students in 1982 be playing nothing but the Lovin' Spoonful and Ohio Express?

Kris Gilpin said...

I thought Rutanya Alda was Alan's sis--wrong.

but she was married to the great character actor Richard Bright for almost 30 years! ;-)

Tower Farm said...

Wow...that is so great. I, too, have some pretty awesome ads saved up in a box somewhere. I acually just recently ordered this movie, so now I'm even more excited to get it in the mail.

Brian Albright said...

Those two rich kids are now very well known personal injury attornies here in Columbus - Anthony Gurvis and Kevin Kurgis (Kurgis has some awesomely weird/frightening TV commercials). I wrote to both of their offices about this film, but never heard back from either.
My wife tells me I actually MET Anthony Gurvis at a fundraiser at her boss's house a few years back for our recently resigned attorney general, Marc Dann. If only I'd known then, I could have asked him about it in person.

Tim Mayer said...

I doubt they would talk very much about it. Something tells me the movie was a major embarrassment to them.
I think their families were big in real estate. Seems I recall seeing one of the names on a lot of rental signs.
If you want to do some detective work try looking up some info on the film production in an old issue of THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH. I recall a big article about the lads while the film was in production. This would have been around 1983.

Temple of Schlock said...

Tim, I think the movie was finished by 1983. I have an Independent-International one-sheet of it as THE SCAREMAKER and it's dated 1982.

Arbogast said...

Anthony Gurvis and Kevin Kurgis

Gurvis & Kurgis? You just can't make this shit up.

Tim Mayer said...

In that case, someone should try digging through old back issues of THE DISPATCH from around 1982. Damn, the older I get the harder it is to remember exact dates.
Seriously, there was a huge article on the them. Big picture of the boys looking at a film script or something.
All I can remember from the brief converstion I had with them ("Fangoria? What's that?) is being told how, in Hollywood, everyone is a producer.