Earlier this month, I had the great pleasure of visiting my friend Bobby Gammonster at Gargoyle Manor and the Monster Museum! After trying to connect in person for more than a year, the stars finally aligned and I was able to make a day trip up to the foothills of Virgina so Bobby and I could spend some quality monster time together!
I was in for a real treat at Gargoyle Manor and Bobby rolled out the red carpet! First stop--Bobby and his wife Mellissa, run Gothic Charms, your one stop shop for all your witchy and Halloween needs as well as Mellisa's awesome hand-made jewelry! Inside the manor house are every conceivable monster collectable you can imagine. There were so many cool artifacts, I couldn't even take it all in. Toys, posters, model kits, collectables, statues--from ever facet of horror imaginable. There were monster toys I had as a kid back in the 1970s that I hadn't seen since, hand-made ventriloquist dummies, a mad scientist workshop, and so much more--all lovingly displayed for anyone curious enough to visit.
After the grand tour, we settled in to film a co-produced episode of Demented Features and Monster Movie Night! We screen the Anthony Perkins TV Movie, How Awful About Allan! (You can watch both versions below on July 30th).
After we wrapped filming for the day, I was given one final and unexpected treat. I was so enthralled by Bobby's vintage Cadillac Hearse, that not only did he give me a ride in it, I was given a ghost tour of the local country side. It was an awesome day and look forward to many more misadventures with my good friend Bobby and Melissa!
You can watch Bobby's show Monster Movie Night at his channel!