HORRORMANIA ‘79

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My name is Kevin Doherty and I am a horrorholic.

 

 

WRITTEN  BY

Kevin Doherty

 

 

Canada

6x9 Paperback

349 pages

Semi-Autobiography/Humor

Pop Culture/Halloween

2018

 

WARNING! CONTAINS NUDITY!

It all began when I was 10 years old back in 1979 when I discovered the “Famous Monsters of Filmland” magazine...

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In 1979, a 10-year-old boy in suburban Winnipeg discovered Famous “Monsters of Filmland” magazine and became obsessed with all the ghouls and creatures within its pages.

 

A “Monster Kid” was born!

 

Soon this “horrormaniac” was on a quest to acquire a Horror Make-up Kit from a novelty shop so he could win a Halloween costume contest that would help him win the affections of a girl at school.

 

Oh, the horror!

 

WRITTEN BY

Kevin Doherty

&

Alan MacKenzie

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMED BY

Alan MacKenzie

DIRECTED BY

Kevin Doherty

ILLUSTRATED BY

Sheldon Atts

 

SOUND DESIGN BY

Jessica Rose

Canada

60 minutes

Comedy

2019

Alan MacKenzie performs in this one-man stage act performing eight chapters from the book, “Horrormania ‘79: Memoires of a 10-Year-old Horror Fan.”

 

Complete with a multi media package backdrop of cartoons, chilling music, nostalgic pictures, sound effects, a few props and a bunch of scary video clips!

 

 

“This is what the Fringe is all about—wonderful stories, expertly told. Go see it.”

                                                                                                      — Justin Olynyk, UMFM 101.5

 

“The show is broken up into a series of stories, all visually punctuated with nifty projected  

  graphics and images, designed to pluck the nostalgia strings of grown kids (like yours truly),

  who grooved on monsters.” — Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press

 

“Are you ready to froth up your Fringe with the nostalgic nattering of a good-natured, gore-

  obsessed suburban kid? Think A Christmas Story, but with Halloween!” - Kelly Stifora, CBC

THE FRINGE SHOW

CHAPTER BOOK SERIES

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Horrormania ’79 is a bi-monthly published Young Adult book series for adults chronicling a ten-year-old Canadian boy’s coming-of-age story of how he became a horrormaniac and his adventures that ensued throughout the year 1979.

 

Adapted from the full length novel of the same name, these individual chapter books are retro-styled with a Schoolastic Book Services vibe and are illustrated with neat-o artwork from Emily Baxter.

 

Horrormania ‘79 will appeal to anyone with an affinity for pop culture, old school Halloween and those with a yen for a nostalgic look back to a time where Disco, roller skating, Star Wars, KISS and vampire movies ruled the cultural landscape!

Book One: Total Eclipse of Horror, takes place on the day of the total eclipse of the sun back in February 1979.

Kevin hires the toughest kid in the fifth grade, Douggie, to beat up Mike Felch, the school bully, after Felch embarrasses Kevin in front of his crush, Lori Stewart, during morning recess at school.

The deal: Douggie must fight Mike Felch in exchange for Kevin’s all-time favorite book, 
A Pictorial History of Horror Movies.

But the plan backfires and Kevin finds 
himself with a bloodied nose and an appointment with the school principal where he faces the ultimate punishment: getting the dreaded strap.

 

 

In Book Two: Horror of Nosferatu, it’s Kevin’s 10th birthday party and he’s very excited about it. He and his brother have turned their basement into a haunted house to play in and then the plan is to go and see Jaws 2 at the movie theatre.

 

But things take a turn for the worse when the party is crashed by “Grumpy” Grampa and the school bully, Mike Felch.

 

However, things take a worser turn later that night when Kevin gets a grand idea to scare his older sister with his new Nosferatu mask, but all does not go according to plan and the prank  ends up taking a horrific turn!

 

 

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