Princess Asa Signs In
By Tim Lucas
Winner of 2008 Saturn Award for Special Achievement
Independent Publishers Book Award
Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award
International Horror Guild Award
A fellow who goes by the singular name of Brett (who also moderates the RUE MORGUE message boards under the moniker "KISS Fan") was one of numerous friendly folks who visited with Donna and me at Lamberto Bava's table at Cinema Wasteland a couple of weekends ago. On the RUE MORGUE boards, and also on his MySpace page, Brett has posted a lot of great pictures commemorating his numerous meetings and trophies from the convention -- including this enviable multi-signed title page from his copy of MARIO BAVA ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK! Here you see my signature along with those of Lamberto Bava, John Saxon and Brett Halsey, which raises the question... "Is there anyone out there who's managed to collect even more signatures of Bava alumni in their copy?"
"The Girl in the Yellow Mackintosh" would make an arresting title for a new giallo movie, and -- as you can see -- actress Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni is already dressing the part. It was a tremendous treat for Donna and I to meet this icon of contemporary Italian horror (Dario Argento's OPERA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and THE MOTHER OF TEARS, Lamberto Bava's DEMONS 2: THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES and GHOST SON), at Cinema Wasteland in Strongsville, Ohio this past weekend.