"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Don't You Dare Miss This Event Tonight in Oakland!

Classic Bob Wilkins in the mid-1970s. Has it really been that long?

WATCH HORROR FILMS—KEEP AMERICA STRONG is the new feature-length documentary all about San Francisco's fondly remembered program CREATURE FEATURES (1971-1984) is having it's world premiere — TONIGHT ONLY — at the amazing Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA (right across the Bay from San Francisco). This premiere event is a benefit for the "Bob Wilkins Alzheimer's Fund" to help our much beloved Horror Host with the care he needs. This man was my hero as a kid, and if you remember the show, please try to make it out — but if you can't make it, you may send in donations directly to the fund via the official Bob Wilkins website.

See last month's related story "The CREATURE FEATURES Documentary!" for more details!


Chadzilla said...

I'm afraid that I will have to be making a donation via the website, but I truly regret not being able to be there tonight.

Bunche (pop culture ronin) said...

It's times like this that make me hate having left California when I was a kid. I religiously watched Bob during the first year of his run and I never, repeat, NEVER forgot him. New York had a show called Creature Features — I think it was on Channel 5 — but there was no host that I can recall, much less one who educated hios audience while he entertained them. I always appreciated getting filled in on all the minutia of the genre, and I will always love and respect Wilkins for fueling my youthful interest, an interest that thrives to this day.