The final webisode of the Bob Burns' Hollywood Halloween documentary is now live.
The "Starlog" story that fanned my own interest in movie props and Halloween shows is prominently featured in this episode, along with the story behind the incredibly detailed recreation of "The Thing From Another World" that formed the basis of Mr. Burns' final show. It's amazing how many people, among them Guillermo del Toro, Frank Darabont, and Greg Nicotero, that article had an impact on. In my case it led to the construction of my very first prop- a paper mache recreation of an egg from "Alien". That was followed by a stun gun from "Space:1999" made from Legos, a talc tin turned into a lightsaber, and, eventually, this site.