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Halloween Fun Fest with Nikki Star & Friends
by Betty Jo Tucker

On October 1, Movie Addict HQ begins Halloween month with a “Halloween Fun Fest” featuring short clips from two of our favorite interviews. Through the magic of imagination combined with technology,  guests Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff join the late great entertainer George Bettinger and talented actress/singer Lizette Amado-Bettinger in a lively discussion about which movie is the scariest one ever made. Their picks are too shocking to mention before listeners hear the names of these motion pictures with their own ears!  

Next, actor Barry Bostwick – who plays Susan Sarandon’s naïve boyfriend in The Rocky Horror Picture Show – talks about the  famous Rocky Horror midnight screenings with BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy, one of the first fans participating in those unique events that helped make this outrageous film so successful.   

Lugosi is best known for his creepy performance as Dracula in the 1931 film of the same name, and Karloff for his scary monster in Frankenstein -- also released in 1931. While working together in eight films, they became friends. In his book about Lugosi and Karloff, author Gregory William Mank calls their relationship “A Haunting Collaboration.”

Bostwick has appeared in over 100 films and television productions. He may be best-known as the clueless mayor on Spin City. However, he’s a triple-threat entertainer -- singer, dancer, actor -- who created the role of Danny Zuko in Grease on Broadway.     

The Rocky Horror Picture Show makes fun of B-movies, science-fiction and horror films from the 1940s through the 1970s. Adapted from the British rock musical written by Richard O’Brien, the movie was directed by Jim Sharman -- and Tim Curry made his dynamic film debut as the flamboyant Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Surprisingly, Rocky Horror bombed when it first opened in 1975, but those entertaining midnight showings soon catapulted the film into cult status.

“Halloween Fun Fest” airs on BlogTalkRadio at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. An archived segment will also be available.

CO-HOSTS: Nikki Star & Betty Jo Tucker

PRODUCER: Nikki Star



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