MonsterKIDS is a new documentary that will explore why we are so fascinated with those creatures of the night, and why in my opinion they were and continue to be a good companion for young and old.

There is a definite somewhat negative opinion towards those who like to watch scary movies, read the works of Stephen King, and enjoy the art of Bernie Wrightson. But in my opinion, these are generators… Generators of not only fear, but imagination. At their core, these are morality tales, tales of misunderstanding, good triumphing over absolute evil and most importantly imagination. My goal for the documentary is to show these genre artists and fans in a positive light for what they are… kids who can hold onto their imaginations.

This is a project that has been somewhat of a lifelong passion for me. Monsters, more specifically those monsters that stalked me through grainy black and white UHF transmissions on Saturday afternoons.

I was fortunate that my local station in Tampa, Florida had Dr. Paul Bearer. I would sit glued to my television, watching as the good Doctor choked on coffin nails and week after week introduced a world of Gods and Monsters to my young mind.

Those early days sparked an obsession for me, one that has continued to grow ever since. It is a place of fantasy and imagination, a place that I can instantly return to whenever the moon is full and the wolfbane blooms, and the Autumn moon is bright.

Through interviews with Actors, make-up effects artists, sculptors, musicians, toy-makers, directors, writers and designers I will showcase the importance of Aurora model kits, Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and the glorious celebration of trick or treat.

The focus of the documentary will also feature the original MonsterKid – Bob Burns who has held court for many generations of up and coming fans of fiendish things.

I have been working feverishly with my small team of mad scientists, visiting conventions including both Monsterpalooza and Monsterbash, while also interviewing some of Hollywood’s most prolific monster makers and storytellers. If you haven’t gone to either one of these amazing celebrations… go. It is like discovering a long lost relative you never knew you had, but who grew up with all the same friends.