Wednesday, March 14, 2012

BEAST WISHES - The Fantastic World Of Bob And Kathy Burns! Presented by Creature Features, our documentary will premiere at the ArcLight Cinema on April 12th at 7:30 pm. This will be followed by a Q&A with many of the film's participants, hosted by actor-comedian Dana Gould! It's sure to be an evening to remember! And it's right before the wonderful Monsterpalooza convention, so some of you out-of-towners might a get a chance to be there.

Tickets on sale NOW at www.creaturefeatures.com. This will likely sell out, so get your seats now.

Thanks for all your support! We'll see you there!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Where's Tracy?

See if you can find Tracy the Gorilla among this class of fourth-graders. Don't give up, he's in there somewhere!

We'll show you where he is in tomorrow's Beast Wishes Blog!
(Photo courtesy Christopher Drake)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Monkey And Mummy Mystery Solved!

What do the two photos have in common?

The little girl in the photo with Tracy the Gorilla is the same woman dusting the Mummy, in a scene from Greg Nicotero's amazing short film, THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY!

It's Beth Hathaway, costume designer and fabricator at KNB FX! Beth is just one of the many guest stars appearing in BEAST WISHES. In the film, she tells the story of Bob Burns showing up at her 8th birthday party as his GHOSTBUSTERS alter ego, Tracy. Years later, Beth would create the costume for THE THING in Bob and Kathy's final Halloween spectacular.

Thank you, Beth, for sharing your fond memories of Bob and Kathy in BEAST WISHES!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Monkey And Mummy Mystery!

Here's a BEAST WISHES photo question! What do these two pictures have in common?

Tune back in tomorrow for the answer!

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Strangest Of Things

Glenn Strange, the wonderful actor who portrayed the Frankenstein Monster in HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUSE OF DRACULA and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN poses with his character during an early Halloween show at Bob and Kathy Burns' home.

In his later years, Glenn was "like a second Dad" to Bob. You can hear Bob talk about their friendship (and many other famous folks) in BEAST WISHES!

Glenn and Bob on the set of the CBS series GUNSMOKE.

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And tune in tomorrow for another cool photo!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

It All Started With A Trip To The Movie Show...

For Bob Burns, it all began at a movie house like this one, showing this particular film, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. And what happened immediately afterward? Well, it looked something like this:

The entire tale will be revealed in BEAST WISHES - The Fantastic World Of Bob And Kathy Burns!

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mighty Joe Dante!

A current resident of Bob's Basement who shares
his first name with our guest star.
We had the great pleasure of filming an interview with director Joe Dante, who created such classics as PIRANHA, THE HOWLING and GREMLINS. Joe spoke of his great admiration and fondness for Bob and Kathy Burns, and the importance of men in gorilla suits, among other things. Take note of the very nice nice paperweight to Joe's left in the photo below:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome to BEAST WISHES!

The story of a man, a gorilla...and the woman who loves them both!

Welcome to the Beast Wishes blog! Here we will be documenting the journey of our documentary feature, BEAST WISHES - The Fantastic World Of Bob And Kathy Burns. Produced and directed by Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger, the film tells the story of how Bob and Kathy became the goodwill ambassadors of sci-fi and horror fandom, and how they inspired so many to share their creative talents.

Our many guest stars include John Landis, Rick Baker, Greg Nicotero, Joe Dante, Chris Walas, Dennis Muren, Tom Woodruff, Jr., Alec Gillis, Steve Wang, John Goodwin, Dana Gould, William Malone, Matt Rose, David J. Schow and many others.

And of course, Bob and Kathy Burns.

So follow us as we post behind the scenes photos, announcements of screenings and appearances, updates on the DVD release and a lot more!

THE WALKING DEAD'S Greg Nicotero on the set
with filmmakers Trish Geiger and Frank Dietz.