Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Word is Out!!

So the blog is no longer a secret. It was funny how this came about. I was debating about telling Brian about the blog for Christmas as Fright Fest is not until August. I went back and forth but friends that know Brian encouraged me to tell him now. Especially as he is all excited to be going with Brian's family helping him. So I wrapped up one of Nicole's fliers. As I am making Christmas breakfast I hear from the other room, " Should I be seeing this? Brian to Fright Fest?" Seems as though Brian has a google alert where it picks up any time "horror movie a day" is mentioned. I intentionally had not written about his blog but silly me, I wrote that he watches a horror movie a day. Anyways at least it was good timing. Surprisingly it had not come up earlier when I had created the blog back in October. Brian enjoyed reading the blog and is excited!

Help is still very much needed! Every few bucks helps, accommodations/transportation/etc still are very expensive in London. But we are on our way!

Thanks Shannon for the Donation!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thanks to my Mom for the Donation!

Theresa's mom just made a donation! Thanks! xoxoxoxox

Home for the Holidays

So we went home to visit fam and friends. It was wonderful to see everyone. We had the large Collins party and after wards we had a smaller intimate gift giving with Brian's family. Poor Randy (our brother in law) was in the other room handling a water leak unfortunately the whole time. We waited for Brian to open his gift until the end. From his mother he got round trip fare to London to Fright Fest and from his sister Kristine he got the money for his passport! He reverted to a five year old, jumping up and down. It was so great to see him so excited and be taken by surprise. I actually had tears in my eyes. So glad that we could help to make his dream come true.

Check out the picture with Brian's sister, mother, and him. He's so excited!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


My friend Nicole who is an exceptional artist put together these fliers to hand out. I love the artwork with the mix of London and the plane from L.A. Look at how much detail is on the theater!
Perfect choice of picture too! Will be adapting and then printing some off to hand out!!

Donations coming in!

The word is out and donations are starting to come in.

Thanks Micah for your donation!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Hello dear friends and family;
Its hard to know someone that just purely loves horror more than Brian. His laugh in a movie theater is unmistakable. Brian makes watching horror movies look fun. He says it all started when his mother and grandmother would rent him scary movies when he was like eight years old. His mother was completely okay with the gore but made him hide his eyes for any nudity. He jokes still that if his mother is in the room he almost feels obligated to still hide his eyes for any nudy parts. If Brian wasn't introduced to horror movies by his Mom he might be an expert on something completely else, like perhaps those plastic things at the end of your shoelaces, what are they called? So Denise ( Brian's mom) a big thank you!
He took his love and knowledge of horror from there and channeled it into Jeff and Brian's love child, Fright Reviews which was a cable access show that they did in high school where they would review horror films. Fright Reviews also had a spin off movie and a cartoon! Collectors items soon!
It has been incredible to be on this journey with Brian to see him take chances and follow his passions. Brian's passion and courage brought us first here to Los Angeles and subsequently we have made wonderful new friends that share the love of the bloody screen.
I was puzzled when Brian started talking about watching a horror movie every day and reviewing them. I probably mumbled something like, "that's nice hun."Now look, more than two years later, Brian is still going strong and there are still plenty of bad movies to be had. Brian's writing still floors me.
Sharing a life together means sharing your dreams and I have seen Brian accomplish many of those dreams. Dead in America, moderating the John Carpenter Q&A, his Shocker Screening, getting notoriety with his Horror Movie A Day blog, etc. I know that we couldn't have accomplished half of what we have in our lives without the help of our friends and family. So I need your help to fulfill one of Brian's dreams, to go to Fright Fest.

Fright Fest is one of the biggest Horror/Fantasy festivals in the world located in London, UK. To Brian this is his mecca. He is trying to save up to go but I need everyone's help to ensure that he can make it next year.

The festival occurs in the summer there is a year to raise the funds. I'd like to surprise Brian for the holidays with what we have raised thus far. Any little bit helps seriously! It would be so appreciated! By the way, ***THIS IS A SURPRISE*** so no spoiling :)

Lots of Love,