This week we go back to October, 2012, for an episode of Radio Free Charleston devoted to the very first ShockaCon, Charleston’s first horror and sci-fi convention. Our musical guests are The Tom McGees, The Nanker Phelge, and The Renfields. Plus, we have a short film by convention guest, Appalachian horror author Frank Larnerd. The first ShockaCon was a free, one-day event that happened around The Mound in South Charleston.
We open the show with footage of the Monster Parade, shot by our trusty production assistant, Lee Harrah. At different points in the show, you will see more Shocka-Con footage, some of it captured by our Resident Diva, Melanie Larch. Yours truly joined in as all three of us manned cameras for the band sequences.
During our end credits, you will hear snippets of The Dead Ringers, rumored to be the re-animated corpses of members of The Kanawha Kordsmen and Sweet Adelines, plus “Do The Necronomicon,” performed by the cast of Kanawha Players “Evil Dead: The Musical.”
You can read the original production notes HERE.