8/24/2019-ACTING-Recap from First Weekend Filming on “Tales of Dracula: Dracula Meets The Wolfman”


**WWJ Pictured with actors Mickey Ray (Dr. Von Helsing) & John Carey (The Conductor-to be revealed as…ah, that would be telling…)

8/16-8/18, 2019 – This weekend is the beginning of my REAL filming on “TALES OF DRACULA: Dracula Meets The Wolfman.” The time before was mainly a costume fitting (which I did lose more weight this weekend to fit in the new costume a little better) and a shot of my cape-which anyone could’ve done but I insisted cause I was being a not-so-little bitch (HA!) πŸ˜€ The bus ride was a trial cause my seat was down halfway and I couldn’t adjust it, nor could I change seats. My neck/trapezius muscle got cramped as a result-and I can still feel it as I type this. Director Joe DeMuro picked me up and took me to my hotel room and then it was off to Wolfbain Productions Studios.

-It was great being reunited with a good chunk of the cast/crew from Tales 1. Jay Novelli (Father Boris) was now a producer for Tales 2 and had some cool stories about his time as Moe in a Three Stooges Tribute Act as well as other things like Star Trek. He also filmed some of the conversations from time to time. He, as well as John Carey (The Conductor-to be revealed as…ah, that would be telling…), took a bunch of the pics during this shoot. In addition to these actors were Mickey Ray (Von Helsing) and Tom Delillo (The Wolfman) – who I got to act out some scenes with. I think people will be pleasantly surprised at what is in store this time. Still faithful to the classics, but having said that, taking a few steps towards what I call “The DeMuroverse”-enough to be quite the head turner so to speak πŸ™‚

-Of course, the whole of Wolfbain Productions was back as well. Ron Chamberlain was here to do my makeup and I bet I’m now in his Top 5 sweatiest actors he’s ever had to deal with-if not higher πŸ˜€ The new costume is awesome, but it IS three layers of clothing under hot lights. I was told that, at one point, the makeup was dripping off of me. There was a time where another hour or so was taken to re-apply the whole thing that’s how bad I was sweating it off. Of course, my hair had to go everywhere it wasn’t supposed to go as well. #thestruggleisreal πŸ™‚

-I did some stuff with Mickey the first night and with Tom the second. Actress Casandra Hayes (“Elsa” from Tales 1) also stopped by on the second day to say “hey!” and infect everyone with her energy. I’ll have twelve of what she’s having please πŸ™‚ While the first night ended before midnight, the second night lasted till around 4 AM. I also had to be up earlier the second night to take part in a makeup tutorial. We also got a visit from Marquis DeBlood (Mark Dickenson) who I did an interview with (with some “interesting” questions I might add) as well as discussing the possibility of a “re-match” between our characters from “Bataille De Sang.” Time will tell if that comes about…

-Sunday was more of a relaxed day until I got back on the bus. Did some power napping here and there. I seem to, as of late, be spending more time on various sets doing that. Getting older is a bitch πŸ™‚ There were some great funny moments during this shoot-like how I mispronounced “respite” until it was spotted during rehearsal and how, after already a day of filming behind us, “Evil Audio Director” yells “CUT!” (causing a five-hour power struggle between him and Joe….no, no, no…:) and then saying-in the middle of a long monologue I was nailing -“Where are his fangs?” Again, we’ve all been shooting for over a day already when that was said. It was so cool if this whole exchange was caught on tape and added onto a blooper reel right? πŸ™‚

-So, at this point, about 40% of filming is done for this. Hopefully, pickups are minimal. I’m sure ADR will have to be done and, for some reason, traffic got heavier whenever we started filming…It was great to be back in “Drac Mode” again. I hope I did the role justice. I did change my approach a little this time around let’s see if anyone notices and/or approves πŸ™‚ Looking forward to knocking out the other scenes on this in the near future.

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8/16/2019-ACTING-First Day Recap Filming on “Blind Cop 2”


*Pic by Ron Bonk*

8/13/2019 – I received a message from director Alec Bonk wanting to know if I could play the role of “Titan”-the top henchman for his top villain in BLIND COP 2 filming in Syracuse. After going over details I said yes-cause he needed me, for sure, that night for the first scene I’d be in. We were in a junkyard and the full moon was out. Great location. Met some of the actors and crew and had a blast. I wore a ski mask (which Ron Bonk thinks I should wear in all my films and probably in real life πŸ™‚ ) and a thick classic leather jacket but it was night time so I didn’t melt. As usual, I had a fun time on set and look forward to knocking out the remaining scenes soon as scheduling permits.

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8/15/2019-ACTING-Recap on Final Day Filming + ADR on “Johnny Z”

-8/9-8/11, 2019 – Back in Virginia again for final pickups and ADR (Audio Direct Replacement) for JOHNNY Z . I had a MUCH better fuel-efficient car this time, but the overall costs were higher. It happens…The two scenes I had to do were knocked out quickly, although on the second I was starting to doze off at times. One can only go on with lack of full sleep for so long…Kind of nice that I was told I looked like a “Terminator” at times. Any Terminator Fan Films in need of actors? πŸ™‚ After all that we went back to Jonathan’s to do ADR. I had one line to do from a scene at the prison and I got it quick. Not to brag, but I’m good at ADR (*knoc on wood=my head-HA!*) and, unlike most actors I know, I don’t have a problem doing it. If that’s what it takes so people can hear me loud and clear, give me more. I’ve been on enough productions where the sound was spotty and it, to be blunt, sucks. Then I had to do ADR for the final fight scene-not only the line I had, but all the grunts and noises I made during the fight. It was done in two takes-and the only reason it took two takes cause, on the first one, Jonathan forgot to hit record πŸ™‚ And with that, I should be all done. Hope you guys get to see this one-it’s looks awesome! Thanks to all cast and crew on this one and I’ll probably see many of you when we start on “NoSS 2.”

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8/5/2019-REVIEWS-“House Shark” by Bloodbath & Beyond (cut)

Here we have a clip taken from a review of HOUSE SHARK (SRS CINEMA LLC) by BLOODBATH & BEYOND. It was a shout out to me as my role as Darth Squanto in the film. You guys are much too kind-thank you \m/

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7/31/2019-ACTING-Recap of First Round of Pickups (for me) for “Johnny Z”

-I was contacted a month or two ago in regards to doing some pickups for my role as “Monster Boy” in JOHNNY Z (Hurricane Bridge Entertainment). There were some temporary complications, but I managed to get myself down there for filming. It was great hanging out with some of the cast & crew again, albeit only for an all too quick day. Also cool to ride, if only for a few feet, in a 1957 Chevy. I also got a little touch of sunburn this time around. I was initially concerned cause I’d lost weight since filming on this last year (give or take 15-20 lbs) but I think I did OK. Unfortunately, all the stuff involving me didn’t get done so plans are to try again real soon.

Pics can be seen via the link to my Acting Page on Facebook below…

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7/31/2019-MUSIC-Live Video of β€œThe Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)” (Judas Priest) at Four Large Men Tribute Show

This is a performance of the Judas Priest song “The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)” by the remaining members of FLM (Roy Coston (COSTON, Lovebone) on Guitar, Mike Merrifield (Dogs on Mars, Joey Belladonna Band) on Drums, Wayne W Johnson (CAROLINE BLUE) on Bass) and Mary Meacham (Ardent, DC Strut) on Vocals.

This was performed at The Oneida American Legion in Oneida, NY on 7/5/2019 at a tribute show for the members of FLM who have passed away including Kevin Meacham, Richard K Richmond and, earlier this year, Jerry Yerman.

This was performed sans any group rehearsal and Mike, Roy, and Wayne haven’t performed all together in 20 years. Joining them on stage was guitarist Scott Rif Miller (TANGO DOWN).

As you’ll see & hear, this clip also shows how Roy has replaced me as the most talkative one currently on this stage πŸ˜€

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7/21/2019-MUSIC-Live Video of “Heaven & Hell” (Black Sabbath) at Four Large Men Tribute Show

July 5, 2019 – This is a performance of the BLACK SABBATH song “Heaven & Hell” by the remaining members of FLM (Roy Coston (COSTON, Lovebone) on Guitar, Mike Merrifield (Dogs on Mars, Joey Belladonna Band) on Drums, Wayne W Johnson (CAROLINE BLUE) on Bass) and Mary Meacham (Ardent, DC Strut) on Vocals.

This was performed at The Oneida American Legion in Oneida, NY on 7/5/2019 at a tribute show for the members of FLM who have passed away including Kevin Meacham, Richard K Richmond and, earlier this year, Jerry Yerman.

This was performed sans any group rehearsal and Mike, Roy, and Wayne haven’t performed all together in 20 years.

TRIVIA- As Roy points out at the end of the video when we (FLM) used to perform this, Jerry would be putting so much into singing this song that, sometimes, after the song, he’d have to go backstage and throw up…

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