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    Horror Hall of Fame Award. Impressive, ominous statue of a faceless Grim Reaper, presented to Philip J. Riley for his work on The Horror Hall of Fame 1991 TV special. This award show celebrating the Horror genre aired in 1990 and 1991, with awards to such recipients as Vincent Price (presented him at his home by Roddy McDowall), Forrest J Ackerman (who joked that the award should be caled "the Grimmy"), Boris Karloff (whose award was accepted by his daughter Sara) and Bela Lugosi (whose statue was accepted by one of his grandsons). This award went to Philip J. Riley, a film historian whose work has included editing the MagicImage Filmbook series and who served on the 1991 show as Technical Advisor. The statue itself stands about nine inches tall, the faceles Reaper looming over a small cauldron and standing atop two-tiers of "stone." The base is over an inch tall and reads, "Presented to Philip J. Riley - Technical Advisor- The Horror Hall of Fame - October 5, 1991." Originally The Horror Hall of Fame was conceived as an annual TV special, was hosted by Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund and populated by such presenters as Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Elvira, John Landis, Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. Unfortunately it only aired for two years. As such these Grim Reaper prizes are indeed rare. Small nick on front of base next the name "Philip" - otherwise in excellent condition. Impressive and eerie!

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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