“31 Nights Of Terror” Celebrates Synapse Week: Win A Copy Of Maniac Cop On Blu-ray

Posted in: Contests by Gino Sassani on October 10th, 2011

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. Anita
    10/10/2011 @ 11:58 pm

    My favorite horror actor would have to be Boris Karloff. I love watching him in the old classics like Frankenstein, The Mummy’s Tomb, Bedlam, The Bodysnatcher.

  2. Brandon
    10/11/2011 @ 3:31 am

    Tom Atkins happens to be my favorite horror star. I loved him as Ray in Night of the Creeps and every time he plays a detective it makes me smile. He also happens to star in Maniac Cop.

  3. Robert
    10/11/2011 @ 3:49 am

    Udo Kier is my favorite horror actor ever since I saw Blood for Dracula.

  4. eric eisenberger
    10/11/2011 @ 5:40 am

    Bruce Campbell is my favorite.

  5. Terry
    10/11/2011 @ 10:22 am

    Tom Atkins, even though he not just a horror actor he’s charismatic in everything he’s in, including villain roles. I’ve been enamored with his acting skills since I was a kid.

  6. Garnet Leib
    10/11/2011 @ 5:36 pm

    Bruce Campbell , no doubt

  7. Derrick King
    10/11/2011 @ 6:09 pm

    Barbara Crampton

  8. Pierre L
    10/11/2011 @ 9:30 pm

    Doug Bradley

  9. Connie Lewis
    10/12/2011 @ 10:48 am

    Boris Karloff

  10. Stephen N.
    10/12/2011 @ 9:21 pm

    Jamie Lee Curtis

  11. Jimmy
    10/14/2011 @ 7:23 am

    Can’t say I have a favorite (it would depend on the role and film) so I would have to go with the cliche answer of Bruce Campbell.

    He is someone that is always likeable, no matter how awful the material, and makes most anything better just by his presence.

  12. Jacob LaFountaine
    10/16/2011 @ 8:19 pm

    Christopher Lee is a classic

  13. steve wilson
    10/17/2011 @ 7:05 pm

    I am of the era of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. But my favourite from all the movies of that era is Vincent Price.

  14. aira
    10/17/2011 @ 10:55 pm

    I’ll go with Tom Atkins. He’s one of the best!.. I think most of his movies are horror.

  15. Daniel M
    10/20/2011 @ 9:48 pm

    bruce campbell

  16. Laura DeLuca
    10/26/2011 @ 1:23 pm

    bruce campbell is awesome

  17. Douglas Houston
    10/27/2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Vincent Price

  18. Robert Wise
    10/30/2011 @ 10:06 am

    robert englund

  19. Angie Andrews
    10/31/2011 @ 12:04 am

    Bruce Campbell

  20. Marc-Andre Taillefer
    11/05/2011 @ 11:07 pm

    My favorite horror actor would have to be Boris Karloff

  21. Quanda
    11/06/2011 @ 9:28 pm

    Robert Englund (Freddy vs. Jason)

  22. Ben S
    11/10/2011 @ 9:14 pm

    Bela Lugosi. As correctly noted by Ed Wood in the movie of the same bname:
    Bela Lugosi: How dare that @#^*% bring up Karloff? You think it takes talent to do Frankenstein? It’s all makeup and grunting.
    Ed Wood: Bela, I agree with you 100%. Now, “Dracula,” that’s a role that requires talent.
    Bela Lugosi: Of course. Dracula requires presence. It’s all in the eyes, and the voice, and the hands–“

  23. Jeff Camera
    11/14/2011 @ 4:32 pm

    Jeffrey Combs

  24. Wendy Hutton
    11/19/2011 @ 11:01 pm

    definitely Bruce campbell

  25. Joshua Prater
    11/22/2011 @ 11:15 pm

    Bela Lugosi is my favorite horror actor!

  26. Carrie Conley
    11/23/2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Anthony Hopkins

  27. Barry Burkholder
    11/24/2011 @ 8:04 pm

    jack nicholson

  28. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    11/26/2011 @ 10:53 pm

    vincent price

  29. Katherine Williams
    11/27/2011 @ 7:33 am

    Definitely my favorite is Anthony Hopkins

  30. Patty B
    11/27/2011 @ 2:52 pm

    Anthony Hopkins