LUCIO FUCKING FULCI? DO FUCKING TELL COOTER!
It was at a horror film all dayer in London in '95, he was the guest of honour. They showed Zombie Flesheaters and his latest film with John (Deerhunter) Savage, which alas was pretty terrible..... He did a Q and A session on stage with an intepreter, and then signed stuff. I was just walking past and happened to give him a big smile and a thumbs up, he smiled and made a small fist, like a champion.... He'd announced that his next film was going to be the ultimate version of Jeckyl and Hyde, but unfortunately he never got to make it, RIP Mr Fulci. Year before they'd had Dario Argento, wish I'd made it to that too.
Used to go to the Midnight Media film fairs (in a leisure centre in Watford!), where they'd have guest signers in a corner, saw Michael Ripper (Hammer horror regular), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science) and Tom Savini (Horror FX legend). Also Ingrid Pitt (Wicker Man etc) was there, and at a screening of Twins of Evil and Lust for a Vampire at the Barbican, saw her and her other co-stars David Warbeck and Damian Thomas from Twins of Evil. They were all really funny, top night.