At Slammed & Damned, I write a lot about horror filmmakers and the events that occur in their crazy, spooky world—you know, things like filming, directing, writing, acting, screaming and bleeding. It’s not often that the opportunity presents itself to actually do some good in the real world. And the chance to write about people in the horror world trying to do some good in the real world is a rare and joyful thing. So, I’m incredibly pleased to pass this on to you today.
The lovely and talented horror queen Michelle Tomlinson (star of The Cellar Door, Brain Dead and The Mis-Adventures of McT & A) is teaming up with an amazing nonprofit organization called Guardians of the Children, a group of bikers—definitely more Heaven’s Angels than Hell’s Angels—dedicated to helping at-risk and homeless kids. Their mission is “to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support and protection.”
Please go to their website and check it out. If you feel you can do something to assist, please do—even if it’s just telling your friends about this wonderful group and their work. It’s a very worthy cause. Plus it combines bikers, horror and public service. I can’t think of a cooler combination.