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Hi there, horror movie fans!

Welcome to the official site of the Bowman Body and the documentary film, HI THERE HORROR MOVIE FANS.  Back in 1970, producer Bill Bowman was conscripted by WXEX . . . The BIG 8! . . . to host horror movies for boils and ghouls in central Virginia.  It was the first exposure many impressionable young people in the area had to Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man and The Mummy, as well as many less than classic "classics."

The Bowman Body hosted Shock Theatre from 1970-1976 in the Richmond - Petersburg market on Friday and Saturday nights, and was so popular his program beat out Johnny Carson in the time slot!  Later, Bill went on to host Cobweb Theater in Charlottesville (1977-1979) and Monsterpiece Theatre in Fairfax, VA (1982-1987).

 

In 2011, Horse Archer Productions released a feature length documentary on the Bowman Body's fascinating career and surprising cultural impact named after the Bowman Body's signature greeting, HI THERE HORROR MOVIE FANS.  It was a sequel to the film VIRGINIA CREEPERS which chronicled the history of Virginia and Washington, DC horror hosts inspired by popular demand.  The film has led to a renewed interest in the Bowman Body, a line of Bowman inspired products and several special events, public appearances, and screenings.

We invite you to explore the website and . . .

   
   
Return of the Bowman Body Coffee Mug?

Hi there horror movie fans!

Well, recently we have had a few requests for a reissue of the Bowman Body coffee mug.  This 11 oz coffee cup sold out in a few weeks in its first run. 

BUT . . . if we get enough orders for the mug by Nov. 16, we will reissue 72 more mugs just in time for Christmas (and return your money if not.)  If you want see it back, please order through Paypal below:

The Bowman Body says "It's a FINE item!"

Coffee Mugs Return!

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