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,
This one of
those things that you either get or you don't . . . the Bowman Body's
tennis shoes and leg flopping over the coffin, the Bowman bandage
symbolizes the show's unique sense of humor and for fans, and is something
of a "secret handshake" for fans of the show. So, where better to
put it than on a ball cap?
The design to your right
is embroidered in the colors you see here on a black Velcro adjusted 6
panel baseball cap and currently limited to a run of 48 hats.
The hats are in production now, so
SHIPPING DEC. 15
CAP AND MUG SPECIAL
CAP, MUG and MOVIE SPECIAL
last, get a cap and coffee mug for just $25 plus S&H!
2 caps and 2 mugs for $45.
last, get a cap, coffee mug and movie for just $40 plus S&H!