If you grew up watching The Addams Family movies in the 90s, you're going to love this!

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The Lovable Spooky Family

The Addams Family started in 1938 as a single-panel cartoon in the New Yorker.  The spooky family eventually took on a life of their own, and in 1964 the world was introduced to The Addams Family as we know them today when The Addams Family tv show aired.

Unfortunately, the show would last two seasons, but continue to be played over and over as reruns.   In 1991 The Addams Family got a new lease on life when the lovable spooky family was brought to the big screen, and as they say, the rest is history.  If you love this spooky family and want to know more, Smithsonian Magazine has a great article about The Addams Family history, here.

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Everyone's Favorite Disembodied Hand

In the 1950s a disembodied hand appeared in the book Homebodies which was written by the creator of The Addams Family, Charles Addams (the name makes sense now). Fast forward to the 90s and Thing was the funny disembodied hand running around The Addams Family set.

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But who is the person behind the hand?  In the 1990s The Addams Family movies Thing is portrayed by actor/magician Christopher Hart.

Christopher Hart "Thing" Will Be in Evansville

Coming up on March 11th and 12th, Evansville will play host to the inaugural Horror Con.  Horror Con is put on by the same folks who brought Raptor Con to Evansville, so you know they know how to run a convention.   Horror Con will host celebrity guests, panels, Q&A sessions, special effects workshops, vendors, and more!

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One of the many celebrity guests will be Christopher Hart whose hand is very famous, as his hand is Thing from The Addams Family.  You can not only meet Christopher Hart, but you can even get a photo with him!  Tickets for Horror Con are on sale now, and you can get them here.  Use code HORRORROCKS to save 10%!  Get all the info on Horror Con, here. 

 

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