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July 30, 2014

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Terry Fator’s Frankenstein mashes vampire, mummy in poster contest

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Forget the presidential race. The hottest campaign in Las Vegas this weekend was for the coveted recognition as best Halloween movie poster.

The stars of all three posters — featuring Strip celebrities made up for Las Vegas Sun sister publication Las Vegas Magazine's undead issue — were actively soliciting votes on Facebook and Twitter.

The winner of the unscientific but fun poll on the Sun's website got the full-page treatment on page 8 of today's paper.

And the winner was: Frankenstein and the Bride, starring Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa.

It was a close race, with the neck-bolt duo getting 1,493 votes, or 39.4 percent. Vampire Serenade, starring Frank Marino and Alex Schechter, came in a close second, with 1,406 votes, or 37.1 percent.

(Election officials declined comment, but it should be noted that Marino admitted to voting for himself more than once in this tweet yesterday: "Just found out you can vote up to 100 times!")

The Silent Mummy, featuring magical duo Penn & Teller, came in third, with 895 votes, or 23.6 percent, despite Penn breaking his mysterious sequestering to ask for votes on Twitter.

Fator's win put him in complete dominance of the Vegas Halloween media, with photos of him as Frankenstein and his wife as the bride on the current covers of Las Vegas Magazine and Las Vegas Weekly, plus appearances on page 1 of the Las Vegas Sun Friday and on page 8 today.

Fator's acceptance speech after the polls closed was short and sweet, posted on Facebook and Twitter this morning: "We won the poster contest! Thanks so much for all of your votes."

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  1. I'm going to restate that I think Oscar Goodman in a zoot suit with a Tommy gun would have been the best. Heck, he might even have both in his closet. :)