Photos from our four-day festival honoring the late Watson Davis, AKA horror movie host Sivad. The fantastic images were taken by the Brooks’ new photography intern, Carisa Bledsoe, and the collages were created by our own Erica Richards.
(Clockwise from top left: After a rainy morning, the hearse traveled from North Mississippi on a flatbed trailer covered with a tarp; Count Basil poses with the hearse on the Brooks’ plaza; the Brides of Sivad — AKA the Memphis Belles — strike a pose; Sivad fans take turns admiring the circa 19th century hearse.)
Monster Martini Meet & Greet
(Clockwise from top left: Terry Williams and his friends drove down from Covington, Tenn., for the party; at $8 a ticket, we sold out long before the film began at 7 p.m.; Ardent Music’s Joseph Davis — a bona fide relative of Sivad — and guest; the Brides of Sivad have fun; Jeff Dutton, Suzy Hendrix and Tad Pierson; the Monster Martinis were flowing.)
The Awards Ceremony
(Clockwise from top left: Longtime Malco executive Elton Holland; Beverly Ideker, Sivad’s daughter, holds her award; Count Basil banters with Dick Lightman, retired chairman of Malco Theatres Inc.; Sivad/WHBQ-TV photographer Jim Shackleford; Sivads of March organizers John Beifuss and Mike McCarthy flank Bride Caity Luman and Count Basil at the podium.)
Check out this Commercial Appeal article for more post-Sivads of March coverage.