Circus of the Dead Director, Billy Pon Needs Our Help!

Circus of the Dead has become really well known in the Indie Horror world and some would argue that Popa Corn is a more terrifying clown, than Art the Clown from Terrifer.  We recently learned the mind behind the film has been diagnosed with cancer.  Now, Billy Pon needs our help.

From the GoFundMe page:

We write this with a heavy heart, but also an optimistic objective. Our friend and family member, Billy Pon, or as some of you know him as Director, Writer, and owner of DefCon 1 and Circus of the Dead Haunts, “Bloody Bill” is in the midst of a battle between life and death. He has been diagnosed with an aggressive stage 4 cancer that is rapidly endangering his very existence and severely limiting his quality of life. As most of you know, a while back, Billy took a leap of faith to pursue his dream of being a filmmaker, leaving him without insurance coverage. We have opened this GoFundMe account in order to accept donations towards the care and cure of this beloved man.

Billy has never turned his back on a friend nor stranger who was in need of his compassionate nature. He has been on the boards of nonprofits and not only contributed in a professional capacity, but in a personal one as well. As many of you know well, Billy has given his time, money, and wisdom to anyone in need, no matter how big or small. We’ve seen him give comfort and aid to strangers in car wrecks and give his last twenty to a homeless person just needing something to eat. His compassion for others and those in need knows no bounds. And now it is our time to return that generosity to him. Many love Billy as a husband, brother, son, uncle, and best friend. It is difficult to appropriately express our desire for his speedy recovery as well as remission of this horrible, undiscriminating disease. We are all looking forward to many more years of seeing Billy kicking ass and taking names. Please help or at the very least send your most positive prayers or thoughts to a very valuable human being and asset to us all. We deeply appreciate your love and support. Thank you.

On a personal note, helping someone with cancer means a lot to me, I love my wife who was 35 to brain cancer last year and I know how tough and expensive this can be.  So think about that when reading about Billy Pon or when you watch his movies.  Donating and sharing are both ways to help.

Here is the direct link:

Also, check out his movie Circus of the Dead here:

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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)