Creation’s Weekend of Horrors is returning to the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel this October 15-17, and aside from Bruce Campbell, we haven’t known who’s going to be there. Well, that’s about to change as the first group of guests has recently been announced.
Here’s who you can look forward to seeing there:
For the last few decades, Bruce Campbell has been one of the most recognizable faces and entertaining actors in genre cinema and television. Besides starring as “Ash” in the Evil Dead series, he’s been seen in films such as Spider-Man and Sky High, played elderly Elvis in Bubba Ho Tep and appeared in now-classic (well, kinda) TV series such as “The Adventures of Brisco County”, “Jack of All Trades” and “Xena: Warrior Princess”. He can be seen now as former Cold War spy Sam Axe in the USA cable series “Burn Notice”. Appearing Saturday only.
(Boondock Saints, Saw 3D) Sean will appear on stage Sunday on a special Boondock Saints Panel. He will also be signing autographs on a complimentary basis for Gold Weekend Patrons and those with autograph tickets.
(Boondock Saints, Blade 2, “The Walking Dead”) Norman will appear on stage Sunday on a special Boondock Saints Panel. He will also be signing autographs on a complimentary basis for Gold Weekend Patrons and those with autograph tickets.
(Boondock Saints) David will be on hand in the vendors room all weekend to offer his autograph and photo to fans in attendance. He will also appear on stage Sunday on a special Boondock Saints Panel with his co-stars.
(Spider Baby, The Devil’s Rejects) Sid will be on hand in the vendors room all weekend to offer his autograph and photo to fans in attendance. He will also appear on stage Friday.
(Dawn of the Dead, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween) Ken will be on hand in the vendors room all weekend to offer his autograph and photo to fans in attendance. He will also appear on stage Friday.
(Re-Animator, From Beyond) Jeff’s appearance is limited to his one-man show NEVERMORE, described below.
The original “final girl” from Friday the 13th, who survived countless tribulations to finally behead the evil Mrs. Voorhees, only to be killed off in the first five minutes of the seq…oh, come on, you’ve SEEN these movies, right? Adrienne joins us this weekend to toast the 30th anniversary of the seminal franchise classic with her own brand of wines from Crystal Lake Wineries. That’s right, all you closet oenophiles out there can learn more about the brand from the lady herself as she launches a Shiraz, the third product in the already successful line! Appearing all three days.
Best known as zombie cop Matt Cordell in the Maniac Cop series, Z’Dar has appeared in at least one film a year, including: The Night Stalker (1987), The Killing Game (1988), and Marching out of Time (1993). He has continued making at least one film every year despite a serious back injury he suffered in 2002 on a movie set. As of January 2006 he has acted in seventy-six films, produced three films, and also appeared on television. Two of Z’Dar’s films, Soultaker and Future War, appeared in Season 10 of Mystery Science Theater 3000! Appearing on stage Saturday on a Maniac Cop panel, Robert will be on hand all weekend in the vendors room to offer his autograph and photo to fans in attendance.
Lustig was virtually raised in the Grindhouse tradition. He watched a huge volume of trashy exploitation fare at numerous 42nd Street theaters and worked as an usher as a kid in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and worked behind-the-scenes in various minor production capacities on a handful of X-rated porno pictures as well as both The Seven Ups and Death Wish. Best known for the slasher sleaze splatter landmark Maniac, he followed that up with the urban revenge opus Vigilante and the Maniac Cop series. His last film as a director to date was the nifty and enjoyable fright flick Uncle Sam. He went on to initially produce retrospective DVD documentaries for Anchor Bay and now currently runs the outstanding DVD label Blue Underground. Appearing on stage Saturday on a Maniac Cop panel, Robert will be on hand all weekend in the vendors room to offer his autograph and photo to fans in attendance.
Henenlotter also spent most of his youth immersed in exploitation flicks in various seedy grindhouse theaters on 42nd Street. He made his film debut with the splatter gem Basket Case”(1981), then followed up with Brain Damage (1987) and Frankenhooker (1990) as well as several Basket Case sequels. Frank has been responsible for reissuing an enormous volume of vintage 60s and 70s horror and exploitation movies on VHS and DVD alike for Something Weird Video as well as providing priceless commentaries. After a regrettably lengthy absence from filmmaking, Frank Henenlotter made a welcome comeback with the typically bizarre Bad Biology (2008). Appearing all three days.
(Makeup FX, Basket Case) – Appearing all three days
(Founding editor, Fangoria, co-writer Frankenhooker) – Appearing all three days
(Editor, Horrorhound magazine) – Appearing all three days
NEVERMORE – AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE
Saturday night (9 pm) rocks the house as the amazing Jeffrey Combs stars as Edgar Allan Poe in the acclaimed one man show NEVERMORE. Set in 1848, Nevermore, written by Dennis Paoli, is loosely based on real events and follows Poe on a cross-country speaking tour fraught with strange occurrences that signal Poe’s descent into madness.
This performance is complimentary for GOLD WEEKEND Patrons (keep your same great seats). For others general admission tickets are available now for $20 each.
For more visit the official Weekend of Horrors website. To receive up-to-date info as it’s announced, visit the Weekend of Horrors Facebook Page, the Weekend of Horrors MySpace page, and follow @weekendOhorrors on Twitter.
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