Nothing says October like a horror convention, and Creation’s Weekend of Horrors, returning to the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel this October 15-17, is shaping up to be one you don’t want to miss. Take a look at the new names that have recently been added to the guest list.
JOE PILATO – “Captain Rhodes” in Day of the Dead (all three days)
GREG NICOTERO – The FX master of the modern zombie himself (Saturday only)
JOE BOB BRIGGS – B-movie gourmand and host (all three days)
GARY SALES – Producer of Madman (Friday and Saturday)
PAUL EHLERS – Star of Madman (Friday and Saturday)
FRED WILLIAMSON – From Dusk Till Dawn, That Man Bolt, Black Caesar (days TBA)
JOHN SAXON – Nightmare on Elm Street series; Battle Beyond the Stars; Blood Beach; Silent Night, Evil Night; Queen of Outer Space (Saturday and Sunday)
SYBIL DANNING – Battle Beyond the Stars, Chained Heat (all three days)
WILLIAM SMITH – Big Bill Smith is one of the most recognizable faces in genre films and TV. Bill is coming out to join WILLIAM LUSTIG and ROBERT Z’DAR for the WOH’s Maniac Cop reunion! (all three days)
JACK HILL – Legendary director of Spider Baby (Saturday and Sunday)
BARBARA MAGNOLFI – “Olga” the roommate from Dario Argento’s Suspiria (Saturday and Sunday)
BRIAN TRENCHARD-SMITH – One of the great stalwart writer-director-producers of B-movies (days TBA)
Click here to see the first batch of guests announced previously, which include Bruce Campbell, Sid Haig, Ken Foree, and Jeffrey Combs in the stage production of Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Other events taking place during the weekend include:
CARNIVAL OF CARNAGE – Once again we’ve put together a night of explosive live entertainment in the Weekend of Horrors’ CARNIVAL OF CARNAGE with live music, unbelievable sideshow acts and the latest in dark fashion! We’re excited to feature bloodcurdlingly loud live music from A BAND OF ORCS! Terrifying don’t-try-this-at-home acts of freakish derring-do from FREAKSHOW DELUXE!
X-TREME FASHION SHOW!
SHOCKTAIL PARTY: EXCLUSIVE EVENT FOR OUR GOLD WEEKEND PATRONS! – Whether you prefer a Bloody Mary or a Zombie, mingle with the monsters on Saturday night at the Weekend of Horrors’ SHOCKTAIL PARTY AND ZOMBIE BALL! A full night of cheer and fear as your favorite horror movie celebrities come out and get social with the people who keep horror entertainment alive (or undead) — the fans!
ART GHOULERY – Curated by JACK ULRICH of L.A. Goth couture notoriety, the Isolation Threads’ “Art Ghoulery” is a fully structured self-contained art gallery and museum featuring dozens of works by nationwide artists specializing in dark and creepy art. Featured works confirmed as of this time will be by noted artists Dienzo, Clint Carney, Nicolas Caesar, Todd Robey, Brian Henderson, Mike Pain, William Hawley IV, Terence Ulrich, Hezaa, Christopher Moonlight and Amber M, with more to come in the weeks before the show. Original paintings and sculptures will be on sale, as well as high-end prints for discerning collectors.
GRINDHOUSE FRIGHTFUL FILM ROOM – We are proud once again to have a weekend marathon of horror and cult film screenings courtesy our friends from The Grindhouse Film Festival. Presented by Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles throughout the year, they screen rare 35mm prints of cult and exploitation films from the 1960s through the 1980s, many of which have not been publicly shown since the drive-ins and inner city grindhouse theaters faded away twenty years ago. For one low price attendees get two rare films, a reel of rare exploitation trailers, a free raffle, and very often appearances by the directors, cast and crew of the films being shown.
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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