HorrorFest Make-Up Challenge

HorrorFest Makeup Challenge

Face Off Make-Up Challenge
HorrorFest Saturday, April 20, 3:00pm

This years challenge, Vengeful Spirits!  Come face off against fellow make-up artists for a fabulous grand prize provided by those awesome folks at Reinke Bros.  You will have 2 hours to complete your vengeful spirit make-up.  Models will be provided for each contestant.  You will need to bring all your own supplies and something to drape your model with.  No pre-made masks allowed although we will allow premade appliances to be used.  Pre-made appliances may not cover more than half the face.

Models we need you as well!  If you are available for 2 hours you can become a model for one of our artists.
Sign up to participate in the make-up challenge or be a model in the Horror Extras room.

Aiden Sinclair to perform at HorrorFest 2013

Horrorfest 2013 Presents Paranormal Illusionist Extrodinaire
Aiden Sinclair

Aiden SinclarMr. Sinclair will be bringing his amazing show “Illusions of the Passed, an Evening of Haunts and History” to HorrorFest this year.

What lies beyond the veil?  Do spirits linger among us?  Do the dead return?  Welcome to the world of the Paranormal Illusionist…

There are those who hunt for ghosts, Aiden Sinclair brings them to life!​

What if you could speak to the departed?  What if you could go back in time and relive the past?

Aiden Sinclair is a Master Magician that takes his audience on a journey through history.  Tales of terror, tragedy and triumph are brought to life through the art of illusion.

His presentations will take you beyond the limits of imagination and grant you a personal experience with the unknown.

Survive an encounter with Jack the Ripper…

Witness the last voyage of the Titanic…

Journey into the dark depths of a Victorian Asylum…

Join this Master Magician for an evening of unforgettable entertainment!

StarFest Schedule Now Online

You can now look at the actual (to be printed) StarFest schedule on the website. It is on our press info page along with a few other goodies that are living there.

The Zombie Apocalypse Game sheet is there too. If you want to print it out and bring it to the convention, you’ll be special, because the ones we’ll be giving out won’t be in color.

We just heard that Cinnebarre is giving us a few thousand tickets to give away to everyone coming to the convention. They will be placed in your goodie bag for the convention – that is if the staff members making up the goodie bags don’t pocket them…

Friday Midnight Screening @ HorrorFest

Erin RambeauAtom the Amazing Zombie Killer
First Look Screening
Friday Midnight, April 20, 2012 at HorrorFest

From the creators of The Misled Romance of Cannibal Girl and Incest Boy comes Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer, described as a cross between Dawn of the Dead and The Big Lebowski. On hand at the premier will be producers Richard Taylor & Zack Beins (also co-directors and writers), Tim Johnson (co-writer & composer), and Robert Sausaman (art director).

This film is not suitable for those under 17 years of age.

Two New Authors Added

Erin RambeauErin Rambeau
Author, The Werewolf, the Librarian and I

Writing is a passion for this librarian. Working with books for the last ten years has been a love that naturally led her to develop a passion for writing. She starting by writing poetry and then moved on to short stories — I, Ripper being one of her favorites. Her first novel The Werewolf, the Librarian and I, was just published earlier this year. Taking a note from Adell, Erin began writing her book as a cathartic piece, inspired by her being dumped by a boyfriend. While she may have started-off with the intention of writing a heart wrenching, tear jerking good-bye to the jerk story, it instead turned into a funny story of comedy and romance about her life as a werewolf.

Ms. Rambeau found she loved writing about the supernatural and especially being able to place her own embellished-self as a central character in the story. All the characters in the novel are people who have come in and out of her life, just a little different in appearance and name. Ultimately, she found writing the book a learning experience. An adventure that taught her a lot about herself.

Erin is eager to give credit for her accomplishments to her friends and family that have supported her efforts and made her journey towards becoming a published author possible. It is with great enthusiasm that she intends to make this the first in a series of stories on her own character’s journey through life. She will be in the artist alley throughout StarFest, come by and say hi.

Mark Everett StoneMark Everett Stone
Author, I left my haunt in San Francisico

Born in Helsinki, Finland (The Land of the Uncommonly Stubborn), Mark Everett Stone arrived in the U.S. at a young age and promptly dove into the world of the fantastic. Starting at age seven with the Iliad and the Odyssey, he went on to consume every scrap of Norse Mythology he could get his grubby little paws on. At age thirteen he graduated to Tolkien and Heinlein, building up a book collection that soon rivaled the local public library’s.

In college Mark majored in Journalism and minored in English. The newspaper business wasn’t for him, so he did what every good writer does: find work in a wide variety of fields that included catering, bartending, and restaurant management. After getting married, he sold Hyundais (before they became popular) and, because he lives in Colorado, Subarus. Eventually he matured enough to be able to sit down and just write. He just recently started working on his second novel, The Judas Line.

HorrorFest Make ‘N Take

Horror Make ‘N Take

Colorado HauntersCome and learn to make some horror of your own in these hands-on Make ‘N Take classes led by Evil Andrew. Evil is an avid home haunter from Parker, CO. His yard/garage haunt, Old Stonegate Cemetery, attracts hundreds of trick-or-treaters each Halloween. He is the founder of Colorado Haunters – a group that holds monthly Make N Takes to share ideas, technology and build Halloween props. For more information on the Colorado Haunters, go to garageofevilnetwork.com.

PVC Candles

This is a hands-on class where each student will make a set of 3 artificial candles out of PVC pipe, LED tea lights and hot glue. PVC candles eliminate the dangers of open flame and are a great addition to your Halloween or Christmas decor! Students should bring a hot glue gun if they have one. Cost per student $25 – Class Duration 1 hour – Max Class size 25 people.

Realistic Foam Tombstones

This is a presentation on the complete process of making realistic tombstones out of foam insulation board. Examples of several different styles and sizes of tombstones will be presented, as well as obelisks, celtic crosses, cemetery gate columns and other monuments – all made of foam. You will learn how to cut the tombstone shape out of foam board, design and print an epitaph template, carve the epitaph and other decorative elements and use various painting techniques to take your graveyard to the next level. Each student will receive a tombstone blank to take home and work on, as well as synopsis of techniques presented in the class. Cost per student $30 – Class Duration 1.5 hours – Max Class size 25 people.

HorrorFest Haunted Denver Bus Tour

Jed Rowen at HorrorFest

The HorrorFest Haunted Denver Bus Tour
Presented by the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society
and Warning Radio’s Bryan & Baxter

Thursday, April 19, 2012 leaving from the Marriott DTC

This 3 hour tour hits some of the most haunted hotspots in Denver. Filled with history, ghost stories, and humor, it is a rare opportunity you won’t want to miss.  Tour tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased in advance. Space is very limited so get your tickets early. The tour will leave the Marriott Denver Tech Center at 7:00pm promptly. You should plan to be there 15 minutes in advance. Unfortunately the bus is not handicapped accessible and you will need to be able to get on and off at several stops and walk short distances.

Funny and engaging, Bryan and Baxter know where all the ghosts are buried in Denver. Together, they present an informative and inciteful tour filled with historical information and hands-on "this is where it was" accounts. Uniquely intriging, their collection of artifacts, anticdotes, and wisdom make this a one-of-a-kind ghost experience.

Bryan and Baxter host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.com. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and de-bunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name.

Haunted Denver Bus Tour


Meet and Greet Tickets

Jed Rowen Returns To Stalk StarFest & HorrorFest

Jed Rowen at HorrorFest

Jed Rowen

This is Jed’s fifth appearance as a guest at Horrorfest, and he returns with his biggest and best film, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X. He plays the villainous character, Sluggo, in this 35 mm sci-fi black-and-white musical extravaganza. Jed also sang in several of the songs in the movie and contributed his slide guitar work on the song, Here We Go.

The Ghastly Love of Johnny Xhad an amazing world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose this past March, and also had big write-ups in Sci Fi magazine and the American Cinematographer. Jed’s other sci-fi film, Piranhaconda, will have its world premiere on the SyFy channel later this year.

In recognition of his wide array of movie roles over the years, Jed was recently awarded the Golden Halo Film Achievement Award by the historic Southern California Motion Picture Council. His film career was also the subject of a featured article in The Atlantic magazine entitled, Inbred Jed: The Strenuous Life of a B-Movie Zombie, recounting his many zombie roles and experiences as a cult film actor.

Jed is very excited to be back in Denver for Horrorfest, at the Starfest Convention, to reunite with all of his friends and fans who have been so supportive of his career over the years. Please look for him at the special midnight screening of the film Saturday night, and at another screening of the movie on Sunday. Jed will also be at panels and events throughout the convention.
Meet and Greet Tickets

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
Screening @ HorrorFest
Film festival favorite flies into StarFest/HorrorFest

Truly a mad concoction, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X blends 1950s sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror into a mesmerizing big screen spectacular! The fun begins as Johnny X and his misfit gang of juvenile delinquents from outer space are sentenced to Earth where “ghastly” is the word!

With highly stylized musical numbers, tons of genuinely humorous dialogue and wacky plot twists, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X is the only sci-fi dark comedy musical romance you need to see this year! Beautifully photographed on the last of Kodak’s 35mm black-and white Plus-X film stock, the cast includes sexy new stars Will Keenan and De Anna Joy Brooks, as well as seasoned professionals Creed Bratton (The Office), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Kate Maberly (The Secret Garden), Paul Williams (Phantom of the Paradise), HorrorFest’s own Jed Rowen (Dahmer vs. Gacy), and the late Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) in his final role.

For more information about the film, watch the movie’s trailer or visit the Ghastly Love of Johnny X website. At StarFest, the first 100 people to the screening will receive a full-size 27×40 movie poster! Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the movie’s Director, Paul Bunnell and Jed Rowen, who plays Sluggo in the film.