Dee Wallace Added as HorrorFest Guest

Dee Wallace
Dee Wallace

Actor/Healer/Best Selling Author

Dee Wallace is an Actor, Healer, and Best Selling Author. Her Film, TV and Commercial credits number in the thousands. Although she has had much success, she is still reachable by her audience, doing two radio shows a week, monthly live webcasts on her own network, and annual weekend work shops at her home in Woodland Hills. When Dee is not in the studio or on the set, you will find her at a convention somewhere between the west coast and east coast. Dee Wallace is today’s new renaissance woman.

This attractive, happy go lucky blonde actress, educated at the University of Kansas and a former ballet soloist, first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s and through her appearances in several well remembered horror and sci-fi films, and Dee quickly gained a cult following amongst the fantasy film fans. Poor Dee always seemed to be on the wrong side of some malevolent person or evil creature….she was pursued by a clan of cannibal killers in The Hills Have Eyes (1977), terrorized by a pack of werewolves in the superb The Howling (1981), got a break from the horror, as a sympathetic mum in the mega sci-fi hit E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and nearly ends up lunch for a rabid St. Bernard in the heart stopping Cujo (1983).

In the early 1980s, Wallace-Stone actually shared the screen several times with her then husband Christopher Stone before his unfortunate, early demise from a heart attack in October, 1995.

However, typecasting Dee Wallace-Stone as a horror heroine does not do her justice, as unlike some other scream queens whose careers quickly faded, Dee has gone on to have a very busy and varied acting career, appearing in over 90 feature films to date! Her All-American looks and easy going demeanor has seen Dee often cast as a typical suburban mother, a sympathetic friend or a trusted ally. Fans warm to her endearing smile and natural warmth and Dee continues to find herself in constant demand in front of the camera, plus she has her own much visited website at iamdeewallace.com/.

–Bio from IMDB and iamdeewallace.com

Ms. Wallace will be at StarFest all three days of the convention. She’s officially appearing as a HorrorFest guest, but with her incredible list of credits, she really doesn’t fit into any one particular genre.

Meet and Greet TicketsDee Wallace Autograph TicketsDee Wallace Photo Session Tickets

Haunted House Experts Attending HorrorFest

Randy McLellan

Randy McLellan and Kurt Van Ulmer
Shocking Talent Added To HorrorFest

Randy McLellan has a true passion for shocking Denver as an owner of City of the Dead Haunted House. With over 20 years of consulting and design of haunted events and attractions, Randy strives for unique experiences and original approaches to Haunted House design. Innovative layouts, shocking ideas and extreme attention to detail has established the City of the Dead Haunted House as a must see event each October.

 

Kurt Van Ulmer has excelled as a lead makeup artist working in the film, entertainment, and the haunted house industry designing costumes, makeup effects, and props for over a decade filling nearly every position in Art and Effects Departments throughout his career. His makeup expertise can be seen in films such as Ink, The Shadow Walkers, and Finis’ to name a few highly respected horror films. Kurt is a tenacious creative spirit and has greatly contributed to the avant-garde makeup and costumes featured at the City of the Dead haunted house. Kurt truly enjoys sharing his enjoyment for all things scary and seeks opportunities to shock the mainstream.

Randy McLellan and Kurt Van Ulmer will be sharing their talents at HorrorFest Panels covering both the Haunted House Industry generally, and on Makeup techniques and application specifically.

Mario Acevedo | Felix Gomez Vampire Detective Series Author at HorrorFest

Mario Acevedo

Mario Acevedo
Author – Felix Gomez Vampire Detective Series

Mario Acevedo is the author of the Felix Gomez vampire-detective series from Eos HarperCollins. In his latest adventure, detective-vampire Felix Gomez is trapped between rival werewolf clans in Charleston, SC in a rumble that could doom the supernatural world.

After Mario bought his first computer, he decided to write a novel. Four computers and with six unpublished manuscripts later, he finally wrote a story good enough to get the interest of an agent and a publisher.

In the Army he flew attack helicopters. In civilian life he worked as an engineer. Later, flexing his art muscles, he became an artist in residence for Arte Americas in Fresno, California. He was called up during Operation Desert Storm and served as a combat artist. After many publisher rejections, Mario finally got some much needed advice about his writing and then got two books published. He is now prepared to share those nuggets of advice and help you get your work published too.

His previous books include: Jailbait Zomby, The Undead Kama Sutra, The Nymphos of Rock Flats and X-Rated Blood Suckers.

For the latest information and additional details about Mario, visit his website at marioacevedo.com.

David Fagen | HorrorFest Guest

David FaganDavid Fagan
Rock Musician at HorrorFest

David began making music as a teenager in the late 90s with his brothers in the alternative rock band Snowball 37. Having played over 500 shows since with the band and solo, David has been writing songs that capture the essence of the common man, locked up with catchy melodies, singing songs that people from all backgrounds can relate to, with a voice that draws from Freddie Mercury, Bruce Springsteen, and Elton John.

David continues to tour as a solo artist, rocking the hell out of all in his path. 2012 will see the release of a full length album by David, with his new band, The Mod Lang. David’s website and additional details are at reverbnation.com/davidfagan.

David will be performing at the Friday night HorrorFest charity event.

Peter Mayhew | Chewbacca of Star Wars at StarFest

Peter MayhewPeter Mayhew
Star Wars’ Chewbacca

An English hospital worker who inadvertently found himself catapulted into films, Peter Mayhew was the towering gentle giant responsible for bringing Chewbacca to life. Mayhew, who stands 7’3″, was born in Barnes, England. The son of a policeman, he spent a short time in the field of engineering before discovering that he felt more fulfilled by hospital service. In the mid-1970’s, he was working as a hospital orderly at London’s King’s College Hospital when he was featured in a newspaper article about men with large feet. By chance, his photograph was noticed by the producers of Ray Harryhausen’s Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), starring Patrick Wayne and Jane Seymour. Sinbad’s producers subsequently cast Mayhew in the role of the minotaur.

When writer/director George Lucas began searching for a tall actor who could accurately portray Chewbacca, he initially turned to David Prowse. The bodybuilder opted for the part of the sinister Darth Vader, leaving Lucas free to seek out Mayhew for the role of the Wookiee.

The decision to cast Mayhew as Chewbacca proved wise. The giant actor threw himself into the role with great determination. Shortly before filming began on Star Wars, Mayhew visited a zoo where he studied the movement of bears, monkeys, gorillas and other animals with traits reminiscent of a Wookiee. Once inside the costume, Mayhew created one of the trilogy’s most memorable and popular characters. Although Chewie’s vocalizations were later dubbed into the film in post-production, to cue his fellow actors Mayhew simulated the character’s dialogue from within the mask. On set, he was known to growl, grunt and shriek.

ChewbaccaAfter Star Wars, it was clear that Mayhew clearly embodied the role of the Wookiee, and he was asked to reprise the role for the second installment, The Empire Strikes Back. Again, he proved irreplaceable. During filming, he took ill and was out for a day. When director Irvin Kershner substituted another extremely tall actor in Mayhew’s place. This proved to be a mistake: because Mayhew had created Chewie’s walk and mannerisms, the substitute was unable to accurately portray the Wookiee. Kershner was forced to discard all of the footage and re-shoot once Mayhew regained his health.

Between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Mayhew worked at Mayday Hospital in suburban London. He resumed this position after Empire, only leaving the hospital again to join his colleagues on the set of Episode VI, Return of the Jedi, the film which he remembers most fondly. It was during ROTJ that Mayhew used his stunt double for the first and only time. It was the scene when the desert skiff is hit by a blaster and tips over with Han and Lando hanging on for dear life as Chewie pulls then to safety. Once Jedi wrapped, with the exception of a phony taping of Larry King Live, Mayhew did not don the Wookiee costume again until 1997, when he appeared on the annual MTV Movie Awards to accept the Lifetime Achievement award to honor Chewbacca. He subsequently doned a Wookie suit again for his appearance in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).

Peter just completed work on the horror movie Killer Ink, which will have its World Premiere at StarFest. He will be on hand for our Meet & Greet on Friday and be signing autographs and participating in our Photo with the Stars Program all weekend. His Q&A session is currently scheduled for 3:00pm on Sunday, April 17, 2011.

Peter Mayhew Autograph Ticket Peter Mayhew Photo Session Ticket Friday Night Meet & Greet

“Loud Idiots” Hosting HorrorFest

The Loud Idiots
Ken Smith, Pete Monte, Taffeta Darling

The Loud Idiots

 

The Loud Idiot crew is coming to Denver to host HorrorFest. It’s going to be wild and crazy, just like everything they do.

"Longshot" Ken Smith has been a producer and host of The Loud Idiots Radio Show on the NPN Network since its inception in 2006. Drawing from his theatre, film, and comic book roots, he has found the perfect niche working behind a microphone along with some of the best on air talent in the business. His dry wit and general knowledge of the media has helped solidify ground-breaking interviews and relationships with some of the greatest personalities in the industry.


The Taffeta Darling is a regular contributer on the Loud Idiots Radio Show .  She has taken her popular blog, Curves and Comics , and manifested it into her own segment on the show which she reviews games, comics and other pop culture media references.

The Taffeta Darling has been an original persona in the Dallas media community over the past few years. Starting off as a pinup model and now living her dream as a cosplay enthusiast, she feels lucky enough to work various conventions in support of her favorite artists.  She was nominated and won Sam Johnson’s coveted Fan Babe of the Year for 2010, and was recently nominated as "Hot Rods and Heels" Texas’ Pin-Up Model of the Year for 2011.

Willing to travel cities near and far in hopes of finding the next best thing, Taffeta has worked with artists from Troublemaker Studios, and was recently seen on Attack of the Show on the G4 Network, but this will be her first time making an official appearance at HorrorFest, and as she says "Is freaking excited!"


"Big Poppa" Pete Monte has been the host and technical director for The Loud Idiots Radio Show on the NPN Network since its inception in 2006. A graduate of the University of Maryland and Connecticut School of Broadcasting, BPP has an extensive background in theatre and film.

While he may not always be the most talkative of the Idiots, BPP has displayed an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the trivial and mundane, and earned a reputation as the show’s resident know-it-all.

This is The Loud Idiot’s first trip to Horrorfest and they are eager to meet all their fans and deliver some incredible new material. Make sure you check out the The Loud Idiots, at Non-Productive.com every Tuesday Night at 8pm EST. And remember to get all the up to date "Idiot" info at LoudIdiots.com.

Kris Hulbert HorrorFest Guest

Kris Hulbert at StarFest 2011Kris Hulbert
Writer/Producer/Co-Director

Kris founded Gratwick Films in 2007. Born in North Tonawanda, New York, Hulbert was inspired by Kevin Smith for many reasons. For one, Hulbert, an avid movie lover, wanted to make movies of his own. Like Smith, he wanted to begin his career away from the chains of working with a big company.
Hulbert completed his first script, which became the movie First Timers, in late 2007 on a five-day trip back to Buffalo. Production started in early 2008, and the premiere played before a near-sellout crowd at the Riviera Theatre in his hometown.

First Timers, according to Hulbert, was "something we could learn and have fun with. I wanted to come up with something we could shoot on our own to get started, a simple no budget dialogue based comedy in hopes of gaining experience and building relationships". The film cost less than $500 to make and grossed over $4,000 from the premiere alone. With a small success under his belt Hulbert set forth determined to make his next project with a working budget and full cast and crew. The Perfect House is the results of those ambitions.

Jeffrey Combs Added to StarFest/HorrorFest Lineup

Jeffrey Combs at StarFest

Jeffrey Combs
Actor, Alien, Re-Animator

Jeffrey Combs has amassed an incredible career spanning over three decades. He is equally adept in a wide range of acting skills; including the anime, horror and science fiction genres. Star Trek fans will recognize him best for his roles as Weyoun in Star Trek Deep Space Nine (32 episodes) and in Star Trek: Enterprise as Commander Shran (11 episodes). His fans will also remember his fine work on Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5 and his role in The 4400 series as Kevin Burkhoff.

Jeffrey is currently working on the Transformers Prime animated series as the voice of Ratchet. This year (2011) he is starring in two interesting films: The Witches of Oz as Frank and the movie Motivational Growth in which he plays The Mold, a smooth talking fungus. Last year he appeared in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as The Leader, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, The United Monster Talent Agency, and as Viceroy in the the series Chadam.

Jeffrey Combs as WeyounMr. Combs works continuously in a wide variety of projects providing voice work on animated shows, and acting on TV Movies, TV series, Film and Video Games. He has contributed to Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Justice League, Masters of Horror, Blackwater Valley Exorcism, Voodoo Moon, Abominable, Satanic, and SharkMan most recently.

Perhaps he is most famous to horror fans as Herbert West in the Re-Animator franchise (Re-Animator, Bride of Re-Animator, and Beyond Re-Animator), Jeffrey Combs has an extensive horror resume: All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos, The Twilight Zone, FeardotCom, Contagion, The Attic Expeditions, Faust, Time Tracers, Perversions of Science, Cyberstalker, The Frightners, Castle Freak, Lurking Fear, Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, Doctor Mordrid (title character), Trancers II, The Pit and the Pendulum, Death Falls, The Phantom Empire, Freddy’s Nightmares, Cellar Dweller, Dead Man Walking, From Beyond, The Man with Two Brains, and Frightmare – just to name a few.

Jeffrey Combs as ShranMore information about Mr. Combs is available at his website jeffreycombs.com.

Mr. Combs will be appearing in a special Friday Night performance with Casey Biggs in our Main Events room following the Meet & Greet Party. He will have his Q&A on Sunday and be available for autograph and photo sessions throughout the weekend.

Stephen Graham Jones at HorrorFest

Stephen Graham Jones at HorrorFest

Stephen Graham Jones
Horror Novellist & Blogger

Stephen has seven novels and two collections on the shelves. His most recent creations are It Came from Del Rio and the horror collection The Ones That Got Away. Jones teaches fiction and horror and horror fiction in the MFA program at CU Boulder. You can find out a lot more about his work at demontheory.net.

Stephen Graham Jones enjoys long walks by quiet lakes, the silence broken only by the occasional zombie across the water, moaning to the night about his insatiable need for brains.

 

MONSTERS | Starland Screening Quiz/Contest


Wednesday November 17, 2010 @ 7:30pm

Mayan Theater, 110 S Broadway, Denver, CO

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life form began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the creatures. Our story begins when a cynical US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

This movie is rated Rated R for language. You must be at least 17 years of age to play for tickets.

For more information visit the offical website.

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