Guests

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FILM & TV

ALEX VINCENT (CHILD’S PLAY)

As you can imagine, we are very pleased to announce this guest!

Alex Vincent was born in New Jersey. His first role at the tender age of just 5 was in ‘Child's Play’ (1988) as Andy Barclay - the cult classic with the demonic character Chucky!

Two years later, during the filming of Child's Play 2 (1990), the young actor endured long days and demanding action that would have tried the patience of many an older person. But child star Vincent persevered, winning the respect and affection of both cast and crew. He went on to play the same character in Curse of Chucky - And is starring once more as Andy Barclay in the new Cult of Chucky due out this year.

In addition to his role of Andy, Vincent has appeared on television in commercials and daytime dramas and in the feature film, Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989).

KIM MYERS (NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2/HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE)

Kim Myers was born on 15 February 1966, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is also credited as Kim Meyers. She got her first major role in film in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) as Lisa Webber. And has gone from strength to strength since including films such as Hellraiser: Bloodline and Letters from a Killer (1998) with actor Patrick Swayze.

In 1989, Kim got her first role TV Series called Studio 5-B (1989) as Samantha Hurley and in 1993 on the TV Series Key West (1993) as Dr. Reilly Clarke as well as a recurring role on The Pretender (1996) as Jarrod’s mother, Margaret. Also she has done notable TV guest appearances in Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) and Six Feet Under (2001).

Along with our other Elm Street guests we are very happy to add Kim to the line up.

PETER ZIMMERMAN – THE WALKING DEAD

We know this guest announcement will excite the ladies in particular.

Actor, model, singer/song-writer & producer Peter Zimmerman has been performing at some level since the age of 3. Born in Miami, Florida, Peter’s parents recognized his abilities to be comfortable in front of a camera at an early age and therefore, they helped him foster his talents. By the age of 5 Peter was acting in school plays, performing arts camps, and such passion continued until he landed his first role as a Radio Disney Kid Caster; shortly thereafter, he received agency representation and has been pursuing his acting career ever since.

Peter is recognized from roles in movies like Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal, Bette Midler & Marisa Tomei, or + 1 with Rhys Wakefield; in addition to TV Shows such as Banshee, Meet the Browns, Necessary Roughness, Single Ladies, The Game to his now most recent role as Eduardo, member of the Hilltop Community, in AMC’s The Walking Dead.

This actor’s latest music accomplishments include his album Kingdom which was released in 2015 and his latest single “You Would’ve Loved the Old Me” which can be found on iTunes or Spotify. For Peter, there is no plan B, acting and music are his life and therefore he continues to pursue his craft with intention, passion and integrity and hopes that every role becomes yet another opportunity towards personal and professional growth and another step to pursuing his goals.

ANN MAHONEY - THE WALKING DEAD
(UK Premiere)



Ann Mahoney, a native New Orleanian, received her BA and MFA in acting is best known for her role as Olivia in The Walking Dead. Ann plays Alexandria's pantry/armory keeper who has just been murdered by Negan.

She is also known for both her comedic and dramatic chops, appearing on several series including RECTIFY, HART OF DIXIE, and now the upcoming MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET where she will play Gladys Presley.

Currently, she can be seen in the runaway summer hit BAD MOMS, as well as in the Oscar-nominated 99 HOMES.

This coming Spring she stars opposite Renee Zellweger in SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME.

Catch Ann at Birmingham Halloween Special Con his October – for her first UK appearance.

JEREMY PALKO - THE WALKING DEAD
(UK Premiere)


Jeremy Palko was raised in Seattle, WA and had his first speaking role in the film Never Back Down shot in Orlando, FL. He has since made Orlando his home for the better part of the last decade booking parts in such shows as The Vampire Diaries, Burn Notice, and Sleepy Hollow. Most recently, Jeremy can be found on the Emmy Nominated show from Netlix, Bloodline, as Nicholas Widmark and Andy on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

ANDRAS JONES (Nightmare on Elm St)

You know Andras (pronounced On-dross) as Rick from 'The Dream Master' - the fourth Nightmare on Elm Street movie and other feature films (The Attic Expeditions, Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama) and television (Saved By The Bell, Alien Nation) from the 80's and 90's.

In the non-genre world, (the nonre world), Jones is an accomplished musician (solo and with his band The Previous), the author of Accidental Initiation (Sync Book Press), and the host and creator of The Radio8Ball Show, a musical divination show where questions are answered by picking songs at random and interpreting them like musical tarot cards.

www.radio8ball.com

GENOVEVA ROSSI (Scream Queen)

Genoveva Rossi is a professional actress of film and stage, a cult film star, and a well-known horror genre actress. "Genoveva Rossi is one of the best known Scream Queens in the world, " writes Clare Nixon of The Digital Dead (UK). This horror queen is best known for her portrayal of gypsies, witches, fortune tellers, Satanists, and soldiers. Looks for her in Apocalyse Kiss, Hunters, I Spill Your Guts, Herschell Gordon Lewis' Bloodmania, Death House, 100 Acres Of Hell, and more!

https://m.facebook.com/GenovevaRossi810/

DUANE WHITAKER
(Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Pulp Fiction/Halloween II/Dusk Till Dawn)

Duane is best known for his performance as “Maynard” the sadistic pawn owner in Pulp Fiction. He has appeared in over forty feature films. Some of his favorites include, Lionhead, Broke Sky, Dead Letters, and Eddie Presley (in which he also wrote the screenplay).
Recent television credits include, The Bridge, Justified, and Cold Case.

No stranger to the horror genre, he has been seen in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, Feast, From Dusk Till Dawn: Texas Blood Money (co-screenplay as well), Trailer Park of Terror, Children of the Corn: Genesis, The Devil’s Rejects, Albino Farm and Tales From The Hood.

Duane also has four produced screenplays (that he admits to), including, Stripteaser and Together and Alonewhich he also directed.
Beyond his work on the big and small screens, he is a produced a Playwright. His plays have been produced in Los Angeles as well as New York. Duane has also been teaching an on-camera acting workshop for over a decade.

Recently, Whitaker received the honor of the American Cinematheque hosting a screening of his two most personal films, Eddie Presley and Together and Alone at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
Finally, be on the look out for Duane in the hit comedy show appearing in the hit comedy shows, Workaholics and Instant Mom as well as starring in the feature film, Give Til It Hurts.


JOHN DUGAN (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

Introducing John Dugan, born in Brazil Indiana 1940.
John is no stranger to the horror scene as he is best known his role as the Grandpa in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974).
After this great hit John went on hiatus.

Thankfully to his fans, John’s hiatus was short lived and he began filming again. True to his roots he appeared in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” (1994), “Monstrosity” (2007), “The Butcher Boys” (2012) and appeared in “The Hospital” (2013).
Almost forty years later, he appeared in the iconic movie “Texas Chainsaw 3D” (2013) as Grandpa Sawyer.

Currently John is filming productions: “The Mangled”, Book of Ash, and The Boogeyman! - “Rock Paper Dead” due in theaters 2017


TERI McMINN (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

Born in Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school, Teri studied and worked at The Dallas Theatre Center, in Dallas, Texas. Moving to Austin, Texas, in 1971, the young actress attended the University of Texas and St. Edwards University.

It was in Austin, where she was discovered by director Tobe Hooper and producer Kim Henkel, after seeing an article about her in the local newspaper. After auditioning, Teri was chosen for the part by Hooper and Henkel, and offered her the role of “Pam” in their film project, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre(1974).

It was a hot, gruelling shoot, fraught with all the wrinkles low budget films incur, twice shutting down filming entirely. Simultaneously, Teri worked in local theater. After the film’s 1974 release, she studied acting in Los Angeles and New York. Doors opened as a leg and foot model in commercials and print work, while continuing stage work.
Teri’s recent work has seen her staying in the HORROR genre that loves her so much. Appearing in the gut-wrenching Butcher Boys (2012) and the hidden gem The Cellar (2009).



TUESDAY KNIGHT (Nightmare on Elm Street #4)

Tuesday Knight was born on February 17, 1969 in Brentwood, California, USA as Tuesday Lynn Knight. She is an actress and composer, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), The Theory of the Leisure Class (2001) and Mistress (1992).

She also sang the opening credits song "Nightmare" on A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) and previously released a self-titled pop album.

As the daughter of Baker Knight she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Lifetime's The Perfect Mother. Laurie Metcalf also won that category for another Television movie.


OLIVER ROBINS (Poltergeist)

Oliver began his career in the film industry at the age of ten, starring in Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist. After acting in various film and television roles, he moved behind the camera. At the age of fifteen, he wrote, directed and produced The Crystal, which won first prize at the French "Les Mesnil-le-Roi" Film Festival. Upon graduating from the University of Southern California Film School's Production Program, he wrote, directed and produced close to fifty industrial, short and feature films.

His feature romantic comedy, Dumped, starring Seth Peterson (NBC's Providence) and Dana Barron (National Lampoon's Vacation) was released internationally in all world markets. More recently, Oliver co-wrote and directed the comedy Wild Roomies, starring A.J. Buckley (The In Crowd, Extreme Days), Holly Fields (Wishmaster 2), and Stephen Furst (Animal House), which has also been released on television and DVD throughout the world.

Oliver’s family drama YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND produced by the HALLMARK CHANNEL, starring John Schneider aired to the highest ratings for June in the history of the network.

Wearing all hats on 29000 WISHES. 1 REGRET, Oliver wrote, directed, edited, and co-DPed the feature film. The film was released internationally and is now available for streaming on Amazon.

Most recently he co-wrote the horror DEVIL’S WHISPER slated for release in 2017.


MARK PATTON (Nightmare on Elm Street #2)

To start our Halloween Special guests off is the one and only male 'Scream Queen - Mr Mark Patton!

Mark Patton was raised in Riverside, Missouri, a Suburb of Kansas City. His first interest, starting at age 8, was in gymnastics. By his high school years, he had excelled in the Junior Olympics. But acting had also begun to interest him. Mark began studying in his high school's drama department and soon found himself appearing in Emlyn Williams's "Night Must Fall" and John Guare's "House of Blue Leaves" for the Missouri Repertory Company. He also had an interest in country and western music, which his folks had always tried to encourage him to pursue.

At 17, after graduating high school, he flipped a coin to determine which would it be: New York or Nashville. It came up tails, and it was off to the Big Apple, where he landed weeks later with $132 in his pocket.

In 1982 he landed a role on Broadway opposite Cher, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, and Karen Black, playing a gay character, Joe Qualley. The play, written by Ed Graczyk and directed by Robert Altman was adapted into the film of the same title, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), which launched his Hollywood career. Graczyk wrote the screenplay and Altman again directed. The following year, he starred in Anna to the Infinite Power (1983) and appeared in a made-for-television movie, Kelsey's Son (1983), alongside Chuck Connors. Two years later, he landed the role in the sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985).

In 2010, Patton was approached to appear in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010), a documentary about the Elm Street franchise. He learned that "Nightmare 2" had become a cult classic among both horror fans and the LGBT community, being celebrated as one of the gayest horror films of all time. Patton agreed to appear in the documentary and was finally able to be truthful about his sexuality. Screenwriter Chaskin finally admitted that he had included the gay subtext.

Since that time, he is lauded as the first "male scream queen" while touring horror conventions all over the world.


AUTHORS & CREATORS

GRAHAM HUMPHREYS

"Graham... has some claim to be the last great name among Britain's film poster artists." Sim Branaghan, 'British Film Posters - An Illustrated History' (BFI Publishing, 2006).

“Graham Humphreys’ art is at once beautiful and transformative.” Clive Barker


Graham is a freelance illustrator and designer, best known for his work in the horror genre. In 1983, British film distributor Palace Pictures, commissioned Graham to create a poster for their UK release of Sam Raimi’s, ‘The Evil Dead’. The success of the campaign brought further commissions from Palace Pictures, including posters for the ’A Nightmare On Elm Street’ series.

A revived interest in illustrated covers for the DVD and Blu-Ray market has been keeping Graham busy with commissions from a variety of clients, including Arrow Video, the BFI and Nucleus Films. Other current work includes LP soundtrack covers and independent film poster commissions.

Often linked to the ‘video nasty’ controversy of the 1980s, Graham’s artwork is influenced by the B-movie posters of the 1950s, Hammer Horror and the UK punk rock scene of the late 1970s.

ANDREW LENNON

Andrew Lennon is the bestselling author of Every Twisted Thought and several other horror/thriller books. He has featured in various bestselling anthologies, and is successfully becoming a recognised name in horror and thriller writing. Andrew is a happily married man living in the North West of England with his wife Hazel & their children.

Having always been a big horror fan, Andrew spent a lot of his time watching scary movies or playing scary games, but it wasn’t until his mid-twenties that he developed a taste for reading. His wife, also being a big horror fan, had a very large Stephen King collection which Andrew began to consume. Once hooked into reading horror, he started to discover new authors like Thomas Ligotti & Ryan C Thomas. It was while reading work from these authors that he decided to try writing something himself and there came the idea for “A Life to Waste”

He enjoys spending his time with his family and watching or reading new horror.

For more information please go to www.andrewlennon.co.uk

ADAM MILLARD

Adam Millard is the author of twenty-two novels, twelve novellas, and more than two hundred short stories, which can be found in various collections, magazines, and anthologies. Probably best known for his post-apocalyptic and comedy-horror fiction, Adam also writes fantasy/horror for children, as well as bizarro fiction for several publishers. His work has recently been translated for the German market.

www.adammillard.co.uk

NATHAN ROBINSON

Horror author Nathan Robinson lives in Scunthorpe with his six year old twin boys and his patient wife/editor.

So far he’s had numerous short stories published by www.spinetinglers.co.uk  Rainstorm Press, Knight Watch Press, Pseudopod, The Horror Zine, The Sinister Horror Company, Static Movement, Splatterpunk Zine and many more.

He writes best in the dead of night or travelling at 77mph.

He is a regular reviewer for www.snakebitehorror.co.uk
and Splatterpunk Zine, which he loves because he gets free books. He likes free books.

His first novel “Starers” was released by Severed Press to rave reviews. This was followed by his short story collection “Devil Let Me Go”, and the novellas “Ketchup with Everything” and “Midway.”
He is currently working on his next novels, “Death-Con 4” and a sequel to “Starers.”

Follow news, reviews and the author blues at www.facebook.com/NathanRobinsonWrites or twitter @natthewriter

MICHAEL BRAY

Michael Bray is a bestselling horror / thriller author of several novels. Influenced from an early age by the suspense horror of authors such as Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Shaun Hutson, James Herbert & Brian Lumley, along with TV shows like Tales from the Crypt & The Twilight Zone, his work touches on the psychological side of horror, teasing the reader’s nerves and willing them to keep turning the pages. Several of his titles are currently being translated into multiple languages and he recently sold movie rights to his novel, MEAT with production planned to take place in 2017.

Where to find Michael Bray online

Official website: www.michaelbrayauthor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/michaelbrayauthor

THERESA DERWIN

HWA affiliate member Theresa writes humorous fiction including horror, SF and Urban Fantasy. She has about twenty five anthology acceptances behind her. She also writes a number of book reviews.

Her first short story collection is Monsters Anonymous from Anarchy Books published 2012, followed by Season’s Creepings 2015. Her next collection ‘Wolf at The Door’ came out March 2016, she edited Weird Ales April 2016 producing the next volume ‘Another Round’ late 2016 with the third volume out May.

Following her work for KnightWatch Press she now owns Quantum Corsets. Her next book ‘God’s Vengeance’ is due from Stoker award winning publisher Crystal Lake Publishing 2017.

You can follow Theresa on Twitter @BarbarellaFem or find her work at
www.terror-tree.co.uk

DAVID MOODY

David Moody grew up on a diet of trashy horror and pulp science fiction. He worked as a bank manager before giving up the day job to write about the end of the world for a living. He has written a number of horror novels, including AUTUMN, which has been downloaded more than half a million times since publication in 2001 and spawned a series of sequels and a movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine.

Film rights to HATER were snapped up by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) and producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad). Moody lives with his wife and a houseful of daughters and stepdaughters, which may explain his pre-occupation with Armageddon.

He is currently writing new HATER novels and working on the long-gestating movie adaptation.

Find out more about Moody at www.davidmoody.net  and www.infectedbooks.co.uk

ADAM NEVILL (Author)

Adam L G Nevill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of the supernatural horror novels Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16, The Ritual, Last Days, House of Small Shadows, No One Gets Out Alive, Lost Girl, and Under a Watchful Eye. Some Will Not Sleep is his first short story collection.

In 2012, 2013 and 2015 his novels were the winners of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel. The Ritual and Last Days were also awarded Best in Category: Horror, by R.U.S.A.

Adam lives in Devon, England, and can be contacted through www.adamlgnevill.com

VICTOR WRIGHT (Author)

Victor Wright is an award winning author who was born and still lives in Birmingham. Author of the ‘Light of Darkness’ trilogy, ‘The Trees That Bled’ and his latest novel ‘Thirst for Blood’, Victor also writes comics for his publishing company Geeky Comics.

In 2014 he won runner up position for 'Writer of the Year' and 'Author of the Year'. As well as writing, he is the person behind numerous conventions across the country including the Birmingham Horror Con.

www.victorsbooks.co.uk

www.geekycomics.com

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