We are deep into the launch process of Scarefest CyberCon Version 1.0.
To get the ball rolling we have booked our first three celebrities for our inaugural outing.
Rob Mello is best known for his role as John Tombs in the Blumhouse breakout film, Happy Death Day, which he’s reprised in Happy Death Day 2U. His first major role was as Ted Cole in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Best of Me”, and as Buford Granger in Badass 3 (Badasses on the bayou).
Rob’s assent to a career in film acting was not a typical one. In 2012 while already working two jobs to provide for his family, he was just scraping by. Rob came across a Craigslist ad for an extra and decided to give it a try. Thoroughly impressing the director, Palomino, the audition landed him a leading role in the SAG short film “Dickie-Bird. Soon after Rob auditioned for the comedy short “Quicklime”. He fell in love with acting all over again. Rob enrolled in classes at Performer’s Studio Workshop in Tampa Florida, where he studied under Kathy Laughlin learning the Eric Morris process.
Barbie Wilde is best known as the Female Cenobite in Clive Barker’s classic cult horror movie Hellbound: Hellraiser II. She has performed in cabaret in Bangkok, Thailand, robotically danced in the Bollywood blockbuster, Janbazz, played a vicious mugger in the vigilante thriller Death Wish 3 and appeared as a drummer for an electronica band in the so-called “Holy Grail of unfinished and unreleased 80’s horror” Grizzly II: The Predator, a.k.a, Grizzly II: The Concert, which starred a then unknown George Clooney. She was a founder member of the mime/dance/music group, SHOCK, which supported such artists as Gary Numan, Ultravox, Depeche Mode and Adam & the Ants in the 1980s.
Nicholas Vince is best known for his roles as The Chatterer Cenobite in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II and Kinski in Barker’s Nightbreed. In 2016 he was awarded the London Horror Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Independent Horror and in 2018 a Lifetime of Torment Award at Texas Frightmare, plus a Dedication to Horror award from the Liverpool Horror Club.
You would be hard pressed to find a better known name of someone in the horror genre that is not famous for their on-screen work. But here he is, Clive Barker: playwright, novelist, film director, and visual artist. Oh sure he’s done some narration and popped in for a few screen credits, but the man that brought us the Hellraiser franchise plus introduced us to The Candyman and authored a long list of popular horror titles deserves all the respect we can give him.
As an artist, Barker’s paintings and illustrations have been featured in galleries in the United States as well as within his own books. He has created original characters and series for comic books, and some of his more popular horror stories have been featured in ongoing comics series.
But the Hellraiser franchise has reached cult status. According to Clive himself, “I remember when I watched Hellraiser (1987) with my mother. She cried when she saw my name in the opening credits and I had to tell her that that was the happiest she was going to be for the next two hours.”
While she is best know for starring beside Johnny Depp in the 1990 pop-culture classic Cry Baby, Amy Locane has her horror movie creds too!
In 1998 Amy starred opposite Louis Gossett, Jr. in Legend of the Mummy; a re-telling of Bram Stoker’s “Jewel of the Seven Stars”, in which an ages-old mummy is awakened and takes revenge on everyone in an old, gothic mansion.
In 2001 she returned to the genre in Bad Karma where a mental patient terrorizes her psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
Traci Lords is impossible to categorize. While her early notoriety brought her international fame, her determination, grit and talent have garnered her respect in many areas of the entertainment industry. She has appeared in dozens of films and television shows from Roger Corman’s Not Of This Earth, Cry Baby, Blade, Zack & Miri Make a Porno to Excision; from Melrose Place, Roseanne, Will & Grace and Gilmore Girls to series regular roles on NBC’s Profiler and Syfy’s First Wave.
Her autobiography Traci Lords Underneath it All (HarperCollins) was a NY Times Bestseller and has been optioned for a miniseries. Her pioneering techno album 1000 Fires topped the Billboard Dance Chart and was featured on both the Mortal Kombat and Virtuosity soundtracks.
Her directorial debut, Sweet Pea was produced under the auspices of the renowned Fox Searchlab.
She is currently a contributing designer at Pinup Girl Clothing. Her line Traci Lords for Couture for Every Body can be found at Pinupgirlclothing.com: a selection of which she will be bringing with her to Scarefest!
Totally not a horror move.
BUT… when you get the chance to bring in highly sought after celebrities from major and minor horror features and they happen to have shared the big screen in what has become a cult favorite in the pop-culture genre… you go with it.
Scarefest 2020 is happy to welcome return fan favorite Traci Lords plus Mink Stole and Amy Locane.
That’s right! Sheriff Brackett is coming to Scarefest the 13th!
Aside from this and roles in many of our other favorite horror movies, he is especially proud of his body of work in the LA theatre. He was a member of the company for 25 years. He is a recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for best performance by an actor for his role in The Caretaker and a dramalogue award for best performance by an actor.