Featured Guests 2018

While we focus on the films, we have some amazing guests lined up this year, many of which will be taking part in Q&As and special presentations. Stay tuned for more!

Barbara Crampton

Barbara Crampton, legendary horror icon and star of cult classics like Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator, Chopping Mall, and From Beyond will be our special guest for the screening of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich on Friday, June 15th with a Q&A afterwards! Crampton made an indelible impression on the hearts of horror movie fans with memorable roles such as Meg Halsey in Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, Suzie Lynn in Chopping Mall, Dr. Katherine McMichaels in From Beyond, and has appeared more recently in the chilling We Are Still Here, the slightly campy Beyond the Gates (which she also produced), and the body horror film Replace. Her supporting role as Officer Doreski in Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich is her second appearance in the sprawling film series. She also had a cameo in the first Puppetmaster!

Chris Walas

Chris Walas is is an American special effects/make-up artist and film director. His main body of work is with special effects in a wide variety of movies from science fiction to action-adventure. His work on The Fly led to his directorial debut on The Fly II. He also won an Academy Award for Special Effects Make-up on The Fly and is well known for his creation of the Gremlins. Walas was also partially responsible for creating the famous sequence in Raiders of the Lost Ark when the Nazis melt from the intense heat created by the Ark of the Covenant. Walas created false heads for Ronald Lacey, Wolf Kahler, and Paul Freeman.