We’ve got a great line-up of Guests for our April 2014 show taking shape. Nine of our posted Guests are first time convention guests or first time CW Show guests. And although we didn’t plan on running any kind of reunion(s) at our Spring Show, you may notice that several of our attending Guests were in both the popular horror film, MANIAC COP, as well as the cult horror film, IT’S ALIVE 3: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE, creating nice mini-reunions for both films.
We’ve got another great Guest List started for our October 3-5, 2014 Show. We’ll get the web site updated in the next few weeks, but so far, you can expect to see the following Guests at the October 3-5, 2014 Show:
MARTINE BESWICK - You’ll know her from Bond films like DR. NO, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, and THUNDERBALL; Hammer films like DOCTOR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., and drive-in flicks like SEIZURE, and CRITTERS 4.
VERONICA CARLSON - Best known for her Hammer film roles in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, to name just a few.
GREYDON CLARK - Producer, Director, and Actor, Greydon Clark got his start working with Al Adamson on DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN and SATAN’S SADISTS before he made a name for himself as a director on films like SATAN’S CHEERLEADERS, BLACK SHAMPOO, WITHOUT WARNING, and THE UNINVITED.
GERETTA GERETTA - Probably best known for her roles in a string of Italian horror films like Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS, Lucio Fulci’s MURDER ROCK, RATS: THE NIGHTS OF TERROR, and sci-fi stuff like ALIENATORS, and WARRIORS OF THE LOST WORLD.
AMBER LYNN - 1980s Adult Film Superstar was also in several non-adult films, like EVILS OF THE NIGHT, 52 PICK-UP, THINGS, and the BAD GIRLS television series.
CAROLINE MUNRO - Bond Girl, Hammer Films starlet, singer, pin-up… You name it, and Caroline conquered it. We’ll always love her for roles in films like DRACULA A.D. 1972, CAPTAIN KRONOS VAMPIRE HUNTER, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, STARCRASH, MANIAC, etc, etc.
KYRA SCHON - Our old friend Kyra was “Karen Cooper” in George Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
MINK STOLE - One of the original members of John Waters acting troupe, Mink was in everything Waters made, including some real classics like PINK FLAMINGOS, MULTIPLE MANIACS, FEMALE TROUBLE, DESPERATE LIVING, and POLYESTER.
Of course, we’ll be staying in touch with C. Thomas Howell so we can add him to the guest list if he’s not shooting a film or TV show in October and we’ll be sending off the get well cards you all signed for Patty Mullen and Bob Z’Dar this week in hopes they fell better and will be able to make October’s show as well since winding up in the hospital Wednesday before a scheduled appearance has got to be a bummer for anyone gearing up for a Wasteland Weekend.
We’ll round out the rest of the October Show guest list in the weeks ahead.
AND LET’S NOT FORGET THE EQUALLY IMPORTANT CINEMA WASTELAND REGULARS WHO WILL BE WITH US AGAIN THIS OCTOBER:
A. Ghastlee Ghoul
The host of the Dayton and Springfield Ohio area’s long running, late night, horror-comedy schlockathon known as “The Ghastlee Movie Show” has been spewing video-vaudevillian cheese and sleaze to the untold millions... ah, hundreds... OK, dozens of fans held captive by his wit and wisdom for twenty five years now. Regularly joining Ghastlee for a Cinema Wasteland weekend is long time cohort in crime, Jeff McClellan: American, as well as Louu the XXXmas Devil, Suspira, and Mayhem Zann; members of the garage-punk band, SPLATTERTUDE. In addition to having Ghastlee and his band mates prowling our dealer and guest room all weekend long, why not join A. Ghastlee Ghoul (along with the motley band of occasional “Ghastlee Nite Players”) every Saturday night, beginning at 8:00pm in Movie Room 1, as he presents A GHASTLEE NITE AT THE MOVIES LIVE SHOW, where he hosts a night of music, comedy, skits, interactive games and prize giveaways that has become somewhat of a drunken Saturday night tradition at Cinema Wasteland over the years. A. Ghastlee Ghoul has been with us since our very first show and we’ve sort of adopted him as our official Wasteland horror host. And although many a horror host have come and gone from Cinema Wasteland shows over the years, you can always count on Ghastlee to be with us twice a year.
Amy Lynn Best
Amy Lynn Best, a Pittsburgh PA native, has studied acting and dancing since she was three years old. She co-produced and costarred in the independent feature horror film, THE RESURRECTION GAME (2002), and like many independent film producers, she learned the film business from the ground up. On the short haunted house film, TENANT, Amy studied cinematography from that film's director of photography, Bill Fuller. Out of necessity, she learned the basics of grip work, camera operation, and the fine art of line producing. Since meeting her film making husband, Mike Watt, she has acted or worked on nearly a dozen films, including the critically-acclaimed feature, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (2000), DR. HORROR’S EROTIC HOUSE OF IDIOTS (2003), along with ABATTOIR (2007) SPLATTER MOVIE (2008), and DEMON DIVAS AND THE LANES OF DAMNATION (2009).
42nd Street Pete
Long time Wasteland friend, 42nd Street Pete, is our “go to guy” when it comes to all things Grindhouse. Why? Because he was there. He lived the era. In the Grindhouse heyday through its demise in the 80’s, the guy lived Times Square and all of the good, bad, and ugly, that went along with it. Hookers, peep shows, drugs, bums, mobsters, and the infamous grindhouses were all part of Pete’s life. Back in 2004, Pete hosted UNCONVENTIONAL, a look at the 13th anniversary of the Chiller Theater convention in New Jersey. A few years back, he started hosting 42nd STREET PETE’S 8mm MADNESS; DVD collections of forgotten 70’s stag loops. That’s turned into all kinds of film loop and feature film collection DVD’s fans can pick up for their own collections. Recently, he’s found himself in a few soft core spoofs like THE INSATIABLE IRON BABE (2008) and BATBABE: THE DARK NIGHTIE (2008). In addition to hosting his share of Drive-In and Grindhouse movie panels at past and present Cinema Wasteland shows, Pete can be found hosting the “42 Questions From 42nd Street Pete” trivia game during A GHASTLEE NITE AT THE MOVIES LIVE SHOW on Saturday nights. He also puts together the Saturday morning Hardcore Wrestling Hour, so we keep the guy busy. We have to. If we don’t give him enough stuff to do, he wanders off in search of stray head shops and peep show booths.
Son of Ghoul
With 30 years and well over 1,000 shows broadcast on TV, Son of Ghoul is Akron and Cleveland’s longest continuous running horror host; as well as a long time regular here at the Cinema Wasteland show. Live in the Cleveland or Akron area? Then by all means, see if you can’t catch Son of Ghoul’s movie show every Thursday afternoon and Friday night. A life long Three Stooges fan that can actually boast that he owns all 190 Columbia produced Three Stooges shorts on 16mm film, Son of Ghoul presents a trio of Stooge Shorts every Saturday at Noon in Movie Room 1 and has recently started to put together the Saturday morning “politically incorrect” cartoon block for us. After all, Cinema Wasteland, cartoons, and the Three Stooges go together better than drunks and strippers. Well, almost better...
Tom was the makeup effects man, prop builder, stop motion animator... ah, hell, he did so much behind-the-scenes work that I feel Tom is at least partially responsible for the entire look and feel of Sam Raimi’s cult horror favorite, EVIL DEAD. He also worked plenty an uncredited job on EVIL DEAD 2 and did some sculpting work on THE FLY 2 for Chris Wallas. A talented artist, Tom has also done illustrations for collectible card games, film production companies, book illustrations, and designed the ultra-cool “Book of the Dead” DVDs for the Anchor Bay limited edition EVIL DEAD and EVIL DEAD 2 releases. He’s also penned TOM SULLIVAN’S BOOKS OF THE DEAD comic series from Dead Dog Comics and found himself taking a few acting roles in films like the horror-comedy BUDDY BEBOP VS THE LIVING DEAD (2009), SPLATTER MOVIE:THE DIRECTOR’S CUT (2008), DOG (2009) and A SHEER AGENDA (2009) to name a few. Tom is a regular here at Cinema Wasteland and has become a real fan favorite guest. He has his own “Sullivan Museum Room” at the show where he puts original EVIL DEAD props, storyboards and artwork on display for all attending fans to see up close and personal. Tom was the first guest we invited to be a part of the very first Cinema Wasteland Show back in September 2000, and he’s been a part of the Cinema Wasteland Family ever since. Be sure to stop in and see what Tom has in store for all you fans as he firmly enters his second decade as CW’s first family member.
Writer, director, and journalist Mike Watt wrote and directed THE RESURRECTION GAME and Bloody Earth Film's A FEAST OF FLESH (aka "Abattoir") through Happy Cloud Pictures, which he co-founded with the lovely and talented Amy Lynn Best and the less lovely but also talented Bill Homan. He also wrote the screenplays for SEVERE INJURIES, WERE-GRRL, SPLATTER MOVIE: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT, DEAD MEN WALKING for The Asylum and THE SCREENING for G. Cameron Romero. He was the editor of Sirens of Cinema Magazine and is always tirelessly persueing most anything to pay his rent… ah, further the independent film spirit and commerodity all of us in this business equally share.
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* ALL GUESTS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR ALL 3 DAYS OF THE SHOW UNLESS NOTED *
Guest appearances are based on schedules permitting. Guests do charge a nominal fee for autographs. Show events are naturally subject to change.
ALL OF OUR GUESTS WILL BE SET UP IN AMONGST THE VENDERS IN OUR 10,000 SQUARE FOOT DEALERS ROOM FOR EASY ACCESSIBILITY ALL THREE DAYS OF THE SHOW.