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Guests for our Spring Show will include:


Belinda Balaski
Theater, film, and television veteran Belinda Balaski began working professionally as a young child. Throughout her career, she’s found herself in several made for TV movies and After School Specials, as well as guest starring in several popular television shows and series, like Baretta, S.W.A.T., Starsky and Hutch, Hunter, How the West Was Won, and Eerie, Indiana. Her film career began with a small role in director Jack Arnold’s blaxploitation detective film, BLACK EYE (1974) with Fred Williamson. She’s worked with director Joe Dante on well over a dozen projects over the years, including some of his most well known films like PIRANHA (1978) where she played “Betsy” the camp counselor, THE HOWLING (1981) where she played Dee Wallace’s producer and friend “Terry”, GREMLINS (1984), AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON (1987), MATINEE (1993) and SMALL SOLDIERS (1998). Other films you’ll find Belinda Balaski in that all Wastelanders should know include BOBBIE JO AND THE OUTLAW (1976) with Marjoe Gortner, Lynda Carter and Jessie Vint; as a pregnant woman trying not to get eaten in Bert I. Gordon’s FOOD OF THE GODS (1976) again, with Marjoe Gortner; as Robert Carradine’s surfer girl in director Paul Bartel’s road race comedy CANNONBALL! (1976) with David Carradine, and TILL DEATH (1978) to name but a few. Belinda recently returned to feature films by taking the role of “Nadia” in Joe Dante’s segment of NIGHTMARE CINEMA (2017), which should be ready to roll by the time the Spring Show rolls around.




Michael Berryman
Michael, began his acting career in DOC SAVAGE: MAN OF BRONZE (1975) when producer George Pal wandered into his little California flower shop and ask him “if he wouldn’t mind being his undertaker.” Later the same year, Berryman realized he fell into an acting career when he was hired for the role of “Ellis”, the mental patient, in Milos Forman’s ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. In 1977 he took the role every horror movie fan knows and loves him for when he signed on to play “Pluto”, one of the desert dwelling cannibal clan members in Wes Craven’s classic, THE HILLS HAVE EYES. Over the years, Berryman has worked with Craven on a number of films, including DEADLY BLESSING (1981) also notable as Sharon Stone’s first feature film role, THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2 (1984) and INVITATION TO HELL (1985). Ruggero Deodato, Italian director of the infamous CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, took notice of Berryman and used him in several of his own films over the years, including CUT AND RUN (1985), THE BARBARIANS (1987) and his OCEANO TV mini-series in 1990. He has also worked for cult director Fred Olen Ray in ARMED RESPONSE (1986) and WIZARDS OF THE DEMON SWORD (1988), showed up in John Hughes WEIRD SCIENCE (1985), found himself in STAR TREK 4: THE VOYAGE HOME (1986), and appeared in other Wasteland favorites like THE FIFTH FLOOR (1978), AFTERSHOCK (1990), BEASTMASTER 2 (1991), THE GUYVER (1991), TEENAGE EXORCIST (1991), THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005), ED GEIN: BUTCHER OF PLAINFIELD (2007), SMASH CUT (2009), SATAN HATES YOU (2009), and THE LORDS OF SALEM (2012) to name but a few. He has also appeared in memorable episodes of Star Trek: Next Generation, Tales From the Crypt, The X Files, and more recently, Z Nation, to name but a few of his television appearances. Seems our old friend Michael Berryman has been busier than ever since LORDS OF SALEM, appearing in a dozen films and TV shows with another dozen currently in various stages of production.




Stephen Hibbert
Writer and Actor Steve Hibbert has spent most of his career as a TV writer and script doctor on everything from animated series like Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs to popular series like MADtv and Boy Meets World. As an actor, Steve has chalked up roles on several television shows like Newhart, Jericho, and Rush Hour. You’ll find him in films like AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME (2999), and NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (2007), but no matter what Steve does or appears in, fans will always know him best as “The Gimp” from Quentin Tarantino’s cult crime film, PULP FICTION (1994), where he appeared with fellow CW Guest Duane Whitaker’s character “Maynard” in the memorable Pawn Shop sequence (with Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames). Seems that Maynard and The Gimp both survived Marsellus’ boys with the pliers and the blow-torches, so have no fear, we’ll be sure to wake The Gimp and let him out of his box come show time.





Jackie Neyman-Jones

Well, if you’re going to be remembered for something, why not “The Worst Horror Movie Ever Made?”… Yeah, a young Jackie starred along with her father as “Debbie” in Harold Warren’s MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE (1966). The Master (Tom Neyman, Jackie’s dad - who also did the sets, props, and costumes) is sort of a satanic version of Hugh Hefner, complete with his ever present robe and harem of scantly-clad women, who treats his servant Torgo like crap and worships the evil deity, Manos. One day, “Debbie” (Jackie) and her family get lost and wind up at The Master’s backwoods shack. Horror upon horror is soon unleashed! What can you say about MANOS?… Well, the guy who played Torgo was on LSD while filming. And the film was shot with a hand held camera that could only record 32 seconds of silent film at a time, so every voice was later dubbed by only three people. And the lighting was so limited that you couldn’t venture off your mark more than a couple of steps of risk being in the dark. Oh, and during it’s premiere, the movie was heckled so bad by audience members that most of the cast and crew snuck out before the movie was over. Ah yes, that is MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE, a film most worthy of being celebrated at a Cinema Wasteland Show. Fortunately, Jackie takes it all in stride. And why not? After all, she was also in CURSE OF BIGFOOT (1975) as a teen, played Manos in MANOS: THE RISE OF TORGO (2015), and reprised her role as “Debbie” in the soon to be completed MANOS RETURNS (2018). She even wrote a book: Growing Up With Manos The Hands of Fate, which is available from Bear Manor Media.




P.J. Soles

As a child, P.J. Soles family lived all over the world, and by the time she was in college she wanted to become the first woman ambassador to the Soviet Union. That all changed when she visited the Actor’s Studio in New York and soon moved to Manhattan and began acting in commercials and doing photo modeling for magazines. While working in New York she landed her first feature film role in Joel Reed’s anthology horror film, BLOOD BATH (1976), before moving to Los Angeles to continue to pursue TV and film work. It was in LA that P.J. was part of the joint casting sessions for CARRIE and STAR WARS, where she landed the part of “Norma” in director Brian de Palma’s CARRIE (1976), which still holds the distinction of being one of the few really well done Stephen King adaptions made into a movie. John Travolta did his CARRIE screen test with P.J. and he loved her performance so much that he made sure she got a part in his made for TV movie, THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE (1976). This led to her next project, the made for TV horror film, THE POSSESSED (1977). The following year, P.J. landed the role of “Lynda” in John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978) and all kinds of different roles followed. She appeared in the comedy-drama BREAKING AWAY (1979) with Dennis Christopher before landing the role of “Riff Randell” in the cult drive-in classic, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979) with Dey Young and The Ramones. Other comedies like PRIVATE BENJAMIN (1980) with Goldie Hawn, STRIPES (1981) with Bill Murray, and SOGGY BOTTOM, U.S.A. (1981) quickly followed along with a steady helping of made for TV movies, television shows, and feature films of all sorts throughout the 1980s. Some of the more horror related films Cinema Wasteland attendees might know P.J. from include director Fred Olen Ray’s ALIENATOR (1990), William Lustig’s UNCLE SAM (1997), Rob Zombie’s DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005), THE TOOTH FAIRY (2006), MIL MASCARAS VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY (2007), PRANK (2008), and ALONE IN THE DARK 2 (2008). Currently, P.J. has the thriller, THE BUTTERFLY ROOM (2012) with Barbara Steele, as well as the horror outings BEG (2011), ETERNAL (2012), and anthology GRINDSPLOITATION (2016) under her belt.




Austin Stoker

After a stint in the Army, Austin Stoker began his acting training at New York’s HB Studio and landed small roles on popular TV shows like The Mod Squad and Love American Style before getting real screen time as “McDonald” in BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973), last in the classic sci-fi series. He played “Lieutenant Bozeman” in HORROR HIGH (1974) [aka Twisted Brain] and worked with director William Girdler in three of his nine films when he appeared in THE ZEBRA KILLER (1974), the fantastic black cast “Exorcist” knockoff, ABBY (1974) with William Marshall and Carol Speed; and as Pam Grier’s sidekick and lover in SHEBA, BABY (1975). In 1976 Austin took the role most fans still remember him for when he played Lt. Ethan Bishop, whose police station was ambushed by gang punks, in John Carpenter’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. You can also find Austin Stoker in AIRPORT 1975 (1974) as well as several stand out made for TV movies and television shows that include KOJACK, RETURN TO THE PLANET OF THE APES, VICTORY AT ENTEBBE, ROOTS, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, S.W.A.T., THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and ARLISS to name but a few.




Dee Wallace

Dee got her start doing television and small film roles in the 1970s. She showed up as “Nettie the maid” in THE STEPFORD WIVES (1975) before being cast as “Lynn Wood” in Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977). Dee went back to steady television work after HILLS, and appeared in popular TV shows like MAN FROM ATLANTIS, STARSKY AND HUTCH, POLICE WOMAN, LOU GRANT, HART TO HART, CHIPs, and TAXI before steady film work came her way with the role of “Karen White” in Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING (1981). Fans will certainly know Dee from film roles like E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982), CUJO (1983), CRITTERS (1986), POPCORN (1991), ALLIGATOR 2 (1991), THE FRIGHTENERS (1997), KILLER INSTINCT (2001), THE PLAGUE (2006), Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN (2007) and THE LORDS OF SALEM (2012) to name but a few of the films all Wastelanders should know. Dee Wallace continued to appear in dozens of popular TV shows and made for TV movies after THE HOWLING, and does a ton of television work between film roles to this very day. Chances are good that if you enjoy a TV show these days, Dee Wallace has appeared on it… or will shortly. With over 100 feature films to her credit, Dee’s film output doesn’t seem to have slowed down a bit. She has ten different films in various degrees of production or post-production as of this posting.


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Duane Whitaker

Lubbock Texas native Duane Whitaker started his career with roles on several popular TV series in the mid 1980’s before moving on to feature film roles with HOBGOBLINS (1988), DEADLY DREAMS (1988) and a small role as “Kim” in LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3 (1990) but that’s far from everything the actor, producer, and writer has done over his 30+ year career. He’s worked with TCM 3 director Jeff Burr on other occasions, taking the lead in Burr’s comedy EDDIE PRESLEY (1992) which he also wrote; appeared in PUPPET MASTER 5: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1994), and had a small role in NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW (1995). In 1994, Whitaker landed the role of “Maynard,” the sadistic pawn shop owner in Quentin Tarantino’s PULP FICTION that we’re sure is one role everyone knows him for. He co-wrote and appeared in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2: TEXAS BLOOD MONEY (1999), had the amusing role of “Dr. Bankhead” in Rob Zombie’s best film (to us at CW, anyway) DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005), and killed by “Michael Myers” in HALLOWEEN 2 (2009). You’ll find Duane all over the horror genre in films like TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995), THE HAUNTED SEA (1997), FEAST (2005), URBAN DECAY (2007), TRAILER PARK OF TERROR (2008), and CHILDREN OF THE CORN: GENESIS (2011) to name but a few. Not one to confine himself to just horror films, you’ll find Whitaker in everything from dramas to comedies. He worked steadily in television during the early part of his career and continues to appear in popular television series and made for TV movies to this day. Beyond his work in TV and film, Duane is a seasoned playwright with work produced in both Los Angeles and New York.


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Dey Young
If your first feature film is any indication of being remembered by fans, then how can you go wrong with a true cult classic like ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979)? Dey played “Kate Rambeau,” BFF to P.J. Soles “Riff Randell” character in Allan Arkush and Joe Dante’s drive-in classic. Dey settled into a ton of television work after R&RHS, appearing steadily in made for TV movies and popular TV series like Hart to Hart, T.J. Hooker, Freddy’s Nightmares, The X-Files, the short lived return of The Outer Limits, Bones, Mad Men, The Mentalist, and not one, but three of the popular Star Trek spin-off TV series: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise. Have no fear though, while Dey Young kept busy with television work, she had time to appear in several genre films that all Wastelanders should remember, including the cult horror film STRANGE BEHAVIOR (1981), the thriller STRANGE INVADERS (1983) with Paul LeMat and Nancy Allen, director Mel Brooks SPACE BALLS (1987), Ahnold’s sci-fi romp, THE RUNNING MAN (1987), and Tobe Hooper’s SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION (1990) with Brad Dourif. You can also find Dey in THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988) and RED EYE (2005), two thrillers from horrormeister Wes Craven.


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AND LET’S NOT FORGET THE EQUALLY IMPORTANT CINEMA WASTELAND REGULARS.
IT WOULDN’T BE A C.W. SHOW WITHOUT THEM.




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 almost 30 years now. Occasionally joining Ghastlee for a Cinema Wasteland weekend is long time cohort in crime, Jeff McClellan: American, as well as Louu the XXXmas Devil, and Suspira; both 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 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), DEMON DIVAS AND THE LANES OF DAMNATION (2009), “The Gorge” segment of George Romero’s DEADTIME STORIES 2 (2011), LITTLE BIG BOY (2012), TALES OF POE (2014) and RAZOR DAYS (2015) to name a few.






The Mummy and the Monkey Show
In the grand tradition of Cleveland Horror Hosts comes The Mummy and the Monkey Show, hosted by Janet Decay and Grimm Gori, which combines two - count them - two productions in the time honored tradition of no budget Horror Shows: JANET DECAY’S ROTTEN REELS and GRIMM GORI’S EERIE CINEMATERY, which naturally offers up cheesy flicks and silly skits. Janet Decay and Grimm Gori grabbed themselves a table in the Guest and Vendor Room a couple of shows ago and decided to stay. You’ll find them once again prowling the Show all weekend so stop over, say hello, and check out what they have to offer as you pass through the Guest and Vendor Room.








Son of Ghoul
With 30+ years and thousands of 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 on television. 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...





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Tom Sullivan
TomTom was the makeup effects man, prop builder, stop motion animator... ah, hell, he did so much behind-the-scenes work that we feel Tom is at least partially responsible for the entire look and feel of Sam Raimi’s cult horror favorite, EVIL DEAD. Before EVIL DEAD, Tom was the special effects guy on Sam Raimi’s WITHIN THE WOODS (1978), the short film that Sam Raimi made to secure financing for 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 also penned the TOM SULLIVAN’S BOOKS OF THE DEAD comic series 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), A SHEER AGENDA (2009) and a few short films. Tom is a regular here at Cinema Wasteland and has become a real fan favorite guest. Tom’s had his own “Sullivan Museum Room” at the CW Show for more years than we can count, where he puts original EVIL DEAD props, storyboards and artwork on display for all attending fans to see up close and personal. Tom was actually 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.



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Mike Watt
Writer, director, and journalist Mike Watt wrote and directed THE RESURRECTION GAME (2001) and Bloody Earth Film's A FEAST OF FLESH (2007) (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 (2003), WERE-GRRL (2002), SPLATTER MOVIE: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT (2008), DEAD MEN WALKING (2005) for The Asylum, THE SCREENING (2007) for G. Cameron Romero, as well as DEMON DIVAS AND THE LANES OF DAMNATION (2009) and RAZOR DAYS (2015). Mike has worked as an editor, producer, actor, and most any other job needed to complete a film or short. 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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