At the age of 6 Frank Dietz saw the classic Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein and has never been the same since. He is an accomplished writer, producer, artist, actor and animator whose work can be seen in Walt Disney's Mulan and Tarzan among others. In 2007 Frank was awarded the very first Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for "Artist of the Year." His production company, Benevolent Monster Productions, produced the documentary Beast Wishes - The Fantastic World of Bob and Kathy Burns and the King Kong documentary Long Live the King.
Legendary local horror host Mr. Lobo, host of the long running series Cinema Insomnia, has gone on from his beginnings in Sacramento and Bay Area television to be a national presence in the world of horror and cult film. Along with hosting live events around the country and many indie film appearances, he is the prime mover behind the online channel OSI 74.
Carel Struycken was discovered in the classic showbiz fashion, on the corner of Hollywood and Vine. His first role was "The Brute" in the 1978 cult hit Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He's also appeared in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, The Witches of Eastwick, Men in Black and a number of TV series including Star Trek: TNG as Mr. Homm. Carel's best know roles are Lurch in the 90's Addams Family films and The Giant / Fireman in Twin Peaks
John worked 33 years (1960-1993) as an entertainment writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. From 1979 through 1984 he was the host of Creature Features, a Saturday night series produced at KTVU, Channel 2, in Jack London Square. John has written 18 published books, including eight which were produced by his own publishing company, Creatures at Large Press. Among them: six editions of “The Creature Features Movie Guide”
Forever associated with a heroic TV collie Lassie, Jon Provost actually was a veteran performer by the time he won the role of "Timmy Martin" at age seven. Jon was three years old when he was cast as Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden's son in the film So Big. He proceeded with The Country Girl as Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly's son, Back from Eternity starring Anita Ekberg, and co-starred in Escapade in Japan. And then came Lassie (1957-1964)
Beverly Washburn began her career as a child actress in films and TV series such as Superman and The Mole Men, The Red Skelton Hour, Thriller and Wagon Train. In 1967 she starred in the cult classic Spider Baby and played the role of Lt. Galway in the original Star Trek episode "The Deadly Years." Most recently she can be seen in the independent film Tales of Frankenstein.
Steve Niles is a premiere horror comics author and novelist best know for his groundbreaking graphic novel 30 Days of Night. Steve has collaborated with Clive Barker, Rob Zombie, Todd McFarlane and John Carpenter. He also worked with famed artist Bernie Wrightson on his final project, the comic series Frankenstein Alive! Alive! A TV series based on Steve's comic title The October Faction will be coming to Netflix later this year.
Lord Blood-Rah: Creatures-Con co-founder, MC and host of the Rondo Award nominated syndicated TV series Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre. He has been hosting live horror and sci-fi film events around the Bay Area and around the country for over 10 years. Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre can be seen locally on various channels and streaming services. Check lordbloodrah.com for viewing options.
Michael Horse is an all around artist: actor, jeweler and painter. His first role was in the 1981 film The Legend of the Lone Ranger, but it is the role of Deputy Hawk in Twin Peaks that he is most recognized for. Michael has also lent his voice talents to many animated shows including Superman: The Animated Series, The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest and Gargoyles.
Vincent, Tangella and Mr. Livingston host the 21st-century version of Creature Features, the classic Bay Area horror-host program made famous by Bob Wilkins in the 70’s and John Stanley in the 80’s. Host Vincent Van Dahl, from this haunted mansion, is joined by his housemate Tangella and his valet Mr. Livingston to deliver the best guests and the worst movies to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Saturday nights at 10 pm on KOFY TV20, YouTube and numerous stations around the world.
C. Andrew Nelson is an award-winning artist, actor, writer, consultant, and motivational speaker. Andrew spent four years as a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic. .Andrew is probably best known for having played the character of Darth Vader in the Special Edition re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy as well as in the Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces games from LucasArts. Andrew, who began playing Vader for Lucasfilm in 1994, has portrayed the infamous dark lord for commercials, television shows, print, games, and live appearances. He has managed to spend more time in the official Vader costume than any other actor.
Charlotte Stewart is most famous for her role as the schoolmarm 'Miss Beadle' on Little House on the Prairie. Her first acting job was on The Loretta Young Show. She has guest starred on many television series ranging from Bonanza to The Office and the recurring role of Betty Briggs on Twin Peaks. She was also a prolific TV commercial actress. Her notable film appearances include Eraserhead and Tremors. In 2016, Stewart self-published her memoirs in a book entitled Little House in the Hollywood Hills.
Horror Hostess of the popular syndicated television show Miss Misery's Movie Massacre has been hosting her television show and live events for the past twelve years. She's also known for directing, acting and author of her young adult book series entitled "Monsters." You can catch her show on Saturday nights at 10 pm on KCTH Comcast 27 and Saturday nights at 9 pm on VCAT.
Strephon Taylor is an artist and musician who has been producing movies since 2010 through his own company, November Fire Recordings. He appeared as Slob on the popular horror host show Creepy Koffee Movie Time which can now be seen on Amazon Prime. Along with many other film projects, Strephon produced the documentary Jack Pierce, The Maker of Monsters. In conjunction with local filmmaker Tom Wyrsch they highlighted San Francisco’s Lands End in: Remembering Playland, Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End, and The Cliff House.