Tony Vella is an experienced Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, Actor, and San Francisco native, with nearly 30 years’ experience both on-camera and behind the scenes. His work in both stunt coordinating and on-camera stunts and acting includes a multitude of feature films, television shows, commercials, industrials, and “live” stunt shows. His credits include “Sorry to Bother You” “Kicks”, the upcoming horror release “Lasso” which includes a cameo “Take the 10” a buddy comedy action movie for Netflix. He is currently stunt coordinating another Netflix Feature for director Joe Robert Cole co-writer of Black Panther.
Joshua Kennedy has been inspired by vintage horror and sci-fi practically since he was born. He made his first movie, It Came From The Bathroom, at the age of five. By the time he turned sixteen, his breakout hit The Attack of the Octopus People (2011) had been released on DVD. With storylines that reference the classics and ingenious homegrown special effects, Joshua's films appear to be from another era, and are guaranteed to bring a smile to old-school fans. A multiple Rondo Hatton Award-nominee, Joshua is currently the face of Pace University's film program, where he crafted The Night of Medusa and Slave Girls on the Moon.
Steve "Zetro" Souza is a vocalist best known for his work with the Legendary Ground Breaking Thrash Metal band Exodus. A lifelong Horror Movie fan, Steve grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and watched Bob Wilkins' TV Show Creature Features. He recently recorded the new Creature Features theme song for the resurrected TV show. Steve will have some rare unreleased CDs and other cool memorabilia at his table. Meet with Steve and talk about Monster Movies and Rock n Roll.
The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum is a resource for all facets of silent filmmaking, from their planning and production to their presentation. The Museum offers a way to rediscover America’s movie pioneers, and see their remarkable work in an authentic setting - a theater where Charlie Chaplin and Broncho Billy Anderson saw themselves and their contemporaries on the screen. This museum keeps the spirit of silent films alive. Visit Niles' table and learn more about the theater/museum and buy some silent film products.
Disney animator Rick Farmiloe and artist Christi Haydon are both creators and stars of the weekly series FULL MOON CARTOONS, which chronicles the weird, witty, and wonderful adventures of the real-life couple, who decide to scale down by moving from LA to a tiki town inhabited by classic monsters. Serving as their love letter to the monster craze of the swinging '60s, Rick and Christi post a new cartoon every Friday night on the Full Moon Cartoons Official Instagram and Facebook pages. "For all you Star Trek fans", Christi was also a regular background actress on Star Trek: The Next Generation for two seasons.
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”
Ever wonder what it is like to walk with ghosts? Devin Sisk and Ellen MacFarlane give tours of a paranormal adventure like no other. The ghosts of Napa, Sonoma and Vacaville cities There is something dark in Wine Country at night. They guide people to see for themselves! Ellen has appeared in several TV shows such as Monsters & Mysteries in America as a consultant and historian and most recently appeared on Travel Channels Ghost Adventures. Devin has been featured on Animal Planet, Discovery, Eye on the Bay and more. most recently appeared on Ghost Adventure
Michael is best known as Deputy Hawk from Twin Peaks, Mr. Horse has also starred as Tonto in 1981's The Legend of the Lone Ranger as well as shows such as Malcom in the Middle and Roswell and voice work in the animated 1990's Superman, Gargoyles and The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest His jewelry, carvings, paintings and ledger art have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He illustrated a children's book, co-written with his wife, Sandra Horse.
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.
Lord Blood-Rah: Creatures-Con MC and host of the Rondo Award nominated syndicated TV series Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre, presenting the Best, Worst and Wildest horror and science fiction films ever made along with his own unique brand of geeky madness. Lord Blood-Rah has been hosting live horror and sci-fi film events around the Bay Area and around the country for nearly 10 years. Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre can be seen locally on KCTH Comcast 27 Friday nights at 10:30 pm, on VCAT Saturday nights at 7:00 pm and on North Bay TV Tuesday nights at 10:00 pm.
Tom produced the award-winning documentary films “Remembering Playland at the Beach”, the iconic San Francisco amusement park torn down in 1972, and “Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong” the story of the classic Bay Area television show "Creature Features". He is the official Creature Features, historian/archivist. His latest films “Haunted Sonoma County” 2016 and “Haunted Wine Country” 2017 expanded his documentary filmmaking into the world of the ghosts and legends. Both films roadmap locations in Northern California’s wine country said to be haunted.
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.
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)
English actress who is best known as the female lead of several late 1960s Hammer horror films. These roles include as the hapless Maria being terrorized by fanged Christopher Lee in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), brutalized by the evil Peter Cushing in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) and chased by monster David Prowse in The Horror of Frankenstein (1970). Carlson was one of the 4 main characters in the TV thriller series, Spyder's Web (1972)
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.
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.
Strephon Taylor is an artist and musician who has been producing movies since 2010 through his own company, November Fire Recordings. His new release is:The San Francisco Cable Cars: A previous release, Jack Pierce, The Maker of Monsters, recognizes the life and accomplishments of the oft-forgotten creator of the famous Frankenstein, Mummy, and Wolfman makeups. 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.