Guests

Over the coming months we'll be listing all of the show guests and appearances on this page so keep checking back regularly.

Please note all guests are subject to work and professional commitments.  In some cases guests may cancel with little warning.


KANE HODDER (Jason - Friday 13th/Hatchet)

Our headliner needs no introduction as you've seen him in many horror films and we know he will be a huge hit with you all.

Kane Hodder was born on April 8, 1955 in Auburn, California. He is best known for his role as horror icon Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), and Jason X (2001). He is also known for his role as the deformed serial killer Victor Crowley in Hatchet (2006), Hatchet II (2010), and Hatchet III (2013).

CAROLINE MUNRO (HAMMER HORROR)

Caroline’s film career began with unaccredited roles in Smoke Over London, G.G. Passion and Casino Royale. Shortly after these one of her photo ads got her a screen test and a one year contract at Paramount where she won the role of Richard Widmark's daughter, Ms Patten, in the comedy western ‘A Talent For Loving’. Later she played Victoria Phibes, Vincent Price's wife in ‘The Abominable Dr. Phibes’ and again in ‘Dr. Phibes Rises Again’ which in turn led to a Hammer Studios contract and such spine-tinglers as ‘Dracula A.D 1972’ and ‘Kronos’.

Away from Hammer she enjoyed new challenges such as the slave girl love interest, Margiana, in ‘The Golden Voyages Of Sinbad’, Princess Dia in ‘The Earth’s Core’ and Bond girl Naomi in the Roger Moore classic ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’.

After her first Vogue feature she was chosen to head the advertising campaigns for several products, and is remembered most as the calendar girl for Lambs Navy Rum, which she did for over 10 years.

For a full list of Caroline’s work please see this link: http://www.carolinemunro.org/about

ERIKA ERVIN (American Horror Story)

Erika Ervin (known professionally as Amazon Eve) is an American model,fitness trainer, and actress. She has appeared on the cover of Australian magazine Zoo Weekly and played a recurring character on American Horror Story: Freak Show. At 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall, news stories have called her “the world’s tallest model”.

Ervin ventured to obtain roles as an actress but gave up on the idea when she was constantly offered roles as an alien or monster. As well as American Horror Story, Erika played a role in Hemlock Grove.

Later she studied law and exercise physiology. Tired of the office life that she had pursued and unhappy with her weight, she joined a gym but strived for an unrealistic size 0 physique that almost resulted in ending her life. Eventually she developed a healthier body image and began to view herself as a super-sized version of Super Woman and became a personal trainer devoted to instilling realistic expectations for herself and her clients. She tours the world participating in height comparison photo shoots and regular modeling jobs and posts her tour on her website.

In 2011 she was crowned the World’s Tallest Professional Model by Guinness World Records

J LaROSE
(SAW III & IV/INSIDIOUS/RAY DONOVAN)


To say that J. LaRose is a busy man would be an understatement.

Having appeared in nearly 50 titles in both television and film since his spot on 1998′s From the Earth to the Moon (TV mini-series), J LaRose has moved onto many more projects including The Legacy of Avril Kyte, HeartBreak, Hidden in the Woods, Sleepwalkers, Big Top Evil, Paymon, Sex Ed, and The Genesis of Lincoln. Often described as one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, J. is still able to provide huge scares onscreen, as seen in his recurring role of the long haired fiend in the Insidious franchise. Some of his other acting credits include the films Now You See Me, The Tortured, Rockabilly Zombie Weekend, Fear Itself, The Tenant, and the television series Banshee, Running Wilde, and Mind of Mencia.

Born in Northern California but raised in Chicago, it took LaRose many years of working in the corporate world to realize that he wasn’t cut out for the 9-5 grind and wanted to act professionally. After making the fateful decision to get into show business, he took on as much training as possible, performing in local theatres, taking commercial work, and landing roles in a few independent films and TV shows. After making his Hollywood film debut as Troy, a helpless victim of Jigsaw in Saw III, LaRose immersed himself in training and took to smaller projects to help sharpen his skills He worked with SAW Director, Darren Lynn Bousman, on multiple projects in addition to Saw III and IV.

He played the lead in both Butterfly Dreams and Identity Lost and appeared in cult fan favorites Repo! The Genetic Opera (both the short and feature films), as well as The Devil’s Carnival, Mother’s Day, and The Barrens). A new commentary track with director Darren Lynn Bousman and Larose was included on the Director’s Cut DVD of Saw III. Look for J in the upcoming releases of Day One, Free Ride, Wind Walkers, and Dark Places.

EUGENE CLARK

You seen him in so many films and TV show from Kung Fu (David Carradine), War of the Worlds (TV Series) and Night Rider but we know him best as 'Big Daddy' from the hit zombie film from George Romero, 'Land of the Dead!'

Eugene Clark career spans theatre, television and film that is fascinating and diverse. A veteran of more than 100 television productions and 15 feature films, he won a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) for Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series for his work on the hit TV series Night Heat.

He starred as Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King onstage in Toronto for two years, as Horse in The Charlottetown Festival's production of The Full Monty in P.E.I., and starred as the lead zombie Big Daddy, in George A. Romero's long awaited Land of the Dead. He has appeared in the films Trailer Park Boys - The Movie; Resurrecting the Champ, and the TV series The L. A. Complex; Space Riders - Division Earth; The Latest Buzz, Sue Thomas F B Eye, Wingin' It and The Line. He was the 2nd lead in William Shatner's made for television movie series TekWar. He received critical acclaim for his performance as a suicidal Vietnam veteran who lost his arm to Agent Orange in Unnatural Causes, the Emmy Award winning drama starring John Ritter and Alfre Woodard. Acting is just one of Clark's creative outlets.

Singing has long been a love in his life. From the days of singing as a child in his grandfather's church, to singing the national anthem in uniform as a member of the Toronto Argonauts, singing has always been "like breath itself," he says. Distressed by television coverage of Africa's young famine victims, Clark wrote the lyrics, melody, and chorus to Letter from a Concerned Citizen Starvation in Africa. The Canadian Red Cross used the song for their national television and radio campaign to raise funds for their relief efforts in Africa.

Of his three CDs he says, "They speak to the need for effective community and global co-operation, how through assisting each other in times of need we can accomplish anything. These songs motivate and encourage us to be our best, for there is greatness in all of us."

MICHAEL ALOISI - (Kane Hodder's biographer)

You can't have Kane Hodder and not have Michael Aloisi his biographer and partner in fun in the hit series 'The Killer & I'.

Michael Aloisi, known to most as AuthorMike, is the author of Kane Hodder’s official biography, Unmasked, which is currently being turned into a documentary film, which he is featured in.

Mike also wrote, The Killer & I, which was turned into a reality series he starred in along side Kane. Billed as “The Odd Couple of Horror”, the show follows Kane and Mike as they journey around the US and Europe causing trouble and pulling hilarious hijinks on each other. Season one is currently on DVD.

ZARA PHYTHIAN

When anyone mentions Zara Phythian to me these days, I automatically think of Marvel’s new blockbuster Doctor Strange – but aside from being a comic book character and a world renowned martial artist, Zara has starred in many shorts and films including Liongates ‘The Hike’.

The hike is a bloodfest set in the deep countryside where four girls have to face the loss of one of their friends and go in search of her.

You can see lot’s more of Zara online and of course at the Swansea Horror Con.

GRAHAM HUMPHREYS

"Graham... has some claim to be the last great name among Britain's film poster artists." Sim Branaghan, 'British Film Posters - An Illustrated History' (BFI Publishing, 2006).

“Graham Humphreys’ art is at once beautiful and transformative.” Clive Barker

Graham is a freelance illustrator and designer, best known for his work in the horror genre. In 1983, British film distributor Palace Pictures, commissioned Graham to create a poster for their UK release of Sam Raimi’s, ‘The Evil Dead’. The success of the campaign brought further commissions from Palace Pictures, including posters for the ’A Nightmare On Elm Street’ series.
A revived interest in illustrated covers for the DVD and Blu-Ray market has been keeping Graham busy with commissions from a variety of clients, including Arrow Video, the BFI and Nucleus Films. Other current work includes LP soundtrack covers and independent film poster commissions.

Often linked to the ‘video nasty’ controversy of the 1980s, Graham’s artwork is influenced by the B-movie posters of the 1950s, Hammer Horror and the UK punk rock scene of the late 1970s.

A major retrospective exhibition (covering over 30 years of work) at London’s Proud Gallery, Halloween 2015, also launched a large format, limited edition book of work, ‘Drawing Blood’ (available from www.proudonline.co.uk

Website: www.grahamhumphreys.com

DAVID MOODY

David Moody grew up on a diet of trashy horror and pulp science fiction. He worked as a bank manager before giving up the day job to write about the end of the world for a living. He has written a number of horror novels, including AUTUMN, which has been downloaded more than half a million times since publication in 2001 and spawned a series of sequels and a movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine.

Film rights to HATER were snapped up by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) and producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad). Moody lives with his wife and a houseful of daughters and stepdaughters, which may explain his pre-occupation with Armageddon.

He is currently writing new HATER novels and working on the long-gestating movie adaptation.

Find out more about Moody at www.davidmoody.net
and www.infectedbooks.co.uk

ADAM NEVILL

Adam L G Nevill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of the supernatural horror novels Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16, The Ritual, Last Days, House of Small Shadows, No One Gets Out Alive, Lost Girl, and Under a Watchful Eye. Some Will Not Sleep is his first short story collection.

In 2012, 2013 and 2015 his novels were the winners of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel. The Ritual and Last Days were also awarded Best in Category: Horror, by R.U.S.A.

Adam lives in Devon, England, and can be contacted through www.adamlgnevill.com

MATT SHAW

Matt Shaw is the published author of over 160 titles. With work translated in both German and Korean, he has also several films in production and has started getting his work adapted into graphic novels and comics. When not writing, Shaw likes to play around in his other business venture - the infamous “DeadTeds” - which will also be available at the convention, along with the twisted “DeadTeds” comic.

RAY CLULEY

Ray Cluley is a British Fantasy Award winner with stories published in various magazines and anthologies. Many of these stories were reprinted in his well-received collection, Probably Monsters while some have been republished in a number of ‘best of’ volumes, including Ellen Datlow’s ‘Best Horror of the Year’ series and Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror, as well as Steve Berman’s Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, and Benoît Domis’s Ténèbres.

He has been translated into French, Polish, and Hungarian, with a German translation of his novella ‘Water For Drowning’ available soon. A new novella is due in 2017 from Horrific Tales Press. Ray also publishes non-fiction, and a teaching resource for Year 9 English students, Zombie Apocalypse, is available now through ZigZag Education.

He is currently working on a novel, and a second collection of stories.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ray.cluley

PAUL KANE

Paul Kane is the award-winning, bestselling author and editor of over seventy books – including the Arrowhead trilogy (gathered together in the sellout Hooded Man omnibus, revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood), The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Hellbound Hearts and The Mammoth Book of Body Horror.

His non-fiction books include The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy and Voices in the Dark, and his genre journalism has appeared in the likes of SFX, Rue Morgue and DeathRay. He has been a Guest at Alt.Fiction five times, was a Guest at the first SFX Weekender, at Thought Bubble in 2011, Derbyshire Literary Festival and Off the Shelf in 2012, Monster Mash and Event Horizon in 2013, Edge-Lit in 2014, HorrorCon, HorrorFest and Grimm Up North in 2015, plus The Dublin Ghost Story Festival and Sledge-Lit in 2016, as well as being a panellist at FantasyCon and the World Fantasy Convention, and a fiction judge at the Sci-Fi London festival.

His work has been optioned and adapted for the big and small screen, including for US network television, and his latest novels are Lunar (set to be turned into a feature film), the Y.A. story The Rainbow Man (as P.B. Kane), the sequel to RED – Blood RED – and the award-winning Sherlock Holmes & the Servants of Hell.

He lives in Derbyshire, UK, with his wife Marie O’Regan, his family and a black cat called Mina. Find out more at his site www.shadow-writer.co.uk Which has featured Guest Writers such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Dean Koontz and Guillermo del Toro.

MARIE O'REGAN

Marie O’Regan is a British Fantasy Award-nominated author and editor, based in Derbyshire. Her first collection, Mirror Mere, was published in 2006; her second, the sellout In Times of Want, came out in September 2016, and her short fiction has appeared in a number of genre magazines and anthologies in the UK, US, Canada, Italy and Germany.

She was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Short Story in 2006, and Best Anthology in 2010 (Hellbound Hearts) and 2012 (Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women). Her genre journalism has appeared in magazines like The Dark Side, Rue Morgue and Fortean Times, and her interview book with prominent figures from the horror genre, Voices in the Dark, was released in 2011.

An essay on ‘The Changeling’ was published in PS Publishing’s Cinema Macabre, edited by Mark Morris and introduced by Jonathan Ross. She is co-editor of the bestselling Hellbound Hearts, Mammoth Book of Body Horror and A Carnivàle of Horror – Dark Tales from the Fairground, plus editor of bestselling The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women and is Co-Chair of the UK Chapter of the Horror Writers’ Association. Marie is represented by Jamie Cowen of The Ampersand Agency.

DUNCAN BRADSHAW

Duncan P. Bradshaw has a secret, one that he has harboured for a while now. That time, in the safe house? When the zombies broke through the barricades, and despite their numbers, we managed to fight them off? Do you remember afterwards, when he told you that he hadn't been bitten? He lied. Now infused with the zombism infection, he uses what time he has left, to write down the weird and wonderful things that run around his decaying brain.

Writing a mix of comedy/horror/bizarro, Duncan aims to publish books which are a little out there, and to make the reader laugh, and retch, in equal measure. So if you fancy something a little off the beaten track, why not take a wander through the contents of his head? See if you can make it out in one piece.

Join his shambling horde over on Facebook, by 'Liking' https://www.facebook.com/duncanpbradshaw or, if you fancy, peruse his website for more details on his books http://duncanpbradshaw.co.uk

RICH HAWKINS

Was nominated for a British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel in 2015, for his debut novel 'The Last Plague' and overall he's had three novels published in the British horror small press, as well as several novellas, all of which have been well-received by readers. Last year the German language version of 'The Last Plague' was published by Voodoo Press, who have published writers such as David Moody, Adam Millard, Ronald Malfi and Bentley Little.

The Last Plague (novel) - Crowded Quarantine Publications
The Last Outpost (novel) - Crowded Quarantine Publications
The Last Soldier (novel) - Crowded Quarantine Publications
Black Star, Black Sun (novella) - April Moon Books
King Carrion (novella) - Sinister Horror Company
Ruin (novella) - Dark Minds Press
Scavengers (novella) - self published
Deathcrawl (novella) - self published
Under the Red Meadow - (collection) - self published

For more information https://www.facebook.com/rich.hawkins.98

STEVE LOCKLEY

Steve Lockley is the author of around a hundred short stories, including contributions to a couple of Doctor Who anthologies. Some of his fiction has been collected in ‘Always a Dancer’ (FoxSpirit), and his collaborations with Paul Lewis appear in ‘The Winter Hunt and other stories’ (Parallel Universe Press).

His most recent novel is ‘The Empty Desk’ (HarperCollins), featuring the characters from the popular TV series, Ghost Whisperer. Steve also works as a freelance editor and has served as a judge for the World Fantasy Awards.

STUART KEANE

Stuart Keane is a horror and suspense author from the United Kingdom. Currently in his third year of writing, Stuart has started to earn a reputation for writing realistic, contempo-rary horror. With comparisons to Richard Laymon and Shaun Hutson amongst his critical acclaim – he cites both authors as his major inspiration in the genre – Stuart is dedicated to writing terrifying stories for real horror fans.

He is currently a member of the Author's Guild, and co-director/editor for emerging UK publisher, Dark Chapter Press.  Stuart currently has several works on Amazon – The Customer Is Always…, Charlotte, All or Nothing, Whispers – Volume 1: A Collection, Whispers – Volume 2: A Second Collection, Cine, Grin, 89, Awakening, 8 Church Field, Amy, and Whispers – Volume 3: A Third Collec-tion.

He has featured in several #1 bestselling anthologies, including Easter Eggs and Bunny Boil-ers, Behind Closed Doors – both published by Matt Shaw Publications – and his Dark Chapter Press editing debut, Kids – Volume 1.

Stuart was born in Kent, and lived there for three decades. A major inspiration for his work, his home county has helped him produce numerous novels and short stories. He currently resides in Essex, is happily married, owns a Bengal cat called Vincent, and is totally addicted to caffeine.

Feel free to get in touch at www.stuartkeane.com
or www.facebook.com/stuart.keane.92
He can also be found on Twitter at @SKeane_Author.

THE RAVEN TWINS

The Raven's are identical twins from Cardiff who love all things horror. They spend their time looking after their animal army and drinking more Red Bull than the recommended government guidelines.  They write short stories, novels, and articles for Haunted Magazine and have been published in various anthologies and horror magazines.

They’ve been long-listed in the Exeter Novel Prize twice, the Flash 500 Novel competition twice, and the Bath Novel Award. Soul Asylum was shortlisted in the 2012 National Self-Publishing Awards and Deadly Reflections was highly recommended in the 2014 awards. Several short stories have also been long and shortlisted in various competitions.  Recently, they won third prize in the British Fantasy Society Award. A recent publication was in the Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper, which makes their fascination with him seem less creepy.  Along with their friend Neen, they prowl the country hunting for ghosts for their YouTube show, Calamityville Horror and can also be found urb exing in places they shouldn’t be and can often be found playing D&D/RPGs and occasionally falling off poles as they learn PoleFit.

Links: Blog – clraven.wordpress.com
Twitter - @clraven @calamityhorror
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CL-Raven-Fanclub-117592995008142/…
https://www.facebook.com/CatsTalesOfTerror?ref=hl
Instagram – clraven666 CalamityvilleHorror666

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