Andrew Santagato is a Toronto based ‘Mask Maker’ and ‘Make-Up Artist’. In 2002, he studied Dick Smith’s Advanced Make-Up Course. Thanks to Dick’s help, Greg Nicotero (KNB EFX) hired him 2 years later to work on George A. Romero’s ‘Land Of The Dead’, which was shot in his hometown of Toronto, Canada.
A few years later, through Greg, he got a lucky opportunity to work on SAW: The Final Chapter. In 2011, Andrew teamed up with Dick Warlock (Michael Myers in ‘Halloween II’) to create a Signature Michael Myers mask in Celebration of the film’s 30th Anniversary.
He’s created such pieces as a Fred Gwynne “Dead is Better” Tribute piece for the Documentary “Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, as well as Mr. Hockey himself, Don Cherry, along with many more pieces.
Being a Horror fan since he was a child, movies like the original “Halloween”, Michael Jackson’s “THRILLER” video and “Creepshow” were the big instigators that heavily influenced the start of his lifelong obsession with the horror genre and creating works of art to reflect that passion. He loves creating pieces from his favorite films, along with Original creations, and enjoys attending conventions to display his work, and share his passion for the genre with other fans. Andrew loves the art of creating something from scratch through Sculpture, as well as the process of Molding, Casting, Hairing, Painting etc., in order to bring his visions to life.
He is open to commission work, and can be reached at his Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram: @andrewsantagato or on Facebook as Andrew Santagato
Author and filmmaker Gregory Lamberson has been creating horror for three decades. His first film, the cult classic SLIME CITY, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and his latest, JOHNNY GRUESOME, will be released this fall. Some of Lamberson’s other films include SLIME CITY MASSACRE, DRY BONES and the award-winning KILLER RACK. He has written a dozen novels, including the six-book occult detective series The Jake Helman Files, and is a three-time winner of the IPPY Gold Medal for Horror. He is currently working on his eighth film, and is the co-director of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival.
Gregory Lamberson will be appearing both days.
For two days only…DARE to experience the Victorian Macabre at Frightmare in the Falls with this cabinet of curiosities! Featuring a REAL HUMAN MUMMY, a mummified cat and many other macabre Victorian-era contents…a cabinet such as this is hidden away from public viewing and access is limited to only those who dare to enter and view the contents. The Macabre Cabinet is NOT for the faint of heart.
C.J. Graham was spotted as a potential Jason Voorhees for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives when he was playing Jason in a night club act, impressing the casting people who were in search of a new Jason since the current Jason actor Dan Bradley wasn’t coming across as imposing or powerful as they had hoped for. C.J. played Jason in all scenes and stunts except for the Paintball scene which they had already filmed with Bradley which marks the third instance of 2 actors portraying Jason in the same film.
Graham reprised this role in the video for Alice Cooper’s “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)”, which was written for and featured in the film which blends footage from the film with some new footage.
As of 2017, Graham has only played one other role – he appeared in the horror film Highway to Hell as the main antagonist, a heavily made-up, silent monster called the Hell Cop. He has been known to speak highly of his time as Jason, even claiming that he would reprise the role in another film if asked.
C.J. Graham will be appearing both days.
The Butcher Shop specializes and is dedicated to designing and creating the most unique and highest-level makeup effects, creatures, prosthetics, human replicas, specialty props and gore effects.
With almost 20 years experience designing special makeup effects, our award-winning photorealistic effects work has been featured in many of today’s Hollywood blockbusters, ground-breaking independent films, television series, music videos and haunted attractions.
Check out their display featuring over 500 square feet of fright!
Bob Elmore has been a Hollywood stuntman since 1985 and is most known as Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2.
Bob got his start in the late 70s, working at Knott’s Berry Farm, doing chainsaw stunts in a Wild West show. After doing that for several years, Bob looked into getting into the real stunt business. He soon got into a program at LA City College and began getting paid stunt jobs and was able to earn a living doing just that.
When Bob was asked to do stunts on Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, he had no idea what to expect, as he hadn’t even seen the original film.
It was 110° in Texas with 100% humidity working in an underground tunnel that was 160°. After shooting his stunt scenes, Bob had taken off his Leatherface costume and was about to leave when he was called back to the set. Bob went back wondering what was going on, and he was informed that Bill Johnson (credited for the role of Leatherface) couldn’t lift the chainsaw up over his head. It was the biggest chainsaw on the market at that time and weighed about 75 pounds. The crew had tried to make a lighter chainsaw, but it didn’t work out, so they had to use a real chainsaw with a dulled blade. Bob ended up receiving a stunt contract and an acting contract for the movie.
Although Bob remained credited only as Bill’s stunt double, a large portion of what you see of Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 is actually Bob Elmore.
Bob Elmore will be appearing both days.