Hogtown Comics is a team featuring some of the very best creators the Toronto comic scene has to offer. Our first effort, Hogtown Horror, is a collection of stories intended for mature audiences– it’s our love-letter to the horror genre, a celebration of horror’s past, present and future.
Meet members of the Horror Writers Association Ontario Chapter. They have monthly meetings and create their own anthologies. They provide networking opportunities in addition to the world-wide Horror Writers Association. They’ll have copies of Group Hex 1, Group Hex 2, and Abandon on sale at Frightmare in the Falls! Come on by and say hi and see what they’re all about!
Check out their Twitter: @HWAOntario
Check out their website: http://www.horror-writers.ca/
Confirmed members for Frightmare are Sèphera Girón, Andrew Robertson, and Aspasia S. Bissass
Andrew Bryniarski is best known for portraying Leatherface in the remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning.
He is also known for his roles of Zangief in Street Fighter and Lattimer in the Program. He’s also appeared in Hudson Hawk, Batman Returns, Necessary Roughness, Any Given Sunday, Rollerball and many more.
Andrew Bryniarski will be appearing both days.
Chris is an internationally published film critic, writer, editor, music composer and filmmaker. From 2009 – 2015 he served as the editor-in-chief of the American horror film magazine FANGORIA and its sister periodical GOREZONE, is the editor and co-founder of cult film magazine DELIRIUM and the co-founder of FANTASM Media Group. Alexander has also edited and published several licensed magazines for the iconic rock band KISS. As a filmmaker he is the writer, director and composer of the avant garde horror films BLOOD FOR IRINA, QUEEN OF BLOOD (starring Skinny Puppy legend Nivek Ogre), BLOOD DYNASTY, FEMALE WEREWOLF, SPACE VAMPIRE and the upcoming BLUE EYES. As a musician he has released the albums MUSIC FOR MURDER (Giallo Disco Records), BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL (Future City Records) and THEY DRINK YOUR BLOOD (Future City Records). More on Alexander’s film and music work can be found at www.ChrisAlexanderOnline.com and his film writing at www.AlexanderOnFilm.com.
The V8 Interceptor, also known as a Pursuit Special, is driven by Max Rockatansky at the end of Mad Max and for the first half of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. It is based on a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe, which was modified to become a police interceptor by the Main Force Patrol.
Tommy Lee Wallace is best known to fans as the creator of the iconic Michael Myers mask in the original Halloween, and he even donned the Myers mask for the closet scene where Michael is attacking Laurie. He also has quite the resume as a film producer, director, editor, and screenwriter.
Tommy originally created the mask by purchasing a William Shatner mask, which he then doctored by cutting the eye holes bigger, yanked off the sideburns, darkened the hair and spray-painted the whole thing dead white.
Tommy is also known for directing horror classics such as Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the 1990 mini-series adaption IT and Fright Night Part 2.
He is a long-time friend and collaborator of director John Carpenter, receiving his first credit as art director on Carpenter’s directorial debut Dark Star. Along with Charles Bornstein, he edited both the original Halloween and the Fog.
Tommy Lee Wallace will be appearing both days.
Kevin Yagher is credited with creating the animatronic Chucky doll in the CHILD’S PLAY films and will be bringing a screen used Chucky to Frightmare!
Kevin is the creative force behind Kevin Yagher Productions Inc. (KYPI), a forerunner in providing high-end special makeup effects for the entertainment industry.
He worked on the makeup for Freddy Krueger in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2, 3 and 4, and, shortly after his work on CHILD’S PLAY, he was approached by the producers of HBO’s TALES FROM THE CRYPT to design and build the show’s host, the Crypt Keeper.
Kevin also directed all of the show’s wraparounds and several promotional spots, one of which earned him an Emmy. LOWER BERTH, an episode he directed, went on to receive Cable ACE Award nominations for directing, makeup, screenplay and photography.
KYPI has collaborated with many top film directors as well as with several well-known actors including Robert DeNiro, Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Gene Hackman, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Dana Carvey, Nick Nolte, Keanu Reeves, Christian Slater and Charlize Theron.
KYPI has also worked with Tom Cruise on the blockbuster film, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2. Other projects include Paramount’s THE SPIDERWICKE CHRONICLES, FACE/OFF and SLEEPY HOLLOW, Sony Pictures’ MASTER OF DISGUISE and ADAPTATION as well as Universal’s THE HULK.
On the film SLEEPY HOLLOW, not only did Kevin write the screen story and co-produce the project, but he also did all the makeup effects including the gruesome decapitations and the headless horseman’s makeup. He went on to receive a Hollywood Makeup Guild Award for his work.
Recently, KYPI completed 12 seasons on the hit show BONES. Over the long successful run various effects and props were constructed, from animals, like a deer and a black bear, to every decomposed victim. Also, thousands of skeletal bones were created to show different murder evidence etched onto their surfaces.
Kevin Yagher will be appearing both days.
Catherine Hicks is known for her role as Karen Barclay in Child’s Play.
She also had notable roles in 7th Heaven, Ryan’s Hope, her Emmy-Award-nominated performance as Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn: the Untold Story and as Dr. Gillian Taylor in Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home.
Catherine Hicks will be appearing both days.