Ann is a Hollywood and science fiction icon. She was the star playing Sylvia Van Buren in 1953's film War of the Worlds. She played the Grandmother in Steven Spielberg's 2005 War of the Worlds film with Tom Cruise. She reprised her role as Sylvia Van Buren in the 1980's TV series War of the Worlds. Ann also co-starred in the 1954 movie Dragnet along with tons of other movie and TV roles including Gilligan's Island, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rawhide, Perry Mason, Manhunt, Cheyenne, and many more.
War of the Worlds - Dragnet
Marc is best known worldwide for playing Skippy on Family Ties. Horror fans know him best for starring in Trick or Treat with Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons. He was also the host on The Disney Channel for Teen Win, Lose or Draw and he was the star of Killer Tomatoes Eat France.
Trick or Treat - Family Ties
Lisa is best known as Alice Johnson, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5. She also played Yuta in Star Trek The Next Generation and Missy Preston in Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventures. She starred with Star War's icon Mark Hamill in Watchers Reborn.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5 - Star Trek The Next Gen
Angela is best known as Esmeralda Villalobos from Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. She also co-starred in Children of the Corn V as Charlotte and with Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon. She is also the inspiration to the song Obsession Confession by rock icon Slash.
Pulp Fiction - Children of the Corn V - Man on the Moon
Tim plays a walker on The Walking Dead and he is also an artist.
The Walking Dead
Kent dies in the The Walking Dead and comes back as a walker. He played a Hawkins scientist in Stranger Things and he was in two episodes of The Vampire Diaries. Recently he played Fred Haise in First Man and he's in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. He has had brief appearances in Spider man-Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Captain America: Civil War.
The Walking Dead - Stranger Things - First Man
Shawn has been in five episodes of The Walking Dead and two episodes of Stranger Things. He's also had brief appearances in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers: Infinity War.
The Walking Dead - Stranger Things - Godzilla - Ant Man
Chris was originally known as Johnny Paradise, a professional WWE wrestler. He wrestled the best of them, including the Undertaker and other WWE stars. After wrestling he became an actor and live personality. He plays the killer Axe Giant in the movie of the same name and a clown face killer in Clown Town.
WWE as Johnny Paradise - Axe Giant - Clown Town
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Lisa is a Playboy cover model who in 2008 was voted one of the 100 sexiest women alive. She is the star of the campy horror movie The Girl and has starred in other horror films like Kandyland and Skull Forest.
Playboy Cover Model - The Girl - Skull Forest
Joe plays Martinez in George Romero's Dawn of the Dead and he also plays a one of the mall raiders in the movie. He was Tom Savini's Second Assistant Makeup Artist in Dawn of the Dead. Joe was also in George Romero's Knightriders. He wrote and directed the movie The Greenman starring Clayton Hill of Dawn of the Dead and Hellraiser III, Sharon Hill of Dawn of the Dead and Hellraiser III, and Kyra Schon of the classic Night of the Living Dead. The Greenman will be playing at Dark X Mas!
Dawn of the Dead - Knightriders - The Greenman
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Nick was in front of and behind the camera from 1972 to 2001 for the iconic children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and he is in the 2018 award winning documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? In the early years he acted on the show with Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice) in skits as The Flying Zookeeni Brothers. Years later after working with the original movie Batman he worked behind the scenes for The Dark Knight Rises. To horror fans Nick is best known as a Motorcycle Raider in George Romero's Dawn of The Dead and he appeared in Romero's Knightriders.
Dawn of the Dead - Knightriders - Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
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Bob is best known to horror fans as the Scope Zombie in George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, he was also a priest in Children of the Living Dead starring Tom Savini, and he was a police officer in John Russo's Santa Claws. Bob is also an author, his first book was THE COLLECTORS GUIDE TO MONSTER MAGAZINES in 1977, self-published along with Dick Zdinak, it was considered the "bible" for film-monster magazine collecting. Bob published an updated second COLLECTORS GUIDE in 1988 complete with Jack Davis cover art. In 1978, he partnered up with Bill Wilson to design and co-publish a slick sci-fi magazine called QUESTAR under the business name of MW Communications and that magazine reached 100,000 circulation at its peak in 1981. In 1979, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Saturn Award.
Dawn of the Dead - Santa Claws - Children of the Living Dead - Author
JR is perhaps the most famous director living in Northeastern Ohio. He created Tempe Entertainment which offers countless titles of indie films. He directed The Dead Next Door which was financed by Sam Raimi and many pictures for Full Moon Entertainment including Witchouse II & III.
The Dead Next Door - Robot Ninja - Ozone
The Frank and Drac showed aired on WOIO Channel 19 in Cleveland in the late 1980s. Drac was an instant success and is still fondly remembered by fans. He was also a friend of Wes Craven who created A Nightmare on Elm Street, Craven was even featured on one of Drac's TV episodes. Earlier this year Drac was voted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame.
Cleveland Horror Host
In 1982 the Son of Ghoul was born after winning a look-a-like contest for iconic horror legend Ghoulardi. In the 37 years that followed, Son of Ghoul has became a horror host legend in his own right appearing on TV in the Akron and Canton area.
Akron Horror Host
SON OF GHOUL
The Mummy And The Monkey aka Janet Decay and Grimm Gorri are Cleveland horror hosts. Their show is called the Hairy Scary Hangout which you can watch on Roku and online. They're a fun bunch putting a unique spin on horror hosting and are influenced by the iconic Cleveland horror host Ghoulardi as well as Superhost and Big Chuck & Lil' John.
Cleveland Horror Hosts
MUMMY AND THE MONKEY
The Midnight Movie are horror hosts from Cleveland Ohio and feature Dr. Midnight. Other than Dr. Midnight the rest of the gang are unusual in the sense that they don't dress up, kind of Marilyn of the Munsters. The group consists of Ritchie, Triv, Denny, and Don. They host indie movies along with oldies and can be seen on Roku and online.
Cleveland Horror Hosts
THE MIDNIGHT MOVIE
Host of the nationally syndicated TV show "Horror Hotel" and the Host of the International Horror Hotel Film Festival & Convention. Her show Horror Hotel can be found on Roku on Retro TV or channel 16.1 in Cleveland. It airs Saturdays at Midnight EST.
Cleveland Horror Host
LAMIA - QUEEN OF THE DARK
Matt started as an actor and make up artist in films and then became a director. As an actor he was in films like The Girl, Acid Trip, and many more. His first full length horror film was The Downfall of Mr Difford and his newely released film is All Hail The Unknown. He is as creatively creepy as he is genius, his inspiration comes from the work of horror icons George Romero, Tom Savini, and Lucio Fulci.
All Hail The Unknown - The Girl - Downfall of Mr Difford
Travis played a featured zombie in Dead Life that kills one of the main characters. He also directed and acted in the female serial killer movie The Girl starring Playboy cover model Lisa Neeld and the original Jason Voorhees, Ari Lehman. Most recently he directed and co-starred in Midnight Massacre starring Linda Harrison and Don Pedro Colley from The Planet of the Apes movie franchise and Playboy model Susie Feldman from The Two Corey's TV series.
The Girl - Dead Life - Midnight Massacre
Dan is a licensed illustrator for The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Star Wars, Marvel, and DC. Dan started as a sketch card artist in 2010 and has sense worked on over 150 licensed trading card sets. With comic books his work has been published by Dark Horse (Grindhouse), AC Comics (FemForce), Empire Comics Lab (Cemetery Plots), and Source Point Press. His work can be seen in the upcoming horror anthology "Kringle" by Source Point Press. He is also a member in good standing with the National Cartoonists Society and he contributes cartoons to his local hometown newspaper, The Akron Devil Strip Magazine.
Licensed Illustrator for The Walking Dead - Star Wars - Marvel - DC - Star Trek
Jason is a horror and pop culture artist. He is the creator of the Dark X Fest logo and the Cleveland Toy Show logo. He makes appearances mainly in NE Ohio from the Youngstown to Cleveland area selling his artwork. You can check out his latest work on Instagram at @jasonliccardiart.
RAK is the creator of the character Chakan, a comic book character that became so popular in the late 1980's through comics that it spawned a hit video game through Sega Genesis.
Creator of Chakan
ROBERT A. KRAUS "RAK"
Tiffany is known for her roles in All Hail The Unknown and The Girl. She has acted in many other films, was a former model for Lloyd Kaufman's Troma, and is a singer who has released albums and tours often.
All Hail The Unknown, The Girl, Troma model, Singer
Ray is the founder of The International Indie Gathering and The REEL TV Network. He is the Executive producer of "Horror Hotel"& four time Emmy nominated, three time Emmy winning producer, and three time Telly Award winner.
Emmy Awarding Movie Producer
David K's images have appeared on the covers and pages of Fangoria Magazine, IDW's comic book Time and Vine, and for such companies like Hard Rock International, The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, Gibson Guitars, CBS Radio, Hustler Magazine, and for Gene Simmons of KISS. A graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and a lifelong Trekker, he has ventured into horror films as well and hopes to do more work in both the film and comic industry in addition to the music industry. He stories behind all his images and welcomes questions, stop by his booth and say hello or on the web at We are pleased to announce that David K will in addition to Friday and Sunday, be spending his Birthday with us on Saturday. Make sure to wish him a Happy Birthday!
Fangoria Magazine - IDW's Comic Vine and Wine - CBS Radio - Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame