Guest Star List July 19-21, 2024
Autograph Signing Hours
(Some guests leave early to catch flights on Sunday)
Here they are...
The amazing Diane Baker! She's been in everything, with everybody! Her credits include JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (with Pat Boone), MARNIE (Alfred Hitchcock directed), NIGHT GALLEY (They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar), THE INVADERS, THE FUGITIVE, William Castle's STRAIT-JACKET, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, PLAYHOUSE 90 (with Beverly Washburn), THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE (with Martin Landau), MURDER SHE WRTE, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS...we could go on and on! We welcome Diane!
The daughter of The Invisible Man, Claude Rains! Jessica has many credits herself. She was in SCREAM PRETTY PEGGY, IRONSIDE with Raymond Burr, Woody Allen's SLEEPER, WONDER WOMAN, MARY HARTMAN, THE STING, CANNON and so much more.
The daughter of The Invisible Man, Vincent Price! Does this mean Victoria and Jeissica Rains may be sisters? Victoria travels around the world supporting her dad's amazing legacy and giving talks that are informative about her father and family...and also inspiring!
Actor, Monster Kid Daniel Roebuck will be Bashing with us...
He was Grandpa Munster in the latest MUNSTERS movie, he's horror host Dr. Shocker and he is one of us...a true blue Monster Kid with so much monster spirit. We are honored to have Daniel as a guest for our July MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE!
Iconic child actress that continued on as an adult in an amazing resume of classic films and TV. She is a treasure and Monster Bash loves her. Beverly has worked with everyone from Lon Chaney Jr., Lou Costello, George Reeves, Milton Berle, Boris Karloff, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Chuck Conners, Tommy Kirk, Alan Ladd, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy...the list just goes on and on. From OLD YELLER to SPIDER BABY, she has done it all and lived to tell. She's always happy to talk with you about her career and the stories from the sets.
Pick up her book, she'll sign it for you....REEL TEARS!
It's the actess best know by Monster Bash fans from her co-starring role in Roger Corman's TOMB OF LIGEIA with Vincent Price! But she's done so much more. Her credits, just skimming the surface, include: TALES OF MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, MACBETH, DAMIEN: OMEN II, LOVE AND MARRIAGE, SILVER SURFER, TALES FROM THE CRYPTKEEPER, LAW & ORDER, and even more.
An original Mounkateer! It's Sharon Baird who was an iconic Disney Mouskateer and regular stock player for Sid and Marty Krofft's many kid's TV shows like H.R. PUFNSTUF, LIDSVILLE, SIGMUND AND THE SEA MONSTERS, LAND OF THE LOST. Her credits also include THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE, RATBOY, THE NEW ZOO REVUE, DEATH VALLEY DAYS and more.
Special effects wizard, make-up man, actor, director, stuntman...it's Tom Savini! Tom has been at a dozen MONSTER BASH shows and is part of our local family. He's worked on CREEPSHOW, FRIDAY THE 13th, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD and so much more. Welcome back, Tom!
Son of Ghoul
The horror host that rocks Cleveland through to its bones! Son of Ghoul will be back to put the scare on you. Make sure to visit him at Bash and if you're in Ohio, check your local listings for that SOG listing! Son of Ghoul will host Saturday Morning free cereal and cartoons at Bash.
Drac and Countess Carita
Robert Kokai (Drac) starred in the fondly remembered "Frank and Drac Show" in Cleveland during the 1980s. A 2019 inductee to The Horror Host Hall of Fame, he's gone on to create the show Transylvania Tonight for The Monster Channel and Internet streaming which has been seen in 1,442 cities in 117 countries around the world. Along with his wife Stefanie (who co-stars and produces) as Countess Carita they continue to entertain as horror hosts. Robert is also a fabulous artist, has worked on stage as an actor with The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival and The Actors Theatre of Louisville, and has written and produced for television in Los Angeles. We welcome back to BASH, Drac and Carita!!
The one man "Titan of Terror Theater," as a friend puts it! If you've never seen Zach perform his one man shows, you must not miss it this Monster Bash! Sometimes he recruits guest actors from our Guests of Honor...but, regardless, this guy has more talent than any human should have. Don't miss Zach's performance.
Bill Luciani & Tony Pitocco Monsters
See an army of life-size monsters lining the atrium for this June's Bash courtesy of Bill Luciani and Tony Pitocco. Great photo ops for you and your family!
The Writers & Historians :
From the dark pathways of Sleepy Hollow, New York comes this Monster Bash favorite. It's writer-historian Tom Weaver, author of dozens and dozens of books. He is the go-to guy on classic horror and the Universal canon. He co-wrote the bible for Universal Monster fans...UNIVERSAL HORRORS. A Monster Bash lifetime achiement award winner.
Frank Dello Stritto
Frank Dello Stritto contributes regularly for MONSTER BASH magazine, and has written some of the best books on the genre: the non-fiction VAMPIRE OVER LONDON, A QUAINT & CURIOUS VOLUME OF FORGOTTEN LORE and I SAW WHAT IS I SAW WHEN I SAW IT, and the “historical” novels A WEREWOLF REMEMBERS, CARL DENHAM'S GIANT MONSTERS and THE PASSION OF THE MUMMY. Frank makes talks fun and interactive. At this Bash Frank premieres his newest novel, PATRON SAINTS OF THE LIVING DEAD.
Profession(s): Writer, Actor, Teacher. Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, MD (1972) and Master of Liberal Arts degree from John Hopkins University, Baltimore MD (1984). His passion for classic films is evident in the fabulous books the's authored. Many on classic horror films and actors that we all love. Check out the latest from Greg on his web site, CLICK HERE.
One of our favorite TV horror hosts is back! It's Mr. Lobo and Dixie! Mr. Lobo is a three time award winning Horror Host including the Rondo Monster Kid Hall of Fame Award, The Horror Host Hall of Fame Award and The Monster Bash Forry Ackerman Lifetime Achievement Award. The horror host of the nationally syndicated American television series Cinema Insomnia.
5-time Rondo Award winning author and filmmaker Sam Irvin was the director of ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS, co-producer of GODS AND MONSTERS, and Brian De Palma’s Assistant on DRESSED TO KILL. His two latest books are THE EPIC SAGA BEHIND “FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY” (Foreword by Anne Rice; Afterword by Guillermo del Toro); and I WAS A TEENAGE MONSTER HUNTER! HOW I MET VINCENT PRICE, CHRISTOPHER LEE, PETER CUSHING & MORE! (Foreword by Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira) — for which Sam won the Rondo Award for Writer of the Year!
David "The Rock" Nelson
Renegade monster movie maker, David "The Rock" Nelson returns for another year at Bash. See him roaming the horror halls, selling DVDs of his movies and invited everyone to be part of his movies (with camera in hand). Hold on, and get ready for one of the most colorful characters at Monster Bash.
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