Founder, Garner Holt Productions, the internationally recognized leader in the design and manufacture of animatronic figures, show and ride systems, show action equipment, special effects, and sets and scenery.
Award-winning feature film director. Her latest film ISLE OF DOGS will be released this fall and she is in post with her feature film WHISPERS. Involved in all aspects of filmmaking, she also works as a writer and producer, primarily on genre films.
Director, Creative Design at Garner Holt Productions animatronics studio
Renowned Halloween expert. Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween, The Halloween Encyclopedia, and A Hallowe'en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writers over the Centuries. Lisa has been interviewed on The History Channel, the Discovery Channel's series Perfecting History, and in The Wall Street Journal as a Halloween authority.
Associate editor and television critic for FEARnet.com. Never misses an opportunity to remind her parents that the hobby they disliked has made her a productive member of society
Founder, Zombies without Borders; Cacophony Society member since 1996; organizer of Brides of March, Caveman Picnic and Santacon; futurist, technologist.
Horror movie reviewer and interviewer on youtube, as well as a writer and TV producer on the Adult Swim sketch comedy show "Loiter Squad". Find out more at jillkill.com and don't worry... so far she's only killed with words.
Horror Filmmaker from an early age, Mike's extensive filmography includes: "Killers", the horror comedy "The Convent", the documentary "Masters of Horror", "The Gravedancers" (named among the "8 Films To Die by Lionsgate & After Dark Films), "Big ASS Spider!" as well as work on the television series "Beavis & Butthead"
Dancer, Choreographer, Beatmaker, Filmmaker. “Lematiq’sThrilla”, presented by Scream Team Productions, is an urban, hip-hop millennium version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance. This reimagined takeon an iconic dance features undead flesh eating zombies.
Owner and Operator of Chambers of the Mausoleum and The Labyrinth of Lost Relics haunted attractions. Creative Production Manager, Garner Holt Productions
Eric Fox is a self-taught special effects makeup artist specializing in custom makeup effects, creatures, puppets and concept design. He has recently appeared on season four of Syfy's hit makeup competition Face Off.
Co-founder and Executive Producer of ScareLA Halloween Convention. President of Genie Effect “Publicity for Dreamers and Doers,” Lora's work includes the greatly popular interactive horror experience Haunted Play DELUSION and HAuNTcon.
Matt Ford and his wife Lori Merkle Ford, produce the high tech home haunt The House At Haunted Hill, CA. Matt is an Emmy winning Lighting Designer for multi camera television on shows such as America’s Got Talent, The Celebrity Apprentice, The National Christmas Tree lighting, and others.
Timothy “Gus” Krueger is a design specialist at Knott’s Berry Farm. He oversaw the installation of props for mazes including Endgames, Dia de los Muertos, Evil Dead Log Ride, and The Witch's Keep in the Calico Mine Ride.
Rob Perez has been creating spooky sounds, music and video effects for Knott’s Scary Farm mazes and shows since 1991. Music and video direction co-creator and co-writer of Ed Alonzo's Funhouse and Psycho Circus, Unearthed, and The Hanging.
Urban anthropologist J. Eric Lynxwiler is the co-author of “Knott’s Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, The History Of Knott’s Berry Farm” and “Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles.”
With more than 20 years writing experience in the themed entertainment industry, Rick is a Creative Director in the themed entertainment industry, lending his show writing skills and concept development insight to theme park projects around the world for companies such as Thinkwell and Wyatt Design Group. Founder of Theme Park Adventure.
Known by some as the “Godfather of Haunting,” Leonard Pickel has
designed of over 100 haunted attractions in his 30 plus year career,
for venues like The Playboy Mansion, Universal Studios, Madison SquareGarden, Morris Costumes, Six Flags , Paramount amusement parks, and more. Founder of HAuNTcon®, owner of Hauntrepreneurs® and FindaHaunt.com. Author, teacher, innovator, haunter.
Creating, writing, and scaring up new attractions in the themed entertainment industry for twenty years, Scott Weitz's client list includes Universal Creative, Fairplex (LA County Fair), Iwerks Entertainment, and most recently Eli Roth's GORETORIUM, a $10 million haunt attraction open year-round on the Las Vegas Strip.
Glenn Schmidt is one of the masterminds behind the home haunt Boot Hill in Irvine, California. Since the mid 1980’s, he has been creating elaborate home Halloween displays and experiences that have been enjoyed by many.