HORRIFIC BEGINNINGS: LAUNCHING A CAREER THROUGH HORROR
Many entertainment careers were started in horror. Leonardo DiCaprio (CRITTERS 3), Angela Bassett (CRITTERS 4), Johnny Depp (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Jennifer Aniston (LEPRECHAUN), Jim Carrey (ONCE BITTEN), and directors Stephen Spielberg (JAWS), James Cameron (ALIENS), and Sam Raimi (EVIL DEAD) are just a few who cut their bones through “horrific” beginnings. The success of recent films like GET OUT and THE SHAPE OF WATER in 2018 means that the popularity of horror is breaking through to more mainstream audiences. Writer/Director Nicholas Tana and Producer Denise Acosta from the comedy horror web-series, comic book, and movie, HELL’S KITTY, will be hosting the panel along with special guests Charles Chiodo (KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTERSPACE), scream queens, Channel Ryan (CIRCUS OF THE DEAD), and Victoria De Mare (KILLJOY); along with Luke LaBeau, and Joanna Fang for a wonderful, fun-filled panel and Q&A.