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CELEBRITY GUESTS
Alex Armbruster
Canadian Stuntman/Stunt Actor who played the killer “John Carver” in THANKSGIVING (2023) has performed in over 100 feature productions ranging from a large number of big budget superhero films to popular action shows. In the horror genre, Alex has performed stunts in JIGSAW (2017), POLTERGEIST (2015), IT CHAPTER TWO (2019), RESIDENT EVIL WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY (2021), WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2020), THE STRAIN (2014), and HANNIBAL (2014) among others.
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Karen Cliche
Another Canadian gracing this years hit THANKSGIVING (2023) with one of the most original and talked about death scenes in recent years, Karen has enjoyed acting in feature productions in both film and television since 1999. Previously appearing in another successful modern horror franchise as “Shelby” of SAW VI (2009), she’s memorable as one of the more “Is she deserving, is she not” victims of the Jigsaw Killer’s game.

While most of her credit list lies outside the horror genre, Karen still found time to be surround by vampires, mutants and werewolves in BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS (1999), VAMPIRE HIGH (2001), and MUTANT X (2003).

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Robert Brian Wilson
Robert starred as “Billy”, the deranged killer Santa in the timeless holiday slasher classic SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (1984) which although a financial success was pulled from theatres after only one week due to controversy about it’s content and promotional images. Due to it’s well-deserved cult status, the film launched a series of sequels as the most frequently released 80s and 90s Christmas horror franchise.

Outside the horror genre, Robert also appeared on a number of popular 1980’s prime time shows including a recurring character on SANTA BARBARA (1984).

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Alyssa Sutherland
An actress and fashion model known for creating quite memorable characters as her brilliant deadite performance in EVIL DEAD RISE (2023) clearly shows. Before heading up this latest installment of the wonderful EVIL DEAD franchise, Alyssa was already very well known to viewers in her standout lead role as Queen Aslaug in the hit series VIKINGS (2013) and also starred in the cult favorite tv adaptation of THE MIST (2017) among many other productions. As a model she’s worked with major fashion designers and photographers and graced many covers and campaigns worldwide.
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Charles Band
Horror & sci-fi film ace Charles Band is a writer, producer, director and publisher active since the 1970s. Charles has directed over 80 films while releasing more than 400 during his lengthy career as producer. While developing films for others, he moved to his own studios early on, first Empire Pictures and then Full Moon Features, the latter now with it’s own streaming channel.

Charles was also a key player in the home video boom with companies Meda/Media Home Entertainment and Wizard Video, being among the first to distribute European horror movies from renown filmmakers like Jess Franco and Lucio Fulci in America.

As either writer/producer/director or sometimes all three, Charles had a hand in creating classics such as PUPPETMASTER (1989), TOURIST TRAP (1979), GHOULIES (1984), FROM BEYOND (1986), TRANCERS (1984), CASTLE FREAK (1995), THE DUNGEONMASTER (1984), PARASITE (1982), TERRORVISION (1986), SUBSPECIES (1991) to recent pictures such as BAD CGI GATOR (2023) and hundreds more between.

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Kassie DePaiva
Actor/producer Kassie DePaiva is best known to horror fans worldwide as Bobby Joe in EVIL DEAD II (1987) and her role as the mother who kicks it all off in WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (2013). For those viewers still watching the screen when the sun is up, soap opera fans will easily recognize Kassie from her very long running daytime TV career on ONE LIVE TO LIVE (1968), then followed by DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1965) that’s spanned 30 years and well over 1000 episode appearances from 1993 to now.
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Mark Torgl
Beloved by Troma fans for his iconic appearance as Melvin Junko, the hapless janitor who transforms into Toxie himself in the very first THE TOXIC AVENGER (1984) film, Mark is also a producer of several films and has been an editor for both film and television. TOXIC AVENGER was actually his 2nd Herz/Kaufman role and in the years since, he has returned to his roots in several Troma projects, including CITIZEN TOXIE: TOXIC AVENGER IV (2000) and
RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOL 2 (2017). Mark also recently appeared alongside a host of other Troma stars and Kaufman himself in the fun indie horror mockumentary THE ONCE AND FUTURE SMASH (2022).
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PAST GUESTS
Calgary Horrorcon is proud to have brought these fine guests to our city and made them honorary Calgarians through Calgary Tourism’s Official White Hat Ceremony. Appearing as Featured Celebrity Guests at a previous Calgary Horrorcon, we are privileged to have each of these esteemed actors and film makers share their experiences with us and our local horror fans.
Tom Savini

Stuart Gordon

Linnea Quigley

David Naughton

CJ Graham

Linda Blair

Ashley Laurence

Doug Bradley

Tom Adkins

Dick Warlock

Ken Foree

James Remar

John Dugan

Bill Moseley

Edwin Neal

Teri McMinn

James Jude Courtney

PJ Soles

Kane Hodder

Bob Elmore

Danielle Harris

Danny Lloyd

Alex Vincent

Amy Steel

The Chiodo Brothers