Guest Announcement: HORROR-RAMA Welcomes Paul Jones


FANGORIA is sponsoring a new, Toronto-based horror convention called HORROR-RAMA, a two-day fan event happening in Toronto, Canada this November 1-2, 2014 (check out the preliminary news item here). The first guests announced were the First Lady of Gothic Italian horror, the one and only Barbara Steele; pioneering shock rocker Nivek Ogre, of the industrial performance-art band Skinny Puppy; psychosexual horror author Michael Slade (HEADHUNTER, GHOUL), filmmaker and author Jovanka Vuckovic and the inimitable FX legend, actor and filmmaker, Tom Savini. Our next announced guest is another veteran FX artist, a man who has been making monsters for over 25 years.

British-born, Toronto-based, special effects make-up artist Paul Jones got his start working with the great Bob Keen on such flicks as Ken Russell’s LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM as well as HELLRAISER II and III and NIGHTBREED. Since then, Jones has worked on dozens of high profile genre films like SILENT HILL, SILENT HILL: REVELATIONS, RESIDENT EVIL 2, 4 and 5, and NURSE 3D.

One of the most prolific artists alive, Jones is bringing weird creatures and  buckets of blood to the floor of HORROR-RAMA and will be on hand to meet the fans, sign his John Hancock and give tips to up and coming artists.

The brainchild of Toronto cult cinema institution SUSPECT Video and its owner Luis Ceriz and FANGORIA editor Chris Alexander, HORROR-RAMA is a niche convention, bringing together legends of horror cinema and dark pop culture for an intimate and interactive couple of days in the heart of the city.

More guests will be announced over the next several weeks, so stay tuned and be sure to visit the HORROR-RAMA Facebook page for even more details.

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Chris Alexander
Author, film critic, teacher, musician and filmmaker (not to mention failed boxer) Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Magazine. He got his first professional break as the “Schizoid Cinephile” in the pages of Canadian horror film magazine RUE MORGUE before making the move to FANGO in 2007. His words have appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro News, Wired, Montage, The Dark Side, Tenebre and many other notable publications and he appears regularly on international television and radio.
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