April 21-23, 2017 – Denver Colorado
With Special Guest Hosts – Bryan & Baxter
Bryan & Baxter present: A live Séance.
Thanks to sponsorship from Starfest this event is now free with your admission to Starfest
If you want a participant seat at the Séance table there will be a sign up sheet in the Horror panels room Friday night. Seating is very limited.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
JED ROWEN (Dr. LANYON)
Jed is thrilled to attend his sixth Starfest / Horrorfest !! Over the years, fans of his work have been treated to such films as Zombie Farm, Attitude for Destruction, Dahmer vs. Gary, and The Ghastly Love of Johnny X. This time around, he’s bringing Brian Barsuglia’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
This true-to-the-text retelling of Stevenson’s classic story has won, to date, fifteen awards, including six Best Feature Awards. Jed himself won the INDIEfest’s Best Supporting Actor Award for his role of Dr. Lanyon in the movie. Jed is honored to share the screen in this timeless epic with Academy Award winner Mickey Rooney in his very last film.
Margaret O’Brien, yet another Academy Award winner, graces the film as well, along with such luminaries as Vernon Wells, of Road Warrior and Commando fame, William McNamara (Copycat), and David Beatty, who will also be attending Starfest. Jed recently attended The 2017 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, where he starred in the short film, Subculture. Look for him in the soon to be released sci-fi epic Eruption: L.A. from MarVista Entertainment, and the cult classic-to-be Giantess Attack.
DAVID BEATTY (MR. UTTERSON)
David Beatty was born in Huntington Beach California. He attended college in Colorado and growing interest in acting led him to the theater department of Adams State University where he made his stage debut in Thornton Wilder’s ‘The Skin of our Teeth.’ Following graduation, he began his professional acting career at the Creede Repertory Theater and his work in theater, film and television has taken him all over the country and around the globe.
In 2005 Beatty launched Double Yellow Line Films, a film production company that inspires and entertains audiences around the globe. Beatty received his MFA from the University of California Davis where he was also an instructor in courses including acting, directing and screen writing.
Beatty is based in Los Angeles and known for his roles in Get Spy (2015-), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2017), Lien On Me (2010-2011), Criminal Minds (2009) and his directorial debut feature film Surviving New Year’s (2008).
STEVE PISA (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Steve spent 16 years in Colorado as the owner and operator of a Kung Fu school. He has served as an executive producer on The Lackey, Six Feet Down Under, Nerd Kore TV, When the Fever Breaks and, of course, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
A published hair and makeup artist from Thornton Colorado. She has enjoyed
the art of body painting for 5 years and enjoys every time she gets to pick up an art brush. She started body painting as a hobby and it became a passion. Although not formally trained she has placed in several contests and painted in many events throughout Denver. If there is one thing she could say to aspiring special effects and makeup artist is “Just keep practicing, enjoy every moment, and love what you do.”
Friday Night Highlights
Stop by the atrium for our annual charity raffle. Lots of fun and unique items to be won there! The Horrorfest official charity is My Quiet Cave, a resource and mentorship program for people with Bipolar Disorder. You can check out their website at www.myquietcave.org. Come spend some money for great prizes and a good cause!
Kids crafts, premier films, authors, filmmakers, publisher panels, and a live interactive séance!
Our authors will be on hand in the author room throughout the day to talk and do signings, especially after their panels.
This is also the place to get any info you need about Horrorfest.
Stop in to check out the freebie table as well.
Horror trivia, more fun panels, artists, and much more.
12:00pm to 2:00pm Horrorfest mix, mingle and munch with our authors and other guests. Snacks will be provided.