The Women In Horror Film Festival(WHIFF) will be here before you know it! Grab your tickets while they’re still available. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the special guests who will be in attendance. And yes, they’re still open for submissions but you better hurry! For more information, check out the following links.
Heather LangenKamp: Well known for her role as Nancy Thompson in Wes Craven’s a Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Heather Langenkamp also shines behind the camera. She and her husband, SFX make up artist David Anderson, own and operate AFX Studios in Los Angeles, CA . Their work has been seen in films and television like The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Dawn of the Dead (2004) and American Horror Story. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000486/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Lynn Lowry: Lynn Lowry began acting professionally at age 17 in a theater called Shawnee Summer Stock Theater.Her next role was one of her best in playing “Kathy”, a neurotic character in George A. Romero’s The Crazies (1973), an action-horror flick filmed in rural Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. She then was cast for a recurring part in the TV series How to Survive a Marriage (1974). She was also cast for a part in David Cronenberg’s horror flick Shivers (1975).Some of her most recent work includes the films Model Hunger (2016), Whispers (2015) and Ditch Day Massacre (2016). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0523344/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Amanda Wyss: As a teenager, she appeared in many commercials and landed her first television roles on the science fiction hit “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”She continues to work extensively in television, with recurring roles on “Cheers”, “St. Elsewhere”, “Cagney & Lacey”, “Highlander, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Dexter” and “Murder In The First”. Look for her latest films “The Id”, Alice, The Capture and the horror film “Oct 23rd”. Off set, she is honored to lend her time and talent to environmental organizations, The Erudio Project (Technology for Peace) and Project Happiness. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0944143/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Mylo Carbia: Mylo Carbia, Screenwriter turned best selling author of the book ‘The Raping of Ava DeSantis’Carbia quietly penned numerous television and film projects under her production company Zohar Films, earning the nickname THE QUEEN OF HORROR and the reputation of being Hollywood’s No. 1 horror film ghostwriter.
Marianne Maddalena : The wavy brunette and elegant producer Marianne Maddalena has Italian origins, but she was born in Lansing, Michigan in early 60s. She entered in the world of cinema in early 1986, when she had a job from Warner Bros. on “Deadly Friend”. She was the personal secretary for Wes Craven and they became very good friends. So, in late 1986, Craven call her to be his assistant in “The Serpent and the Rainbow”After her first success, Marianne became an official co- producer for Wes Craven: in 1990 she was involved in the production of NBC TV movie “Night Visions” and two years later she worked again for TV on the series “Nightmare Cafe”. Between those TV works, she produced “The People Under the Stairs” and with “New Nightmare” (the first film that she produced alone) she was nominated at Independent Spirit Awards. After executive production for the flop “Vampire in Brooklyn” and hit “Scream”, she produced “Scream 2”, “Music of the Heart” and “Scream 3”.
Sonya Thompson: Sonya has played roles from detective to zombie, not only in film but also prime time TV. Although, she has done many roles, what she is known for has been her main zombie roles in the film ‘Zombieland’ and the hit TV show ‘The Walking Dead'(Season’s 1 & 2). Her modeling experience came in handy as a promo zombie for the TV show ‘The Walking Dead’ and those photos are some of the most seen in the world for advertisement. She has been featured on the magazine covers of Entertainment Weekly, SFX Magazine, SFX’s Ultimate Zombie Guide, SFX’s A-Z of Zombies, SFX’s A-Z of Horror, Film Ink and DVDReview.
Meg Hafdahl : Her first book, Twisted Reveries: Thirteen Tales of the Macabre was released by Inklings Publishing in 2015. Twisted Reveries Volume II: Tales from Willoughby arrived in October 2016, and her premiere horror novel is coming in October 2017. Meg will be selling copies of both books at the fest.