Saturday November 4
11AM: The Man Who Would be Wez
Australian actor Vernon Wells recalls his iconic turn as apocalyptic punk psychopath Wez in Mad Max 2 and discusses his many roles in cult horror and action cinema.
NOON: Centipedes and Psychosis
Actress Ashley C. Williams sits down and tells tales of starring in the notorious shocker The Human Centipede as well as her startling turn in the 2015 psyche-horror masterpiece Julia (also screening at Horror-Rama with director Matthew A. Brown).
2PM: Mink Stole - Filthy and Fabulous!
An intimate sit down with John Waters' favorite actress, the incredible - and hilarious - Mink Stole.
3PM: Something Weird Forever
Join Lisa Petrucci and Frank Henenlotter as they muse on the legacy of the late Mike Vraney and the history of the iconic Something Weird Video.
4PM: Making Music for Movies
Composers John Harrison (Day of the Dead, Creepshow) and Carl Zittrer (Black Christmas, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Porkys) discuss their practical approaches to sculpting sounds and offer tips to budding musicians trying to make it in the business.
5PM: Legacy of the Dead
Night of the Living Dead co-writer and producer John Russo talks about the making of George A. Romero's 1968 masterpiece as well as the wealth of eerie books and bizarre films he's made since then.
Sunday November 5
NOON: The Queens of Canuxploitation
Come hang with the beautiful and brilliant Lisa Langlois and Lesleh Donaldson as they share stories of coming of age in the wild prime of Canadian horror and fantasy filmmaking.
1PM: Remembering Bob Clark
One of the late Black Christmas, Deathdream and Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things director Bob Clark's closest collaborators, Calr Zittrer remembers his many years making marvelous movies with a master of horror.
2PM: Remembering George A. Romero
Two of the late director's closest friends and collaborators - John Russo and John Harrison - remember key moments in their time spent with one of the true gentlemen of horror cinema.
3PM: The Trial of Mike Diana
Join Mike Diana - the only American artist ever convicted of obscenity - and director Frank Henelottter as they discuss the upcoming documentary that chronicles this outrageous case and how it impacted Diana's life.
Saturday November 4
11am: Effects (1980)
Star, co-producer and composer John Harrison introduces this incredible and obscure meta horror film, co-starring Day of the Dead's Joe Pilato and Tom Savini and mentored by George A.
1pm: Blood in the Snow 2017
Come and hang with BITS programmers and filmmakers as they announce the full feature and shorts lineup for their blood-spattered 2017 lineup!
3pm: Borley Rectory (2017)
Join us for the CANADIAN PREMIERE of this eerie and elegant Gothic chiller from British animator and filmmaker Ashley Thorpe!
5pm: Brain Damage (1988)
Frank Henenlotter introduces his deranged and witty elevated exploitation masterpiece. Presented by Arrow Video.
Sunday November 5
Noon: Julia (2015)
Star Ashley C. Williams and director Matthew A. Brown host this special screening of the disturbing and acclaimed psycho thriller.
2pm: The Blair Witch Legacy (2017) - WORLD PREMIERE
In July 2017, three filmmakers traveled to Burkittsville, Maryland to document the untold truth behind the making of the original Blair Witch Project. This is their story. Join us for the world premiere of this bizarre horror shocker!
* PANEL PRESENTATIONS & Q&As
* FILM SCREENINGS
* PRIZES & SPECIAL GIVEAWAYS
* CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPHS
* PHOTO OPS
* UNIQUE VENDORS & ARTISANS
* SPECIAL PERFORMANCES IN THE EXHIBITORS HALL
* AND MUCH MORE...
Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet your favourite horror personalities in 2017!
All events occurring on-site are free with admission. Celebrity guests may charge for autographs and photo ops.
DJ JOHNNY REVELATION SPINS TUNES ALL WEEKEND LONG!
Spinning the tunes all day on the HORROR-RAMA floor, is our resident DJ Johnny Revelation (aka filmmaker and writer John Nicol). John plays the sinister sounds (electro, garage rock, goth, Brit rock and more) that keeps the HR vibe going. This isn't an ordinary convention. It's a bangin', blood-spattered party!