July 29 and 30, 2017

2017 Special Guests and Appearances

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Meet your favorite haunt makers and Halloween celebrities at Midsummer Scream 2017!

Midsummer Scream offers several opportunities to interact with the creators of your favorite Halloween events and other celebrities from the world of haunted attractions and horror entertainment, from classes and workshops, to panels and presentations, to photo ops and autographs! Below is a sample of who will be in attendance. Check back often for updates and additions!

Featured Guests


Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Appearing as herself. Saturday, July 29 only.

Full bio.

Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in House of 1000 Corpses

Sid Haig

Actor, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “The Devil’s Rejects”, “Spider Baby”

Appearing at the Girls & Corpses booth all weekend long!


LeeAnna Vamp

“Queen of the Nerds” and the “Ghoul Of Your Dreams.” Globally recognized cosplayer and judge on SyFy’s Cosplay Melee.

Full bio.

John Murdy

John Murdy

Creative Director, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Appearing Sunday, July 30.

Ed Alonzo

Ed Alonzo

World famous magician.

Appearing Sunday, July 30 as part of the Knotts Berry Farm 45 panel.

Bela Lugosi, Jr.

Bela Lugosi, Jr.

Saturday, July 29 only; signing at the Rock Rebel booth.


Special Appearances

Host, The Frame on KPCC (89.3-FM).
Actor, "House of 1000 Corpses," "The Devil's Rejects," "Spider-Baby." Appearing all weekend with Girls & Corpses Magazin...
Paranormal Author and Investigator. WhatsYourGhostStory.com, LA Hauntings Tour Company.
Former Head of Park Decor, Knott's Berry Farm.
Creator/Host, Tales from the Fog Podcast. Operations Manager/Sound Designer, Decayed Brigade.
Actor/Artist, Entertainment Consultant, Prop Master and Concept Development.
Owner, Rotten Apple 907, CalHaunts Member.
Director, "Are You Afraid of the Dark", "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie".
Home Haunter, Prop Builder.
Emmy-nominated Director/Writer/Producer, "Prom Night II", "Are You Afraid of the Dark?".
Owner/Director, DELUSION
Founder/CEO, Bone Yard Effects, Inc.
Director, Queen Mary's Dark Harbor.
Executive Director of Unbound Productions, Co-creator/Producer Wicked Lit.
Designer/Producer, Actor, DELUSION.
Voice Over Actor, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Haunted Mansion Holiday.
Psychic Medium
Designer, Animator, Tiki Historian, 7 Hells.
CalHaunts Member, Designer, Fabricator.
Owner, Hauntrepreneurs®.
Film/Stage Actor, "Primary Colors", Fear VR.
Team Executive Member, The Haunt Store.
Co-Founder, SoCal Valley Haunters. Owner, VanOaks Cemetery.
Co-Owner, Mystic Museum and Bearded Ladies Vintage & Oddities
Actress, Original Witch Talent at Knott's Scary Farm.
Writer, Ben Cooper Costumes historian.
Writer/Producer/Director, Author, "Knott’s Halloween Haunt: A Picture History".
Creative Director/Co-Founder, Midsummer Scream. Founder, Theme Park Adventure.
Co-Creator/Co-Director/ Co-Curator, The Overlook Film Festival.
Host of SyFy's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files", appearing at the Haunted Orange County booth.
Vice President of Entertainment, Knott's Berry Farm.
Leader/Founder, Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group.
Co-Creator, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, Director, “Tower of Terror”.
Editor-in-Chief, Blumhouse Productions, Co-Host, Shock Waves Podcast.
Actor/Stuntman, "House of 1000 Corpses" (Rufus). Appearing all weekend long at the Homicidal Homemaker booth!
Art Director, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Celebrity ghost hunter, "Ghost Stalkers". Appearing at the Haunted Orange County booth.
Pumpkin Carver, as seen on TV on Fox, NFL and NBA.
Owners, Cross Roads Escape Games.
Emmy Award winning VFX Producer; "Game of Thrones", "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "Battlestar Galactica".
Co-Creative Director, Scout Expedition Co., Themed Entertainment Attraction Designer.
Star of Destination America's "Ghost Brothers". Appearing at the Haunted Orange County booth.
Show Writer, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Balloon Twisting Savant.
Production Designer, DELUSION
Actress, Into the Black.
Rick+Christi Full Moon Cartons. Appearing and animating at the HorrorBuzz booth all weekend long.
Creative Supervisor/Assistant Director, DELUSION.
Art Director/Producer, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, EPIC Entertainment Group. Queen Mary's Dark Harbor and CHILL.
Actress, "Suspiria" (Olga). Signing all weekend long at the Etheria Film Night booth.
Science Educator, Magician.
Actor, Co-Founder/Supervising Producer Midsummer Scream.
Director of Media Development and Production, Skybound Entertainment.
Co-Creative Director, Scout Expedition Co., Themed Entertainment Graphic Designer.
Ben Cooper Costumes
Founder and Publisher, No Proscenium.
Co-Founder, Shine On Collective
Managing Partner, EPIC Entertainment Group. Queen Mary's Dark Harbor.
Member of the Original "Haunt Crew", Knott's Scary Farm.
Co-Owner, Parks and Cons.
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Special Guests 2017 (63)

Lineup updated daily! Appearances subject to change without notice.