Horror theatrics man extraordinaire Alice Cooper will be the guest of honor at The Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Canadian National Horror Expo in September.

Canada’s largest genre event, organized by Rue Morgue, Canada’s leading horror magazine, and Hobby Star Marketing, is expected to draw more than 30,000 genre fans. Now in its third year, the Festival of Fear will take place Sept. 1 -3 as part of Canada’s National Expo, which also includes ComiCon, CNAnime, SFX and GamesX.

In addition to Cooper, special guests will include:

Guillermo Del Toro (director of Hellboy, Blade II, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth), Linda Blair (star of The Exorcist), Ben Chapman (the man in the suit from The Creature From the Black Lagoon), Jeffrey Combs (genre icon actor from such “classics” as Re-Animator, Castle Freak, The Frighteners, From Beyond and more), wrestler and film star Roddy Piper (They Live, Hell Comes To Frogtown), Juliet Landau (who played Drusilla in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series) and cult horror icon Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil’s Rejects). For a complete guest list, visit www.rue-morgue.com.

“I am thrilled that we were able to bring together such an eclectic mix of classic and cult icons for our third year,” said Rodrigo Gudiño, Rue Morgue publisher and Festival of Fear coordinator. “The Festival of Fear has always existed for the fans and this year will be no different.”

In addition to the opportunity to see the special guests, the Festival also features exclusive parties, horror film screenings, autograph sessions, dealer tables, a live performance from The Creepshow and more.

DETAILS
What:      2006 Rue Morgue Festival of Fear
Where:    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
When:     Sept. 1-3, 2006

For More Information:
Rue Morgue Festival of Fear: www.rue-morgue.com/festival.php
Alice Cooper: www.alicecooper.com/
Guillermo Del Toro Films (fansite): www.deltorofilms.com/index.php
Linda Blair: www.lindablair.com/
Ben Chapman: www.the-reelgillman.com/welcome/welcome.html
Jeffrey Combs: www.jeffreycombs.com/home.htm
Roddy Piper: www.rowdyroddypiper.com/
Juliet Landau: www.insanedrusilla.deadtime.net/index2.html
Michael Berryman: www.what-a-character.com/cgi-bin/display.cgi?id=BerrymanM