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Vivisection: Walker Moses J. Moseley Does the Zombie Shuffle at ShockaCon!

Best known for playing the role of one of Michonne’s pets on The Walking Dead, Moses J. Moseley is set to take the film industry by storm. Modeling since 2010, Moseley was discovered when he was stopped by a casting director for Magic Eye as he walked out of his class at Georgia State. Since then, he has appeared in numerous film and television projects including The Internship, 42, and Trouble with the Curve just to name a few.

Moseley is appearing at ShockaCon this weekend and was kind enough to answer a few horrorful questions. Continue reading

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Vivisection: Tyler Mane, the Man Behind the Mask

This year’s featured guests at ShockaCon are totally crazy sexy, but none so much as the tall drink of water known as Tyler Mane! Mane is a former professional wrestler and has appeared in X-Men, Troy, Joe Dirt, and Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies just to name a few. We’re really excited to have him at this year’s convention! Continue reading

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ShockaCon 2014 Welcomes Industry Legend John Carl Buechler

via IMDB

via IMDB

ShockaCon 2014 warmly welcomes the multifaceted and accomplished special effects artist, director, writer, producer and actor, Mr. John Carl Buechler!  Did you enjoy the spooktacular and inventive Cellar Dweller?  He directed it and created the effects!  Were you enchanted by the whimsical cult classic Troll?  He directed it, created the effects and was a contributing writer!  Did you freakin’ LOVE Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood?   He directed, created effects and even had a lil cameo in that supernatural installment of the beloved franchise!  Whether you were thrilled by Freddy’s chest of souls in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, munched popcorn to the delightfully gruesome Hatchet, or just can’t get enough of Bride of Re-Animator, Buechler has surely touched your childhood in some way in his decade-spanning career.  And he’s gonna be at ShockaCon! Continue reading

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Vivisection: Would the Real Chris Woodall Please Stand up?

On set Porckchop 3D 2Local artist, actor, FX pro and propmaster Chris Woodall has been a big supporter of Charleston’s own Horror/Sci-Fi Convention, ShockaCon, since its beginnings in 2012. This year, however, Chris stepped up BIG TIME in the name of horror love – hand painting classic movie monsters onto two twenty-foot backdrops that will adorn the stage at Beni Kedem Center throughout ShockaCon 2014. Continue reading

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Vivisection: Author Edward A. Holsclaw, II Set to Thrill at ShockaCon 2014

Origin: Unknown - Book One.  Source

Origin: Unknown – Book One. Source

Charleston born horror author Edward A. Holsclaw, II knows a thing or two about putting the fear in someone. In addition to an already impressive bibliography, he recently finished a collaboration with his mother entitled Bigfoot, which was released this past July. Not one to slack, he also finished Origin: Unknown – Book One – The Graphic Novel released just last month. “This is a graphic novelization of mine and co-author Wendy Easton’s best-selling novel, Origin: Unknown. Terry Brown is the artist that is adapting the novel.” Currently working on Book Two of this series, Holsclaw is sure to keep fans’ appetites slaked. Continue reading

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Villain Vernon Visits WV

Perennial film villain Vernon Wells visits ShockaCon this September to connect with his West Virginia fans.


Probably first and best known as “Wez” from Mad Max 2, The Road Warrior (1981) where he portrayed a humorously deranged apocalyptic death dealer, Wells has made a lifetime career out of playing the bad guy.

“I actually enjoy playing the villain because villains have no boundaries,” Wells shares.  “If you’re the hero, then there are a set of rules… but as a villain no such rules exist.  You can do anything…the villain gets to have much more fun!”

One thing Wells enjoys when he is not on set is meeting Mad Max/Road Warrior  fans of all ages.  “It is quite the phenom, our Mad Max!” Wells exclaims.  “Many years ago the only fans I had were people of my own age who had seen the movie when they were young adults.  But then they started showing the movie to their kids and suddenly I had a whole new generation of fans!  I love it when a 12 year old kid comes up with his dad and tells me all about the film while his father proudly explains that they watch it together regularly.  And, believe it or not, a huge amount of my fans now are female.  They tend to find the character sexy, which I don’t understand—maybe it has to do more with the costume than me.” Continue reading


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