As anyone can attest in the world of horror, the original is usually the best. In this case, the originals being the Universal Monster films that sparked our imaginations the first time we saw them. Most fans of horror or halloween can trace their love for the season back to these iconic films and characters. Whether it be the maniacal Invisible Man or the sympathetic Frankenstein’s Monster; there is a rabid fan base for them all. Luckily, the amazing people at Midsummer Scream have put a panel together to celebrate those who started it all. The Original Monster Kids panel is shaping up to be the best panel Midsummer Scream has ever put together. Really getting at the heart of the season we love so much. Below you will find information regarding this amazing panel and how to get your tickets before the Pre-Sale ends!
Tickets are on sale now at MidsummerScream.org, and for a very short time, fans can still grab Pre-Sale General Admission passes for 40% off using code SCREAM at Checkout! OFFER ENDS APRIL 22nd!
Midsummer Scream is thrilled to announce an unprecedented event in its Main Stage ballroom Saturday afternoon, July 30th, at the Long Beach Convention Center. Original Monster Kids will feature Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff; Ron Chaney, grandson and great grandson of Lon Chaney Jr. and Sr; Lynne Lugosi Sparks, granddaughter of Bela Lugosi; and Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price. During the 90-minute presentation, these esteemed guests will share personal family stories, photos, and perhaps a home movie or two, giving fans a very personal look into the private lives of the actors who brought some of film’s most iconic characters to life.
Moderating this presentation is Kirk Hammett, a renowned collector of classic horror memorabilia, and lead guitarist in Metallica. As a long-time friend of the Karloff, Lugosi, Chaney, and Price families, Kirk is excited and honored to have the opportunity to moderate this panel of the original monster kids.
“We couldn’t be more excited about bringing this panel to the community,” says Gary Baker, Executive Producer of Midsummer Scream. “Through the years, we have hosted some pretty spectacular moments on our stage. Having these kids and grandkids of such important horror and pop-culture icons is not only a thrill, but also important and a very special look into the private lives of Hollywood royalty.”
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About Midsummer Scream Branded Events
Midsummer Scream and Season’s Screamings are presented by David Markland (Founder/Executive Director), Gary Baker (Founder/Executive Producer), Claire Dunlap (Founder/Producer), and Rick West (Founder/Creative Director). Their goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking, and non-stop spooky fun!