NASHVILLE PLAYS HOST TO THE SOUTH’S LARGEST TATTOO & HORROR FESTIVAL THIS SPRING
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NASHVILLE, TN (March 28, 2014) – The 13th Annual Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Festival returns to the Nashville Convention Center, Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20. Award-winning tattoo artists and legendary horror film stars will gather for this three day event presented by Lone Wolf Body Art. Fans can meet their favorite horror film stars, get a tattoo at the festival, enjoy movie screenings, compete in tattoo and costume contests, plus much, much, more.
Event organizers Ben Dixon and wife Stacey are the masterminds behind this event… now 13 years running. The Dixons are also celebrating the 21st anniversary of Lone Wolf Body Art, tattoo shops with three locations in Middle Tennessee.
The couple also owns Bloody Moon Films, a Nashville based movie production company, and they’re breaking ground in the haunted house industry this fall with an attraction in the Hermitage, TN area.
More than 130 tattoo artists will be on hand at the Full Moon Festival this year, featuring guests from Ink Master and LA INK, Bob Tyrrell and Amy Nicoletto. The artists demonstrate their talent and showcase their work on site. In addition to body art, another big draw is the meet-and-greet sessions with the stars. This year’s line-up includes an impressive collection of stars including:
Scott Wilson – Wilson’s five decade careers includes more than 50 film credits and a Golden Globe nomination. Wilson, a popular character from 2011 to 2013 with Walking Dead fans as Hershel on the popular AMC series, is also well known for his recurring role on CSI-Crime Scene Investigation. Big screen features include In the Heat of the Night, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby, Dead Man Walking, Pearl Harbor and Junebug.
Corey Feldman (Saturday only) – Corey Feldman’s career began to climb with an award winning McDonalds commercial at the age of three. To date, he’s appeared in more than 80 films and several TV sitcoms. Friday the 13th:The Final Chapter launched Feldman into the horror genre and Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. He went on to star in blockbuster movies such as Gremlins, The Goonies, The Lost Boys and Stand By Me.
Danielle Bisutti – She’s making a name for herself in Hollywood for the diverse roles she plays…. from Amanda Cantwell on the Nickelodeon series True Jackson, to receiving rave reviews as the ‘Mother of Parker Crane’ in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, and last fall Bisutti also starred in Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s Curse of Chucky. On the TV front she also landed recurring roles on popular sitcoms like Grey’s Anatomy, CSI and Anger Management.
Jamie Kennedy – His first movie appearance was in Dead Poets Society as an extra. He’s most popular for the role of Randy Meeks, the geeky movie buff in Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 3.
William Forsythe – Frequently cast in ‘tough guy’ roles, he’s developed a cult following for his work in films like The Devil’s Rejects and Rob Zombie’s Halloween.
Kane Hodder - Best known for his role as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series – only actor to portray Jason more than once.
Ladislav Beran – Making his first U.S. convention appearance at Full Moon in Nashville – movie credits include Hellboy, Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol and Blade 2.
Steve Railsback – He’s been dubbed as having the scariest looking pair of eyes in the business, he delivered one of the most shockingly vivid lead roles in a mini-series with his portrayal of Charles Manson in Helter Skelter. He turned heads again in 2000 for his role as serial killer Ed Gein in the self titled movie.
The same weekend, the Full Moon Festival is teaming up with the Belcourt for some midnight movie screenings. On Friday night April 18 the feature is The Lost Boys with special guest Corey Feldman, and on Saturday night April 19 it’s Scream with special guest Jamie Kennedy. Tickets to the Belcourt midnight movies are $13 each night and can be purchased through the Belcourt.
Visit www.fullmoontattooandhorrorfestival.com for the complete list of guests, and please note CELEBRITY APPEARANCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. There is a charge for celebrity autographs.
Hours of operation for the Nashville Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival are:
Friday, April 18 - 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The festival will be held at the Nashville Convention Center. Advance tickets are $20 for a one day ticket Friday or Saturday, $15 for Sunday only, and $45 for a three day pass. Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the gate. Kids 12 and under are FREE. For more information visit www.fullmoontattooandhorrorfestival.com or call (615) 321-3111.