TATTOO & HORROR FILM STARS MEET IN NASHVILLE
NASHVILLE, TN (March 14, 2012) – The 12th Annual Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Festival returns to the Nashville Convention Center, Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31. Award-winning tattoo artists and legendary horror film stars will gather for this three day event presented by Lone Wolf Body Art. Festival goers can receive a tattoo on site, enjoy movie screenings, variety shows and meet their favorite horror stars all under one roof.
Event organizers Ben Dixon, a renowned tattoo artist, and his wife Stacey have produced the festival for the past 11 years. The Dixon’s own four Lone Wolf Body Art tattoo shops in Middle Tennessee, and they are the founders of Bloody Moon Films. Ben is directing their current project called The Totem, and Stacey has a starring role in the film, which is based on the 1979 horror novel written by best-selling author David Morrell. Morrell also penned First Blood, which went on to be a big screen success with Sylvester Stallone as Rambo.
At this year’s festival, attendees can visit with more than 120 artists to learn more about tattoos, and even receive a tattoo or piercing at the show. In addition to body art, another big draw is the meet and greet with the stars. This year’s line-up of celebrities features a great mix of talent from classic movies to the hottest reality shows on television today. This year’s line-up includes:
Linda Blair – FIRST TIME GUEST- Best known for her iconic role in the 1973 film The Exorcist, in which she won a Golden Globe. Currently owns her own clothing line and has won numerous awards for her work as an animal rights advocate. Her foundation is called the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation.
Norman Reedus – Portrays Daryl Dixon on the popular AMC cable series The Walking Dead, starred in the Boondock Saints and The Conspirator. Prior to getting his first acting role, he was making $7.50 an hour at a Harley Davidson shop in Venice, California. Reedus, a former model for Prada, has a titanium eye socket from injuries suffered in a 2005 car accident.
Glenn Hetrick – One of the biggest names in special effects make-up... Hetrick is a judge on the hit reality showFace Off, serves as a custom designer for Lady Gaga, and his company Optic Nerve Studios has won numerous awards including Emmys for its work on shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files and Babylon 5.
Sid Haig – Has enjoyed more than 50 years on the big screen, and possibly best known for his role as Captain Spalding in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He’s appeared in many TV roles as well including Batman, Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Gunsmoke, Rockford Files, MacGyver and many more.
Bill Moseley – An actor and musician, Moseley has starred in many cult classics including House of 1000 Corpses,Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devils Rejects. His first big role in the horror arena was Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
Tom Towles – A former marine, probably gained the most notoriety for his role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, and has appeared alongside Haig and Moseley in the popular cult films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects. Several TV credits too including NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Star Trek, E. R. and Seinfield.
Sean Patrick Flannery – Holds a black belt in karate, and has appeared on the big screen in The Boondock Saints,The Dead Zone, SAW 3D and played Indiana Jones in the The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, plus a daytime TV hit on The Young and the Restless.
Don’t miss these Friday the 13th Stars in 2013:
Steve Dash – With a career spanning more than 30 years, his biggest role is playing the first Jason Voorhees killer, who appeared in Friday the 13th Part 2 in 1981.
C.J. Graham – Played Jason in Friday the 13th Part 6.
Ken Kirzinger – Canadian stuntman and actor who played Jason in Freddy vs. Jason. At 6’5”, Kirzinger is one of the tallest men to play Jason in the Friday the 13th series.
Visit www.fullmooninc.net for the complete list of guests, and please note CELEBRITY APPEARANCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Other events on the schedule include a costume contest, tattoo contests, comic and movie vendors plus horror film screenings throughout the weekend.
Hours of operation for the Nashville Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival are:
Friday, March 29 - 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The festival will be held at the Nashville Convention Center. Admission is $20 for a one day ticket on Friday or Saturday, $15 for Sunday only, and $45 for a three day pass. Tickets can be purchased through the fullmooninc.net web site or at the gate. For more information, visit www.fullmooninc.net or call (615) 321-3111.