Crypticon Kansas City 2012
Fri., Aug. 24, 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 1 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 2 p.m. 2012
Actress and Kansas City, Kansas, native Dee Wallace — best known for her role as Elliott's mother in E.T.
— plays a witch in the upcoming Rob Zombie film, The Lords of Salem.
"Rob wrote the part for me," says Wallace, who was featured in Zombie's 2007 remake of Halloween
. In advance of that, she's scheduled to appear at Crypticon Kansas City 2012
at the Ramada Inn (1601 North Universal Avenue, 816-245-5500), joining Doug Bradley (Hellraiser
), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes
), Alex Vincent (Child's Play
) and a slew of other B-movie familiars. Among the other attractions: airbrushed face gore, a costume contest, and film fests (indie-horror and shorts). Tickets start at $20, and events run through Sunday. See crypticonkansascity.com
for a schedule and more details.