Guests Classes & Seminars

Alan Howarth


Sonic Composer, Alan Howarth, started his major credits in 1979 when  Alan met the sound effects team for Star Trek-The Motion Picture,  launching him as a sound designer for 6 Star Trek feature  films. Alan's next milestone was the film "Escape From New York" where  he collaborated on music scoring with the director and composer, John  Carpenter, and continued to work on scores for "Halloween 2-6",  "Christine", "Big Trouble in Little China", "Prince of Darkness" and  "They Live". His award-winning Sound Design work placed him on the  Oscar-winning sound effects teams for "The Hunt for Red October" and  "Dracula" directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 

Alfred Hitchcock's Camera Crane


Photo of Charlie Sheens kids riding the camera crane


Photo ops. Alfred Hitchcock's 

32' Camera Crane made by


was used by the Horror 

master himself, Alfred Hitchcock.

Hitchcock used the Camera Crane 

on many of his films like 


The Camera Crane

will be on display at the 

National Park / Henderson University parking lot with 

emos weather permitting


Tony Buck Studios

Latex scary Mask making


Tony Buck Studios has made masks for Movies, TV's  GAME OF THRONES and bands like Slipknot.

Ever wanted to make your 

own scary mask, 

learn the basics of 

mask making. how and 

what you will need to make 

your own mask with Tony Buck. 

 Tony will give you the basics of mask making in his one hour seminar. 

Sign up for his advanced 

2 day course coming soon. 



AT 7:30 PM


 "world famous soundtracks". 

 Alan will be playing live Friday Sept 27th at 7:30pm

He will be answering questions and signing  afterwards



SEPT 28th at  2:30 PM

SPECIAL Screening  of  the Movie

“HOAX" 2:30 PM  PM    

Sound Composer Alan Howarth screens his latest work on  HOAX the Movie, a Modern day Bigfoot story.  Alan will be signing and answering questions after the Movie




SAT 28th 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Sound Guru .Alan Howarth  

Spend an hour with Alan

(limited seating across the street VIP festival passes and filmmakers get 50% off ticket price )

Learn how sound can make or break your film. Everything you wanted to know and more from one of the best sound and efx guys in the industry, Alan Howarth. Alan's credits include films like Halloween II: The Return Of Michael Myers, Escape from New York, Beetlejuice, Total Recall, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Back to the Future Part III, Big Trouble in Little China, Star Trek: The Motion Picture,, Bram Stoker's Dracula  spend an hour with Alan 

sound in indie film 

SEPT 28th 5:00 PM 

 (across the street)



4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  

Tony Buck Studios presents Introduction to Mask Making 

(limited seating across the street VIP festival passes and filmmakers get 50% off ticket price )

You could make your own mask for Halloween, your next film or just for fun. All the basic knowledge you need to make your own version of a Michael Myers Mask

Sign up for his advanced 2 day course coming soon.


More Events & classes

John Burton

John Burton is equipped  for conceptualizing, designing and producing Halloween, Haunted and Horror productions. John is well  known for his work throughout the United States. In the past 50  years over 130 scary attractions, in 20 different states. 

As an Art Director on stage productions he honed his skill sets in makeup, lighting, props, sets, decorating. a one man art department when needed. 

A member of the Santa Fe Gunfighters, and old west gunfighting team  he  furthered his skills in makeup, stunts and some pyrotechnics. 

Sometimes called the "Distresser"  for his set "distressing" skills. John's movie credits include Dead End Road 2005, Acts of Death 2007 and Cut Print 2012

John will be your instructor if you dare to show up for the following seminars:


SUNDAY   3:00- 4:00 PM 

Cheap Blood, Guts N’ Gore

Add some great bloody shock values to your haunted attraction or horror movie that increases your entertainment values with some good old fashion Blood, Guts N’ Gore. John Burton has been called the Gore-Meister, the Gore-Man and RA “Leatherface” Mihailoff said that John is a true Master of Horror, not to mention one sick dude. His gore work has been compared to Roger Corman, Charles Band and Clive barker movies. John will teach and show you how to “Gore It Up”, even if you are on a tight budget. From techniques on splattering Blood (Yes, there is technic to it), to presentation of the Guts N’ Gore. From the slaughtering and butchering to the crazy, bizarre and extreme.


Mr. John Burton's Bloody Sunday School Classes

SUNDAY 4:00PM – 5:00 PM 

Dark Demented Decorating  

John Burton Scary Haunts inexpensive realistic set decorating for Halloween, Home Haunting, Haunted Attractions and horror Movies. John L Burton is very well known for his realistic set decorating in Haunted Attractions across the United States. John will bring his 49 years of experience and techniques to this seminar. Teaching you how to realistically create dark and demented set decorating using products from Wal-Mart, Home Depot or Lowe’s. The presentation will include photo examples of decorations for home and professional attractions. These photo images are of past John Burton decorations in haunted attractions going back many years. This seminar will cover the where, what and why of Halloween, Haunted and Horror decorations. 


SUNDAY  2:00- 3:00 PM 

Movie MakeUp Mayhem & Magic 

There is always a few things all Horror movies have in common; blood and guts, nasty sets, someone getting killed and special effects. In this seminar John will talk about the inexpensive bloody makeup effects, nasty sets and special effects he has created in movies over the years. John will show scenes from such movies as “Dead End Road,” “Acts of Death” and “Cut/Print.” Then discuss how he created the effects and sets for those movies. If you are week at heart and the site of Blood guts and gore turns your stomach, you might want to skip this one. Barf bags not included. Not recommended for children.