Born in Decatur, Illinois, Steve began his film career in a distinctly Corman-esque style, directing a string of successful B movies in Florida in the early 90s. These included the home video/cable hits Dark Universe (1993) (V), Biohazard: The Alien Force and Jack-O (1995), as well as the cult classic Vampire Trailer Park (1991). Relocating to Los Angeles, Steve continued his career as both writer and director, though on markedly larger budgeted projects. With a filmography well into the double digits, Steve’s recent screenwriting credits have included the Sy Fy Channel original movie Stan Lee’s Lightspeed (2006) and the Dolph Lundgren action thriller Command Performance (2009). This year, Steve resumes his directing career with Return of the Killer Shrews (2012), currently in post production. This sequel to the 1959 cult classic stars John Schneider, Bruce Davison and features James Best returning as Captain Thorne Sherman. Steve will be previewing the 1st teaser trailer for Return of the Killer Shrews at the B-Movie Celebration.
Kevin Tenney has been making films since the sixth grade. He is the only USC graduate to have been able to direct both a television project and a film project. He has gone on to direct and produce a dozen independent features including “Witchboard” and “Night of the Demons.” His most recent production is “Brain Dead.” The B-Movie Celebration will be showing his original “Night of the Demons” and Kevin will be present at the screening.
Tony Randel has directed many B-features including “Hellbound: Hellraiser 2,” “Fist of the North Star,” “Amityville 1992: It’s About Time,” “Ticks” and, most recently “The Double Born.” He will be on hand to introduce “Ticks.”
Fred Olen Ray
The name Fred Olen Ray is well associated with B-Movies as he has been making them for over 30 years. Some of his many productions include “Biohazzard,” “Armed Response” and his latest, “Dino Wolf,” which marks a return to the B-monster movies of yesteryear. The master will be on hand when “Dino Wolf” makes its World Premiere at the B-Movie Celebration.
One of the B-Movie Celebration’s favorites, Jim Wynorski has been making features for over 25 years with 150 films to his credit. He left behind a successful commercial business for Los Angeles in 1980 and came into B-movie king Roger Corman’s orbit for which he would make his earliest films such as “Lost Empire” and “Chopping Mall.” Among his many credits include “Big Bad Mama II” with Angie Dickenson, “Not of This Earth with Traci Lords, “The Return of Swamp Thing” with Heather Locklear,” “Hard Bounty,” “Transylvania Twist,” “Munchie,” “Gargoyle”, “The Curse of the Komodo” and “Cry of the Winged Serpent.” He’s had seven premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel and he shows no signs of slowing down. Last year marked the debut of his shot-in-Franklin “Monster Cruise” and this year, we premiere his “Camel Spiders.”