David Naughton to attend Horror Con 2016
The Bad Moon will be Rising at Horror Con 2016! Its already shaping to be a fantastic line-up this year, not only do we have Kane Hodder and Doug Bradley in attendance, the genre dedicated organizers have recently announced that the American Werewolf in London himself, David Naughton is also joining the two masters of horror at Sheffield’s blood-splattered Summer Event.
Naughton famously played the lead role of David Kessler in John Landis’s 1981 Cult Comedy Horror. While visiting the idyllic Yorkshire Moors, David and his friend Jack (Griffin Dunne) fail to heed the warnings of the locals at The Slaughtered Lamb pub and are attacked by a viscous beast. Jack is unfortunately ripped to pieces while David is bitten by the creature. After waking up in a London hospital David begins to have sinister and vivid dreams and starts seeing Jack (now dead) in all stages of decay. He finds love with kind-hearted nurse Alex Price (Jenny Agutter) but soon his trip to the moors comes back to haunt him as David transforms into a blood thirsty werewolf and terrorizes London. An American Werewolf in London features one of the most impressive FX sequences in a horror film ever, it was ahead of its time and remembered for its equal mix of thrills, laughs and scares.
Naughton consistently worked in films and television following the success of Werewolf and had previously starred alongside Michael J Fox in his film debut Midnight Madness (1980). To horror fans he will always be remembered as David Kessler, a character who blurred the lines between killer monster and likable guy.
Horror Con 2016 is going to be incredible with three genre legends in the line-up, it’s not every day you get to meet Jason Voorhees/Victor Crowley, Pinhead and David Kessler. I can’t wait to see what they will have in store next.
Horror Con 2016 takes place on Saturday July 9th & Sunday July 10th. Save the Date and book your Weekend (or individual day passes) on http://horrorconventions.co.uk/
Check out my review of An American Werewolf in London from last year’s Leeds Horror Festival on Love Horror. http://lovehorror.co.uk/zombies/leeds-horror-festival-full-write-up/
Hayley Alice Roberts