Rosalia Chavez – Writer Rosalia has a bachelor’s in Film and Television and prefers is an avid horror movie watcher. Her love of horror...
Rosalia Chavez – Writer

Rosalia has a bachelor’s in Film and Television and prefers is an avid horror movie watcher. Her love of horror films came at a very young age from her mother. She spends most of her free time binge watching an array of television series both international and domestic. Her only worry in life is that she will never have enough time to watch everything.

 

Oliver Clark – Consultant, Writer

Oliver Clark is a systems engineer and OG gamer. A new comer to the haunt scene, though his earliest experiences include “Something Wicked this way comes” and his run in with “Poltergeist” (1982) while looking for early morning cartoons. From his early days of playing “Spatterhouse” (TG16 love, word) to his currently fixation on Japanese horror visual novels and escape the room genre, longed for the day of experiencing and real life version of said games. Hello “Escape the Rooms” real life experiences!

 

Wes Cowan – Writer

 Wes Cowan studied English at CSU Fullerton. He has a deep love of horror, and his short fiction can be found at creepotales.tumblr.com

 

Norman Gidney –
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Norman Gidney was born in Fullerton California, just a few miles from Disneyland. Raised in Southern California, Norm began his love for the scare at the age of 5 by watching John Carpenter’s Halloween. What followed was a lifelong fascination with the macabre, the suspenseful, and the wonderful world of Halloween. He set out on a quest to share his passion for all things spooky with the rest of the world by developing HorrorBuzz.com.

 

Martina Gona

Martina Gona once hated getting scared, and now she loves it (only because she has to). She’s been forced to watch all the classics, such as Halloween III: Season of the Witch and Jason X, and now has a deeper appreciation of the genre. You can usually find her giggling at Knott’s Scary Farm or being moved around in the dark by ALONE or Blackout.

 

 

Mike Hansen – Senior Film Critic

Mike Hansen (aka Uncle Mike) is from the most frightening place in America: Orange County, CA. He’s been a fan of all things scary since he was a wee little monster watching Sinister Seymour, a local horror movie host on TV. His shady past includes stints as an actor, a teacher, a writer, a monster at Knott’s Scary Farm, a designer and director at GYRO’s World Of Terror, and as 2nd-runner-up in a Bruce Vilanch Look-alike Contest. He has yet to find a genre of horror he doesn’t like, but he has particular fondness for Creepshow, Night Of The Living Dead, and À l’intérieur. He has a degree in Film, with a minor in sarcasm. Follow him @UnkieMike

 

 Jeff Heimbuch – Senior Editor
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Jeff Heimbuch was born and raise on the East Coast, but currently calls SoCal his home. He’s been a fan of horror ever since he accidentally bought a VHS copy of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 at his local K-Mart at the age of 7. Aside from giving him nightmares, it awoken a love of all things that go bump in the night that continues to this day. Since then, he’s made numerous horror films of his own, experienced countless haunts, and always checks under the bed before falling asleep. He enjoys every aspect of horror, and can’t imagine his life without it. His favorite horror films are The Evil Dead films, The Shining, and Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (shut up, it’s a good movie).

 

Abel Horwitz – Writer

Abel Horwitz While Abel Horwitz always liked scary movies, he fell in love with the Los Angeles horror scene while he was standing in a monster costume scaring teenagers during Halloween Horror Nights 2012. He has since gone on to help create the haunted maze Urban Death: Tour of Terror at Zombie Joe’s Underground, acted in a handful of horror plays and has written eight short horror films (which can be found at www.abelhorwitz.com/films). His twitter handle is @abelhorwitz

 

Anna Mavromati – Writer

Anna Mavromati used to watch episodes of Nickelodeon’s “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” from behind the living room couch as a kid, beginning a lifelong, enigmatic obsession with everything that scares her. She lives in L.A. County where she writes and teaches English at community colleges. She earned both her BA in journalism and MFA in creative writing from Cal State Long Beach. In her spare time she likes to wander down dark hallways alone, waiting for strangers to pounce.

 

Jake Odenberg – Writer

Jake Odenberg is an L.A. based filmmaker and editor. Itinerant lover of deep, dark places. I love to journey to the boundaries of imagination and look under the rocks to see what is creeping and crawling underneath; beware if you join me, we only have a flickering lantern, and it is low on fuel…

 

Ryan Asher Reynoso – Writer
 

 

Zane Scott

Zane D. Scott suffers from occasional bouts of ennui which are only subsided by painting and writing innocuous articles to express his detailed opinion of the world around him.  Although content at home with his cat and whiskey, his cultural savvy comes from his experience traveling, visiting museums, patroning theatre and indulging in exceptional cuisine. Horror genre goes hand in hand with his dark outlook on humanitarianism, although he considers himself a closet optimist and philanthropist by nature. Zane is currently working on a novella about social interaction and relationships called, Don’t Wear Lipstick. Paradox and theology are often the source of his inspiration. 

 

Taylor Thorne – Writer

Born and raised in California, Taylor loves exploring the darkest depths and spookiest spots in the sunny state she calls home. When she’s not writing, Taylor can usually be found braving haunts, breaking out of escape rooms, indulging in immersive theater (both as an actor and audience member), or cuddling her two fur babies. Taylor graduated from CSUF in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English, and is currently earning her teaching credential. You can also catch her in many of Shine On Collective’s* (*link to shineoncollective.com) various theatrical productions.

Follow Taylor on Instagram @astoldbytaylor, or on Twitter @wordsbytay.

 

Ken Toghia – Technical Director

Ken Toghia is a director, animator, technologist, and horror/haunt fan living in Southern California. He was raised on Friday the 13th films, Elvira’s Movie Macabre, Oingo Boingo Halloween shows, Theme Parks, and Haunts. He started off his career as a Jungle Cruise Skipper and Riverboat Pilot at Disneyland, has a degree in Film and Television from Cal. State Long Beach, and loves to attend haunts and horror films with his amazing wife and sons (who also happen to love this stuff)

 

Brian Tull – Writer
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Artist. Writer. Horror nerd. Your fear sustains me. Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, Brian sunk his teeth into horror with the likes of Goosebumps and Are you afraid of the Dark. He has since become an aficionado and expert on VR and its integration into the horror genre. His likes are a long walk in the cemetery, nails on a chalkboard, and blurring the line between real and imagined.