CELEBRITY GUESTS FOR 2021
LOCAL GUESTS FOR FLASHBACK WEEKEND 2021
SVENGOOLIE FBW 2021 SCHEDULE
Saturday, July 31
- 1:30PM – Celeb photo-ops
- 2:00PM – 3:30PM – Autographs and table photos
- 4:15PM – 5:00PM – Svengoolie hosts the Sinister Visions Costume Contest
Every year at Flashback Weekend we look forward to the annual visit from Chicago Television Legend "SVENGOOLIE". Rich Koz has portrayed the popular character since 1979, and is now seen nationally Saturday nights on the Me-TV network, as well as on Chicago’s WCIU, "The U!" Also featured are "Doug Graves" the laid back musical sidekick, Tombstone the talking skull, and Kerwyn the prehistoric rubber chicken , along with Sven’s popular musical numbers and commercial parodies wrapped around films from the classic Universal Studios library.
Svengoolie/Rich Koz has received 8 regional Emmy Awards, and was inducted into the prestigious Chicago Television Academy's 2004 "Silver Circle" for outstanding contributions to Chicago television. He has won the national Rondo Award as ‘favorite horror host’ numerous times. His original TV coffin is on display permanently in Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications.
THE MOLE MAN OF BELMONT AVENUE, SQUEAL, THE ART OF PAIN
John LaFlamboy, founder of Zombie Army Productions, has been producing award winning haunted houses, events, films, and theatre for the past 20 years in Chicagoland. His theatre and film background give him the foundation to create massive interactive haunted attractions that leave the audience feeling like they had just walked through a live horror film. His production of Statesville Haunted Prison has been a nationally ranked attraction and holds the distinction of being the most critically acclaimed haunted house in Chicago history. His latest creation, HellsGate Haunted House, is his dream project and the culmination of 20 years of haunted house experience. “HellsGate, it’s not just a haunted house, it’s an adventure!” says John. When he is not working in the halls of his haunted houses, he is on stage as an ensemble member of The Artistic Home Theatre and working on independent films in Chicago. If you want to learn more, go behind the scenes of the haunted house industry with John and his Zombie Army crew with the reality web series DaysOfTheLivingDead.com - new episodes drop this Fall!
John Borowski is an award winning independent filmmaker and author whose film works have garnered international acclaim and are distributed internationally on numerous streaming platforms. Borowski's focus is the study of true crime, specifically serial killers, as well as the culture which has arisen from killer celebrities. Borowski has been called an investigative historian and a modern folklorist, documenting the world's worst criminals. With over 20 years of post graduate work experience in the field of filmmaking, writing, and studying true crime, Borowski has been featured on many television documentary programs as an expert in his field. John Wayne Gacy is the focus of Borowski's current documentary film which has been in production since 2019. Panzram at Leavenworth, Borowski's latest book details letters written between the incarcerated killer and his jail guard friend. Borowski is featured in an upcoming six-hour documentary series for A&E on five serial killers of the 1970’s to early 90’s. Filmmaker store site: store.johnborowski.com
Chad Savage is a dark artist/designer and the owner of Sinister Visions inc., a dark visual design company that caters to the horror, Halloween & haunted attraction industries. Besides providing branding, art and websites for hundreds of haunted houses around the world, he manages a series of genre websites including PumpkinCult.com and the DarkChicago.com series of sites, and is the Art & Marketing Director for Flashback Weekend and The Zombie Army.
Sinister Visions inc. is an official sponsor of Flashback Weekend, and will host/sponsor the Costume Contest on Saturday - details HERE!
To learn more about Chad Savage and his work, visit SV23.com.
More 2021 celebrity guest announcements coming soon!