Kelli Maroney

Kelli Maroney began her career acting and studying at the Guthrie Theater in her native Minneapolis. Like her fellow horror heroine Barbara Crampton, Maroney’s first roles were on daytime television: evil adolescent Kimberly Harris on RYAN’S HOPE and the vengeful Tina Clayton Lord Roberts on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. She made her film debut as ‘Spirit Bunny’ Cindy Carr in the teen comedy classic FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982).

Maroney achieved her greatest enduring cult popularity, however, in the horror and science fiction genres with NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984) and CHOPPING MALL (1986). Maroney has often cheerfully poked fun at her own B-movie starlet image in numerous TV guest star appearances, such as a crazed evangelist on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. She has also continued to act on the stage in Los Angeles in productions such as PINK at the Renegade Theater, OUTWARD BOUND at the Hudson Backstage, THE EDGE OF ALLEGIANCE at the Met theater.

Maroney lives in Hollywood and has several projects in development as actor/producer.

Barbara Crampton

Barbara Crampton is a classically trained theater actress who started on the stage in New York before eventually moving to LA, where she landed a role on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Daytime television, including iconic shows like THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, would continue to be a force throughout her career.

Crampton had a few brief roles in BODY DOUBLE (1984) and FRATERNITY VACATION (1985) before making a cult splash as Megan Halsey in Stuart Gordon’s now-midnight classic RE-ANIMATOR (1985). In fact, the film suited her so well that she re-joined her RE-ANIMATOR costar Jeffrey Combs in another Lovecraftian adaptation, FROM BEYOND, just a year later. She found somewhat of a niche in horror, appearing throughout the 80s in cult classics like CHOPPING  MALL (1986), alongside fellow Silver Scream guest Kelli Maroney, and PUPPETMASTER (1989).

Crampton took an extended break from acting to raise a family, but when she finally returned to the screen, it was horror that brought her back: Adam Wingard’s YOU’RE NEXT (2011). The second stage of her acting career has also been dominated by genre films, including WE ARE STILL HERE (2015), Rob Zombie’s LORDS OF SALEM (2012), and BEYOND THE GATES (2016). She recently filmed a role in the star-studded extravaganza DEATH HOUSE.