Per My Brother:
As ScareFest 2012 opened to the public, there was great pomp and circumstance. Members of the Lexington, KY Chamber of Commerce made a brief appearance, then an incredibly detailed Jason of Friday the 13th cut the ceremonial ribbon… with his machete! Natch!

Afterward, members of the media got a quick photo-op of some of the attending celebrities. Instead of having a Red Carpet gala, this was the Black Carpet introduction of some of the biggest names in the horror and paranormal genres!

Some of the celebrities include:
– Victor Miller – screenwriter for the original Friday the 13th (and creator of Jason Voorhees and his mother)
– Michael Berryman – actor in The Hills Have Eyes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Crow, The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation
– Cleve Hall – FX Artist, Monster Creator for Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Warner Bros, Disney
– Ashley Laurence – actress in Hellraiser, Red, Lightning Bug, ER
– Paul Bradford, Joe Chin, Susan Slaughter and Scott Tepperman of Ghost Adventures International
– Derek Mears – actor in Predators and Friday the 13th
– Scout Taylor Compton – actress in Halloween, Halloween II and The Runaways
– Tyler Mane – actor: Michael Myers in Halloween and H2, Troy, X-Men
– Denise Crosby – actress in The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Pet Sematary
– Josh Gates – Host of Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters Live
– Aaron Goodwin of Ghost Adventures