Puppetmaster Band On the Road

The successful B-movie mogul behind Full Moon Features is taking his distinctive brand of horror on the road this October with a nationwide tour. Charles Band’s Full Moon Horror Road Show will feature puppets and other props from his catalog of chillers, many of which feature stop-motion animation by the late, great Dave Allen.

Each stop on the tour promises a surprise celebrity guest from past films, rare clips, behind-the-scenes moments, contests, bizarre audience participation, a Q&A/signing session and an original puppet and doll auction. Attendees will also have a chance to be killed in an upcoming Full Moon feature.

Charles Band began making films in 1975 at the age of 21, and has built up a body of work that includes such cult favorite franchises as the Puppetmaster, Subspecies and Dollman series. Other home-video hits include Oblivion, Blood Dolls and Decadent Evil. Like Roger Corman before him, Band has helped launch the careers of a number of Hollywood A-listers, including Demi Moore, Viggo Mortenson, Helen Hunt and Kelly Preston.

Band’s traveling horror fest kicks off on Oct. 5 in Austin, Texas, and comes to an end on Halloween in Philadelphia, where fans are required to come in costume to help celebrate the holiday. Tour dates and more information on the event and the Charles Band phenomenon in general can be found at www.fullmoonfeatures.com and www.charlesband.com.