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Stephen Chiodo


Director of 1988's cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Stephen Chiodo has since established himself as a highly creative special effects director with an expertise in stop-motion animation, working with such noted directors as Francis Ford Coppola, John Landis, Joe Dante, Sam Raimi, Jon Favreau, and Trey Parker & Matt Stone. Most recently, Mr. Chiodo has developed and directed pilots for CNN, Showtime, and the Disney Channel and has been sharing his expertise by teaching stop-motion animation at the California Institute of the Arts.

Mr. Chiodo joins the 2018 Telluride Horror Show for a special 30th anniversary presentation of Killer Klowns from Outer Space and will participate in a conversation following the film.

Paul Tremblay


Paul Tremblay is the award-winning and best-selling author of seven novels including The Cabin at the End of the World, A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil's Rock, and The Little Sleep. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly.com, and numerous “year’s best” anthologies. He has a master’s degree in mathematics and lives outside Boston with his wife and two children.

Paul Tremblay joins the Telluride Horror Show as our 2018 Guest Author and will participate in a public reading, conversation, and book signing.

Jeremy Robert Johnson


Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of the critically-acclaimed collection Entropy in Bloom as well as the breakthrough cult novel Skullcrack City. His fiction has been praised by The Washington Post and Publishers Weekly, authors such as David Wong, Chuck Palahniuk and Jack Ketchum, and has appeared internationally in numerous anthologies and magazines.

Jeremy Robert Johnson, our guest author in 2017, returns to this year's Telluride Horror Show to host the conversation with guest author Paul Tremblay and will participate in a public reading and book signing.

Meredith Borders


Meredith Borders is the managing editor of the newly revived Fangoria magazine and a writer for Bloody Disgusting. She lives in Houston, Texas, where she owns City Acre Brewing with her husband Matt.

Meredith Borders, our guest host in 2017, returns to this year's Telluride Horror Show to moderate conversations with special guests and other visiting filmmakers.

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