OTTUMWA, IOWA (September 26, 2022) — Prescribed Films is proud to announce Duane Whitaker will join Naomi Grossman and Debbie Rochon as headlining celebrity guests at Halloweenapalooza 2022 taking place October 7-8 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

Duane Whitaker has spent the last thirty years as one of Hollywood's most entertaining actors. Whitaker is most recognized as Maynard, the sadistic pawn-shop owner, in Pulp Fiction. Some of his very early television credits include Highway to HeavenRoseanne, and Quantum Leap. Whitaker has appeared in over sixty feature films and in the horror genre Whitaker has anchored a large part of his work.

He has been a part of no less than eight horror franchises, including Tales from the Hood, Rob Zombie's Devil's Rejects and Halloween 2Children of the Corn: GenesisPuppetmaster 5Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, and From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, which he also co-wrote.

Naomi Grossman is best known as the first crossover character, the fan-favorite “Pepper” on FX’s hit anthology series, American Horror Story: Asylum and Freak Show. She also appeared as a new character, the Satanist “Samantha Crowe” in the eighth season, Apocalypse, as well as “Rabid Ruth” in the spin-off series, American Horror Stories.

The 90’s Scream Queen of the decade, Debbie Rochon’s credits include Abducted 2: The ReunionAxe to Grind, and in several of Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma Productions, most notably Terror Firmer and Tromeo and Juliet. She has appeared on the cover of FangoriaRue MorgueVampirella Magazine, and others. Rochon also recently made her directorial début with the film Model Hunger.

Now in its twelfth year, Halloweenapalooza is Iowa’s premier horror-film showcase, created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. In addition to the film festival, which features talented works from around the world, the event includes vendors, panels, ghost hunt, showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and more.

Tickets, including special VIP packages, are on sale now at

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