Former 'Max Headroom' Matt Frewer will headline Tulsa horror festival

Darkon Expo will be held in Tulsa this weekend.
BY SANDI DAVIS Published: October 31, 2012
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He considers himself fortunate with the roles he has had. While he's too old for juvenile leads and is not considered a hero-type, he consistently gets auditions and roles.

“I still get to choose what I do,” he said. “I get to turn down stuff. I can play things that interest me. I can find what is wrong with the character, and anyway, villains are more interesting.

“People have expectations from heroes. Villains always have bad intentions, so all bets are off. And, hopefully, when you die, you hope people will enjoy it.”

In “Falling Skies,” General Bressler was introduced at the end of last season. Frewer describes him as a man with a bit of a death wish.

“He's doom and gloom,” he said. “He was written for me.”

On a lighter note, it's obvious Frewer loved playing the White Knight in the Syfy channel's miniseries “Alice.”

“The knight was integral to the plot,” he said. “He was such a great combination of the Cowardly Lion, Baron Munchausen and Don Quixote.”

He describes himself best.

“I'm like a bare Christmas tree,” he said. “Decorate me however you need me for the character.”

Frewer, Bauer Van Straten and the others will be available at “Meet and Greet” at 8 p.m. Friday.

Exhibits, autographs and sessions with authors and others run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by the charity event “Supper With the Stars,” followed by a showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 9 p.m. Events on Sunday run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about events and tickets, go to www.darkonexpo.net or call (918) 574-2394.