Monday, May 21, 2012

CAMP BLOOD VICTIMS: NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO FIGHT BACK!

Last year, Friday the 13th and horror fans were conned by one of our own out of thousands of dollars and crushed promises.  John Gray had announced what sounded like the epitome of Friday the 13th horror events with Texas Fearfest: Camp Blood.  The event boasted over 90 guests from EVERY installment of the franchise but the sad truth was that none of it was real. After postponing the event two times and weeks of rumors that the show wasn't going to happen, Gray and others associated with creating this event kept shooting down the naysayers and people kept purchasing tickets to an event that never happened. John Gray stole thousands of dollars from horror fans and outside of ruining his reputation and ability to use a social networking site...he's gone unpunished and fans have gone without satisfaction or reimbursements.  That is...until now.  Queen of the horror media, Kristy Jett, saw horror fans being screwed over by this clown ass and decided to do something about it.  Below is an open letter from Kristy to those that were scammed by John Gray.  Spread the word, and help those who were affected by this doucher.


An Open Letter To Camp Blood Victims (By Kristy Jett)
My name is Kristy Jett and about a year ago I undertook a huge task- first to expose John Gray for his fraudulent behavior, and secondly to try and raise some money for those affected by that behavior.

To refresh your memory, John Gray, creator of Texas FearFest announced that he would be putting on the ultimate Friday the 13th convention which he would call Camp Blood- featuring cast members from every single FT13th film. He claimed to have big-time sponsors and involvement from huge stars. Amongst rumors of it all being fake, he moved the date and then the venue, then when the time came he had no show at all as many fans and insiders predicted. In the end, many fans were out hundreds of dollars and John Gray with a hundred excuses except for one where he admitted his own guilt.

This had been going on for months when I caught wind of it. I slowly but surely continued to chip away at the story, even having Gray himself come at me- threatening to sue me for defamation…when in reality all I did was force him to answer questions he had no answers for. Scratch that, he had answers, but they were all lies. In the end, even a local TV station exposed him, citing my and many other articles in this news report: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/06/08/horror-film-fans-shocked-by-no-show-convention/

After this I decided I wanted to try and do something to give back to the fans who were scammed by this guy. I gathered items for an online auction in aneffort to give some money back to the fans. Since then, my life has becomea whirlwind of activity career and personal-wise and this cause has fallento the wayside. The biggest part of this has been how busy I have been-between my writing career, my day job and also joining the team working to make the sequel to Behind the Mask: the Rise of Leslie Vernon a reality I have had little time to think let alone pick back up this cause. Another sad reality is that over the past year people have been looking to me for answers about John Gray and I have had none. I am not an officer of the law, I am simply a horror nerd who saw other horror nerds who got shafted and I wanted to do something to help.

John Gray took this opportunity to disappear from online and almost disappear completely.

The one thing I need to make abundantly clear to every single fan who was affected by Gray and Camp Blood is that nothing is going to happen to Gray unless all of you continue to put the pressure on the Texas State Attorney Generals office. In the end, I won’t be able to raise all of the money you lost, and in fact after this set of auctions I am hanging up my spurs so to speak. I knew I would never be able to give you back everything you lost, and I got in over my head to do even this. But I am a woman of my word and I will see this part of the journey through. But as I said, it’s going to be up to YOU to fight and make John Gray pay for what he did to you and your fellow nerds.

You can file a complaint with the Texas State Attorney Generals Office here: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/complain.shtml or you can directly call their offices at: (800) 621-0508. Don’t let them forget about John Gray and what he did.

But now for the part I can control and be a part of- on May 23rd, I will be listing a series of auctions on Ebay. All proceeds will go to those victims who contacted me last year to say they were victims of Camp Blood. These auctions will take place here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/videonastyproductions/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg= They will feature a large majority of celebrity autographs including Friday stars Adrienne King, Kane Hodder and Amy Steel along with other stars like Alex Winter and Lori Cardille. There will be other memorabilia including a Ft13th Part 3 mask autographed by numerous Friday stars, and other memorabilia in general. If you are not a victim of Camp Blood and would like to donate an item to be auctioned please contacted me: popcornthedoc@gmail.com

In the end, my apologies go to anyone who assumed I had forgotten or didn’t care - that couldn’t be further from the truth. The horror community is my family, and over the past year I have become close to many of the people who were scammed by John Gray. This has always been in the back of my mind. And now I am trying to end this on a positive note. Let’s hope with your help the Texas State Attorney General brings you real justice.

7 comment(s):

Sam Hain said...

Wow, I remember hearing about this from way back when the convention was still possibly going to happen. I totally forgot about all of this, so sad that so many got scammed in the end.

Kweeny Todd said...

It's amazing she is putting her own stuff out there to try and heal the wounds horror fans got from Camp Blood. It's not even her fault it happened! Much love and respect to Kristy.

Anonymous said...

Interestingly enough he (J Gray) is now in deep with the Denton County Courts with multiple counts of criminal trespassing organized retail theft. From what records show he has failed to appear so it only escalates his issues.

It's avail for public viewing.

Karma is not always swift but it does eventually rear its head.

Anonymous said...

What ever happen to this?? And all the auctions there were going to happen?

I haven't heard anything!! I'm getting suspicious!!

Nobody really wants to help us!!!

I've been screw twice now!!

Anonymous said...

john gray is in denton county jail currently. looks like he finally got what's coming to him or at least is starting to.

Anonymous said...

IT was complete and utter BS to have that all happen to us die hard fans... It has certainly ruined the whole experience for a lot of us in continuing to do conventions. Regardless of fault and blame it is what it is and it really set some of us over the edge who lost hundreds if not thousands of dollars in travel expenses and ticket sales. Plenty of us had no refundable itineraries and were forced to lose out on all that money. Then in the wake of all that people came forward to claim they were going to do this that and the other to help try and make amends and that never came to fruition and seemed they just wanted to ride the 15 minute John Gray train. I hope everyone who was in on the before and after effects of these crimes pays dearly one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

Booking #: 510698 Denton County Sheriff's Office
Facility: Booked: 08/20/2013 Released:
Name Gray, John Ashley Desc White Male 6' 1" 190 lbs
Alias Fear- Fest; Grah, John Ahsley; Gray, John; Gray, John A. Hair Brown
SO # 183435 Eyes Blue
Address 1961 Colorado Blvd #D
Denton, TX 76201
Front View Mugshot
Warrant # Charge Issuing Auth Offense Date Bond/Type Fine/Crt Costs Disposition
F-2012-1462-E FTA-ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT >= $500 < $1500 367th Judicial District Court 03/28/2012
30,000.00
Surety Bond
F-2012-1463-E FTA-ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT >= $500 < $1500 367th Judicial District Court 04/07/2012
30,000.00
Surety Bond
F-2012-1779-E FTA-ENGAGE IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY 367th Judicial District Court 04/09/2012
30,000.00
Surety Bond
F-2012-1463-E 17.19-ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT >= $500 < $1500 367th Judicial District Court 07/27/2012
Special Circumstance/See Comments
F-2012-1462-E 17.19-ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT >= $500 < $1500 367th 03/28/2012
Special Circumstance/See Comments
F-2012-1779-E 17.19-ENGAGE IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY 367th 04/09/2012
Special Circumstance/See Comments
13-510698 POSS DANGEROUS DRUG Denton Co 08/20/2013
1,000.00
Surety Bond
DPD13-358 THEFT PROP>=$1,500<$20K Denton Dist
2,500.00
Surety Bond
CR-2012-01625-B ASSP-CRIMINAL TRESPASS County Criminal Court #2 01/02/2012
10,000.00
Surety Bond
0.00
CR-2012-05503-B ASSP-FAIL TO IDENTIFY FUGITIVE INTENT GIVE FALSE INFO County Criminal Court #2 04/09/2012
10,000.00
Surety Bond
0.00
CR-2013-03393-B ASSP-THEFT >$50<$500 County Criminal Court #2 01/28/2013
2,500.00
Surety Bond
CR-2013-03392-B ASSP-THEFT >$50<$500 County Criminal Court #2 03/15/2013
2,500.00
Surety Bond
CR-2013-04249-B ASSP-THEFT >$50<$500 County Criminal Court #2 05/03/2013
1,000.00
Surety Bond
CR-2013-04406-B ASSP-THEFT >$50<$500 County Criminal Court #2 04/04/2013
17,000.00
Surety Bond
CR-2013-04757-B ASSP-FAIL TO IDENTIFY FUGITIVE INTENT GIVE FALSE INFO County Criminal Court #2 06/04/2013
5,000.00
Surety Bond
CR-2013-04287-B ASSP-THEFT >$50<$500 County Criminal Court #2 02/01/2013
2,000.00
Surety Bond
CR-2013-04248-B 17.16-THEFT >$50<$500 County Criminal Court #2 05/03/2013
2,000.00
Surety Bond
DPD13403 THEFT PROP<$1,500 2/MORE PREV CONVIC Denton Dist 08/16/2013
2,500.00
Surety Bond

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