EVENT: Texas Frightmare Weekend

Texas Frightmare 2013

There is something about the summer months that has become synonymous with watching horror films in our culture, so what better way to kick off this year’s summer vacation than with a trip to Dallas for “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention” or more aptly known as Texas Frightmare Weekend. This three-day convention celebrates all things within this genre of film and television with celebrity guest appearances, autograph signings, exclusive screenings, and horror memorabilia vendors from across the nation. Since its creation in 2005 by Loyd and Sue Cryer, the event has evolved into the largest horror convention in the nation attracting over 10,000 fans annually and has even hosted big name legends as George A. Romero, Malcom McDowell, and John Carpenter.

This year’s Texas Frightmare Weekend is sponsored by Warner Bros. and GameStop who are  presenting WBIE’s new game Lollipop Chainsaw in association with Rue Morgue Magazine. It already has quite the line-up with an Alien Reunion from the film’s stars Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright. There will be a handful of AMC’s The Walking Dead cast to meet the needs of die-hard fans. Sean Patrick Flanery will also be attending with his The Boondock Saints counter-part Norman Reedus, who will be on double-duty for the convention. Finally, in celebration of Rob Zombie’s upcoming novel and film, the stars of The Lords of Salem will be in attendance. The novel will hit bookshelves March 12th, while the film will be released five weeks later on April 19, 2013. The Lords of Salem is Rob Zombie’s first original screenplay since The Devil’s Rejects.

The convention will also have plenty of other horror film stars in attendance, as well as a few horror filmmakers, make-up artists, and authors to round out the guest list. But that’s not all! There will be an exclusive screening of Joe R. Lansdale’s Christmas with the Dead, and a panel “Are you prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse?” with more events to be announced soon!

Meet The Cast of The Walking Dead

Texas Frightmare Weekend will come to the Hyatt Regency in DFW on May 3-5. Tickets are on sale now.

Visit their site http://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/weirdpress/ for more information.

 

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