We’re as happy as a clown in a kid store for this weekend! Another great year soaking in all the blood at Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas. This will be their 12th year and is one of Texas’s biggest (perhaps the countries?) biggest horror conventions. Texas Frightmare Weekend (May 4-7) is being presented by Arrow Video (media sponsored by Blumhouse). As usual their featured guests, panels, screenings and vendors are highly impressive.
TFW always has special showcases on some of your favorite horror movies. This year they will be featuring a special Fright Night panel with director Tom Holland, William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark and FX legend Steve Johnson. For you creature and Carpenter fans, you’ll enjoy the 35th anniversary panel for The Thing, featuring Keith David, Wilford Brimley, Thomas Waites and Dean Cundey. And for you hill-hiding mutants, check out the 40th anniversary panel of the The Hills Have Eyes featuring Dee Wallace and Michael Berryman. Not to mention a Ted Raimi Q&A and a secret movie from Charles Band and Full Moon Pictures. Both are bound to be loads of fun. Many, many more cool panels and horror celebs will grace the event — too many to list here — BUT… I’ve saved the best for last… are you ready?…. Dario “f’n” Argento! Yup. I’m pretty sure this is one of his first US appearances in quite awhile, so this is a must for your giallo fans. He will be there celebrating the 40th anniversary of Suspiria with Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania Casini and Claudio Simonetti. Like I mentioned before, there is way too much to list here, so head over to the site for the full schedule and guests. And don’t forget to bring some dollies to load out some killer horror merch available from the vendors and artists selling their bloody hearts out at the convention.
We’ll be there as usual haunting the aisles and seeing what horror fun we can get into. Expect to hear the re-cap of the convention on our May podcast episode sometime during the week of May 15th — including a live Hammered Horror and another Elevator Ambush. If you want to live vicariously through us while we’re at TFW, follow us on the Instragrams. Several of us will be logged in showing you pics and video of the weekend. If you’re planning on heading out, find us and say Hi. We promise we won’t bite… too hard.
— Bunny Voodoo