Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes their horror conventions! As if Texas Frightmare Weekend wasn’t grand enough already, they’ve added more events to their schedule and some new names to the guest list. Read on!
The 2013 extravaganza proudly welcomes Gary Jones’ Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan and star Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams, himself!), who joins the ever-growing list of top horror celebrities descending upon The Hyatt Regency DFW next month! The event looks to be an awesome time with some of your favorite horror guests in attendance and screenings of the films you’ve been itching to see. Check out the official Texas Frightmare Weekend website for all the information and to purchase tickets.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back with a vengeance on May 3 through 5, offering up celebrity guests, nearly 100 incredible vendors, and more new films than ever! On Friday, May 3rd, the mammoth festival opens its doors at 6 pm (5 pm for VIPs), welcoming bone-chilling panels on Pet Sematary, Gary and Jake Busey, and more! Films that evening include Christmas with the Dead at 6 pm, the aforementioned Axe Giant at 10 pm, and Jacob and Scream Park at midnight!
On Saturday, May 4th, Texas Frightmare kicks off a powerful threefer of hotly-anticipated chillers from IFC Films, with the Texas Premiere of Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac remake at 8 pm, Ben Wheatley’s stunning Sightseers at 10 pm, and Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, the acclaimed Interview with the Vampire director’s long-awaited return to the land of the undead, at midnight! Also screening on Saturday is Rodrigo Gudiño’s The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh and Chuck Norfolk’s gross-out comedy Haunted Trailer (both at 6 pm), Mark Beal’s vampiric Enchiridion at 8 pm, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight! Saturday’s panel line-up includes The World of Stuart Gordon, TFW’s Alien reunion, the witches of The Lords of Salem, Danny Trejo, and much more!
And Sunday, May 5th, we’ve got even more happening, with panels featuring Clu and John Gulager, Dee Wallace, and Tom Savini – as well as a very special matinee screening of Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of a VHS Collector at 1pm. All film screenings are completely free for passholders and will conveniently take place at The Hyatt Regency DFW – the home of Texas Frightmare Weekend! Want more? The hotel’s also hosting Friday night’s Circus of the Damned party (free to VIP and Premium passholders), “Frightmakers” filmmaking panels, and Saturday’s popular late night Scaryoke! TFW is arguably America’s largest gathering of horror celebrities, professionals, and fans – now celebrating its eighth amazing year. The blockbuster event boasts over 10,000 attendees annually and has hosted hundreds of genre legends, including George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Cary Elwes!
Alongside newly-announced guests Dan Haggerty, Steve Railsback, and artist Bernie Wrightson, TFW’s 2013 unbelievable roster includes Alien stars Tom Skeritt and Veronica Cartwright, Danny Trejo, Virginia Madsen, the cast of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Marilyn Burns, Gary and Jake Busey, Jeffrey Combs, Denise Crosby, Sean Patrick Flanery, Stuart Gordon, Meg Foster, Clu and John Gulager, Mariel Hemingway, Jordan Ladd, Mary Lambert, Heather Langenkamp, Tyler Mane, Bill Moseley, David Naughton, Steve Niles, Tom Savini, Dee Wallace, pro-wrestler George “The Animal” Steele, and many more!
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