Texas Frightmare Weekend
With a jam-packed lineup of stars, this year’s Texas Frightmare Weekend was already looking to be a must-attend event, and the convention has just gotten a big time upgrade in the form of a partnership with IFC Midnight.
Read on for all the details, which are sure to have you planning a trip to rattlesnake country!
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back for blood May 2nd through the 4th, offering up more celebrity guests, more vendors, and the continuation of its wildly popular free film screenings to all TFW passholders! Continuing last year’s partnership, Texas Frightmare Weekend is monstrously proud to re-team with IFC Midnight and present a gruesome twosome of new horror films from two specialists in the genre!
Texas Frightmare Weekend welcomes a stellar duo of hotly anticipated chillers with Ben Ketai’s subterranean terror opus Beneath and Álex de la Iglesia’s epic Spanish horror/comedy Witching and Bitching!
A coven of flesh-eating witches meet their match when a group of hapless thieves stumble upon a mysterious mansion in Witching and Bitching, the freaky new horror comedy from Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia (Mutant Action, Day of the Beast, As Luck Would Have It) and starring Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, and Carmen Maura. Winner of eight GOYA Awards (Spain’s Academy Awards) including Best Special Effects and Best Makeup, this festival favorite is presented in its native Spanish language with English subtitles. IFC Midnight will release Witching and Bitching this summer in theatres, on cable, and via digital VOD.
In Beneath a deadly supernatural force is unleashed when a crew of coal miners and a female environmentalist find themselves trapped 600 feet below ground. This creepy and claustrophobic horror thriller from director Ben Ketai (30 Days of Night: Dark Days) stars Jeff Fahey, Kelly Noonan, Joey Kern, and Brent Briscoe. Winner of six awards at SCREAMFEST, LA’s annual horror film festival, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Special Effects, IFC Midnight will release Beneath this summer in theatres, on cable, and via digital VOD.
These two spectacular free screenings are courtesy of IFC Midnight, free for TFW passholders, and will conveniently take place at The Alamo Drafthouse Grindhouse Cinema, located inside The Hyatt Regency DFW – the home of Texas Frightmare Weekend!
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 Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Cary Elwes.
Celebrity guests at TFW 2014 include living legend George A. Romero and the cast of Dawn of the Dead; Saw’s Tobin Bell; The Creature from the Black Lagoon’s Julie Adams and Ricou Browning; a Terminator reunion featuring Michael Biehn, Earl Boen, Linda Hamilton, Peter Kent, Kristanna Loken, and Robert Patrick; Japan’s ass-kicking warrior princess Asami; Hellraiser’s Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, and Barbie Wilde; an Aliens reunion featuring Mark Rolston, Michael Biehn, and Jenette Goldstein; Paradise Lost’s Jason Baldwin; the cast of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”; Full Moon founder Charles Band; Repo! The Genetic Opera’s Bill Moseley, Nivek Ogre, and Alexa Vega; the legendary Linda Blair; Night of the Demons’ Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley, and Kevin Tenney; Doctor Giggles himself, Larry Drake; and The Blair Witch Project’s Heather Donohue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, and Eduardo Sanchez!
Additional guests include Phil Fondacaro, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, John Kassir, Nick King, Kurando Mitsutake, Kyle Labine, Tyler Labine, Chris Marquette, artist Brett Weldele, Michael Parks, Chris Alexander, Lou Taylor Pucci, artist Gary Pullin, musician Twiggy Ramirez, Dee Snider, Jen and Sylvia Soska, artist Ben Templesmith, Kevin Van Hentenryck, Jill Whitlow, and many more!
Daily and weekend passes are available on the Texas Frightmare Weekend website. Weekend and daily passes grant admission to TFW’s free screenings but do not guarantee seating so arrive early – before they reach full capacity!
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