texas frightmare weekend
I was inspired to do this series of monthly interviews while attending last year's Texas Frightmare Weekend convention. They had a series of panels called "Texas Frightmakers", and I lifted the title as it seemed like a fantastic idea. As such, it's only right to interview the founder and bossman behind the con, Loyd Cryer.
The Texas Frightmare Weekend ran this past April 29th-May 1st in Dallas, and as Dread Central's only North Texas operative, it fell to me to bring you everything I could from the con. Unfortunately, for the past month I was held captive by an illicit donkey show south of the Border that's also a front for a Satanic drug cult. Just the other day I managed to escape and file this report.
The man behind some of the greatest titles in B-movie history, Roger Corman, is indeed gracing the Texas Frightmare Weekend, and his schedule has been finalized. With the additional good news that Mr. Corman has graciously cleared his schedule to allow for an extra hour to his appearance. So one of the legends of genre will now be appearing for five hours. Here's the complete schedule:
Tons of new stuff has been coming out for the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend, which is shaping up to have its biggest year yet. And quite frankly, I'm jealous I won't be there.
Lucky McKee’s The Woman has had absolutely no lack of controversy and press after its screening at Sundance this year. The movie, based on the novel by Jack Ketchum, caught massive attention after the very vocal walkout of one festival-goer at Sundance. (Dig it here)
Feeling a little let down about the Saw series ending? Not sure how to face a Halloween without the promise of a new entry in the juggernaut horror series? Texas Frightmare Weekend might be able to help with that.
Texas Frightmare Weekend has established itself as one of the biggest and best conventions in the country, stacked top to bottom with some of the genre's biggest stars, and this April they're looking to tear the roof off of the place! From the Press Release
Ever wanted to try your hand at coming up with a fake trailer that shows people how it's really done? If so, then you should be interested in this new contest that just landed in our inbox in which three lucky winners will have their trailers play before the Dallas premiere of I Spit on Your Grave. Here are the details from the folks at Texas Frightmare Weekend, one of the contest sponsors:
In the final days of VHS and throughout the glory days of DVD, there’s no question that Anchor Bay was THE savior for horror fans. The sheer amount of obscure, quality genre films they gave us access to is almost difficult to believe. It’s sad that their output has slowed to a crawl, but it’s great to see the Bay is still alive and kicking with some real goodies coming down the pike!
Do you need any more reasons to get your asses to the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend show? Film festivals! Premieres! Celebrities! Dozens of vendors tables! And now a live auction to enable you to get your horror loving claws into a plethora of items from your favorite fright flicks and more!
Some more details have come in for those of you starving for your fix of Tim Sullivan's 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams. If you're in Texas, you're going to be in for one hell of a good time!
There's LOTS of horror coming to the Lone Star state this April, and we've got the early word on what movies you can expect to see playing during the Texas Frightmare Film Festival.
Any horror fan worth his or her weight in gore should be amped up for George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, and if you’re planning on attending the Texas Frightmare Weekend, that’s exactly what you’re going to be seeing. That and so much more!