John Carpenter, Asia Argento and more guests
This weekend, Creation will unleash the Weekend of Horrors event on Los Angeles May 14 and 15 at Marriott Hotel Los Angeles Airport.
Shock is getting in on the fun. We’ll be recording an episode or two of Choice Cuts from the show, bringing you the sights and sounds from the two-day love letter to horror. Here’s a complete breakdown of what’s to come…
â¢ Robert Englund, the beloved star of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movies, who will talk about his upcoming role in BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON
Also, scary favorites not to be missed include: Lance Henriksen, ALIEN, ALIEN 3, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, and TV series MILLENIUM; Tom Savini, makeup FX legend from DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13TH, MANIAC; and appearing in a special Creature Panel will be Fred M. Andrews, award winning production designer and Daniel Bernhardt, star of BLOOD IS BLOOD, AKA LOCKJAW, and MORTAL KOMBAT CONQUEST.
Joining this yearâs convention will be MTVâs DEATH VALLEY, a scripted horror-comedy that captures the exploits of the men and women of the Undead Task Force (UTF) – an elite branch of the LAPD that was formed when the San Fernando Valley became overrun by zombies, vampires and werewolves. The DEATH VALLEY Panel will be hosted by Ted Raimi, director/actor/writer, and will feature the series ensemble cast Caity Lotz from MAD MEN, Bryce Johnson from SLEEPING DOGS LIE, Texas Battle (FINAL DESTINATION 3,) Charlie Sanders from FUNNY OR DIE and the producing team Julie Kellman Reading (EP), Austin Reading (EP), Eric Weinberg (EP) and Spider One (Co-EP).
A steady stream of indie filmmakers will come together and speak about their experiences and give tips including: Mike Flanagan, ABSENTIA; Dustin Warburton, TASTE, STRANGE THINGS AND MORTICIANâS FOOD; David Reda, HORROR OF OUR LOVE; and James Ryan Gary, DEVILâS CROSSING.
Join the cast and crew of the Subspecies: The Epic Collection for a look back in an informal question and answer session. Participants will be Andres Hove, Ted Nicolaou and Denice Duff.
On Saturday, May 14 at 6:45 PM, Weekend of Horrors will host a Creepy Costume Contest that will offer prizes to the winners.
Marc Dravenâs Ink Fusion Tattoo Festival will be onsite all weekend with the âWhen the Worlds of Tattooing and Comic Collideâ tour. Professional tattoo artists will be on hand to create custom tattoo designs and performed on clients 18 years or older.
For the ghoul in all of us, youâll want to dress in your finest zombie attire for the Weekend of Horrors Zombie Walk! On Saturday, May 14 at 10 AM, attendees will gather in the Foyer of the convention hotel and then start the official blood red route as the helpless public will watch and gasp. Gifts will be given to all participants in zombie wear.
A dealersâ room filled with vendors selling horror film merchandise and collectibles is sure to entice attendees along with photo ops. and autographs. Also, The Grindhouse Frightful Film Room will offer a marathon of horror and cult film screenings, courtesy of The Grindhouse Film Festival.
Weekend of Horrors is sponsored by Rue Morgue, Horrorhound Magazine, 100 Years of Monster Movies, Coffin Case, Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Dreadcentral.com and produced by Creation Entertainment, a leading entertainment marketing and merchandising company.
General admission tickets are $25 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday. Tickets for children 7-12 are $10 at the door only, and children six and under are free with parent or guardian. Show hours are Saturday, 10 AMâ7 PM, and Sunday, 10 AMâ6 PM.
Visit the official site for more details!
Source: Shock Till You Drop