Texas Frightmare Weekend: The Dead Will Rise in Dallas

txz.jpgDoes the thought of spending another weekend fighting your way through Deeley Plaza traffic make you wish that you were in the center of triangulated crossfire? Whether you’re a Lone Star resident or just thinking about a visit – don’t forget the Texas Frightmare Weekend, February 21st to the 24th. Located within a Jim Bowie knife throw of the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport at the Hilton DFW Lakes hotel, the Frightmare is the largest convention of its kind in the Southwest.
If the chance to pepper Malcolm McDowell with questions about everything from A CLOCKWORK ORANGE to CALIGULA to ENTOURAGE (and don’t forget about BLUE THUNDER – Viva Col. Cochrane!) doesn’t thrill – check your pulse, it can’t possibly provide sufficient blood flow.
And speaking of blood flow, fans of George A. Romero’s DEAD films have good reason to rejoice, as the guest list features what must be the largest single gathering of cast members in one place. NIGHT’s Judith O’Dea, Russ Streiner, and Bill Hinzman; DAWN’s Ken Foree, David Emge, and Scott Reiniger; DAY’s Joe Pilato, Howard Sherman, and Jarlath Conroy; and LAND’s Robert Joy, and Eugene Clark. Romero himself will be there as well; reminiscing about his classic films, and ready to answer questions about the newest entry in the franchise, DIARY OF THE DEAD (opening February 15th!).
Other headliners include everyone’s favorite movie mom Dee Wallace Stone, EFX makeup masters Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero, horror hostess Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson, scariest movie-kid ever Harvey Stephens (young Damien in the original The Omen), the lovely Scout Taylor Compton, Danielle Harris, and Kristina Klebe from Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN reboot.
The usual horror-con bells & whistles abound – massive vendor areas, screenings, panels, and maybe a few surprises. Anyone interested in hotel reservations should act right away; rooms are being offered at a massive discount for attendees but they’re going fast. Details on hotel reservations and convention tickets, plus a full briefing on events and a complete guest list can be found at the official website. If you are not so lucky to make it, rest assured that your faithful Scribe will be there to recount all the bloody details.

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