When There's No More Room In Hell...
...The Dead Will Walk The Floors Of The Hyatt Regency DFW Convention Center
Dallas's annual celebration of all thing ghoulish and gory has returned! Texas Frightmare Weekend has come a long way from its origin in a suburban convention center and is now probably the largest genre film convention in the Southwest as it continues to outgrow venues year after year. The 2014 event will take place at the Hyatt Regency DFW in Irving, Texas and is expected to be the most insane yet!
This year's event has brought on a couple of high profile sponsors in the form of legendary horror mag, Fangoria, and our favorite cinema chain, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Both sponsors are doing it up right, with a cool Fangoria booth and numerous horror themed screenings at the new Alamo DFW in Richardson. In addition to the screenings at the Alamo leading up the event (The Creature From the Black Lagoon 3D, Terminator & Terminator 2, Saw, Repo! The Genetic Opera
) and culminating in a cast a crew reunion at a screening of George A. Romero's legendary Dawn of the Dead
with Romero, David Emge, Scott Reiniger, and Tom Savini in attendance. That's all before the event even starts!
Once TFW opens its doors on Friday May 2nd, we'll get a slew of exclusive screening at the event including the world premiere of Circus of the Dead
, the North American Premiere of Gun Woman
, Repo! The Genetic Opera
with shadow cast, Pick Axe Murders 3: The Final Chapter
, the world premiere of SX_Tape
from the director of Candyman
, the North American premiere of Zombie TV
featuring segments by Nishimura Yoshihiro, Makuno Maelie, and Tashiro Naoya, Alex de la Iglesia's Witching & Bitching
, and many more. There is always something to do!
Those of us lucky enough to attend May 2, 3, & 4th will be greeted by an insane line up of guests including:
George A Romero (Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Martin, The Crazies
Tobin Bell (Saw
, in his second convention appearance ever)
Tom Savini (FX maestro)
Ace Frehley (KISS)
Members of the band GHOST (Saturday only)
Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens
Linda Hamilton (Terminator, Terminator 2
Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, True Blood
Doug Bradley (Hellraiser
Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead
Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects
Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons, The Return of the Living Dead
Kevin Tenney (Night of the Demons, Witchboard
Asami (Machine Girl, Dead Sushi, Gun Woman
Linda Blair (The Exorcist, Savage Streets
Michael Parks (From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, Twin Peaks
Jen and Sylvia Soska, The Twisted Twins (American Mary, ABCs of Death 2, Dead Hooker in a Trunk
Kevin Van Hentenryck (Basket Case Trilogy
Sharni Vinson (You're Next, Bait 3D, Patrick
And many, many others!
As if that wasn't enough, there is the massive pile of vendors selling everything from DVDs and t shirts, to rare original one-sheets, toys, and crafts of all shapes and sizes. Whether you can afford to spend $10 or $1,000, there's a good chance you're coming home with something cool.
Twitch has teamed up with Texas Frightmare Weekend to offer up a pair of weekend passes for whomever can give us the best answer to the following prompt in the comment section below:
Over the course of six films, George Romero has created a world filled
not only with amazing human characters, but also, an unbelievable number
of memorable zombies. Now it's your turn to tell us which member of
Romero's undead is your favorite, and why. The most creative, honest, or
just plain insightful answer scores two guest badges to Dallas'
upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend, good for entry on from May 2 - 4.
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