Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015 Announces Screenings For 10th Anniversary Event

Contributing Writer; Texas, USA
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Since 2006, Texas Frightmare Weekend has been the place to be for horror fans in the southwest United States. From founder Loyd Cryer's humble beginnings at the Grapevine community center to its current home at the DFW Hyatt, this is one convention that gets bigger and better every year. One thing that we at ScreenAnarchy don't often get a chance to talk about are conventions, because while they are very popular among horror and sci-fi fans, there's not typically a lot of news to report.

Texas Frightmare Weekend is among the standouts in this regard, as they place a high priority on their screenings and getting the kind of films that horror fans want to see. This tenth anniversary event, scheduled for May 2-3, is no different. There is even an unusual and welcome focus on documentaries this time around, with a couple of films about which we've been effusive for some time. In addition to those, there are also some gory and gruesome fan favorites and festival picks that look like they'll be well worth your time.

Take a look at the film selection below and let us know what you're most excited about!

First up on our must-see list is David Gregory's Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Lost Souls. While the film's title may be more than a little unwieldy, it certainly tells is like it is. This film has traveled the world and been the belle of many a ball while making its way to Dallas. Our own James Marsh had this to say after witnessing the film's premiere at Fantastic Fest 2014:

The themes Wells tackles in his novel remain just as prescient and controversial today as they did over 100 years ago, and as a result it may still be some time before we see a faithful adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau on our screens. However, there is no doubt that it will continue to inspire artists like Richard Stanley to attempt it, although it will be some years before the stink of New Line's 1996 version is scrubbed away. In the meantime, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley's Island Of Dr. Moreau keeps the conversation and the dreams alive, giving audiences a glimpse of the possibilities the story offers, while also showing us yet again the great conflicts and contradictions at the heart of the commercial film industry.

Director David Gregory will be on hand at Texas Frightmare Weekend for the film, as well as hawking his wares as one of the co-founders of Severin Films.

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r0rschachMarch 18, 2015 11:13 PM

Absolutely loves this at FF and really glad my fellow Dallasites will get a chance to see this now. Was really cool meeting Stanley after the movie, he's a really funny, likeable guy.