Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors convention, presented by Anchor Bay Entertainment, will be held September 29 to October 1 at the Meadowlands Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, New Jersey). There are tons of exciting guests/programs set for Fango’s New York/New Jersey bonanza, which will run three full days. For a complete list of guests and events read on, you’re not going to want to miss this one!
* A convention first, FANGORIA RADIO will be broadcast live from the show’s ballroom on Friday night, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sirius Satellite channel 102. FANGORIA RADIO is hosted by Twisted Sister’s Dee (STRANGELAND) Snider and scream queen Debbie (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE) Rochon. The broadcast will be free to all convention attendees, many of whom will have the opportunity to participate in this historic horror event.
* Ron Perlman: One of the genre’s most popular stars! Best known for HELLBOY, BLADE II, DESPERATION, CRONOS, QUEST FOR FIRE, ALIEN: RESURRECTION and TV’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. New roles include THE MUTANT CHRONICLES, John Carpenter’s latest MASTERS OF HORROR episode and THE LAST WINTER.
* Jeffrey Combs: Horror great from RE-ANIMATOR, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, CASTLE FREAK, NECRONOMICON, THE FRIGHTENERS, THE PIT & THE PENDULUM, ABOMINABLE and more
* John Saxon: Veteran genre star from NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3, WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE, Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE, Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, and many more. Latest stints include TRAPPED ASHES and Argento’s MASTERS OF HORROR season two episode PELTS
* William Finley: Cult actor from Brian De Palma’s PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, SISTERS, THE FURY and BLACK DAHLIA and Tobe Hooper’s EATEN ALIVE, THE FUNHOUSE and NIGHT TERRORS
* Robert Joy: Memorable actor from THE HILLS HAVE EYES, LAND OF THE DEAD, THE DARK HALF, FALLEN, RESURRECTION
* TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING Panel: With stars R. Lee Ermey (THE FRIGHTENERS, BODY SNATCHERS and WILLARD) Jordan (THE FACULTY) Brewster and Diora (WEDDING CRASHERS) Baird, plus director Jonathan (DARKNESS FALLS) Liebesman and producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (the team behind the recent AMITYVILLE HORROR and THE HITCHER reduxes and others)
* Amber Tamblyn: star of THE GRUDGE 2, THE RING and JOAN OF ARCADIA
* Darren Lynn Bousman: director of SAW II and the new SAW III
* Kane Hodder: Once and future Jason from FRIDAY THE 13TH series will discuss his latest films, HATCHET, ED GEIN: THE BUTCHER OF PLAINFIELD and EVIL INCARNATE: RICHARD SPECK
* Larry Fessenden: Acclaimed indie director of HABIT, WENDIGO and the new LAST WINTER; producer of the upcoming TRIGGER MAN and AUTOMATONS
* Max Brooks: Author of ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE and new WORLD WAR Z (soon to be a major motion picture)
* REST STOP panel: With actress Jaimie Alexander, FX creator Jamie (HEADSPACE) Kelman and writer/director John (SUPERNATURAL) Shiban
* THE RAGE panel: Mad scientist fun previewed with director Robert (WISHMASTER) Kurtzman, actress Erin (SICK GIRL) Brown and co-writer John Bisson
* Adam Green: HATCHET writer/director and co-director of SPIRAL
* Voltaire: Goth guru and author (WHAT IS GOTH? and PAINT IT GOTH) will perform a musical set (Sunday) and debut his latest animation shorts (Saturday)
* Mike Mendez: Rising horror director of THE GRAVEDANCERS and THE CONVENT
* William Lustig: The director of MANIAC, the MANIAC COP trilogy and UNCLE SAM previews his new Blue Underground titles with special guests
* Lloyd Kaufman: The Troma chief and creator of the Toxic Avenger will debut footage from his new epic POULTRYGEIST with Tromatic friends!
* HEADER panel: Behind the squeams of the extreme horror movie. Appearing will be original author Edward (COVEN) Lee, director Archibald Flancranstin and actor Jake Suffian
* FEAR OF CLOWNS 2 panel: with writer/director Kevin (HUNTING HUMANS) Kangas, actors Mark (“Shivers”) Lassise, Johnny (ONE TREE HILL) Alonso, Tom (HALLOWEEN 6) Proctor and Adam (HUSH) Ciesielski, as well as producer Robert (BLOOD OATH) Ziegler
* Harry Kümel: Cult director of the classic vampire flick DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS
* Mariano Baino: Cult director of the haunting Russian-lensed horror film DARK WATERS
* Tim Sullivan: The 2001 MANIACS director will unveil his latest directorial project, DRIFTWOOD, plus SNOOP DOGG’S HOOD OF HORROR, which he co-wrote and co-produced
* J.T. Petty: The acclaimed indie director of SOFT FOR DIGGING and MIMIC: SENTINEL will discuss his controversial horror underground documentary S&MAN
* Jack Ketchum: The savage author of OFF SEASON, RED, THE LOST and LADIES’ NIGHT will give us the scoop on the film adaptations of his novels
* Carrie Anne Fleming: star of Argento’s JENNIFER, TOOTH FAIRY and SUPERNATURAL guest
* Andrew Van Den Houten: The young director of HEADSPACE will provide the skinny on his latest production, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, based on the Ketchum book
* John McCarty: The author of SPLATTER MOVIES (he coined the term!), THRILLERS, THE AMAZING HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS, BULLETS OVER HOLLYWOOD and FEARMAKERS has several genre documentaries in the works
* HELL ON EARTH panel: With writer/director Ted (DEADLY SPAWN) Bohus, actor Peter (CEMETERY GATES) Stickles and actress Mary Corinne Miller
* UNHOLY panel: Writer/director Daryl Goldberg and producer Sam Freeman on the new supernatural thriller starring Adrienne Barbeau and Nicholas Brendon
* Haley Joel: lovely ABOMINABLE actress
* ANGEL’S BLADE panel: With director Robert Stock, actress Raine (AUNT ROSE) Brown, actor Joe (RED MIDNIGHT) Zaso and others
* FANGORIA COMICS Panel: Dee Snider, editor Scott (GRAVE GRRRLS) Licina, writer Jesse Blaze Snider, artist Mark Kidwell and authors Philip Nutman and Jack Ketchum.
* Avatar Press panel: With editor-in-chief William Christensen and writer John (ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD) Russo. Russ Streiner, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD actor and producer, will be signing at the show as well
The convention will also host a costume contest, a Saturday night party, tons of FREE celebrity autographs, FANGORIA TV screenings, a jam-packed indie-horror movie festival and advance previews of such films as PAN’S LABYRINTH, SAW III, MASTERS OF HORROR season two, GHOST RIDER, GRIND HOUSE, SKINWALKERS, BLACK CHRISTMAS, WIND CHILL, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, WHITE NOISE 2, HELLION, THE HITCHER, THE REAPING, ROGUE, PREMONITION and many more.
For additional information on the Weekend of Horrors, produced by Creation and FANGORIA Entertainment, go to www.creationent.com and www.fangoria.com.