Feldman, Steele, and Atkins, Oh my! It is that time again. Twice a year, the fine folks of Horrorhound Magazine (if you are not reading this great magazine, shame on you) host a convention that includes film screenings, merchandise vendors, and more importantly, our favorite horror and cult celebrities. Recently, Indianapolis has been hosting their spring show while Cincinnati hosts the fall show. In between hanging out with hundreds of fellow horror geeks and partaking in multiple levels of debauchery, you will be able to meet this weekend Corey Feldman, Barbara Steele, Sid Haig, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Atkins, and the cast of Fulci’s House by the Cemetery. This is just a few of the people you can rub elbows with this weekend.
Boondock Saints, Halloween III, and Killer Kowns from Outer Space reunions will also be some of the highlights that will be a part of this great weekend. Two movies that you will be able to check out will be Frankenstein Syndrome and John and Tucker vs. Evil (a film that I am highly looking forward to seeing). As an added bonus, friend of Destroy the Brain, Tom Stockman, will be hosting “Vincentennial Super-8 Film Fest.” What is this, you ask? Tom will be showing condensed versions of some of Vincent Price’s best films, including The Raven, The Pit and The Pendulum, and many more. For you metal-heads, Saturday night will include an added bonus with a performance by the mask wearing Mushroomhead. To be honest … I wasn’t even sure if this band was still making music.
Not letting the cancellation of Dario Argento get them down, Horrorhound has set-up, what is sure to be a fantastic weekend for the horror community. I was able to attend last spring’s show, which was an extremely crowded yet entertaining weekend. Regardless of the numerous panels, screenings, and contests that are held, one of the highlights is simply being gathered with your fellow geeks. The sense of camaraderie in the convention hall and the excitement you share with the fellow attendees is easily one of the best parts. Don’t worry, there are no “Kumbaya” singing circles. But there might be a few beer chugging and hula-hoop circles. Yes, you read that correctly… hula-hooping.
So, if you are heading down to Indy this weekend, tell Tom Atkins to “Thrill me” and make sure to prepare yourself. Pack your movie posters and VHS tapes to get signed, put on your favorite Fright Rags t-shirt, be prepared to spend some cash, and load up a cooler of beer. It’s time for Horrorhound Weekend!
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