Horror Fan Conventions 2013

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Check out these Horror Fan Conventions in 2013. Here is a list of upcoming horror fan conventions for the new year, which will be updated continuously as more information pours in. Check this space!

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October | November

Hudson Horror Show 8 | Spooky Empire Ultimate Horror Weekend | Screamfest L.A. | Terror Film Festival | Thriller Chiller | Two Nights of Lovecraft

October 2013

Screamfest
Screamfest L.A.
About
The largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States.
When
October 8 – 17, 2013
Where
Laemmle’s NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
310-478-3836
Film Schedules
Tuesday, October 8: 8pm – Beneath (8pm), followed by Opening Night Party
Wednesday, October 9: 7pm – Evaded + The Dead 2, India!, 9:30pm – Delivery, 9:45pm – King of Miseries + The Demon’s Rook
Thursday, October 10: 7:30pm – The Gauntlet, 7:45pm – Frost, 9:30pm – The Hunted + Para Elisa
Friday, October 11: 7:30pm – Torment, 9:30pm – Capstone’s Oak + Thirteen + The Wretched Prologue + Dembanger + Woodland Heights + Hide and Seek
Saturday, October 12: 3pm – Frost, 5pm – The Seasoning House, 5:30pm – 308, 7:30pm – Schism
Sunday, October 13: 3pm – The Demon’s Rook, 5pm – Para Elisa, 7:30pm – Viscera, 7:45pm – Butterflies + Cough + Forever + Aftermath + Sleepworking + The Banishing, 9:45pm – Black Sugar + La Piedad + The Storm + The Barista + Luna + Sulfuric + Mullet Gut + The Old Woman in the Woods
Monday, October 14: 7pm – Savaged, 7:45pm – Desolate Road + The Girl + Skypemare + The Body + The Horizon Project, 9:45pm – Frost + Operator + Drudge + Good Night + The Summoners + Tránsito + Leave Us Alone
Tuesday, October 15: 7pm – The Art, Business and Future of Genre Film, 7:45pm – Savaged
Wednesday, October 16: 7:45pm – Goldberg & Eisenberg, 9:30pm – Cannon Fodder, 9:45pm – Chimères
Thursday, October 17: 7:30pm – Haunter
Tickets
Full Pass: $309.27, All Movie Pass: $206.28, Tickets for individual screenings will go on sale at the end of September. Buy tickets here.
More Info
Official Site, Facebook Page


Terror Film Festival
Terror Film Festival
About
Philadelphia Film Festival
When
October 17 – 19, 2013
Where
Ethical Society Building
1906 South Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia PA 19103
Film Schedules
Thursday: 5:30pm – 11pm; Friday: 5:30pm – 11pm; Saturday: 2pm-10pm
Main Features: Friday, 9 PM: Mortal Remains (Feature Film), Saturday, 4 PM: Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas, 6:15 PM – The Visitant, 9PM: Claw Awards (Awards show); also being shown during all 3 days: many film shorts (Go Here For Full Schedule)
Tickets
VIP Pass: $35 online / $55 at the door (cash only) – Includes the entire 3 day festival (October 17-19), the Claw Awards, refreshments, no line waiting.
Thursday Pass: $13 online / $20 at the door (cash only), day pass for October 17
Friday Pass: $13 online / $20 at the door (cash only), day pass for October 18
Saturday Pass: $13 online / $20 at the door (cash only), day pass for October 18, including Claw Awards show.
Single Program tickets also available. ACTORS: Admission is FREE with a Headshot. STUDENTS: Admission is FREE with a Student ID
Tickets can be bought here.
More Info
Official Site, Facebook Page


Two Nights of Lovecraft
HP Lovecraft Film Festival
About
Two Nights Of Lovecraft featuring the Best of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival short films and Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator on rare 35mm.
When
October 18 – 19, 2013
Where
Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 281-4215
Film Schedules
Fri, Oct 18 9:40 PM: Shorts. Sat, Oct 19 9:40 PM: Re-Animator + Shorts
Tickets
$8 per night, $14 for both nights. Buy Online Here
More Info
Official Site, Facebook Page


Thriller Chiller Film Festival
Thriller Chiller
About
Michigan’s Premier Film Festival
When
October 24 – 26, 2013
Where
Wealthy Theater
1130 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 459-4788 ext. 130
Film Schedules
Thursday, October 24th: Peter Wege Auditorium: Night of the Living Dead (1968) (4pm, Free Screening), They Will Outlive Us All with Killer Kart (6pm), Break Glass In Case Of… (8pm, World Premiere); Koning Micro-Cinema: Night of the Living Dead (1968) (4pm, Free Screening), Shorts Program BLOCK A (6pm), On Air with You Missed Sonja (8pm); Wealthy Theatre lobby: Opening Night Party (10pm)
Friday, October 25th: Peter Wege Auditorium: The Gauntlet with Hellfire and Kill Switch (4pm), For No Eyes Only (6pm), Devils in the Darkness (8pm, World Premiere); Koning Micro-Cinema: The Bates Haunting with Godless Nights and Valentine’s Day (4pm), Shorts Program BLOCK B (6pm), Buck Wild with Aliens vs. Rednecks (8pm); Wealthy Theatre lobby: Mystery Tape (10pm)
Saturday, October 26th: Peter Wege Auditorium: Buck Wild (Encore Screening) with The Quirk and the Dead (12pm), Shorts Program BLOCK D (2pm), Dust of War with Melon Head (4pm), The Visitant with Echoes (6pm), The Groovys Awards Ceremony followed by special presentation: America’s Most Haunted with Shift’s End (8pm); Koning Micro-Cinema: Filmmaker Q&A! with host, Anthony E. Griffin, Festival Director (12pm), Shorts Program BLOCK C (1:30pm), The Basement with Back Road (4pm), Shorts Program BLOCK E (6pm), On Air (Encore Screening) with Revenge Flame of Hayabusa (9pm), End Of Show/Booze time (11pm). For more details, go here.
Tickets
Festival Pass: $40 + Michigan Sales Tax. Day passes and individual event tickets will also be available at the Weathy Theatre box office during the festival. To get a festival pass, go here.
More Info
Official Site, Facebook Page


Spooky Empire Ultimate Horror Weekend
Spooky Empire Ultimate Horror Weekend
About
Long running Horror Convention in Orlando, Florida
When
October 25 – October 27, 2013
Where
The DoubleTree By Hilton at Universal
5780 Major Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
Celebrity Guests
George Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day Of The Dead, The Crazies)
The Original Texas Chain Saw Massacre Cast Reunion: Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Teri McMinn, Allen Danziger, William Vail, Ed Guinn
The People Under the Stairs Cast Reunion: Brandon Adams, Sean Whalen, Yan Birch
Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Doug Bradley (Hellraiser, Hellraiser 2, Hellraiser 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Danielle Harris (Halloween IV, Halloween 5, Halloween (2007), The Victim, Hatchet II, Hatchet III)
Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part 7, Friday the 13th Part 8, Jason Goes to Hell, Hatchet, Hatchet II, Hatchet III)
Ricou Browning (Creature From the Black Lagoon)
Julie Adams (Creature From the Black Lagoon)
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister, StrangeLand, Holliston) – Friday and Saturday Only
Peter Criss (KISS, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park) – Friday and Saturday Only
Lisa Marie (Ed Wood)
Tickets
  • Weekend Pass: Advance through October 7 – $50, Advance After October 7 – $55, At the Door – $65
  • Friday: Advance through October 7: $30, Advance After October 7 – $35, At the Door – $40
  • Saturday: Advance through October 7: $35, Advance After October 7 – $40, At the Door – $45
  • Sunday: Advance through October 7: $30, Advance After October 7 – $35, At the Door – $40
  • VIP Package $199. The VIP package includes: collectible laminate VIP pass, limited edition Spooky Empire 2013 T-Shirt, admission to the festival for the full weekend, access to the show 1 hour before doors open each day, first admission to all Q&As and seminars, fast access to celebrity autograph lines; access to VIP party on Saturday night with open bar, live DJ, prizes and giveaways, karaoke and more.
More Info
HFZ Info Page


November 2013

Hudson Horror show 8
Hudson Horror Show
About
Hudson Valley’s horror and exploitation film festival, now in its 8th year
When
Saturday, November 16th 2013. Doors open at noon.
Where
Silver Cinemas South Hills 8
1895 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 297-5993
Films Shown
Escape from New York, The Thing, Invasion of the Bee Girls, Horror Express, a 5th mystery movie
Tickets
Advance tickets are $26.00. Click here to order. If any tickets remain the day of show, they will be available for $30.00, cash only
More Info
Horror Fan Zine Information Page