Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, More At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors

Meet your favorite filmmakers this weekend in Los Angeles!

by | April 17, 2009 | Comments

Are you in the L.A. area and dying to meet your favorite masters of horror, science fiction, film, and television? Then the L.A. Convention Center is where you’ll want to be this weekend (April 17-20) for the 24th annual Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors — otherwise known as Fango Con — to preview the latest indie and studio horror flicks, see legendary casts reunite, and meet filmmakers like Sam Raimi, Ron Perlman, Tobe Hooper, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Jordan Ladd, and Sybil Danning. See how you can attend and get the full line-up (which , ahem, includes a live performance by Corey Haim) below.

Los Angeles is ground zero for hardcore horror and sci-fi fans this weekend, since the folks behind Fangoria’s 24th Weekend of Horrors have pulled together some of the biggest (and most legendary) names to grace the genre.


Festivities kick off today (Friday) at 2pm with previews of upcoming films, including the Donnie Darko “sequel” S. Darko, before Sam Raimi and Justin Long take the stage to introduce their May thriller, Drag Me To Hell (pictured above). Fans of classic exploitation cinema will get a real treat when the Godfather of Gore himself, Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs, The Wizard of Gore) arrives to show footage of his latest film and sign autographs. (The man is 82 years old, for goodness sake!) A “Shock ‘n Roll Fashion Show” caps the night, with a special performance by Lost Boys singer G Tom Mac featuring Corey Haim.


Saturday’s lineup includes more previews (Night of the Demons, Fading of the Cries featuring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Laid to Rest featuring Sarah Connor ChroniclesThomas Dekker, and The Mutant Chronicles featuring Ron Perlman, pictured above) and a few highly anticipated events. For giallo fans, the Masters of Italian Horror panel will be a must-see, as it brings together Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Lamberto Bava (Demons), and more to discuss the recently repopularized genre. Clive Barker fans will be treated to a Hellraiser cast reunion, a horror-writing seminar given by Barker himself, and a preview of the upcoming film adaptation of Barker’s Book of Blood.

(If you’re undead-inclined, join Fango Con’s Zombie Walk on Saturday and help them limp and stagger their way towards breaking the world record. “No eating of REAL brains or body parts permitted.” And of course, come in costume to take a stab at the $1000 cash prize.)


Sunday is highlighted by cast and crew reunions for the original Last House on the Left, Darren Bousman‘s recent Repo! The Genetic Opera (pictured above), and the first two Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. Directors Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist), and Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman will give lectures and sign autographs, along with former WWF wrestler-turned-actor Roddy Piper. Lastly, be sure to check out the Horror on the Web Panel, in which your favorite writers from Fangoria, Dread Central, Icons of Fright, Arrow in the Head, and FearNet will be on hand.

For more detailed information, visit the official Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors website.

Tag Cloud

Drama harry potter Sundance Warner Bros. Cannes mutant PBS President TBS Rocky Superheroe Sci-Fi true crime golden globes Horror diversity dc Marathons casting spinoff Lifetime Schedule Esquire cooking Opinion science fiction DC Comics ratings DC streaming service Emmy Nominations robots adventure Super Bowl period drama Rock TLC dramedy BBC DC Universe spy thriller Lionsgate PaleyFest talk show Pixar Year in Review TCA social media Heroines ABC Family thriller crossover Sony Pictures Thanksgiving Chilling Adventures of Sabrina The Witch See It Skip It 21st Century Fox Winter TV crime thriller comic strong female leads Country RT History dragons Fantasy Nominations Teen anthology sequel Marvel binge Election Oscars Music composers Chernobyl Disney crime spider-man Masterpiece The Arrangement Syfy Action Best and Worst Mary Tyler Moore Fox News Holidays Star Trek Extras El Rey 2019 Freeform National Geographic Grammys police drama 20th Century Fox Paramount Mary Poppins Returns Mystery Ovation YouTube Premium OWN justice league Amazon Prime medical drama Dark Horse Comics Stephen King finale Vudu Logo BET Fall TV GLAAD MTV vampires Crackle doctor who ESPN CW Seed Trivia X-Men Mudbound LGBTQ VICE award winner First Look NBC Cartoon Network 007 Watching Series Pride Month Trophy Talk NYCC TruTV GoT zombie SundanceTV Nat Geo festivals 2015 streaming DGA green book Hulu natural history IFC Quiz Reality Competition YouTube Red theme song The CW Countdown Star Wars MSNBC singing competition war Comedy Central docudrama crime drama Film Festival E! Showtime Winners A&E Brie Larson cinemax Video Games Pirates witnail ITV Tarantino Rocketman USA Network Pop Christmas cats TCA 2017 game show discovery Spring TV San Diego Comic-Con ABC Toys Shudder supernatural anime VH1 Superheroes unscripted FXX Polls and Games Certified Fresh Universal elevated horror psycho TCM TV Sneak Peek toy story GIFs dceu serial killer Western CBS All Access Song of Ice and Fire IFC Films Infographic Mindy Kaling jamie lee curtis Premiere Dates Shondaland WGN hist Valentine's Day Epix APB Netflix 2017 animated 24 frames MCU based on movie zero dark thirty Cosplay television romance sports cops Captain marvel disaster Comic Book Reality American Society of Cinematographers 45 History Food Network Black Mirror Tumblr CNN politics Mary poppins comiccon sitcom YA teaser SDCC miniseries LGBT facebook Columbia Pictures Interview Bravo Box Office TNT USA richard e. Grant Animation Trailer SXSW Elton John Emmys Writers Guild of America 2016 Sundance Now Biopics CMT Women's History Month aliens Paramount Network Musicals political drama AMC HBO FX CBS 2018 Character Guide biography boxoffice Summer Comedy psychological thriller historical drama Apple Amazon Starz Kids & Family blaxploitation Anna Paquin space Red Carpet transformers Martial Arts Rom-Com New York Comic Con Photos Set visit cults Tomatazos TIFF Awards Tour Awards Pet Sematary DirecTV Calendar Musical Spectrum Originals Walt Disney Pictures Lucasfilm Spike nature Disney Channel technology zombies Creative Arts Emmys Adult Swim Comics on TV Ghostbusters Britbox what to watch TV Land E3 RT21 Acorn TV Podcast Nickelodeon FOX Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt BBC America Ellie Kemper adaptation mockumentary travel