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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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