I attended the 2015 Texas Frightmare Weekend the same way I do every year. This year I decided to come up with a plan of attack for my interviews and convention coverage. One of the main themes of this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend was the Scream films. I decided to ask all the actors at the event a two-part question that was relevant to the Scream theme: "What's your favorite scary movie and why?"
The beginning of May every year means one thing to me and thousands of other horror fanatics around the world. For the past ten years, it’s meant we’ve arrived at another annual Texas Frightmare Weekend. It’s the only event in the Lone Star State that brings together genre actors and artists that we not only grew up watching but are still enjoying on the silver screen and television. 2015’s convention lineup is no different as we welcome actors from Scream, The Craft, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, and Phantasm to name a few. The terrifying fun kicks off this coming Friday, May 1st at the Hyatt Regency located on the grounds of the DFW Airport.
St. Patrick’s Day is another fun holiday to celebrate with a few good movies between gulps of green beverages and hunts for that one person who forgot what day it was and will get your full wrath in one hard pinch. I wanted to take a little time to list a few films which will help you rewind after a hard day at work or at the local Irish pub. These are just a few of my favorites and a couple suggestions that give horror fans and family folks an alternative to the usual fare they’re bombarded with every year around this time.
What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than by catching up with the first ever Jason Voorhees from the 1980 slasher classic. Ari Lehman may have only had a few seconds of screen time, but they were the most important seeing that they established our image of the masked killer for the rest of the series. Let’s be honest. The scene where Jason comes out of the water and grabs Adrienne King was more startling and shocking than any of the actual butcherings Mrs. Voorhees committed in the film.
Every holiday deserves their share of horror films made for it, and President’s Day is no exception. The weird thing is that with all the President’s the United States has had over the past 239 years, only one of them seems to be important enough to be the center of a genre movie. Abraham Lincoln is hands down the most popular Chief who needs hailing. Look no further than the following gems to celebrate your Monday off from work or school with these blood-soaked classics.
After diving into all the great Christmas-themed slashers and horror movies like Silent Night, Deadly Night, Santa's Slay, Christmas Evil, Saint Nick, and many others, it’s sometimes hard to believe there’s another great holiday to revel in just around the corner. There might not be as many films directly centered on ushering in the New Year, but there’s plenty to keep you entertained for a few days and nights.
If there’s one thing Halloween: The Complete Collection has done for fans, its let them conveniently re-live their favorite movie in the franchise at any given moment in the comfort of their own home. October is one of my favorite times of year because of a certain horror-themed holiday which gives me even more reason to go through the Halloween series as furiously as possible. I recently took in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II after only seeing it once when it was released in 2009.
There are many reasons to be excited for the upcoming Dallas Comic-Con. For one, it's finally moving into a bigger facility that should better accommodate the growing crowds. Pair that with the most impressive guest list yet and it should equal an experience attendees will not soon forget.