Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors is hitting both coasts

With horror remakes like Friday the 13th and Last House on the Left come and gone from the theatres and a few other horror films already in and Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 sequel to his remake of the classic not hitting theatres until late August, horror fans have quite a bit of a drought between now and late summer/early fall.

Fear not, though! Fangoria magazine’s Weekend of Horrors is hitting both the East coast and West coast to fill that ghastly gap for film fiends. In honor of Fangoria’s 30 years of keeping horror fans en-grossed with the lastest news and crapping their pants, the magazine is celebrating in grand guignol scary style!

The West Coast stop on the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors tour will be held at the Los Angeles Convention center in Los Angeles, CA spanning April 17th to April 19th, 2009. Among some of the scheduled guests include Hellboy‘s Ron Perlman, Doug “Pinhead” Bradley from Hellraiser along with the franchise’s author/director, Clive Barker. Brad Douriff — the voice behind Child’s Play’s Chucky will be appearing along with Ogre and Bill Mosely, both of Repo!: The Genetic Opera. For more info on the L.A. date, check here for more details.

If you’re not on the West coast, then no need to worry since Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors will be stopping by the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on West 34th St. in NYC on June 5th through June 7th, 2009. Among some of the notable guests scheduled to appear are Doug Bradley and Tony “Candyman” Todd, horror directors Dario Argento and Tobe Hooper, and James Marsters — formerly of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and who will soon be seen as Lord Piccolo in the live-action film version of Dragonball. More details can be found here.

Tickets are available in advance and at the door for both events.

If you’re going, why not get dressed up and really get into the festivities. Pay homage to some of the guests of honor with costumes depicting their freaky film incarnations… Or just dress as your favorite horror icon of your own choosing. It’s a long way between now and Halloween, so don’t pass up a chance to get your costumed kicks in!

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