This was the second year that I attended Scarefest. I was really impressed last year and I was blown away this year. This show is well planned out and very organized. The main thing that I love about Scarefest is that it is held in one large convention area and not several smaller rooms. I think all of the larger conventions should look at this type of set up. I for one do not like to be shoulder to shoulder contact everyone around me. Especally in the vendor roooms. It makes it so much easier to look at what everyone has for sale and you don’t feel as rushed to get away from the table and let someone else look.
One cool thing that Scarefest did for the media this year is provide us with a “red carpet” event and allow us to take pictures of the stars as they entered the building on Friday. I thought this was a nice way to kick the convention off.
Actor James Hampton from Teen Wolf and Sling Blade among others
From Nashville Tn, tattoo artist and organizer of the Full Moon Tattoo And Horror Convention along with his wife actress/model Stacey Dixon
One of my favorite actresses, Tucky Williams
John Franklin from the movie Children Of The Corn, front and back
Also from Children Of The Corn, Courtney Gaines
The beautiful Lea Thompson
Lea starred in Back To The Future, Howard The Duck and many other films
Ernie Hudson from Ghost Busters
Zach Galligan from the movies Gremlins and Waxwork
Making a rare convention at Scarefest this year was Lin Shaye. She starred in There’s Something About Mary, Detroit Rock City and Nightmare On Elm Street
Jennifer Blanc and Michael Biehn were at Scarefest screening their new film The Victim. I attended the screening and thought it was a really good movie. I will be reviewing it here on the web site in the next week
From Mad TV, comic and author of The Brain Eaters Diary, Pat Kilbane
Always a convention favorite, Bill Mosley
Jonathan Tiersten & Felissa Rose from the 80’s flick Sleepaway Camp
Actor and stuntman Kane Hodder
Danielle Harris and Brianne Davis were promoting their new movie Among Friends
Although the Paranormal/Ghost Chashers shows are not my thing, it is for a lot of people and there were a lot of guests from that genre at Scarefest as well. Here are The Booth Brothers
Artist Joel Robinson working the red carpet
Joel Robinson had a huge vinyl banner printed of his offical Scarefest poster. He sold tickets for a dollar each and on Saturday Night he drew out a ticket and that ticket holder won the banner. It was autographed by all the stars from Scarefest. Proceeds went to spina bifida research. I wanted to win it bad. Here Michael and Jennifer are signing the banner.
There were several Q & A sessions that I attended over the course of the weekend. The first one featured three cast memebers of my all time favorite horror flick Return Of The Living Dead. Beverly Randolph, Don Calfa and the Ultimate Scream Queen herself Linnea Quigley answered questions about the film and talked about Beverly’s upcoming doccumentary More Brains – A Return To The Living Dead
From time to time at conventions you will meet a star or stars who really stand out in your mind as really nice people. These three are in that group. Beverly has one of the most brightest personalities that I have ever know. Don was such a nice guy. I walked with him back to the hotel after the VIP party Saturday night and you can tell how much he appericates his fans and fans of the movie. And then there is Linnea. What can I say about her. She has been my all time favorite horror actress for many many years. It was nice to get the chance to sit down with her and talk about many different subjects. I will never forget this part of the weekend. Meeting them was a real dream come true for me. Thanks to Scarefest for bringing them to the show.
The second Q &A I attended was after the screening of Jennifer Blanc and Michael Biehn’s new movie The Victim. The film was awesome and I really wanted to hear Jennifer and Michael talk about it. If you get a chance to see this horror/comedy do so. I think you will enjoy it.
After the Q & A for The Victim, Michael left the room and Jennifer was joined by Danielle Harris and Brianne Davis who’s latest movie Among Friends is directed by Jennifer
I just attend a select handful of events that were going on during the weekend. There were films, panels and Q & A’s going on at all times during the fest.
Of course there were a lot of people who come dressed up. Some of the costumes were easier on the eyes than others as you can see in the picture above.
Here are some more pics of the celebrities
With Stacey Dixon
It is always good to see friends from Facebook or Monsters From The Basement. Here I am with James and his wife Abby. They live in Kentucky and I see them at a lot of conventions that we cover
Scarefest has to be one of the best shows that I have attended this year. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and the promoters had everything worked out to a tee. If you attended Scarefest leave a comment and let me know what you thought. I will be coming back to the show next year for sure.
Elvira attended the show as well but I had my pic made with her at Dragon Con so I didn’t do it again at Scarefest
I would like to thank everyone at Scarefest for putting on a Class A show
See you next year Tucky!!!