I am lucky to have several very cool horror conventions that happen each year in my area. Full Moon, Fright Night and Scarefest are three of my very favorite shows to attend. The 2012 Scarefest was held the last weekend in September. This is one show that just keeps getting bigger and better each year. The thing that I like about Scarefest is that it is held in one very huge room. There is plenty of room to get around and you don’t have everyone bumping into each other at the peak times of the weekend. Full Moon went to this type of set up this year and I really wish that a lot of other conventions would look into this as well.
For the past two years Scarefest has invited the press to attend a special pre show event that features a lot of the celebrities walking down the red carpet and posing for pictures and answering any questions that we might have for them. Also this year several of the stars were hanging around outside the main door going into the show.
Michael Berryman and Dee Wallace
Arron Goodwin hamming it up for the cameras
Our friend Jeff Wickedbeard was on hand all weekend. Jeff dresses up as several characters from horror movies. He also makes the costumes himself and I have to say they look amazing.
As the time for the show to open drew near there was a ribbon cutting ceremony and since Jeff was dressed as Jason, it was only fitting that he cut the ribbon to start things off in a true horror manner!
Horror fans waiting to get into Scarefest
The Red Carpet Event
After the ribbon cutting ceremony the stars started to gather to walk down the red carpet.
Here are pictures of some of the celebrities attending
Victor Miller, the creator of Jason and Friday The 13th
Michael Berryman from The Hills Have Eyes and The Devils Rejects
Special effects master Cleve Hall and his daugther Constance. The are featured on the TV show The Monster Man. Cleve’s work has been featured in countless films. He is a true believer in making movie monsters without using CGI effects. I have to tip my hat to him for that.
Dee Wallace, Tyler Mane and Scout Taylor Compton sharing a laugh on the red carpet.
Doug Bradley and Nicholas Vince from Hellraiser
Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Miko Hughes from Pet Sematary
Clive Barker and Malcolm McDowell were booked as guests but both had to cancel because of illnesses. There was a table set up where you could sign get well cards that would be sent to them after the show.
Paranormal ghost hunters The Booth Brothers are regulars at Scarefest and are very popular with the fans.
Scott, Joe, Susan and Paul from Ghost Hunters International
Susan Slaughter From Ghost Hunters International
Fan favorite Derek Mears
Oh my god!!! Where’s Carl????
Screen writer Charles Edward Pogue who’s credits include The Fly, Psycho 3 and Dragonheart
Candyman himself Tony Todd
J.D. Feigelson who wrote one of my favorite horror movies of all time Dark Night Of The Scarecrow
Tucky Williams and Friends
I first met Tucky Williams at a convention in Chattanooga, Tn several years ago. Since then she has become one of my favorite actresses. Her hit web series Girl/Girl Scene has taken off like a rocket and is watched by people all over the globe. Girl/Girl Scene had a table at this years Scarefest and several of the actresses from the show were there to meet their fans.
Interviewing Lauren Virginia Albert
Interviewing Katie Stewart, she was such a sweet lady.
Interviewing Abisha Uhl who not only stars in Girl/Girl Scene but is also the lead singer of Sick Of Sarah
Me with Tucky Williams
Tucky signing some stuff for me
Some of the other celebrities
I was really looking forward to meeting Scout Taylor Compton
The always sweet Dee Wallace
Beautiful Lisa Marie
I really enjoyed talking with Meg Foster. We talked about her role in the film Carney. He costars were Gary Busey and Jodie Foster.
Because of a weld accident Ashley Laurence is unable to make pictures because of the risk of the cameras flash going off. She told me it felt like a lighting bolt going threw her head. But she was nice enough to give me a picture of herself to use in our review. Thank you Ashley!
RJ Haddy and Beki Ingram from Season 2 of Face Off were at the show all weekend doing make up on fans.
Edward Douglas of the band Midnight Syndicate whose music was featured in the film The Dead Matter
Special effects artists Cleve and Constance Hall
There was a group of young girl dancers from The Scapa Dance Exchange School For The Creative And Preforming Arts who danced to the title track of Michael Jaskson’s Thriller album in honor of the lps 25th Anniversary. They were a very talented group or young ladies.
Actress Kayla Perkins
With Michael Graves from the band The Misfits
Circus Envy and Jerry Dewayne Lester
The Fans In Costume
I think Scarefest attracts some of the best fan costumes of any show we attend. Check out these pictures of a few of the cool costumes.
A couple of fans of The Booth Brothers
Friend Frank with a couple of Predators
Jeff Wickedbeard as The Creeper
I always love checking out the vendors at horror conventions and Scarefest has some of the best.
A haunted mini putt putt golf course from Putt 2 U
A face only a mother could love
Ever laid down in a coffin? You could do it and get your picture made at Scarefest.
This lady was in The Hot Seat from The Scream Park
These pictures are just a small sample of what was going on at Scarefest this year. There were many other stars, vendors, paranormal investigators at this years show. This is one show you want to attend if you are into horror in anyway. It just keeps getting bigger and better each year.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Patti Starr and Chip Coffey for putting on a great horror convention. And also to Nic Brown for making us with Monsters From The Basement feel very welcome! Thanks guys and we will see you in Lexington Ky again next year!