Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, More At Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors

Meet your favorite filmmakers this weekend in Los Angeles!

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.

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.

Saturday's lineup includes more previews (Night of the Demons, Fading of the Cries featuring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Laid to Rest featuring Sarah Connor Chronicles' Thomas 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.)

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.

Comments

Chris B.

Chris Bellew

can't wait to see Drag Me To Hell!!!!

Apr 17 - 01:22 PM

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Jared King

Yeah, even though the scariest gag is in the trailer.

Apr 17 - 03:43 PM

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Jared King

Yeah, even though the scariest gag is in the trailer.

Apr 17 - 03:43 PM

Zaraki

Rick V

Drag Me to Hell looks pretty damn good, doubt it'll be on the level of The Evil Dead's/Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness greatness, but I imagine it'll still be great.

Apr 17 - 09:55 PM

Spencer T.

Spencer Thompson

I hope Clive Barker's new film is also super sweet but really cannot wait for Drag Me to Hell

Apr 18 - 06:42 AM

Chris B.

Chris Bellew

even if drag me to hell isn't as great as those movies it'll be the best horror movie to come out in years compared to what else hollywood has to offer.

Apr 18 - 11:18 AM

Zaraki

Rick V

Setting the bar high, aren't we? :P Hollywood hasn't put out a good horror movie for god knows how long... Don't think there's been one that isn't torture porn that's any good for at least 10 years.

Apr 18 - 02:33 PM

Zaraki

Rick V

Setting the bar high, aren't we? :P Hollywood hasn't put out a good horror movie for god knows how long... Don't think there's been one that isn't torture porn that's any good for at least 10 years.

Apr 18 - 02:33 PM

Eric s.

Eric s

Clive barker's movie's sincerly creep me out. Not alot of horror films do that. Just the Religous/Heaven and Hell and the bible references that he uses just scare the willies out of me. He truly does write and make very dark art. He claims to believe in God and the Bible but critizes organized religons.

Apr 18 - 07:36 PM

blattman

Mike Greenblatt

You can believe in God and still dis organized religion. How many are there? Are all of them right? Are any of them right? Yet the common link of God exists in pretty much all of them.
Back to point, I will see Drag me to hell just because it is Sam Raimi.

Apr 19 - 11:56 AM

blattman

Mike Greenblatt

You can believe in God and still dis organized religion. How many are there? Are all of them right? Are any of them right? Yet the common link of God exists in pretty much all of them.
Back to point, I will see Drag me to hell just because it is Sam Raimi.

Apr 19 - 11:56 AM

HyperionChild

Warren John

Clive Barker has been very open on his position w.r.t. God and Organized Religion. Novels like "Imajica" and "Everville" only hint at his beliefs on these topics; but his interviews and forewords/ afterwords make it much plainer. There was a great Author's Note in "Sacrement" which links his ideas about God and Humanity to his writing.

Apr 20 - 05:53 AM

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