I attended the Weekend of Horrors this past Sunday. This was a Creation Entertainment convention. Fangoria is no longer involved with this con. I hate to say, but the only word I can come up with is Dull. You could easily tell that Fangorias presence was not there. I missed seeing Tony Timpone wandering around in his suit. He always looked like he was genuinely enjoying himself.
Upon entering the Marriott that it was held at, I noticed that there were very few people walking around. That did not bode well :) The first panel of the day was John Saxon, who had to cancel his appearance. In his place they showed movie trailers. I know that things have changed a lot since I started going to cons, but I sure do miss seeing trailers for upcoming horror movies at cons. Today, everything hits the web so quickly, but back when I started going to cons in the mid 90’s I would always get there in time for the trailers that would start out the day.
I took a stroll around the dealer room, which was very small compared to past cons. They had the Jason Voohees room, and the Michael Myers room, with the actors that had played either character. I didn’t even walk into those rooms, cause I knew it would cost money to even speak to any of them.
I sat through a panel on American Grindhouse, a doc about grindhouse movies and theaters. The next panel was the Michael Myers panel. I got three videos from that panel. It was pretty fun to hear all the behind the scenes and casting stories.
Once those were done, I made my way into the Film Screening room to see a 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams mini panel and doc screening. Most of the actors from the film were there and I got to meet Ogre afterwards in the Dealer Room (which is another story altogether).
The last panel of the day was Dario Argento. It was neat to see him and hear his recount his career and his opinions on modern horror films. I got two videos of that panel which are posted below this post.
All in all, it was an OK con. Nothing great, nothing really new. Creation is putting on another WoH in October with Bruce Campbell. They did say they are trying very hard to get Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert to attend also. That made me very happy!!