Posted: 02/25/2009


Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors


by Gary Schultz

Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors Comes to Chicago, March 6th-8th, 2009

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“Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors”
Brings Three Monstrous days to Chicago, IL March 6-8, 2009

Exciting guests and programs for Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors include top terror directors:
George A. Romero, director of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, CREEPSHOW, MARTIN, KNIGHTRIDERS and THE DARK HALF, will have the first news and footage from his latest zombie flick; Toby Wilkins, director of SPLINTER and THE GRUDGE 3; R.W. Goodwin, director of new sci-fi comedy ALIEN TRESPASS, as well as THE X-FILES and TRU CALLING; Tobe Hooper, director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, POLTERGEIST,’SALEM’S LOT and episodes of MASTERS OF HORROR;
Gary Sherman, director of RAW MEAT, VICE SQUAD and DEAD & BURIED; Herschell Gordon Lewis, Godfather of Gore and director of BLOOD FEAST, TWO THOUSAND MANIACS!, WIZARD OF GORE and many others; and Lloyd Kaufman, Troma president and director of POULTRYGEIST, TERROR FIRMER, TROMEO & JULIET and the TOXIC AVENGER films.

Special Horror events to be highlighted at Fango include:

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Movies Reunion with director Tobe Hooper; Bill Moseley (“Chop-Top”); Marilyn Burns (“Sally”); Caroline Williams (“Stretch”); Bill Johnson (“Leatherface”); John Dugan (“Grandpa”); and Tom Savini, makeup FX legend!

Masters of Italian Horror Panel with Ruggero Deodato (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST), Lamberto Bava (DEMONS) and FX artist/director Sergio Stivaletti (MOTHER OF TEARS)

Scare stars not to miss include: Doug Bradley, HELLRAISER’s Pinhead and featured in the new Clive Barker film BOOK OF BLOOD; Tom Towles, actor from HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, HALLOWEEN and GRINDHOUSE; and Sheila Larken, actress who played “Margaret Scully” on THE X-FILES.

On Friday evening at 9:00 PM, FANGORIA brings back the “Shock-N-Roll Spooktacular,” featuring music maniacs Mushroomhead, Fashion Bomb and DK Brianne, plus Fango’s spokemodel Shannon Lark.

The Chicago convention will host a costume contest and offer photo opps, autographs and a giant dealers’ marketplace. Also, stop by Fango’s jam-packed exclusive horror movie festival and watch advance previews of such films as THE GRUDGE 3, VINYAN, SPLINTER, PLAGUE TOWN, VINDICATION and many more.

This fright-filled three-day event will take place at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel, 6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL.

General admission tickets are available in advance for $20 or at the door for $20 on Friday and $25 for Saturday or Sunday. Advance tickets are available through Tickets for children 6-12 are $15 at the door only, and children six and under are free with parent or guardian. Show hours are Friday 2:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday are 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

This convention is the first event planned for FANGORIA magazine’s 30th Anniversary 2009 Tour. Other cities will include Los Angeles April 17-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and New York City, June 5-7 at the Javits Center.

For further information, call Creation Entertainment, 818/409-0960 or visit our website at

Gary Schultz Fangoria Weekend of Horrors

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