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CT HorrorFest Rocks Danbury

This past Saturday, thousands of horror fans descended upon the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT to check out the fourth annual CT HorrorFest, Connecticut’s only convention dedicated to the horror genre. By 8am, there was a line down Delay Street of folks dressed in costumes and others wearing t-shirts depicting their favorite horror films.

While the festivities didn’t technically begin until 11am, doors were opened at 10am to allow those who ordered tickets in advance an extra hour to take in the ghoulish sights inside. Those folks had first dibs on tons of vendors that were set up inside of the arena; some selling horror-related merchandise, others selling their books and still others selling films both popular and independently made. read more

Coverage of “Scares That Care Charity Weekend”

Hello all! Our awesome contributor Justine Marcoux hit up Scares That Care Charity Weekend in Virginia and got the amazing coverage you see below (all while rocking and incredible Jamie Lloyd cosplay!)

Here is what Justine had to say about the event:

Scares That Care founder and CEO Joe Ripple and his crew have done it again. Another weekend of frights and delights has come to an end, but for the fighting families selected for help at this year’s Scares That Care event, I’m sure their smiles will be sticking around long after the event is over. read more

Doug Bradley to Present “The Pinhead Experience”

Horror legend Doug Bradley, best known for playing the iconic “Pinhead” cenobite in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, has apparently been brainstorming with his partner Steph Sciullo on a new experience for fans at horror conventions; that brainstorming has resulted in “The Pinhead Experience.”

What is this “Pinhead Experience”, you ask? Well read the below post from Doug’s Facebook page and then watch the video clip below it.

When fans and show organizers started to ask about the possibility of a Pinhead photo op with Doug a few years back, we dismissed it as an impossibility. Almost nothing relating to Pinhead existed anymore. No makeup. No costume. Not even a life cast. Besides, shaking hands and “posing” for a picture with Pinhead seemed like a silly idea. From Doug’s perspective, if he’s in make-up and costume, he’s in character. “Hi. How are you?’ doesn’t quite trip off The Prince Of Pain’s tongue, does it?
The more time went on, the more the questions persisted and the more we talked about it. An idea evolved. If Pinhead can’t enter the fans’ world, how can we bring you into his? If we were to do it, we would want it to stand apart from the rest. It would need to be different. We began to talk about something a little more involved than the photo ops that most fans were used to. We wanted to present an experience and not just a photograph, as close to stepping on set with Doug as Pinhead as we could make it.
We finally made the decision to go forward with our ideas, fully knowing it would be a stressful, expensive, time consuming undertaking. It would have to be coordinated and funded solely by us, but even with that prospect, we would not skimp on details. We hired some of our closest and most talented friends to help us bring it all to life. We can only hope that everyone will be happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish together. We’re still working on some of the final details but this is something we will present to fans for the first time at Mad Monster Party, Arizona in May, 2017.
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Scares That Care Weekend 2016

By Justine Marcoux

Scares That Care Weekend is a yearly event put on to raise money for sick children, burn victims, and women fighting breast cancer. It is held every year in Williamsburg, Virginia. Attending this years Scares That Care, I learned a bit about the event’s history,  starting from an idea sparked from the tragic loss of a child, to a successful event benefiting many families who need help fighting real monsters.

A complete non-profit IRS approved, 501(c)(3) charitable organization run by a staff made entirely of volunteers, Scares That Care Weekend has just successfully completed its third chapter and changed the life of breast cancer survivor Heidi. During the convention’s costume contest on Saturday night CEO and founder Joe Ripple surprised Heidi with a check for $10,000. read more

Saturday’s Photos From the Show Floor at SDCC 2016

Saturday is always the busiest day at SDCC and this year was no different. In addition to our coverage of panels, we snapped a few pics to show you what is going on at the heart of the convention, the floor. Horror News Network staffers, Stephanie Shamblin Gray and Brian Gray saw Silent Hill nurses, vampires, zombies, and… Danny Trejo!

The show, which takes place July 20th through the 24th is expected to have over 160,000 people attend. Keep it here as we will provide the latest news from the event as well as other features such as interviews and more. read more

Friday’s Photos From the Show Floor at SDCC 2016

What did we see on the floor of SDCC 2016 on Friday? How about monsters, madmen, dinosaurs and more! Horror News Network staffers, Stephanie Shamblin Gray and Brian Gray continue our coverage of all things horror at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

The show, which takes place July 20th through the 24th is expected to have over 160,000 people attend. Keep it here as we will provide the latest news from the event as well as other features such as interviews and more.

Thursday Photos From the Show Floor at SDCC 2016

Horror News Network staffers, Stephanie Shamblin Gray and Brian Gray continue our coverage of all things horror at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

The show, which takes place July 20th through the 24th is expected to have over 160,000 people attend. Keep it here as we will provide the latest news from the event as well as other features such as interviews and more.

Here are some photos from the show floor on Thursday.