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March 30, 2014Posted by loyd in News

Check in to the FEAR CLINIC!


Grammy-award winning musician, bestselling author and SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR front man Corey Taylor has joined the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 guest list! Additionally, two-time TFW guest Robert Hall will join Corey to introduce TFW attendees to world premiere clips of their new film FEAR CLINIC.


FEAR CLINIC is Corey Taylor’s first featured role in a film. He plays the sarcastic and street-smart orderly Bauer. The role saw Corey acting alongside horror genre icon Robert Englund as well as stars Fiona Dourif, Thomas Dekker and Kevin Gage. ‘Working with Corey was amazing,’ says director Robert Hall. ‘He’s such a huge horror fan and his enthusiasm and excitement shine through. His involvement brings the film to a whole new level, and fans are going to FREAK when they see him in the role.’

As a lifetime horror fan, Corey Taylor said, “I’m such a horror geek, comic geek and action figure geek. I’m inspired by so much—from Hunter S. Thompson and Quentin Tarantino to The Dark Knight and Halloween. Just show me something that doesn’t suck, and I’m happy,” he laughs.

Robert Hall and his Almost Human team have created FX makeup for films such as The Crazies, Devil, Vacancy, Superbad, Prom Night, Pineapple Express, Paranormal Activity 2, and Quarantine.  Robert Hall directed Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest and the sequel Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2.


Most recently Hall has been busy directing several episodes of MTV’S SMASH TEEN WOLF in some of the series’ most popular episodes to date. His episode “Galvanize”, which features genre actor Doug Jones (Hellboy,), is widely hailed as one of the best of the third season and a fan-favorite.

In 2009 Robert Hall directed the web series “FEAR CLINIC” for FearNet. Hall collaborated to push Fear Clinic forward into a feature-length film. In 2013, Fear Clinic filmed in Ohio. Starring Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky), Thomas Dekker (Laid to Rest), Kevin Gage (Heat), Felisha Terrell (MTV’s Teen Wolf) and Corey Taylor, the film was co-written and directed by Hall and is slated for distribution for October 2014 through Starz/Anchor Bay.

On Saturday, May 3rd TFW 2014 attendees will have the distinct opportunity to be the FIRST to see exclusive clips from FEAR CLINIC! Following the clips Hall and Taylor will take the stage to field questions from the audience.

Robert Hall will be in attendance all weekend at the FEAR CLINIC booth. Corey Taylor will appear Saturday only also at the FEAR CLINIC booth. Both will be available Saturday for autograph and meet and greet sessions.

Be sure to visit the FEAR CLINIC website for more info and a trailer!

March 29, 2014Posted by loyd in News

Ace Frehley Joins the TFW Guest List

Please welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 inductee Ace Frehley to Texas Frightmare Weekend!


Ace Frehley is the former lead guitarist for hard rock super group KISS, best known for his “Space Ace” character, on stage stagger, cackling laugh and smoking guitar effects.

From LoudWire:

It’s a good year to be Ace Frehley! Not only is the legendary KISS guitarist about to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he also has his first solo album in five years about to hit shelves. Frehley has announced that his latest disc, ‘Space Invader,’ will be released June 24 via eOne Music.

Fans can look forward to nine original new cuts, plus Ace is taking on the Steve Miller Band classic, ‘The Joker.’ This will be Frehley’s first release as part of his new record deal with eOne.

In other Ace Frehley news, the guitarist will be part of the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. He’s signed on to be one of the presenters, joining Zakk Wylde onstage as they reveal the winner of this year’s Dimebag Darrell ‘Best Guitarist’ Award. Frehley stated of his participation, “It’s exciting to finally be part of the Golden Gods Awards and an honor to be part of any Dimebag memorial award. He was a friend and I know everyone misses him, as do I.” The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards take place April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

March 19, 2014Posted by loyd in News

FANGORIA's Chris Alexander Coming to TFW

As we announced previously, horror mag giant FANGORIA has joined TFW as our 2014 sponsor. NOW, we’re pleased to announce that FANGORIA Editor-in-chief Chris Alexander joins the TFW guest list! Alexander will be attending all three days of the convention and will be meeting and greeting FANGO fans at the official FANGORIA booth. Be sure to stop by and give him a big ‘ol Texas welcome!Chris Alexander is a Canadian based, internationally published writer, filmmaker and editor-in-chief of such magazines as FANGORIA, GOREZONE and Full Moon Entertainment’s house magazine, DELIRIUM. As a filmmaker he is the writer, director and composer of the award winning vampire film BLOOD FOR IRINA and its upcoming follow-up/sequel QUEEN OF BLOOD. As a journalist he was a columnist for RUE MORGUE Magazine for 6 years before taking over as editor-in-chief of iconic NYC based horror periodical FANGORIA in 2009. He has written thousands of feature articles in various publications and periodicals, and is currently at work on his second book, THE TWILIGHT ZONE LEGACY coming in 2014 from Bear Manor Media.




This year, TFW is teaming up with the incredible Alamo Drafthouse Dallas to screen five classic Frightmare-themed films during the week leading up to the festival… culminating with a star-studded secret screening of one of horror’s greatest masterpieces on May 1st!

On April 27th, Texas Frightmare Weekend kicks things off in style at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas with a special 3D screening of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, celebrating the classic film’s Sixtieth Anniversary! On the following night, they revisit the birth of one of modern horror’s greatest franchises with James Wan’s Saw. On the 29th, TFW celebrates its Terminator reunion with a special double-bill of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day; and on the 30th, it’s your chance to relive the event that birthed found-footage horror - The Blair Witch Project! And later that same night, TFW celebrates one of fandom’s biggest underground hits – the toe-tapping Repo! The Genetic Opera!

If that’s not enough, Texas Frightmare Weekend caps off its week of films with a secret screening of an undisputed masterpiece of the horror genre, featuring the writer/director and key talent in-person!

Celebrating the festival’s partnership with the greatest movie theater chain in the world, Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014 will also re-name its popular on-site screening room The Alamo Drafthouse Grindhouse Cinema!

Please note that passes to Texas Frightmare Weekend do not include entry to special Alamo Drafthouse screenings.

Alamo Drafthouse Dallas is located at 100 South Central Expressway in Richardson, Texas. Information and tickets to films can be purchased here.

March 11, 2014Posted by loyd in News

FANGORIA signs on as official presenting sponsor of 2014 Texas Frightmare Weekend

We’re excited to announce that we’re joining forces with seminal fear magazine FANGORIA as our official presenting sponsor! The 2014 edition will be held May 2-4 in Dallas, TX for its ninth year as the Southwest’s premiere horror get-together and film festival.

2014 marks the 35th uninterrupted year of FANGORIA in business, and this year’s Texas Frightmare Weekend coincides with the magazine’s 333rd issue. Editor-in-chief Chris Alexander says, “Fango is beyond thrilled to be part of Texas Frightmare Weekend this year, and to have the opportunity and honor to share our mutual enthusiasm for horror and dark-fantasy filmmaking and the dedicated culture that surrounds it. It’s gonna be a blast!”

“I grew up reading FANGORIA magazine, so this is a dream partnership for me,” says the convention’s founder Loyd Cryer. “I know that many, many other horror fans cut their teeth on FANGORIA as well. So this partnership will be right at home with TFW.”

This year’s event boasts such guests as legendary director George A. Romero (DAWN OF THE DEAD, MARTIN), actor Tobin Bell (Jigsaw from the SAW series), Linda Hamilton (THE TERMINATOR, CHILDREN OF THE CORN), Linda Blair (THE EXORCIST), FANGO #331 cover boy Bill Moseley (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) and his REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA co-star, industrial rock legend Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy) and reunions of celebrities from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE TERMINATOR, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and more! For tickets info about FANGORIA please their official website at