Hooray for horror conventions coming back to LA! Yes, after Fangoria’s Weekend Of Horrors ceased to exist, there was a void in LA for a good horror convention (no disrespect to Monsterpalooza though, but that takes place in Burbank). Enter in the Days Of The Dead and that void has seemingly now been filled. Taking place this past weekend, I was fortunate enough to go Friday night for the opening festivities. Now I have to give a quick disclaimer before I continue: due to me having to work the rest of the weekend to help pay the bills, I was unfortunately unable to attend on Saturday or Sunday. Nevertheless, I’m reviewing anyway because I still had a blast!
If you’re a horror fan, there’s nothing quite like walking into a horror convention. It’s like walking into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, if you’re into chocolate that is. There are booths selling all kinds of horror merchandise, morbid art exhibits, the occasional scantily clad woman dressed like Freddy Krueger, and all of your favorite actors and actresses from the horror movies that you grew up with. Everything that a horror fan needs to make themselves happy and Days Of The Dead delivered the happiness! Here’s a few of the stars that were in the house on opening night: Sid Haig (House Of 1000 Corpses, Spider Baby), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), William Foresythe (The Devil’s Rejects), Amelia Kinkade (Night Of The Demons), and even a People Under The Stairs reunion with Brandon Adams, Sean Whalen, and Yan Birch.
Bottom line: I’m happy that Days Of The Dead has brought back the horror convention to Los Angeles. Definitely looking forward to what they have in store for next year and I will call in sick to work if I have to so I can attend the whole weekend! If you live in Indianapolis, Chicago, or Atlanta, click HERE to see when Days Of The Dead is coming to your neck of the woods. For everyone else, check out the photo gallery below for your viewing enjoyment: