Texas Fright Fest
Weekend Continues to Grow Each Year
you get when you combine a local entrepreneur, Loyd
Cryer and walking Zombies? Why the Texas
Frightmare Weekend of course. This year
located at the Hilton DFW Lakes.
are literally dozens of "stars" from various
frightening horror films, perhaps the best
known hostess recognized by the non-zombie
general public is Elvira, Mistress of the
Seen on the left is LNO reporter Raven
Thibodeaux, and Elvira. Raven is
currently completing her Master's in
Cryer's first event
2006 Fright Weekend held at the Grapevine
Convention Center in 2006.
Some of the
visitors came riding to the weekend
Frightfest in their favorite mode of
others wishing to attend the horror movie
convention have through Sunday to visit the
Hilton DFW Lakes, on Texas 26 north of Bass
Pro Drive in Grapevine.
Celebrities scheduled to attend include
George Romero, creator of the 1968 film
Night of the Living Dead; and Malcolm
McDowell from the 1971 classic A Clockwork
Cost: $25 for a day pass; children 6 and
younger get in free but will be restricted
from some screenings.
There are numerous vendors and actors to
visit when attending the event, including
chat sessions with actors, writers,
directors, camera experts, special effect
artists, and more.
The honored guest is George Romero, now
celebrating the 40th anniversary of his
Zombie icon, "Night of the Living