Friday, February 10, 2017
The Horror Chamber's 2017 Terror Con Preview
Terror Con is a my local horror convention that is based in Rhode Island that will be holding its convention on February 25th and 26th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The convention comes back after a two and a half year absence.
Let me say, this lineup blow the 2014 lineup out of the water. The headliners for the convention are Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, A Clockwork Orange), Dennis O’ Hara (American Horror Story), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses) and “The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton (King Ezekel), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel Stokes) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham).
Don’t get turned off by the way they emphasize The Walking Dead at this convention as they're bringing in six guests including the three headliners that I just mentioned along with Ann Mahoney, Elizabeth Ludlow and Jeremy Palko joining them.
The main thing that I liked about this is that there is more of focus of horror films and horror reunions than back in 2014. The reunions includes Rob Zombie’s Halloween reunion as Tyler Mane and Scout Taylor Compton join McDowell as guests announced, Hellbound Hellrasier 2 cenobites reunion with Barbie Wilde, Simon Bamford and Nicholas Vince, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3” reunion with R.A. Mihailoff and Kate Hodge and The Nightmare Before Christmas reunion with Chris Sarandon and Ken Page.
Other guests coming to Terror Con includes Kane Hodder (Jason X, Hatchet), John Kassir (Tales From the Crypt) Christine McCorkindale (Nightbreed), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), Robert Brian Wilson (Silent Night, Deadly Night), Megadeth co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, Danny Lloyd (The Shining) and Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape From New York).
The show will also have some great panels including The Walking Dead: Stories from the Apocalypse with Michael Cudlitz (Sgt. Abraham), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel), Khary Payton (Ezekiel), Ann Mahoney (Olivia), Elizabeth Ludlow (Arat), and Jeremy Palko (Andy). Centobites Panel with Barbie Wilde, Simon Bamford and Nicholas Vince, Classic Horror Icons: Meet the Slashers with Kane Hodder (Jason X, Hatchet), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses), Mihailoff (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3), David Naughton (American Werewolf of London) and Brian Wilson (Silent Night, Deadly Night), Malcolm McDowell: Live on Stage and Halloween: 10 Years Later with Tyler Mane and Scout Taylor Compton are all the main panels at Terror Con.
The show will also be selling the first issue of New England Tales of Terror which is being released by their sister company Altered Reality Comics. The issue features cover art by Ralph Reese, Joe St.Pierre and Ian Chase Nichols with interiors by Ian Chase Nichols,Rich Woodall, Chris Campana and Jay Kennedy. This lineup on paper is a great lineup as I will be there since it’s in my area. I really hope this convention does well as it would be great to have a horror convention every year in my backyard.
Terror Con takes places on February 25th and 26th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI.
For more information on this convention, you can visit the convention’s official website at: http://www.theterrorcon.com