10 Ways To Not Suck at Being A Convention Attendee

(still from the documentary FANTASM) Horror convention season is underway and many of us are already looking forward to our weekends of panels, celebrities, and debauchery.  This weekend I will be attending the Cinema Wasteland Movie & Memorabilia Expo in Strongsville, OH (Come say hello!) to see the DAY OF THE DEAD reunion.  For most […]

Convention Season Continues With DAYS OF THE DEAD Hitting L.A. Sept. 26th-28th!!

Burbank’s SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA is happening RIGHT NOW, and continuing all weekend (be sure to catch Icons of Fright’s head honcho, Rob G., moderating not only the PHANTASM reunion panel tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 13th) but  the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE reunion on Sunday as well! If SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA doesn’t make you drained from convention good […]


For those who complain that Halloween only comes once a year, here’s your chance to experience it more than once–in fact, as many times as you wish. ​Recently I attended my first horror convention. I’d previously only been to a DARK SHADOWS convention in 2004 and even though I had a great time there, it […]

Trailer For Horror Convention Doc FANTASM Makes Its Online Debut!!

It’s been awesome to keep track of Kyle Kuchta’s documentary love letter to horror conventions, FANTASM. Seeing the film come together over many conventions, it’s obvious that Kuchta has a genuine love for the genre, and the people who inhabit it. While the film is in post production now, Kuchta has released a brand new […]

Texas Frightmare Weekend Announces Newly Expanded Schedule/Guests!

A while back, we told you about a trio of screenings that were going to take place at the great Texas Frightmare Weekend (here). Already sounding like a fun time, the gang from the event have now released some additional info, complete with more screenings and some awesome additions to their already badass lineup. Check […]

Fright Exclusive Interview with DAYS OF THE DEAD Promoter Adolfo Dorta!!

There’s a certain kind of magic within going to horror conventions. What better way to celebrate your love for the genre and the people who work in that genre, than to make the trek to whatever event hits town and to meet those people? I grew up going to Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, and when […]

DAYS OF THE DEAD/MONSTERPALOOZA guestlists looking solid!!

When WEEKEND OF HORRORS seemed to call it quits, decent California horror conventions seemed to be few and far between, until MONSTERPALOOZA took over the mantle and began giving us fans a really cool convention to go to. Now that MONSTERPALOOZA is twice a year, things seem to be looking even better…and it keeps getting […]

FANTASM; New Doc On Horror Conventions Begins Production!

Now here’s a documentary subject I can get behind. If you’ve been following us here on Icons Of Fright since our conception in 2004, you’ll recall that one of the things we’d always do early on was cover horror conventions. (Check out some of those early convention reports right HERE!) Personally speaking, I starting attending the […]