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There’s A Thrilling Horror Film Fest Creeping Into Houston This Weekend

By Colby Smith

There’s A Thrilling Horror Film Fest Creeping Into Houston This Weekend

Get your spook on this summer.

Carve out some time in your calendar this June, Houston, for Houston Horror Film Fest Horror Convention is slashing its way into town from June 25 – 27. [Featured image: @houstonhorrorfilmfest]

Speaking from personal experience, there are two times a year when it’s more or less socially acceptable to binge watch horror films: October, for obvious reasons, and summer. The latter, probably because it’s the time of year when many of the campy horror flicks that helped define the genre take place – Friday the 13th, Jaws, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, just to name a few.

Make sure to get your fright fix at the coming Houston Horror Film Fest at the Houston Marriott South Hobby Airport. Complete with horror film screenings, celebrity meet & greets, artists, authors, vendors, cosplay, and more, the festival has everything horror fans could ask for.

Featured screenings include: The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, Dwellers, Nothing But the Blood, and The Rideshare Killer. 

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Celebrities set to appear at the third annual convention include Clint Howard of Ice Cream Man, Evilspeak, and Waterboy fame; Danielle Harris of the Halloween franchise and most recently, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Naomi Grossman of American Horror Story, as well as many more.

Tickets to the event start at $15 + fee for a one-day Friday ticket that includes access to celebrity and vendor room. Day passes are also available for Saturday ($20 + fee) and Sunday ($10 + fee). 3-day weekend passes are on sale for $40 and include access to the above as well as film and festival theater all weekend.

Seemingly unrelated to the event. local art gallery Insomnia Gallery is throwing a blood bash of their own. On June 25, the gallery is hosting a one day %7D”]Summer Slashers Horror Art Show and Movie Night from 7 pm to midnight. The free, all-ages event is set to feature a variety of local horror-inspired artists as well as screening of horror movies throughout the night. Plus, there’s going to be free booze. Don’t miss this killer event!

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