Carve out some time in your calendar this July, Houston, for Houston Horror Film Fest Horror Convention is slashing its way into town from August 11 – 13.
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 because that’s the time of year when many of the campy horror flicks that helped define the genre take place – Friday the 13th, Jaws, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, just to name a few.
This summer, you can get your fright fix at the coming 3-day Houston Horror Film Fest at the Houston Marriott Westchase at 2900 Briarpark Dr. While the complete screenings and vendors list has yet to be announced, the convention is set to feature 70+ horror film screenings, celebrity meet & greets, artists, authors, 100+ vendors, cosplay, and more, the festival has everything horror fans could ask for.
Celebrities set to appear at the third annual convention include Billy Zane (The Titanic), Michael Hargrove (Candyman 2021), Tara Ried (Sharknado), Shawnee Smith (Saw I, II, and III), Kristy Swanson (Buffy), as well as many more.
Tickets to the event start at $30 for a one-day Friday ticket that includes access to celebrity and vendor room, panels and films. Day passes are also available for Saturday and Sunday. 3-day weekend passes are on sale for $50 and include access to the above as well as film and festival theater all weekend.
VIP weekend passes are also available for $150 that which include access to the above as well as a commemorative t-shirt, swag bag, guest line/photo-op skip passes (up to 4 skips), early entry to films and panels, access to all official Houston Horror Film Fest Parties.