Texas Frightmare Weekend, the event we look forward to the most every year, is back with a bloody vengeance. For those who are uninitiated, Texas Frightmare Weekend is the Southwest’s horror convention full of amazing indie horror films, guest panels, themed parties, and more.
This year’s announcement came in the form of a late Christmas present to commemorate its 16th year of the convention.
We were given several announcements of guests highlighting the beloved Director Wes Craven. Let me tell you now, you’re going to want to get your tickets for this year’s convention early. It is certain to be a packed house. First up on the list of announcements, we have a Nightmare on Elm Street Dream Warriors reunion taking place. Hopefully, this will entail a full-on panel Q & A because this is going to be awesome.
First up we have Brooke Bundy, who plays the mom of a young Patricia Arquette that we all love to hate. Next up is Rodney Eastman, the quiet shy boy. He played one of my favorite characters in Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and he was also featured in the movie I Spit on Your Grave. Of course, a Dream Warriors reunion wouldn’t be complete without Ira Heiden, Penelope Sudrow, Ken Sagoes and Bradley Gregg, and this punk rock bad bitch Jennifer Rubin.
Now, what kind of reunion would it be if it didn’t have its original protagonist and the villain that kept up late at night drinking coffee and putting cigarettes out on our arms to stay awake? If I lost you then I’m sorry but you still can’t help but be excited to see that Heather Langenkamp and the legendary Robert Englund will be making their way to Frightmare as well.
Now whether this is a nod to the legend that Wes Craven is or not but that’s not the only reunion we are getting this year. Now brace yourselves because you may end up feeling a little woozy on this next round.
The Scream franchise is also coming to Texas Frightmare Weekend. With the announcement of Matt Lillard and Skeet Ulrich teaming up once again, I couldn’t help but be stoked. It actually prompted me to rewatch the entire franchise. Announcement after announcement kept pouring in. But then it happened. The news dropped that Jamie Kennedy and Neve Campbell will be joining them. I just about flipped my wig. I have always wanted to see the original cast come back together. I’m beyond excited here. This could very well be one of those moments where everything comes full circle. And if not, at least we get some awesome new stories from this group of talented actors from the Scream franchise..
Now as I mentioned, a lot of the announcements revolved around Wes Craven films. However, there are also some amazing guests that are going to be on deck this year. Maybe there are some Marvel and Walking Dead fans who are excited about Ross Marquand being there. Also, horror icon Bill Mosley will be there along with his Devils Rejects costar, Ginger Lynn. Apollo Creed will also be in the house. That’s right, Carl Weathers, the star of hit films like Predator and costar in the Disney Mandolorian series is slated to be there as well.
He’ll be joined by the iconic stuntman Dick Warlock (Halloween).
If you have ever seen the classic 80’s movie Monster Squad, there you’re in for a real treat as well. There may even be a panel being planned, who knows. With the fact that Carl Thibault, Duncan Regehr, Michael Reid Mackay, Ryan Lambert, and Andre Gower are all under the same room, never say never.
Who else is looking forward to going to Texas Frightmare Weekend? Tell us who you are most excited to see in the comments. Until next time, sleep tight and don’t let the nightmare bite.