Horror Conventions 2022

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Another year and another chance to meet your favorite actor/actresses at a Horror convention. 2020 horror cons were a bust, thanks a lot COVID. 2021 we were at 70% power at the conventions. 2022 is the year of the “Horror Con Comeback.” We’re calling it now. Undoubtedly things will change but here is a list of cons to keep an eye on for 2022. We tossed in some of the comicons as well, many are featuring horror celebrities this year. Stay safe out there and mind the zombies.

January 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

Horror

  1. Villicon, 21-23, Orlando, FL https://horrorcons.com/event/17461/villicon-2022
  2. HorrorVille, 22-23, Cocoa, FL https://horrorvillecon.com/
  3. Cowtown Horror Fest, 29-30, Hurst, TX https://www.cowtowncomiccon.com/

Comic 

  1. Fan expo New Orleans, 7-9, New Orleans, LA https://fanexpohq.com/fanexponeworleans/
  2. Albuquerque Comic Con, 14-16, Albuquerque, NM https://albuquerquecomiccon.com/
  3. Fan Expo Portland, 21-23, Portland, OR https://fanexpohq.com/fanexpoportland/

February 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

Horror

  1. Mad Monster Party Carolina, 18-20, Concord, NC http://madmonsterparty.com/events/carolina2022/
  2. Days of the Dead Atlanta, 25-27, Atlanta, GA https://www.daysofthedead.com/atlanta/
  3. MystiCon, 25-27, Roanoke, VA https://mysticon-va.com/

Comic

  1. Simi Valley Toy and Comic Fest, 6, Simi Valley, CA https://simivalleytoycomicfest.com/
  2. Long Beach Comic Expo, 12-13, Long Beach, CA https://longbeachcomicexpo.com/
  3. Con Nooga, 18-20, Chattanooga, TN http://www.connooga.com/
  4. Pensacon, 18-20, Pensacola, FL https://pensacon.com/
  5. Farpoint, 25-27, Hunt Valley MD https://www.farpointcon.com/
  6. Alaska ComicCon, 19-20, Fairbanks, AK https://www.alaskacomicon.com/

March 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions::

Horror

  1. The Fandemic Dead, 18-20, Atlanta, GA https://www.fandemictour.com/
  2. TransWorld Halloween Con, 17-20, St. Louis, MO https://www.haashow.com/

April 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

Horror

  1. TBD

Comic

  1. WonderCon, 1-3, Anaheim, CA https://www.comic-con.org/wca
  2. MoCCa Arts Fest, 2-3, New York City, NY https://www.moccafest.org/
  3. Fan Expo Philadelphia, 8-10, Philadelphia, PA  https://fanexpohq.com/fanexpophiladelphia/
  4. Star Trek: Mission Chicago, 8-10, Chicago IL https://www.startrekmissions.com/en-us.html
  5. Ratha Con, 9, Athens, OH https://www.therathacon.com/
  6. Fanboy Expo: Las Vegas, 22-24, https://fanboyexpo.com/
  7. Fan Expo Cleveland, 29- May 1, Cleveland OH https://fanexpohq.com/fanexpocleveland/

May 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions::

Horror

  1. Crypticon Seattle, 20-22, Seattle, WA https://crypticonseattle.com/
  2. Stranger Con Chicago, 21-22, Schaumburg IL https://www.creationent.com/cal/stranger_chicago.htm

Comic

  1. Fan Expo St. Louis, 13-15, St. Louis, Missouri https://fanexpohq.com/fanexpostlouis/
  2. MegaCon Orlando, 19-22, Orlando, FL https://fanexpohq.com/megaconorlando/
  3. Florida Supercon, 20-22, Miami Beach, FL https://www.floridasupercon.com/en-us.html
  4. Kids Con New England, 21, Concord NH https://kidsconne.com/
  5. Star Wars Celebration, 26-29, Anaheim, CA https://www.starwarscelebration.com/en-us/home/announcement.html
  6. Corecon, 26-29, Fargo, ND https://www.fargocorecon.org/
  7. Comicpalooza, 27-29, Houston, TX https://www.comicpalooza.com/
  8. Fanboy Expo Columbus, 27-29, Columbus, OH https://fanboyexpo.com/
  9. Phoenix Fan Fusion, 27-29, Phoenix, AZ https://www.phoenixfanfusion.com/
  10. Stoker Con May 12th – May 15th (Stoker Awards for Writers) https://www.stokercon.com/

June 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

Horror

  1. Stranger Con New Jersey, 25-26, Edison, NJ https://www.creationent.com/cal/stranger_nj.htm

Comic

July 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

Horror

  1. Southeast Hollows Haunt Convention, 29-31, Savannah, GA https://www.sehhc.com/
  2. Midsummer Scream Halloween and Horror Convention, 29-31, Long Beach, CA https://midsummerscream.org/
  3. Motor City Nightmares, 29-31, Novi, MI https://www.motorcitynightmares.com/

August 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

Horror

  1. Idaho Halloween and Horror Convention, 12-14, Boise, ID https://www.idahohorror.com/
  2. Midwest SlaughterFest, 13-14, Bellevue, NE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midwest-slaughterfest-2022-tickets-137715746505
  3. CreepyCon Knoxville, 26-28, Knoxville, TN https://creepyconknoxville.com/
  4. Maryland Pop and Horror Con, 27-28, Linthicum Heights, MD https://marylandpopandhorrorcon.com/

September 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

Horror

  1. Tidewater Horror Convention, 9-11, Norfolk, VA https://tidewaterhorrorconvention.com/

October 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

Horror

  1. Biohazard Con, 22, Sacramento, CA https://www.biohazardcon.com/
  2. Scarefest Horror and Paranormal Convention, 21-23, Lexington, KY https://scarefestweekend.com/

November 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

December 2022 Horror and Comic Conventions:

  • Stranger Con December 17-18
  • Did we miss any? Leave us a comment if you have the inside scoop on a Horror Convention we might have missed for 2022. Check the websites and our advice is not to buy too early with the current state of things. Here’s to hoping 2o22 is the year of the Horror Con Comeback! See you all there.

    The Mutilator 2 Begins Production in 2022

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    38 years after the release of the 1984 cult classic slasher film, The Mutilator, writer/director Buddy Cooper is bringing back the bloodbath with the long awaited sequel, Mutilator 2. Starring such horror icons as Terry Kiser (Friday the 13th Part VII, From a Whisper to a Scream) and Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey at Night, Haunt), as well as The Mutilator alumni Ruth Martinez and Bill Hitchcock, Mutilator 2 brings together modern horror and a taste of the 80’s fun that fans loved from the original.

    You know a film has reached cult status when Rotten Tomatoes scores it at 24% but the diehards like James O’s review really brings it all to the table.

    Apr 07, 2011 – James O – on Rotten Tomatoes

    From 1984 comes The Mutilator. The Mutilator is unique is a few ways that set it apart from all the other slasher movies: First, it actually has a GOOD title and end song. It’s not 80s punk rock; it has a kind of jazzy feel to it. I like how this one lulls you into a sense of security by having the first two murders being almost bloodless, and then…WHAM! Gore galore! This one is very gory, and there’s one kill that almost made me throw up (the kill with the gaffe). It’s a great slasher movie, and definitely worthy of your time.

    Rating: 5 out of 5.

    Alexander Taylor (Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm StreetIsolation, Paramount Plus’s Unknown Dimension: The Story Of Paranormal ActivityArkansas, Eli Roth & Jason Blum’s Crypt TV) has signed on to score the upcoming sequel, from Bloody Disgusting’s article

    Taylor said in a statement, “I’m so honored and excited to be a part of The Mutilator franchise. One of the best parts of this is the fact that Buddy Cooper is back! It’s rare for a legacy film to have the original writer and director come back, so you know this is going to be special. Buddy and I already have some cool themes and wild ideas for the score.”

    Watch the Original 1984 Cult Classic Horror Film “The Mutilator” trailer on Youtube if you dare.

    “I had 4 copies of The Mutilator (including a heavily edited family friendly version!) and a promotional standee as a kid, so to be joining this sequel, working with Bud Cooper, some of the original returning cast, and jumping back in to raise some hell with Terry… it’s surreal. I am beyond excited.” – Damian Maffei

    Filming begins in 2022, so keep your eyes on The Mutilator movie Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Big.Insane.Ed) and Instagram (@the_mutilator_shop) pages for updates.

    Two Cenobites Talk Horror and Life

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    Down To Hell hosted by Doug Bradley (Pinhead) and Barbie Wilde will be live on Horror Hubs Twitch Thursday January 13th, 2022 5pm PST – 8pm PST chatting live and answering questions from Fans.

    Pinhead and the female cenobite from hellraiser 2 hellbound

    Down To Hell enters its second year and the live show has already had some horror fan favorites including Robert Englund (Freddy Kruegar). Started in 2021 Doug Bradley and Co Host Steph Sciullo have been answer fan questions, hanging out with horror icons, and talking about everything from horror to how to say french fries in England (turns out it’s “chips”).

    clive barkers pinhead character showing demon with pins in his face and head
    Doug Bradley as Pinhead

    Since his school days Bradley has been close friends with Clive Barker. In the seventies Bradley and Clive Barker founded the progressive theatre group “Dog Company”. While Barker worked on writing with his friend Peter Atkins (script-writer for several Hellraiser films), Bradley started acting. Bradley made it to the Movie Monster Hall Of Fame with his role as the cenobite, Pinhead, who he portrayed in eight of the Hellraiser movies.

    Female cenobite from hellraiser 2 with blood on her face

    In pursuit of an acting career, Canadian actress Barbie Wilde moved to London, England many years ago. Wilde has performed in cabaret in Bangkok; traveled to Bombay to appear in the Bollywood blockbuster, ‘Janbazz’, which also starred Anil Kapoor of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame; robotically mimed with English TV legends Morecombe and Wise; and danced professionally at the top nightclubs of New York City, London and Amsterdam with the dance/mime group, Shock. She has also appeared as the Female Cenobite in the classic cult horror movie ‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II‘ and as a vicious mugger in ‘Death Wish III’.