If y’all know me, you know I love to attend a good convention! Full of the nicest people, cool gear to buy, cosplay, celebrities, autograph and photo lines, and panels about the things we love! Texas Frightmare is my favorite convention because it’s everything Horror related! And this year they did not disappoint. Now I only attended one day this year due to me trying to budget more and saving money. Budgeting and saving is for the birds…. but that’s for a different blog post!
Texas Frightmare Weekend is in Dallas,TX at the Hyatt Regency hotel at the DFW airport. It’s always the first weekend in May. It’s a weekend full of movies, meeting new people, meeting your favorite celebrities, listening to panels from celebrities, buying the coolest merchandise and just people watching!
I usually attend a convention with a family member or members…. this year I went with my mom. She shares the same appreciation for the old school horror movies! This year included a Child’s Play reunion as well as most actors that played Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise! Which is one of my favorites. Of course all the cosplayers are also one of my favorite things to see and trying to guess from what movie they are from.
We usually get to the convention early to get in line to get to an autograph line first! This year we did just that! First in our list was Matthew Lillard- from Scream, SLC Punk, Thirteen Ghosts, Scooby-Doo…
He was one of the nicest people that I ever met- I know I say this a lot but this time I really mean it! We were first in line that morning for him. First of all he told me I was adorable which of course made me giggle. We chatted about what if nobody was in his line today, asked me what my favorite scary movie was-Scream of course! And if I was here alone— which then I replied,”no,my mom is here with me!” He then replied that I needed friends lol! Then my mom interjected that I would come here alone anyways! He laughed! When we walked away he wished me luck finding friends! Haha!!
Next on the list was meeting Kane Hodder, my favorite Jason Voorhees! His line was very long of course! He was very nice, joked a lot, and I had him sign a picture for Kyle since he is also a big fan!
We then met Ethan Embry from Can’t Hardly Wait, Empire Records, Sweet Home Alabama, etc. Super nice guy, gave me a hug twice, talked about 90s music, and he shook my moms hand!
I had him autograph my Empire Records album!
This was my only phot Op of the day! Photo with Kane Hodder in costume as Jason Voorhees! Super awesome experience and scary at the same time! Yes the machete is real!
We walked around a lot- saw cool merchandise, cool cosplay, and just cool people!
Of course next year I’ll be back! It’s always a fun time at Texas Frightmare Weekend!